in #KillieStories April 23, 2018
Saturday's match with Aberdeen saw The Kilmarnock Football Club Supporters Association (KFCSA) deliver a gift to help those suffering from Alzheimer's.
The group bought a Football Memory Box and presented the item to the Football Memories Group at half time.
The box contains an old football, old boots, a Tartan tammy, a football rattle, and even some carbolic soap. It acts as a fantastic reminiscence tool for the group, who meet at 3pm on the first Monday of every month in the Executive Club at Rugby Park.
Former Scotland manager Craig Brown, who is an ambassador for Football Memories, accepted the box alongside Ross Mathie, Iain Sherry of the KFCSA, our community engagement manager Paul Di Giacomo as well as Jim Baird from Alzheimer Scotland.
Kilmarnock FC’s Football Memories sessions are a partnership between the club, Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish FA museum with the group open to anyone to come along and is dementia friendly.
With the aid of football cards, presentations, quizzes and guest speakers, the group shares memories from the club’s history, talks about the beautiful game through the ages and share many laughs.
The May group will welcome ex-referee Douglas Hope to share his stories from his career and then in June Craig Brown will be joining us for a World Cup Special.