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Hadleigh's Tuesday Together activity group for people with dementia wins big at UK Active Sports Awards




Abbeycroft Leisure’s Together Tuesday in Hadleigh won the Healthy Communities Award at the 2019 UK Active Sports Awards. Pictured from left: Greg Whyte; Abbeycroft's chief executive Warren Smyth; Jill Mason, activities facilitator at Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance; Tracey Loynds, Abbeycroft’s development director; Together Tuesday participant Nigel Bush; Joanna Rowsell. (12502825)
Abbeycroft Leisure’s Together Tuesday in Hadleigh won the Healthy Communities Award at the 2019 UK Active Sports Awards. Pictured from left: Greg Whyte; Abbeycroft's chief executive Warren Smyth; Jill Mason, activities facilitator at Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance; Tracey Loynds, Abbeycroft’s development director; Together Tuesday participant Nigel Bush; Joanna Rowsell. (12502825)

A community scheme in Hadleigh, aimed at helping people with dementia to stay active, has earned national recognition.

Abbeycroft Leisure’s Together Tuesday group, which runs weekly social and physical activity sessions held at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, received the Healthy Communities Award at the UK Active Sports Awards.

The programme, which supported 494 people living with dementia and 513 carers and family members in 2018, was launched after research by the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance in 2014 demonstrated a local need for the sessions.

Tracey Loynds, development director at Abbeycroft Leisure, said: “We are immensely proud of this award, especially given the standard of initiatives from other leisure providers that we were up against from all over the UK.

“This particular programme supports the entire family to live well with dementia.”



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