Kent’s Sporting Memories Project
Kent Sport has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver the Sporting Memories project in the Folkestone and Hythe area. The two-year project will be delivered in partnership with Sporting Memories Network (CIC) and a number of key local partners, including, CARM (Caring All together on Romney Marsh) and Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives.
The project will develop reminiscence activities that improve mental and physical well-being of older people (50+), in particular, those experiencing social isolation and loneliness and those living with dementia through tapping into their passion, knowledge and love of sport. It will provide the opportunity for local people and communities to come together to discover, share and record sporting memories, stories and experiences from the 1960s to the present day and help to preserve Kent’s sporting history for generations to come.
Volunteers and Participants needed!
Whether you’re interested in oral history, local history, or historical research more generally; portrait photography; filmmaking; facilitating/supporting reminiscence sessions; or if you wish to share your sporting memories, we would love to hear from you. Training will be provided for all volunteer roles.