A look ahead to Derby’s off the field activities
Huddersfield Town will be helping to raise awareness of dementia this Saturday at the 'Football Memories' Derby County.
The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms that include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. There are many types of dementia; the most common being Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia.
Town’s game with Derby this Saturday has been themed the ‘Sporting Memories’ match and the Club is asking fans to donate images and memorabilia that relate to their favourite sporting memories – and also wear their favourite old Town shirt to the game!
Prior to kick-off fans will be able to visit the Gazebo in the Community area and write down their favourite memories and hand in photos. These will then be placed on a big pin board along with those of other fans. Also in the Community area, for a small donation to the ‘Keep it Up’ campaign, fans will able to get their hands on traditional sweets from ‘Stockley’s Sweets’.
Elsewhere Town’s Football in the Community team will be hosting traditional games such as hopscotch while volunteers from Meridian Healthcare and Sporting Memories Network – two of the three match sponsors – hand out information on dementia.
At half-time the HTAFC Foundation car will be driven around the perimeter of the pitch while the Patrons cheque presentation is made. Also, Club Ambassador Andy Booth will be involved in a special half-time game to test his own memory!