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Dementia friendly sports day success

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SPORT-loving members of Louth’s fire and police services joined a whole host of fun and sport-loving folk for an afternoon of team games at Meridian Leisure Centre.Dementia friendly sports day success

Organised by Magna Vitae’s ‘Still Me’ team, the dementia-friendly Big Game, saw people of all ages split into teams for an afternoon of activity – all with a competitive edge.

New Age Kurling, Welly Wanging, Egg & Spoon and Sponge Javelin were the games played by the Red, Yellow, Blue and Green teams. And among the 60 or so participants were the emergency services personnel – who split themselves up within the teams.

PC Rachel Dobson was there along with CPSO Jo Drake, officer Justin Mekkaoui and their police mascot, Bobby Bear.

“We were invited by Magna Vitae and delighted to come along, this is all about us being a real part of the community and breaking down any barriers in a fun way,” said PC Dobson.

Jordan Papworth, Crew manager with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service at Louth, agreed: “This is a great way to join in the games and get to spread our messages, particularly about safety in the home,” he said.

Regular visitors to Louth’s Trinity Centre were among those enjoying the afternoon, including volunteer worker Cori Langford: “What a really good event,” he said.

Awards presented included Best Dressed, Selective Hearing Impairment (for having no idea what is going on around here!), Best Effort, All the Gear No Idea, Ray of Sunshine, Best of Egg & Spoon, Best of Welly Wanging, Best of New Age Kurling and Best of Foam Javelin.

Overall team winner was Yellow with 711 points, second was Blue with 676, third Green with 638 and fourth Red with 513.

A good day was had by all!

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