Published date : 29 Jan 2020

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has welcomed the announcement from The Sporting Memories Foundation about their local Glenrothes relaunch.


The Glenrothes chapter of the Foundation is set to relaunch at St Columba’s Church, Glenrothes from Wednesday 19th February between 1.30pm and 3pm.


The Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland is the charitable arm of award-winning social enterprise Sporting Memories Network (Scotland) CIC, and it runs 30 weekly Sporting Memories Clubs and 25 other Sporting Memories Groups.


The Foundation brings together younger generations and isolated older people living with long-term conditions such as dementia through sporting reminiscence and physical activities, with the aim of improving mental and physical well-being, reducing loneliness, and connecting people with social and health networks in the wider community.


Commenting on the Foundation’s relaunch, the MSP said:

“I was delighted to hear about the local relaunch of the Sporting Memories Foundation.

“I was grateful to have the opportunity to meet with Gary and the team in December to learn about their plans to work locally to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness through sport.

“Sporting Memories Foundation do valuable work throughout the country, and I would thoroughly recommend anyone with long-term conditions that are feeling isolated give this group a go after their relaunch in February.”


Gary Waddell, the Group Delivery and Practice Co-ordinator at the Sporting Memories Foundation, said:

“We are really excited to relaunch our Sporting Memories club at St Columba's Church, a venue at the real heart of the Glenrothes community.

“We believe there are lots of adults in the area who have a passion for talking about sport and who will benefit from attending a weekly group with like-minded people. 

“Everyone is welcome on a Wednesday afternoon from 1.30pm and we can't wait to get started."



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