SLG are proud to partner the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Scotland and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club.
The Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Scotland work to fight dementia through research, campaigning, raising awareness and providing services for those with the condition.
Wigan Warriors were founder members of the Northern Rugby Football Union and are the all-time most successful club in English rugby league.
Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Scotland
On average, every three minutes someone in the UK develops dementia, by 2021, it is estimated that 1 million people in the UK will be living with the condition.
At SLG we want to help in the fight against dementia and we have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Scotland to raise money and awareness of their cause.
The sister charities aim to fight dementia in four ways. Through research, through campaigning for people’s rights, through raising awareness of the disease and by providing services for people living with dementia, so they can live independently and well in their communities for as long as possible.
During the first year of our partnership, up to December 2018, we aim to raise £100,000 for the charity and raise greater awareness of dementia and the two charities among our staff and customers.
Specialist Leisure Group CEO Richard Calvert outlined one of the ultimate aims of the partnership saying, “We want to make SLG a dementia friendly environment for both our staff and customers.”
As part of this we have rolled out a program of ‘Dementia Friends’ awareness sessions to improve employee knowledge of the condition.
These are a series of 45 minute sessions proving understanding and identify things we can do to help, we aim to have 1000 staff who are ‘Dementia Friends’ by the end of 2018.
For more information on the support Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Scotland provides go to www.alzheimers.org.uk or call 0300 222 1122.
At SLG, we are immensely proud of our Wigan roots and to have our headquarters in the town.
This is why we are incredibly happy to have partnered with Wigan Warriors, working with them on a range of initiatives to celebrate the history of the club and community.
As part of our partnership, we are the club's main sponsor and travel partner, organising supporter tours and having the Shearings logo appear on Warriors jerseys during the 2018 season.
The club is the most successful in English Rugby League, with 21 league titles, 19 Challenge Cups and four World Club Challenge Trophies, all records in the respective championships.
SLG Chief Executive Officer, Richard Calvert has said of the partnership; "Wigan Warriors is a worldwide brand, an amazing club, which is synonymous with success. They are a partner with whom we share the common values of honesty, pride and ambition."