Albert’s XV in Christmas Charity Match Action

Dementia Uk Charity Rugby match at Ashington RFC. Albert's XV vs Rest of the World.

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On Saturday 23rd December, Ashington Joint Welfare Rugby Club is hosting a charity rugby match in aid of Dementia UK.

It’s estimated that over one million people in the UK will have a diagnosis of dementia by 2025, and almost all of us will know someone living with the condition. Long-standing club secretary and member Albert Armstrong was diagnosed with the condition earlier this year.

In order to raise much-needed funds and awareness, AJWRFC is asking for contributions of £5 per player for anyone who wants to participate in a pre-Christmas match hosted by Albert and his family.

Vice President Ian Storey said: “Albert is well known in rugby clubs across the North East, and we’d love to see as many people from as many clubs as possible with a connection to him get involved in this game.

Dementia can describe common can affect a person at any age but it’s more common symptoms such as memory loss, confusion, and problems with speech and understanding that get worse over time. it is most common in people over the age of 65.

“You can be any age, and could join us for one minute or 80 minutes. It’s all about raising awareness and funds for Dementia UK.”

The match will kick off at 1pm, and will be followed by post-match fundraising and catering in the clubhouse.

For more information contact ashingtonrfc@gmail.com

Charity rugby match in aid of Dementia UK.

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