Memory Day photo's from the 21st September 2017 game.
Memory Day photo's from the 6 September 2017 game.
It may not have been the hottest or driest day of this summer but the warmth of welcome from the volunteers for this inaugural session of Cage cricket in Bransgore more than made up for the disappointing weather. The light drizzle didn't dampen spirits as we introduced this over 50s activity session and we were awarded with some very good batting and fine bowling. As always, the game is adapted to suit participants as we play to ensure maximum enjoyment. One gentleman with dementia was supported by his wife acting as his buddy during play and may well have carried on all afternoon if we hadn't eventually resorted to the excuse 'rain stops play' to entice him inside for a drink and some cake. He was very pleased to find a table tennis table inside and was very soon challenging volunteers to a game. In addition to the obvious health benefits of exercise activities like this for all over 50s the very social nature of the sessions is incredibly important for people with dementia and their carers to reduce isolation. Recent research is also showing how important this type of social interaction is in reducing the risk of developing dementia. the sessions will continue throughout the summer and early autumn on the second Wednesday of each month at Bransgore Village Hall we would love to see you there!
Memory Day - 2 June 2017 - Hampshire vs Warwickshire