A thoughtful grandson made an Arbroath Alzheimer Scotland’s Group’s dream a reality to visit Hampden Park.
Jordan Will (18) ran from Arbroath to Dobbies in Dundee and back again to raise money that allowed the Football Reminiscence Group the chance to visit the museum in Hampden Park.
A TV programme about dementia sparked Jordan’s desire to do something positive to help Alzheimer’s Scotland following his grandfather Ken’s diagnosis of dementia four years ago.
The Football Reminiscence Group was set up in 2009 to provide therapy for people with dementia using football related content to act as memory triggers. Images from the collections of the museum in Hampden vary from programmes, match tickets, action shots and team line ups.
Grandfather Ken is involved with the group and Jordan decided to work towards paying for the trip.
The £500 raised by his will allow the group to enjoy many more happy moments.
“The group had a fascinating day,” said Jordan’s grandmother Glenys Will. “When another member of the group was shown his name on the Footballer’s Register, for those who witnessed it, it was a very moving moment indeed.”