Abbeycroft Leisure are supporting the Sporting Memories Network, part of Suffolk’s Most Active County partnership, with a new Sporting Memories group, planned to start in Sudbury, on the 18 May and volunteers to help run the group are needed.

Sporting Memories sessions are open to everyone over the age of 50 and uses sports-based reminiscence resources and develops collections from local groups that rekindle those very special sporting memories and events. Sessions also incorporate appropriate promotion of gentle exercise and physical activity within a fun and relaxed environment.

The network is part of the Sporting Memories Foundation, the world’s first charity dedicated to sports reminiscence and physical activities, supporting older people to come together in their communities.

Charlie Potter, Active Communities Manager at Abbeycroft said:
“We’re looking forward to this group starting in May, as we see first hand just how powerful these types of community groups are in helping tackle isolation and loneliness, but we do need some more volunteers to help run it.”

“Even if you can give an hour a week, we would encourage anyone who is interested in helping or finding out more to register their interest.”

“The new group is scheduled to start on 18 May at our Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury and will be led by local volunteer organiser Andy Read.

More details will follow closer to the time, but please register your interest below if you can help with volunteering at all.

Register your interest for the Sporting Memories group starting in Sudbury in May