2019 was a positive year for us as a County Football Association as we increased our dementia provision, both internally and externally, across the County.
Heading into 2020, we know that there is so much more we can do so we want to start January on the front foot by running a campaign called #MyFootballMemory to spread awareness surrounding dementia.
To kickstart the campaign, and to give you an example of what your football memory could look like, Birmingham and Coventry City legend Dele Adebola kindly shared his #MyFootballMemory with us from the 2001 Worthington Cup Final.
1. Upload a photo on Twitter of a piece of memorabilia and share the story behind it
2. Use the hashtag #MyFootballMemory and tag @BirminghamFA
3. In your post, tag someone and challenge them to share their memory to pass it on
4. We will then share this onto our timeline before showcasing each post and using them as a topic of discussion at our football-focused Dementia Café
Dementia is Britain’s biggest killer. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with this number set to rise over 1 million by 2025.
Because of this, we need your help to create a society that is both dementia aware and friendly. Football is the people’s game, which is why we are calling on the whole community to unite by raising awareness to help tackle dementia.
2019 was a positive year for us as a County Football Association, with our dementia provision increasing.
All staff members received Dementia Friends training, whilst a short film following Terry Bryan, a former football who, today, lives with dementia was shared across the County FA network.
One of our proudest achievements was setting up our Dementia Café, which has been running since April 2019. For more information on this and other sessions taking place across the County, please click the link below: