Vikings host Chemics Cafe

Vikings host Chemics Cafe

9th June 2017

Widnes Vikings held their latest Chemics Cafe event on Wednesday 7th June, in partnership with the charity Community Integrated Care.  

The Chemics Café is a unique free monthly event that helps people living with dementia and their loved ones, by giving them practical advice as well as opportunities to socialise, have fun and reminisce about special Widnes Vikings moments. The event is free and open to anyone in Halton.

Guests enjoyed sharing their Vikings memories, inspired by memorabilia and trophies from the Club's history, which were proudly on show. The session also saw former Vikings players Joe Argent and Tommy Rimmer host bowing and rugby league themed activity sessions. 

The Cafe also featured a guest presentation from Delivered Health Solutions. The Widnes-based company  are one of Britain's leading suppliers of infection control and prevention services, and also provide education and training to the care sector. They shared with guests a number of activity and reminiscence products they provide, and gave a special talk on ways to make cleaning a sensory activity. 

Barbara Meeks, Managing Director of Delivered Health Solutions, says: "We were delighted to show our support for the Chemics Cafe. The cafe provides a fantastic service, by giving people an opportunity to connect with the Club that they love and also find vital advice and support. As a business, we're keen to give back to our community, so we hope that everyone enjoyed learning from and taking part in our session. "

Daniel Scott, Education Partnerships Manager at Widnes Vikings, says: "It was fantastic to see so many local people and care homes attend the Chemics Cafe. Many people have vibrant memories of watching Widnes Vikings, and we know that a passion for the game is something that can really help bring people together. The support of groups like Delivered Health Solutions, as well as our charity partner Community Integrated Care, really helps make it a invaluable event."

Samantha Brennan, Regional Director for Widnes Vikings, says: "The Chemics Cafe has been running for a year now and every session has been fun and valuable to people. As a charity, we want to make a difference in our home town and we're very proud to see the Cafe achieves this."

The Chemics Cafe takes place on the first Wednesday of each month, from 11am-12.30pm at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes. 

Vikings host Chemics Cafe