Forget Me Not Club holds walking football sessions for people living with dementia

The Forget Me Not Club based at Banchory on Royal Deeside provides invaluable support to those living with and caring for people with dementia. Staffed almost entirely by enthusiastic volunteers, it runs a host of activities in Banchory and upper Deeside.


The club currently provides over 500 hours of free care per week, in a mainly voluntary capacity.

In September last year they launched ‘Active Forget Me Not’, the first dementia friendly cycling and structured walking group in Scotland, providing validation of existing skills and developing confidence for those living with dementia.

Walking football is included in their list of activities provided for their clients with sessions held on Mondays and Tuesdays each week at the Knockburn Sports Loch, Banchory.

 The sessions are held either indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.

A spokesperson said: “The evidence is clear and well documented that physical exercise especially in the outdoors does increase well-being and can make significant improvement for those living with dementia”.

Contact Sophie Sharp for more information on 01330 822655 or