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2 Improving well being through sport © Sporting Memories Network CIC

3 Sporting Memories Our values & aims Inclusive – not about a diagnosis, a love of sport is all that is required Accessible – venues inc sports grounds, libraries, sports clubs & pubs Free – to participants and participating orgs Intergenerational – inc schools & families Participation and engagement © Sporting Memories Network CIC

4 City & County-Wide Projects Leeds Care Homes Pilot Project funded by Skills for Care- evaluated by PSSRU, LSE Trained over 200 organisations. Now volunteer led projects in Leeds, Kirklees, York, Sheffield, London, Bristol, South Glos, North East Lincs, Wigan & Leigh Sporting Memories Games held with Premiership and Championship Football Clubs, Rugby League & Union & Cricket © Sporting Memories Network CIC

5 East Lothian Tranent Haddington Library © Sporting Memories Network CIC

6 High Profile Supporters David Coulthard Robbie Savage Liz McColgan Paddy Hopkirk Chris Kamara Finlay Calder John Inverdale Steve Rider Sam Torrance Johnny Herbert Ross Brawn Brian Johnson Colin Murray Henry Olonga John Cleland Ben Collins Nico Rosberg Ed Smith Karun Chandhok Troy Corser Lee McKenzie Derek Warwick © Sporting Memories Network CIC

7 Making sport dementia friendly Memories games held at Premier League, Championship & Rugby League Clubs Reducing stigma and raising awareness of dementia Intergenerational activities with schools Now leading task group on sport & dementia to look at: – Participation – Engagement – Community © Sporting Memories Network CIC

8 Appeal for Tour Makers & Memory Makers © Sporting Memories Network CIC

9 Dementia Friendly Communities © Sporting Memories Network CIC I was incredibly interested to read of the Networks aim of improving the well-being of people with dementia and I welcome the valuable contribution it makes to the grass roots development of Dementia Friendly Communities – an initiative I personally champion as part of my challenge on dementia. Sport is an integral part of keeping fit and healthy, and indeed is an activity that has the ability to evoke a great number of memories, from childhood achievements to the recent success of Team GB at London 2012. As Prime Minister, I was lucky enough to attend a number of events at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games and my memories of cheering on our competitors will, I hope, remain with me forever. This is the very reason that initiatives such as the Sporting Memories Network are so valuable. The Prime Minister

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