The newly-formed Football Action Carnoustie was launched at the Kinloch Care Centre earlier this week, following two years of planning.
The launch was held at a joint Dementia Friends and Information Session, where Gabrielle Colston, Alzheimer Scotland’s policy and engagement manager, spoke to the group.
She said that by giving their time, they could make a difference to people with dementia and praised them for their drive to make this initiative a reality. Carnoustie Panmure Football Club have been a major supporter in taking forward Football Action Carnoustie for people locally who are living with dementia and they have worked in partnership with the Rotary Club of Carnoustie.
Phil Hope, from Panmure FC said: “Like many of us I have had family members that lived with Dementia so I am keen for our club to get involved with helping set up a group for those affected by it. We believe that enabling those affected to be part of a football club can only be a good thing and we will do everything we can to support those involved.
‘‘We would like to thank Lorraine Young and Craig Murray for the work they have put in to get this project off the ground.”
Lorraine, the Rotary Club president, said: “It was fantastic to witness the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated by all who attended and we are privileged to be part of this ground breaking initiative.”
Football Action Carnoustie meets for the first time on Tuesday, October 4, from 2.30 to 4pm in the Braid Hall, Kinloch Care Centre. Footballers and fans can talk about players from yesteryear and hone personal skills, supported and encouraged by the team coach. Call community activities organiser Christine Beaton on 01241 431770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.