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Law firm Wollens lend support to Sporting Memories group.

Posted on July 17th 2019 by

Exeter CITY Community Trust is delighted to team up with law firm, Wollens, who will be supporting our Sporting Memories group

As Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity we run a special Sporting Memories Club at St James Park.

The group is open to men, aged over 50, who enjoy reminiscing about the old times – watching or playing – and sharing those treasured memories over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

The club, which takes place on a Wednesday every week, is being supported by Wollens. The law firm opened its first offices in the city with the merger of Morgan and Pope a few months ago.

Chief executive Chris Hart is a sports lover and is delighted that Wollens can lend their support to the group and ensure that it retains its positive impact on the community.

He explained: “The memories club is a great project and typical of how the City Community Trust serves and looks after the local community. We are delighted to be able to play our part in that.”

The Sporting Memories group pictured with chairman Julian Tagg and the Wollens team.

CITY Community Trust chairman Julian Tagg said: “Sporting Memories is a vital project for our community, aiming to tackle social isolation as well as helping to aid memory recall. We have been delighted with the first year of the programme and its success and we have successfully launched a second group in Tiverton and are looking at other communities to launch in the new future.”

Some members of the club live with dementia or have memory problems. Some have experienced depression or may have suffered a stroke or live with Parkinson’s. But they all have one thing in common – a love for sport and the enjoyment from discussing their favourite moments.

Julian added “There is always great fun and laughter in the sessions. New friendships are forged, and some remarkable sporting stories often emerge. A recent visit to the Exeter City FC training ground also proved a real success.” 

The sessions are held every Wednesday and are free. Meet at St James Park shop reception area at 10am.

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