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    Weʼve raised £140 to donate the world's first Table Tennis Alzheimer's Therapy Table to a care setting in Hastings area, by running the Hastings Half Marathon!

    Hastings, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 22nd April 2018

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    Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

    I work for BAT Foundation , a charity I helped start, that uses the power of ping pong to help those living with Alzheimer's!

    As part of our work, we developed the BAT Therapy Table...a purpose built table tennis table to enhance the therapeutic experience and play of table tennis for those living with Alzheimer’s and their carers.

    I want to help donate one of these speciality tables to a care setting in my hometown area of Hastings...which is why once again i'll be running Hastings Half Marathon on 18th March to try and raise funds towards this.

    Hastings Half Marathon

    Considered one of the best half marathon's on the planet, Hastings Half is a challenge from beginning to end...due mostly to the amount of hills on route.

    However, the crowds, the music, and the atmosphere all the way round can't be beat...plus you get a glorious last 3 miles along the seafront.

    The Power Of Ping Pong

    Table tennis trumps most other exercise intervention by being a social activity that promotes joy and laughter between individuals.

    Just one BAT Therapy Table can provide a truly positive therapeutic impact; not just short term, to an individual - but long term, to an entire care community.

    How the BAT Therapy Table helps

    So you know what i'm trying to do and why...but how does the table help?

    It's white playing surface creates contrast that enhances focus, attention, and perception, whist the extended borders help the table stand out from the background.

    The attached side panels increase spatial awareness and create a secure, non-distracting, and comforting play zone, whilst also boosting peripheral vision by keeping the ball in play for longer.

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    • Andrew Battley2 years ago
      Andrew Battley

      Andrew Battley

      2 years ago

      Safety pins - check. Jelly Babies - check. Headphones for 80s power ballad music - check. I'd say that's me pretty ready for tomorrow :)

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    7

    • Julie Kooiman

      Julie Kooiman

      Mar 22, 2018

      It's a beautiful thing to see you using your passion to help others around you. Those battling Alzheimer's are so fortunate to have you and your team members in their corner. Keep shining!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 19, 2018

      Well done from Martin and Cally x

      £10.00

    • Michael

      Michael

      Mar 16, 2018

      Good luck, sir!

      £19.00

    • Natalie Curd

      Natalie Curd

      Mar 15, 2018

      Good luck 😀

      £10.00

    • Lauren Edwards-Fowle

      Lauren Edwards-Fowle

      Mar 15, 2018

      I’d have donated £13.10 but since you’re running on a dodgy ankle in the snow it kind of raises the game! Good luck 😊

      £26.20

    • Diane Jervis

      Diane Jervis

      Mar 14, 2018

      £30.00

    • Jane Bushell

      Jane Bushell

      Mar 2, 2018

      Brilliant plan 😀 Good luck

      £15.00

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    Andrew Battley

    Andrew Battley

    Hastings, UK

    Having played for some 30 years, I am ping pong crazy and have spent many years now changing the face of social ping pong across the UK. I helped create BAT Foundation and am currently leading the charge on our fundraising efforts to donate BAT Therapy Tables across the UK.

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