Footballers recall their favourite memories to promote dementia charity

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Video made in aid of Alzheimer Scotland shown to over 44,000 fans at the weekend

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29th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

Some of the country’s top football players have teamed up with Alzheimer Scotland to share their favourite memories to promote the work of the charity.

Scotland internationals Lee Wallace, Danny Wilson and Kenny Miller are just three of the players to feature in the short video (below).

Miller remembers a time he scored five goals in one match while Wallace recalled scoring in an Old Firm game, with Wilson fondly reflects on making his debut in Europe’s top club competition the Champions League.

The video, which was made by the Rangers Charity Foundation, was played to over 44,000 on the big screens at Ibrox Stadium during the Scottish Championship match between the Glasgow side and Queen of the South on Saturday.

With the strapline 'Together we’re tackling dementia’, the video has been produced as part of a season long partnership between the foundation and charity to raise awareness of the latter’s 24 hour Dementia Helpline and Football Memories and Dementia Friends projects. 

Connal Cochrane, director of the Rangers Charity Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to help promote the Dementia Helpline with this short video and hope that by spreading the word about the services Alzheimer Scotland provides, no-one will have to face a diagnosis of dementia alone.

“Thanks to the generosity of our fans, we’re on track to donate £25,000 to Alzheimer Scotland at the end of the season which will fund vital projects such as Football Memories and Dementia Friends, as well as the helpline.”

Anna Devine, director of fundraising and marketing at Alzheimer Scotland, added: “It’s great to see Rangers players and staff behind the scenes come together to make this short video a reality.

“We are delighted with the outcome and believe it will go a long way to help inform supporters about our 24 hour Dementia Helpline, which is open to anyone who has any questions about dementia.

“We hope more fans will support our campaign to get informed about dementia and become Dementia Friends. Together we can help build a legacy of support and awareness for the future to ensure that no one faces dementia alone.”