Former Footballer’s Family Raise Funds for MindCare

Harry TregannaThe family of a former Charlton Athletic footballer are raising funds in his memory for a MindCare Dementia Activity Centre which provided “superb” support.

Harold Tregenna, who was known as Harry, regularly visited St Paul’s Wood Activity Centre, Orpington, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014.

In a tribute to him on their JustGiving page, his family describe the staff at St Paul’s as “amazing”.

They write: “The care and attention they gave was superb. Both Harold and us as his family would directly like to thank the team at St Paul’s Wood Activity Centre for all they have done and will continue to do for others, day in, day out.”

MindCare Dementia Services Manager Saira Addison said: “Harry had been a manager at BT, and was always willing to lend a hand at the centre. Harry was also passionate about football and used to play for Charlton FC. He will be missed by all of us here.”

St Paul’s Wood, together with the MindCare centre in Beckenham, provides a range of activities tailored to people with dementia, including dancing, singing, reminiscing, gardening and crafts.

Harry’s family say all donations will go directly to St Paul’s, and will be used in-part to reflect his great passion for Charlton Athletic.

To donate to the appeal, please visit Harry’s memorial JustGiving page.

Find out more about the valuable work of the MindCare Dementia Activity Centres.