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Tamworth Hockey, Cricket and Squash Club and Tamworth Old Players Society (TOPS)

We are a major local sports club based at Hints Lane Hopwas with a membership of over 100, members regularly represent Tamworth in hockey and cricket leagues. There is a strong focus on training youngsters in both sports to become club members and continue the active participation in sport as adults. TOPS is a social group of retired players and friends who meet regularly through the year at a variety of events and also raise funds to support the parent club and especially its younger players.

1 March 2018
West Midlands
Charity, Children Young People and Students, Education Sector, Health, Hospitality, Recreation, Schools
Local Alliances:
Tamworth Dementia Friendly Community

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Playing sport of any kind brings health benefits to participants and the club takes an active interest in promoting healthy life styles including physical and mental health. We have access to a broad age range of members and would use this to raise awareness of dementia across the local community. Several of our members have the condition and we would use their input to improve facilities at the clubhouse for them and their carers. We hold fund-raising events and have made local dementia groups the beneficiaries of an event  we are holding in September 2017.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Playing members and TOPS members have indicated their willingness to take part in this initiative. Not all members are as actively involved in the club activities as we would wish and it is up to us to find ways to motivate more members to see the benefits of raising awareness of how dementia affects the lives of people who have the condition and also of their carers. 

2. Actions

  • Members will improve their understanding and awareness of dementia

    Members will take part in Information Sessions led by a Dementia Champion. We are about to start collecting names of members who are willing to do this, and our President's Charity Day on September 3rd will focus on inviting members to add their names to the list. We hope to complete the information session by late September. 


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • The Club and TOPS will jointly hold an awareness raising event

    The President's Charity Day planned for September 3rd this year will focus on Dementia. The money raised will be given to local dementia groups and organisations. These have yet to be finalised and we are currently making further inquiries regarding which organisations might benefit eg Memory Cafe in St John's Church. The day is a family day involving cricket matches and related activities, stalls, sponsors' lunch, cakes stall, tombola etc. There will be a display of materials designed to raise awareness of dementia and what Tamworth AA has achieved and is doing. 


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Improve facilities at the Clubhouse for people with dementia

    Our clubhouse is a busy and well-used environment. We have members who have different types of dementia. We would like to engage them to come to the clubhouse at an agreed time and ask them to look at the facilities there and suggest ways in which we might improve them, with their needs in mind. We are, for example, going to redecorate the main room and we would want to know if our members with dementia would prefer a specific colour scheme. 


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member