Bat goes global!

After hearing about our work and recent activity at Harrow based care home Birchwood Grange, the Canadian news organisation 'Global News' featured BAT in a special article about the paddle power of ping pong! With more than 500,000 Canadians living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, which is expected to hit 1 million within 15 years, 'Global News' were interested in BAT's drug-free approach. They share Birchwood Grange's Annie Ingrams' positive thoughts on approaching Alzheimer's "if you start panicking, you're lost, you've gotta just put it out your mind" ...

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BAT are hit again at Alzheimer’s Show!

Returning to Alzheimer's Show for our second year, BAT were once again a highlight of the show bringing back our unique drug-free Alzheimer's Therapy programme and crowd pleasing ping pong robot! Delivering a live appraisal of our specialist therapy table tennis table with Professor Stephen Jackson as part of its on-going development, BAT also welcomed Dr Matthew Kempton from KCL who's leading on our major body of research, and Arriva Bus company who have generously donated £1,000 to BAT through their community volunteer awards won by our very own Brian Kerr (see main ...

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Brian wins award for BAT!

BAT are super proud that one of our key volunteers and biggest advocates has been honoured for his work with the BAT Foundation! Brian Kerr, a ping pong coach and bus driver based at Ash Grove in London, was highly commended by his employer Arriva in their national 'Making a Difference' Award last month. Not only did Brian receive an award in the 'Giving' category, he also received recognition for his contribution to BAT in the 'Arriva Community Action Gold' Award, which included a £1,000 that Brian amazingly donated to BAT too! We love Brain, who said “I chose ...

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BAT Return to BLE 2015!

For the second year running, BLE generously donated floor space to us as they once again supported the BAT Foundation by hosting a table tennis event on a customised table made from LEGO bricks at this year’s show. “The table tennis area at BLE 2014 certainly brought a different dimension to the event, and many exhibitors and visitors took the time to try their hand," says Darren Brechin, event director, BLE. "We are delighted to be able to support such an innovative charity and will do all we can to help it progress this important research.” BAT also showcased ...

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BAT in Care Home Magazine!

Care Home Management shares work of BAT to their 20,000 monthly readership! The wonderful Care Home Management magazine were really interested in finding out about BAT and how they can support the table tennis programme in care home facilities in the UK through a full feature about our work in their July/August edition. You can read all about why Care Home Management are such advocates of BAT's work RIGHT HERE Care Home Management is the only magazine aimed specifically at the directors, owners, and operators of care homes in the UK, covering news, information, ...

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