CELTIC FC Foundation recognises just how important it is to support Dementia Awareness Week, which takes place from June 1-7. Now more than ever it is vital that people living with dementia and their carers feel connected and informed.
The disease is one that is very close to our hearts and in Scotland alone, approximately 90,000 people are living with dementia and the impact of this reaches further to their family, friends and carers,
Since 2018, thanks to funds raised from the #LionsLegacy initiative – a range of fundraising events across six wonderful days in May, 2017 honouring the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s 1967 European Cup victory – Celtic FC Foundation has strived through its Lions’ Lunch Break projects to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia.
The projects also endeavour to engage with and support their loved ones, who on many occasions have to take on the emotional and physical strain of becoming a full-time carer.
‘Lions’ Lunch Breaks Glasgow’, delivered weekly by Celtic FC Foundation at Celtic Park and its Edinburgh-based counterpart, ‘Liddell Lions’ Lunch Breaks’, delivered weekly in the Eric Liddell Centre, provide accessible, holistic provision for those living with dementia and their carers.
Both projects operate on a simple, friendly and inclusive approach, prioritising responsive and engaging activities as well as a healthy dose of fun and laughter.
Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “Everyone at the Foundation misses our regular sessions in Glasgow and in Edinburgh. However, we’re delighted that we can still get to the right people through the Football For Good Fund.
“It’s important for us that we continue to try and help those affected by dementia through the COVID-19 crisis and that is where our focus is for the time being.”
For more information about Lions’ Lunch Breaks please contact [email protected]