Chairman Gary Coxall will put pen to paper on a Dementia Friends Charter before Saturday’s game, pledging the Club’s commitment to working to help those living with dementia in our community.
Earlier this year, the Club organised a Dementia Friends session which helped give key staff at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium the information to help them better serve Pools fans with dementia.
Now, Pools are taking the next step and pledging to have other staff at the Club trained to help in this key area, better cater for the needs of those living with dementia and also put on our own Dementia Friends sessions at the stadium throughout the year.
“Dementia is a disease which affects so many lives and we want to help do something about it,” explained Coxall, who will sign the Charter on the pitch at around 2.45pm on Saturday.
“This is only a small step in terms of what the Club are doing but hopefully it can inspire others to think about what they can do and look in to how they can also become Dementia Friends.”
The Alzheimer’s Society are hoping to amass four million Dementia Friends in the coming years and last month our mascot H’Angus the Monkey (Michael Evans) was trained as a Dementia Champion, able to deliver Dementia Friends sessions to the public.