The Trent Bridge Community Trust’s Forget Me Notts initiative has been named as a finalist in the upcoming 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, has been nominated in the Inclusive Project or Club of the Year category.
Forget Me Notts faces competition from another Trent Bridge scheme for the award, with Nottinghamshire’s operation of the Lord’s Taverners Super 1s disability cricket programme also shortlisted.
Meanwhile, the Haydn Road Community Cricket Club, which runs cricket-based activities for a diverse audience of children, women and individuals from the south Asian community, has received a nod in the Project/ Innovation of the Year category.
The award-winners will be revealed in a ceremony at the Djanogly Theatre on Thursday 5 March.
"It’s very rewarding to see Forget Me Notts receive wider recognition"
Mandy Wright, Community and Development Manager
“Having been involved with Forget Me Notts when it was first set up, it’s very rewarding to see it receive wider recognition,” said Mandy Wright, Nottinghamshire’s Community and Development Manager.
“In particular, it’s been great to see the project expand this year to provide a unique opportunity for those with dementia to follow their sporting passions.
“We’re very proud of all three of the projects which have received recognition from Active Notts.”
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 recently tasted success at the Celebrating Rushcliffe awards, triumphing in the Health and Wellbeing category.
Browse a list of upcoming Forget Me Notts sessions here.
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