Weatherseal and Football Memories, the Alzheimer Scotland project to benefit from the SPL’s first ever charity weekend today released a free-to-view film promoting the outstanding work of the charity.
This weekend’s SPL fixture card marks a weekend of activity to support Football Memories with the league’s home improvement partner gifting its marketing rights to Football Memories, and staff collecting donations at all six games.
Nearly 4,000 fans cast votes via www.weatherseal-charity.co.uk over a seven day period to 28th October 2012, with clubs the length and breadth of the country encouraging fans to have their say in a wide ranging debate. Football Memories secured over 36% of the vote.
Football Memories is a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. There are over 84,000 people in Scotland with dementia, the equivalent of every spectator on an average Scottish football weekend.
Groups are being established locally across Scotland, and football images and memorabilia are used as reminiscence therapy for people with dementia and other memory problems. The recall by many attending the groups is fascinating and several stories are being recorded for use with future generations of football supporters.
Weatherseal SPL Charity Weekend Fixtures
Saturday 8th December
Hearts v Aberdeen 15.00 BBC Alba
Inverness CT v Hibernian 15.00
Kilmarnock v Celtic 12.30 ESPN
Motherwell v Ross County 15.00
St Mirren v St Johnstone 15.00
Sunday 9th December
Dundee v Dundee United 12.45 Sky Sports
The originally nominated charities and final voting & were:
Football Memories (Alzheimer Scotland) 36.1%
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) 35.5%
Shelter Scotland 14.7%
Scottish Women’s Aid 9.2%
For more information on the Football Memories project visit www.footballmemories.org.uk.