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5 May

Hamara Sporting Memories Café

In early 2016 Yorkshire Cricket Foundation formed a partnership with Sporting Memories Foundation and received funding from Leeds Community Foundation, which provided us with the adequate resources to hold Sporting Reminiscence groups throughout Leeds.

A relationship between Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Hamara was established several years ago with the aim being to engage South Asian communities with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. As part of this, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation have teamed up with Hamara to provide a unique opportunity for members of the surrounding community to take part in reminiscing sessions held at the Hamara Healthy Living Centre in Beeston, Leeds. The aim being to provide dementia sufferers, those who are socially isolated and those suffering from mental health conditions an opportunity to socialise in a safe environment.

Sporting reminiscence groups are new to the Hamara Centre and surrounding areas within Leeds, working primarily with people who live with dementia. This is an incredible opportunity for people to get involved in activities whereby older memories are unlocked and brought back to life. Previous sporting reminiscence sessions have led to discussions around politics and culture, and in some cases have sparked a new lease of life in participants and led to participation in physical activity!

The Hamara Sporting Memories group will make a difference to those involved by providing an opportunity to socialise and reminisce with like-minded peers. This group will offer a unique experience whereby sessions provoke memories by using prompts to unlock hidden away memories and experiences.

The Hamara Sporting Memories Group will take place at the Hamara Healthy Living Centre once a month. For updates on the group dates and times, please check Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s website and the Hamara website to ensure you do not miss out!

For further information on the Hamara Sporting Memories group, or for further information on the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s Older People’s Project, please contact Beth on: beth.cook@yorkshireccc.com or 0113 2033662

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