The Trent Bridge Community Trust’s Forget Me Notts initiative emerged victorious from last night’s Notts Getting Active Together Awards.
The project, which allows individuals living with dementia and their carers to take part in games, reminiscence and sporting activities, was named Community Group of the Year.
Mark Clifford, the Trust's Community Projects Manager is delighted by the win.
"We’re really pleased to have gained another recognition for the excellent work of Forget Me Notts," said Clifford.
"We were in a tough category with some excellent nominees in Notts County in the Community and the Pythian group.
"We are always looking at how we can improve our offer for people living with dementia and their carers.
"Our carers are our main focus in 2020, with a commissioned carers group facilitated by Age UK Notts aiming to provide support and advice while the person with dementia enjoys our varied programme of activities and sport."
Nottinghamshire’s operation of the Lord’s Taverners Super 1s disability cricket programme was, meanwhile, declared runners-up in the inclusive project category.
Haydn Road Community Cricket Club, which runs cricket-based activities for a diverse audience of children, women and individuals from the south Asian community, was declared runner-up in the Project/Innovation of the Year category.
Forget Me Notts has organised monthly ‘café’ sessions at Trent Bridge for several years, and began to offer sports-based activities for attendees in the summer of 2019.
The additional sessions are delivered in partnership with the Nottingham Forest Community Trust, Nottingham Rugby, the National Ice Centre and Edwalton Golf – making it the first link-up of its kind in the UK.
The initiative also tasted success at the Celebrating Rushcliffe awards, triumphing in the Health and Wellbeing category.
Browse a list of upcoming Forget Me Notts sessions here.