Derby County Community Trust launched their new Sporting Memories programme, for those aged 55+ living with or affected by dementia, at Pride Park Stadium last night.

The new scheme will aim to help those affected by the condition through a series of reminiscence events, paired with gentle group exercise designed to improve stability and movement.

Sessions will take place on the first Monday of each month at Pride Park Stadium, and on the first Friday of each month at Alfreton Town Football Club.

The launch night invited residents from local care homes, people living in the local area with dementia and their families and charities including Alzheimer’s UK to take part in an evening of reminiscence where Derby County memorabilia and the EFL Championship Trophy featured alongside clips of Derby County’s best moments from their European matches in the 1970s.

Rams legends from the era, Roger Davies, Roy McFarland, Archie Gemmill and Kevin Hector, were in attendance and spoke about the matches and their days with Derby County during a Q&A session with the audience.

For more information about the Sporting Memories programme, please contact [email protected].

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