The Leeds Rhinos Foundation, working in partnership with the Leeds Peer Support Service, created the group as a monthly service for people living with dementia to enjoy afternoons relieving fond memories of rugby at the Emerald Headingly Stadium.
As an Associate Club Partner of Leeds Carnegie, also based at Headingly, Chameleon hosted an afternoon for the group who enjoyed Sunday's rugby union fixture between Carnegie and Doncaster Knights. Carnegie enjoyed a 21-12 victory, their fifth successive win, which was much appreciated by the group and the crowd.
Laura Buckle, Health Improvement Officer at Leeds Rhinos Foundation said, “We are grateful to Chameleon for hosting this event for our group. All invited had a fabulous day and really enjoyed the occasion, a memory to treasure for sure!”
Mike Woodhall, MD Of Chameleon, pictured with members of the group and Peer Support Coordinators from Leeds City Council, said “I’m proud to have been able to host this afternoon with the In Touch Dementia Support Group. As a keen rugby fan, it’s a pleasure to share this opportunity, especially a home win, with the members of the group.”
Leeds Rhinos Foundation is committed to harnessing the power of sport to provide unforgettable experiences and inspire the many people it connects with. The ‘In Touch’ Club is accessible via referrals to the Leeds City Council’s Peer Support Service directly. For more information click here.