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On Thursday 31 January at the Scottish Football Museum in Hampden, Joe Jordan helped launch “Sporting Heroes” cards, to be used across the UK in reminiscence sessions at care homes and elsewhere. This is a collaboration between Football Memories Scotland and Co-op Funeralcare, whose trained staff will deliver the sessions.

Each card in a pack includes a profile of a sporting legend such as Denis Law from football, Gavin Hastings from rugby, and many more from football, rugby, cricket, golf and speedway. These images will help the memories of those living with dementia or experiencing social isolation.

The Sporting Heroes project links in with the Co-op’s Memory Box activities, which are now UK-wide after being trialled in Fife. The original Memory Box concept was developed by Kenny Mclachlan of Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust and delivered by Kenny along with Gregor Tennant and Kelly Armstrong of The Pars Foundation, along with others.

Kenny and Kelly both attended the Sporting Heroes launch at Hampden, as well as John Simpson of the Heritage Trust and the Pars’ very own legend, Roy Barry¬, seen here with Joe Jordan.

Roy can also be seen scoring his first-ever goal at Hampden! Click on THIS VIDEO and join the celebration.



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Sporting Heroes

Sporting HeroesOn Thursday 31 January at the Scottish Football Museum in Hampden, Joe Jordan helped launch “Sporting Heroes” cards, to be used across the UK in reminiscence sessions at care homes and elsewhere. This is a collaboration between Football Memories Scotland and Co-op Funeralcare, whose trained staff will deliver the sessions.

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The Story of East End Park - News

The Story of East End Park - NewsThe Heritage Trust has installed nine display boards telling "The Story of East End Park" in and around the foyer at the main entrance to EEP, and these can be seen in the CLUB HISTORY" section.

This is part of a wider project that involves a total of 42 information panels being installed around the stadium, including 15 ("Record Breakers" in the concourse of the Norrie McCathie Stand.

David Ferguson Hunter VC (1891-1965)

David Ferguson Hunter VC (1891-1965)On 16 September 1918 Corporal David Hunter and the six men of his HLI platoon began a desperate struggle for survival near the village of Moeuvres in Picardie, France. Exactly one hundred years later, on 16 September 2018, the Heritage Trust and DAFC, along with the people of Fife and of Moeuvres, came together at East End Park to commemorate the achievements of “The Seven Heroes of Moeuvres” which led to Corporal Hunter being awarded the Victoria Cross and the other members of his platoon the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

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