Dementia friendly walking football

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SudburyBee
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Dementia friendly walking football

Post: # 368437Post SudburyBee »

The Barnet Walking Football Team
In partnership with
Dementia Club UK Lisa Rutter
Part of & inspired by Forget Me Not FC Mick Geraghty
Sponsored by The Middlesex FA


London Borough of Barnet
Dementia Friendly walking football sessions

On Tuesday February 20th and 27th
at Copthall leisure centre
between 1pm -2pm With a cognitive based session followed by 2-3pm reminiscence and social time in the cafe

We will run the London. Borough of Barnet first ever dementia friendly walking football session

The sessions will be twice a month on a Tuesday
we will run our sessions as part of the FMN FC Group , reminiscing, exercising , playing and having a good laugh - football unites everyone , remembering there's more to the person than dementia

If you have a family member with dementia it’s free for both of you
Email for more details
Barnetwft@yahoo.com
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PurleyBee
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Re: Dementia friendly walking football

Post: # 368441Post PurleyBee »

The WFT are absolute heroes!!! to do something like this, that is probably the highlight of someone's week or month having them attend to help and put on classes, as well as everything else they do in the community is fantastic a real credit to the club I hope they are held in the highest regard internally and nationally they deserve some form of award, bravo to all of them.
beew
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Re: Dementia friendly walking football

Post: # 368442Post beew »

Well done Kevin and the WFT, great work.
John Hunt
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Post: # 368445Post John Hunt »

Good work. Well done all.
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SudburyBee
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Post: # 368464Post SudburyBee »

PurleyBee wrote: 07 Feb 2024, 13:55 The WFT are absolute heroes!!! to do something like this, that is probably the highlight of someone's week or month having them attend to help and put on classes, as well as everything else they do in the community is fantastic a real credit to the club I hope they are held in the highest regard internally and nationally they deserve some form of award, bravo to all of them.

Thank you 🙏🏼 it is an emotional experience both exhilarating and draining ! We help the carer have a break , going off with the team playing basketball or other sports in the hall whilst we play soft ball games etc with the dementia members
I was given the funding for 1 year by the Middlesex. Fa and we hope it will be renewed
Regards
Shaun
DerekRocholl
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Re: Dementia friendly walking football

Post: # 368473Post DerekRocholl »

What a great initiative. I read yesterday that the Arsenal Community Hub do WFT sessions for people with Parkinson’s and they make a huge difference to the people who take part. It is brilliant to see Barnet WFT doing something similar for people with dementia. Well done to everyone concerned.
SudburyBee
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Post: # 368475Post SudburyBee »

Yes arsenal do an amazing job they have the finances to have their own health and well being officers .. as you can imagine our walking football team is not quite in that world , I received a fixed amount from the Middlesex Fa , and partnered with dementia club Uk barnet , we looked for a venue we could afford and Copthall leisure centre stepped up to the mark …
Amazing times
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Post: # 368776Post finchleyman »

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Thank you 🙏🏼 it is an emotional experience both exhilarating and draining ! We help the carer have a break , going off with the team playing basketball or other sports in the hall whilst we play soft ball games etc with the dementia members
I was given the funding for 1 year by the Middlesex. Fa and we hope it will be renewed
Regards
Shaun
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How much will you need?
SudburyBee
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Re: Dementia friendly walking football

Post: # 368779Post SudburyBee »

I received around £1400 from the Middlesex FA for one years funding that will take us up to our Christmas party and then it’s about reapplying, such a little amount to do so much good
finchleyman
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Post: # 368804Post finchleyman »

We are a charitable foundation and I am sure we can help but we can only give to other charaties. Does Domentia UK help at all as we have a conneciton there?
SudburyBee
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Post: # 368809Post SudburyBee »

finchleyman wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 18:04 We are a charitable foundation and I am sure we can help but we can only give to other charaties. Does Domentia UK help at all as we have a conneciton there?

Dementia club Uk is a charity run by ex Barnet mayor and councillor Lisa Rutter they are our partner

https://dementiaclubuk.org.uk/
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