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Dementia Friends Awareness Session For Town

26 November 2014

Town are the first FL club to join the programme

Shrewsbury Town has become the first Football League club to undertake a Dementia Friends awareness session.

Staff at the Club were part of an hour's training session with Shropshire nursing home owner Mandy Thorn MBE at the Greenhous Meadow on Wednesday morning.

Town's Community Sports Trust has teamed up with Mandy, managing director of Marches Care which runs the Uplands at Oxon nursing home at Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury.

The Shrewsbury Town players will also undergo a Dementia Friends awareness session as the Club looks to increase awareness of the growing problem of dementia in our communities.

Mandy said: "I am greatly looking forward to working with Shrewsbury Town on this project.

"As far as I am aware, Everton FC is the only top-flight club which has gone through the national Dementia Friends programme so I congratulate Shrewsbury Town for being so forward thinking on the issue.

"We are already in the process of spreading the word about dementia awareness through running Dementia Friends sessions at the Club."

Jamie Edwards, the Community Sports Trust manager, said: "The opportunity for all those connected to the Club to go through the Dementia Friends programme will be invaluable and we are much looking forward to attending the sessions.

"We look forward to working with Mandy and everyone at Marches Care hopefully for many years to come."

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