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Sporting Memories

Sporting Memories

Sporting Memories

This project has now closed

The project involves the creation of a set of inter-generational and community based pilot activities around the UK and age-specific online training modules and toolkits to enable volunteers to engage in inter-generational activities. 

Sporting Memories Network is set to bring generations of sports fans together to celebrate memories of London 2012 in a groundbreaking project that aims to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of older people. Working in partnership with schools and youth organisations across the UK, younger people will be encouraged to work with older people to capture memories of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games and sport in all its guises; helping to tackle loneliness, depression and dementia. The Sporting Memories Network is supported by Olympic and Paralympic stars Sir Steve Redgrave, Dr Katherine Grainger and David Weir, who have all shared their own favourite memories of reaching the pinnacle of their sports by winning Gold.

Hit The Top is one of the major programmes at The Change Foundation and is seen as the flagship for all of our work. Starting life as a disability cricket programme, it has grown into a multi-sports related programme that has touched upon and affected the lives of so many of our young people and staff alike.

Co-founder of the Sporting Memories Network, Chris Wilkins


Project spend

2 Years

Project duration