Oldham Athletic Community Trust are back at Boundary Park with exciting community matchday engagement
On Saturday afternoon, we welcome 5 VIP guests as our Matchday Mascots! We have Edward, Alfred, Ernie, Jake and Emerson joining us in the dugout for the matchday mascot experience!
We hope you all have a great day with us and help cheer on the team for those 3 points!
- Tuck Shop
The Tuck Shop will be OPEN at the game vs Ebbslfeet. You can find the Tuck Shop within the Junior Latics Lounge at the back of the Family Stand.
- Play On The Pitch
Today we welcome two more OACT School Partners to Play On The Pitch at half time today. Willowpark and Oasis Limeside will be on the pitch at half time to play each other at Boundary Park!
Our Play On The Pitch experience is exclusive to OACT School Partners!
We hope both schools have a great time with us!
Check out the highlights below from our last Play On The Pitch initiative.
- Charity Spotlight
Springboard - Oldham Dementia Carers Group is an Oldham-based charity, set up for and by people with dementia and their carers are our charity spotlight this weekend
Over ten years ago, it was recognised that there was no opportunity for both carers and people with dementia to meet. The group was originally set up with six members as a constituted group. We started meeting at Downey House, in Royton in 2012 and then evolved to become a charity on 1st April 2014. We are still meeting at Downey House every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm, where between 60 to 90 people attend each week.
Springboard provides, advice, peer support, recreational, educational and leisure activities for people with dementia, their families and carers. We also provide a 7-day helpline which offers advice and support for families and the charity provides a fundamental and vital service within the Oldham community.
Volunteer John Starky said;'We encourage everyone never to forget the person behind the diagnosis – forgetfulness may be one associated symptom of dementia, but a diagnosis doesn’t stop people living life to the full.
We usually raise funds internally, with members paying a membership fee and entrance fee each time they come. This helps towards our rental costs and provision of refreshments.
No-one involved in the running of the group receives any payment for their time and all volunteers give their time freely. Most have lived experience of caring for their own loved ones and pass on their invaluable experience to those living with dementia and their carers.
We are grateful to Oldham Athletic for allowing us to let people know about the work we do. Please give us a call on 07541705009 if you would like more information or would like to support us in our work.'