Further steps have recently been taken towards our aim of becoming a dementia friendly football club, for the Racecourse Ground to become a dementia friendly sporting venue and ultimately for the whole match day experience and any trip to The Racecourse, to be a dementia friendly experience.
Friday saw our latest dementia friends session being delivered to the first team squad and management at Collier’s Park. Gary Mills and Darren Caskey had both attended the previous session held at The Racecourse last month and with the addition of the players, the club can now boast in excess of forty dementia friends at the club. These include members of the Trust board, the football club board, retail staff, the commercial department, ticketing staff, food and drink outlets around The Racecourse, and volunteers as well as general fans.
Although initial aims were for the Racecourse and the match day experience to become dementia friendly, these have now spread town wide and Stuart Roberts of The Trust board is working closely with football club staff, volunteers and The Alzheimer’s Society to implement this throughout the town. Further dementia friends sessions will be held at The Racecourse and the football club will also be hosting a meeting on the 20th April with a view to appointing a steering committee to facilitate this aim. For more information on developments and our dementia friends sessions please check on www.wst.org.uk