Balbirnie Park Golf Club has donated £1,000 to the Dementia Friendly Glenrothes project to support the ongoing work of the project.

Balbirnie Golf Club present their cheque

This project is a partnership between the Health and Social Care Partnership, the Glenrothes Area Committee, Fife Council and Alzheimer Scotland which aims to support people living with dementia to remain a valued part of their community.  The club now intends to get involved in the local dementia-friendly project by having staff take part in a Dementia Friends information session and assessing their premises to see if small changes could be made to make the club more accessible for people with dementia.

Robert Gibson, Captain of the Balbirnie Park Golf Club, said: “The ambition is that we provide an open, inclusive and welcoming golf club for as many people as possible who enjoy golf. As well as donating fundraised funds to the project we look forward to taking part in the Dementia Friends information session to ensure the social aspect of our golf club is suitable and welcoming to people with dementia and their families going forward.

“I have personally experienced the positive effects of participating in and even talking about golf through supporting my Dad who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year and who has a big passion for the game. We hope that more people who are affected by dementia will be able to continue to have positive golf-related experiences at Balbirnie Park Golf Club.”

Amanda Hunter, Project Manager for the Dementia Friendly Glenrothes project, commented, “We wish to extend our thanks to everyone at Balbirnie Park Golf Club who has made this generous donation possible and we look forward to supporting members to become dementia-friendly in the coming months.

“Our information sessions help increase awareness of dementia, tackle stigma and improve inclusion. Overall our mission is to help make everyday life better for people living with dementia and their carers, and change the way that local people think, talk and act when it comes to dementia.”

Businesses, services and community groups across Glenrothes who are interested in getting involved with the Dementia Friendly Glenrothes project can do so by contacting Amanda Hunter from Alzheimer Scotland on Tel: 01592 803800 or by Email: ahunter@alzscot.org.

For further information please contact Amanda Hunter from Alzheimer Scotland on Tel: 01592 803800 or by Email: ahunter@alzscot.org.

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