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Published May 20, 2022

The Golden Days Café launches

Ipswich Town Foundation, in partnership with Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance (IDAA), are delighted to announce the launch of The Golden Days Café which will support those living with dementia, alongside their carer’s and those bereaved.

The Golden Days Café name is inspired by Sir Bobby Robson’s successful and influential period as manager of Ipswich Town between 1969 and 1982. His most notable achievements of winning the FA Cup in 1978 and the UEFA Cup 3 years later in 1981 remain firmly etched in the history of our great Football Club and as such was included on one of the mural’s displayed on the Cobbold Stand by the new ownership, GameChanger20 at the beginning of this season.

The Café is launching at 10:30am on Thursday 9th June 2022 in the Hall of Fame restaurant on Portman Road. After the launch, it will run on the 1st Thursday of every month. Places are limited to 16 cared for participants and are priced at £6.00 per attendee to be paid on arrival so please book early. Parking is available, details will be confirmed for those booking on. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for all attendees and volunteers.

To reserve a space to attend, please email Leanne Smith on or call on 01473 400987.

The Golden Days Café launch and first year of operation has been made possible by securing sponsorship from Ellison’s Foundation, part of Ellison’s solicitors, based in Colchester. We extend our thanks to Nicola and Poppy whose support has made the launch possible and look forward to welcoming them on launch day.

Leanne Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator, said “We are absolutely delighted to be launching The Golden Days Café in partnership with Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance. The Club is committed to be dementia friendly, launching the café further cements our commitment to support and reach as many local community members as possible. We also look forward to welcoming and working with some new volunteers to deliver the monthly events.”