To celebrate the Christmas break, members from the Leeds United Foundation’s Corner Flag Cafe have enjoyed a special Leeds United themed festive party at Elland Road.
The Corner Flag Cafe, a project ran by the Leeds United Foundation which works to support people who live with dementia, this week ran a special Christmas party for all it’s members to enjoy which saw them enjoy refreshments, Leeds United themed party games and other fun activities.
The Elland Road based project has been in place since 2013 and acts as a meeting point to interact with others living with dementia. Participants are also offered help from support workers alongside ground tours, video presentations and guest appearances.
The monthly session sees people who live with dementia gather together to look through old programmes, footage of old Leeds United games and memorabilia to help stimulate memories and experiences.
Former Leeds United employee Bob Akeroyd, aged 86, has been going to the cafe for two years. Bob said: “The cafe is fantastic and I look forward to coming every week. The staff that run the cafes are good as well and they really take their time in putting together all the activities we do.
“I used to work for Leeds United in the accounts department so it’s really nice for me to still be connected to the club in this way. The Christmas party has been lots of fun and a good way to end the year.”
Anthony Hall, Disability Sports Officer, said: “We are so pleased to see so many of our members at our annual Christmas Party – it is a great celebration of a successful year of the cafe.
“We have worked with a large amount of people across the last four years and the project is going from strength to strength with more members than ever before benefitting from the work we do.”
For information on the Corner Flag Cafe contact Anthony on: firstname.lastname@example.org