We were recently approached by the Royal Stoke University Hospital to give our support to Dementia Research. Stoke City Football Club are also supporting the campaign by becoming a Dementia friendly Club . One of our legends Mike Pejic who does a lot to support other agencies locally to promote awareness will feature in a video film that will be shown at the Chelsea Home game on the big screens. So as not to miss out on the opportunity of being part of the video we were joined by some of the research team at our Tuesday get together at Davids Brasserie on the Trentham Estate. More and more people are suffering from this disease and as a group we are aware of the many former footballers who are also being diagnosed, the latest that springs to mind being Stan Bowles the former QPR star. Having Gordon Banks in our group means we get regular updates on the heroes of the 1966 World Cup Winners. Its so sad to hear that many of them are struggling with memory loss and Gordon is very active in promoting awareness with his recent TV advert alongside Sir Geoff Hurst.




The picture was taken on Tuesday 5th September at Davids Brasserie. Not a bad team with Nello as manager….Mike Pejic, Denis Smith, Eric Skeels, Harry Burrows, John Ruggiero, Mile McDonald, Jackie Marsh and Terry Conroy.


  1. Clare holmes September 11, 2017 11:12 am  Reply

    I am currently on your mailing list under holmesycaw@ntlworld.comi an trying to change my mailing address on screen but it keeps returning a screen error message.


    • John Ruggiero September 18, 2017 4:57 pm  Reply

      Hi Clare will try and change from this end.

      JR x

  2. Ian Beasley September 11, 2017 11:45 am  Reply

    Great job boys!

  3. christopher September 11, 2017 8:59 pm  Reply

    great news from a great bunch og ledgends well done .also as a potters fan I’m now 69 plz can someone contact me I wish to send some very important team photos etc to Jackie marsh /eric skeels , my tel no is 02920616691thanking you cmorgan

    • John Ruggiero September 18, 2017 4:55 pm  Reply

      Hi Chris you can send your photos to me at 9 JAVA CRESCENT, TRENTHAM, SOT,STAFFS, ST4 8RT



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