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Case Study

Dementia Cricket

UTTLESFORD INCLUSIVE CRICKET

Paul is a member of Birchanger Cricket club and was diagnosed with dementia at a relatively early age. Although his family could see the effect of this in his everyday life, when Paul played cricket he would thrive. Paul attends the Dunmow dementia café and wanted to encourage others to be more active, especially through his love of cricket.

Paul and his family decided to raise funds to set up activity sessions for anyone living with a long-term health condition in the Uttlesford area. With the help of the Council for Voluntary Services Uttlesford (CVSU) a fundraising event took place at Birchanger Cricket Club, which proved very successful.

 

Group 1
Who's it for?
Those with long term health conditions
Goal 1
Prime Objective:
to provide accessible and inclusive cricket
Goal 2
Second Objective:
improve mental health and wellbeing
 
Participants playing inclusive cricket
Dementia Cricket session
 
The sessions have been well received by Uttlesford residents and have contributed to an increase in physical activity opportunities locally for those living with dementia/long term health conditions. The alliance that was formed to help create these sessions meant that those attending would be able to experience an adapted format of the sport in a safe environment. In particular, Essex Cricket coaches and Dunmow Dementia Club volunteers have played an integral part to making these sessions fun and inclusive for anyone to enjoy.
Courtenay Mosley, Active Essex Assistant Relationship Manager for West Essex
 
 
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