Motherwell Football Club Community Trust have been handed £14,400 to deliver a therapy project for dementia sufferers.

The Bank of Scotland Foundation handed over the cash for the Memory Well initiative.

It will enable the group to provide weekly reminiscence therapy sessions to 400 dementia sufferers over the next year.

The project will develop memory books of pictures and memories for participants in the project and deliver dementia awareness sessions in primary schools.

Reminiscence sessions will be held in various locations, including care homes, sheltered housing complexes, libraries and community centres, as well as Fir Park Stadium, home of Motherwell Football Club.

The sessions will cover the core themes of film and TV, sport, art, music, as well as other themes to ensure that the project can deliver activities of interest to the participants.

Memory Well will also provide respite periods for carers and establish a buddy system, where pupils in secondary schools will help participants create a memory book of their most cherished photographs and memories.

Alison Wallace, business and administration manager from Motherwell Football Club Community Trust, said: “We are really pleased to receive this grant funding from the Bank of Scotland Foundation to allow us to delivery Memory Well. We work with very many people who live with dementia and understand the effect it has on their own lives and those of their carers. Through Memory Well we hope to provide glimpses of the person behind the dementia by using football as the vehicle.”