Alzheimer Scotland to be new charity partner of Scottish Football Association
Posted 13 May, 2010
The Scottish Football Asssociation have confirmed Alzheimer Scotland as one of their two nominated charities for 2010.
LEFT: John Gold (Chairman of the Scottish FA’s Charity Committee), Don Cowie (Scotland internationalist and former Ross County midfielder) and Henry Simmons (Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland) hold the cheque that kicks off the charity partnership.
We have been hugely impressed by the vital work undertaken by Alzheimer Scotland to raise awareness of dementia and the impact it can have; not only on those who have the disease, but also their family, friends and carers.
Recently, we have seen the positive effects football can have on people with dementia, through the Reminiscence Project involving the Scottish Football Museum. The Scottish FA is committed to working with our nominated charities to raise awareness and funds necessary to provide essential care and facilities.
John Gold, Scottish FA
We are extremely pleased to have been chosen as one of the Scottish FA’s nominated charities for 2010. Scotland’s football community has always been very generous towards our work and we would like to thank them for all their support. The money raised by the SFA for Alzheimer Scotland will go towards rolling out the Football Reminiscence Project across the country, so that many more people with dementia will be able to relive the joy and passion of the beautiful game.
Henry Simmons, Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland representatives will be holding a bucket collection in Hampden Park at the Cup Final. The Scottish FA will also continue its partnership with the Tartan Army Children’s Charity this year.