Leeds United Foundation host festive dinner for dementia participants.
The Leeds United Foundation played host to a special festive lunch recently to celebrate Christmas with participants and family members of their Corner Flag Cafe.
The Corner Flag Cafe programme is a monthly event held at Elland Road for people suffering with early on-set dementia - the project allows them to come and meet new people and reminisce and reflect on a familiar subject whilst also helping to keep them active and social.
The festive lunch had two special guests in attendance, in the form of Leeds United legend Eddie Gray and Ladies star Emma Lee Bentley. The pair were on hand to eat food with members, chat with them about all things relating to The Whites and sing along to some special carols sung by a local school choir.
Eddie Gray, who made over 450 appearances for the club, spoke about the event and said: "It's been really great being a part of this today, I've visited the Corner Flag before and the members and their families are always so positive and you can see how much the enjoy coming to Elland Road and taking part in the sessions.
"A big well done has to go to the staff as well who organise and deliver the sessions, they really do a fantastic job throughout the year supporting so many people in the local community."
The club's official charity host a Christmas lunch every year, free of charge, for the members who attend the Corner Flag Cafe sessions throughout the year. This year, ahead of the celebratory event, the participants and their partners and carers decided that they wanted to give something back to the club as a thank you and so decided to make donations to the club's Charity of the Year, Children's Heart Surgery Fund.
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