Glamorgan County Cricket Club has pledged to work in partnership with the Dementia Friendly Cardiff Steering Group and Alzheimer’s Society to improve the lives of people affected by dementia and support Cardiff to become a Dementia Friendly City.
The partnership will look to empower those affected by dementia to have high aspirations and feel confident, knowing they can contribute and participate in watching Glamorgan.
As part of the pledge, Glamorgan will become a member of Dementia Friendly Cardiff and will support staff and volunteers in receiving free Dementia Friends information sessions and access to the ‘How to help people with dementia’ Alzheimer’s Society Guide.
The Club will also help raise the profile of dementia by displaying the Dementia Friendly logo and wear Dementia Friendly badges.
Furthermore, Glamorgan will review the accessibility of the environment within The SSE SWALEC and work towards making it dementia-friendly.
“Cricket is a game which everyone should be able to enjoy and be as inclusive as possible,” said Mark Frost, Community and Development Manager at Glamorgan.
“By making this pledge we hope we can increase awareness around dementia and allow more people who are affected by dementia to watch Glamorgan in a safe and comfortable environment.
“Over the coming months we hope to work with groups supporting people affected by dementia by introducing them to the stadium and the rich heritage of cricket in Wales."