CVS Uttlesford, in partnership with Uttlesford Dementia Action Alliance, Uttlesford District Council, Active Uttlesford, Alzheimer’s Society and Essex County Cricket Board have launched new free fortnightly activity sessions for people living with dementia and/or long term health conditions
Last Autumn attendees of the Dunmow Dementia Cafe decided to hold a fundraising cricket match, to raise funds for regular activity sessions for people living with Dementia. The event was a huge success, raising over £2,000 in funds. Now, the CVS Uttlesford Community Builder team, working in partnership with a range of sports and health groups have been able to put that money to excellent use by launching free fortnightly Inclusive Activity Sessions.
Each session will take place between 11.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. at the Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre, Forest Hall Road, Stansted, CM24 8TZ. The sessions all have a variant of indoor cricket, but you don’t need to be a former cricket player or even a cricket fan to take part – it’s just good, gentle exercise for anyone living with dementia, their carers and anyone else who is managing with a long term health condition.
Richard Corby, Community Builder for South Uttlesford said
“This is a great new opportunity for local people to get out of the house and take part in something gentle and fun, but at the same time benefit from being active. It’s also a great chance for carers and cared for alike to spend time with other people like them. The fortnightly sessions start on 12th February and then will be every other Wednesday at the sports centre. We have booked an initial twelve sessions, so will have activities on offer over the next twenty four weeks. It is our ambition to grow the sessions and branch out to Dunmow and Saffron Walden too.”
To find out more about the free sessions please call Richard on 01371 878400. There is no need to pre-book – you can just turn up on the day and play.
Thanks to project partners Essex Cricket who are donating their staff time to lead the sessions, and the Dunmow Dementia Cafe for raising the funds to enable this new service to launch.
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