World Alzheimer’s Month is September, raising awareness of the disease.
- World Alzheimer's Month
- The aim is to raise awareness and challenge stigmas
- The club and Foundation are both active in this area
Every September marks World Alzheimer's Month, when people unite from all corners of the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around Alzheimer’s disease and all types of dementia.
This year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Month is ‘never too early, never too late’. The campaign aims to underscore the pivotal role of identifying risk factors and adopting proactive risk reduction measures to delay, and potentially even prevent, the onset of Dementia.
Both this season and last, the club and the Town Foundation have worked to raise awareness of the condition and raise funds towards research into treatments, as well as working to help people suffering with the disease.
As recently as 2021, Town held the Worthington Walk as we aimed to raise money for both the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Society. Nearly 150 fans participated in the 22-mile walk in honour of Frank Worthington, where we raised £52.798.86 to be split between the two charities.
CLICK HERE to read more about this charity event.
Currently, our official charity, the Huddersfield Town Foundation, holds two weekly activities that help people with the disease, as well as more generally being aimed to those aged 50 and over.
The first is our Walking Football sessions, which currently includes several regular participants diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. These weekly sessions are for people who want to stay active and focus on physical wellbeing.
🤩 We had a very special guest that joined us today at our Walking Football session!— Huddersfield Town Foundation (@htafcfoundation) June 27, 2023
🤝 It was great to welcome new @htafc owner @KevinNagleMLS, who met and spoke to our participants!
🙏 Thank you for coming, Kevin! We hoped you enjoyed your introduction to our work!#htafc pic.twitter.com/QNplhTKa8G
Our second activity is an social session called Sporting Memories, with an online group setup during the COVID-19 pandemic to combat social isolation. With these sessions being online, they are perfect for those who haven’t got access to transport or have issues with mobility.
The Sporting Memories foundation is a UK-wide charity. Their mission statement is 'tackling dementia, depression and loneliness through the power of sport'. There are over 120 Sporting Memories Clubs across England, Scotland and Wales.
Find out more about our online Sporting Memories session by CLICKING HERE.
Town’s Foundation are always looking for more participants - so if you are interested in joining the sessions, please register you’re interest by emailing email@example.com.