Representatives from Dementia UK, one of Leicester Tigers official charity partners for the 2018/19 season, enjoyed a matchday with a difference courtesy of Leicester Tigers’ 1880 Club members Larkfleet Homes.
Members of Dementia UK’s Leicestershire fundraising committee Roger Brewin, Gwyn Jones and Lindsay Stoddart-Mudge met former Tiger and British Lion – and now Tigers 1880 Club host – Tom Croft as well as a day of hospitality at Welford Road last weekend.
The group enjoyed a pre-match meal as well as live Q&A with Tom Croft and former England international Mark Cueto before taking the their seats ahead of Tigers 19 – 15 win over Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership.
Real estate developer Larkfleet Homes have regular places at Tigers 1880 Club and the company’s land director Daryl Kirkland kindly donated their hospitality places to the charity.
Lindsay has been a Tigers season ticket holder for 20 plus years and said: “My husband and I have always followed Tigers but we were unable to renew this season as my husband currently has Alzheimer’s disease. We’re hoping that our links this season with the club will help to raise awareness of Dementia and support research into the condition.”
Roger added: “We are immensely grateful to Daryl and the team and Larkfleet for giving us the opportunity to experience a fantastic matchday. It’s a great example of how the club’s links with local businesses can help share awareness of the charity and so a huge thank you from us all.”
Gwen, who is chair of the Leicestershire fundraising committee, said: “Our aim is to help to introduce the first admiral nurses to Leicestershire to help support people with dementia and will be working with Tigers to put on an event in 2019.”
Find out more about Leicester Tigers official charity partners for the 2018/19 season by clicking the link below.