We have a thread in the forum dedicated to the set up, and I often share their posts on tweeter and facebook to get the message out, about the very human, kind, and necessary side of our fantastic club. See: The AVFC Foundation & Charity Thread
This one struck home just before Christmas when Dean Smith surprises some of the members of the Dementia Cafe with a zoom call.
Our Dementia Café offers people living with Dementia the opportunity to engage in activities; over lockdown they have been running virtual meetings.
Last week Dementia Café ambassador Dean Smith stopped by to surprise participants…this is an emotional one! 💜 pic.twitter.com/ArLLRq6lfO
— Aston Villa Foundation (@AVFCFoundation) December 22, 2020
Dean knows what he is talking about this because his dad suffered from dementia. The hardest thing to hear when our manager talks about all this is the fact he wasn’t able to explain to his dad that he was manager of the club that he was brought up supporting.
Lovely though, Dean talks about a book that has been released on the formative years of Aston Villa and he promises to send them a copy.
Today there has been a tweet showing he has now sent them a copy.
In December, Dean Smith joined our Dementia Café participants virtually to wish them a Merry Christmas, and to find out more about the programme.
Each participant was delighted to receive a gift from Dean – a book that he felt they would enjoy and a personally signed letter. 💜 pic.twitter.com/LLxdSfXvKq
— Aston Villa Foundation (@AVFCFoundation) January 20, 2021
You can follow the foundation on twitter: @AVFCFoundation