22/06/2022

Dementia Friendly Open Day at The Oval

Cricket fans living with dementia in Surrey have a special invite to the Surrey vs Kent match at The Oval this weekend.

Surrey County Cricket Club are offering FREE complimentary tickets to fans living with dementia, and also their families, friends and carers, to watch day one of the County Championship match between Surrey and Kent this Sunday 26th June.

There will be a stand set aside especially for this Dementia Friendly Open Day and there will be an opportunity to meet the players during breaks in play. Complimentary tea and coffee will be provided throughout. This will be an ad-hoc event where people with dementia, their families, friends and carers can come and go as they wish. Play starts at 11:00 am and close of play will be at 6:00pm.

The charity, Alzheimer’s Society, has got together with Surrey County Cricket Club as part of the ‘Sport United Against Dementia’ campaign to make The Oval accessible and inclusive for people affected by dementia. With more than 17,000 people estimated to be living with dementia in Surrey and 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK, enough to fill The Oval 33 times, ‘Sport United Against Dementia’ aims to create a network of dementia friendly facilities so people can enjoy sport for longer.

More information ➡️ Dementia Friendly Open Day at The Oval

The complimentary tickets for people affected by dementia can be sought by emailing Theresa Peters, Accessibility Liaison Officer at Surrey County Cricket Club  ➡️ tpeters@surreycricket.com