Notts County Foundation is proud to unveil the Tony Judge Memorial Room at the Portland Centre.
Named after longstanding ambassador, advocate, and participant of the charity’s Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise (CARE) programme Tony Judge – who sadly passed away in August 2021, the facility has been renamed and refurbished in honour of Tony’s life and legacy.
Tony’s two sons – Laurie and James Judge – officially opened the space at the charity’s Community Day on Saturday 5th March. For the exclusive use of CARE participants, the Tony Judge Memorial Room will act as a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental location for individuals at any stage of their cancer recovery or treatment to either chat with Notts County Foundation coaches about their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
James Judge said: “I think the space is fantastic. While outside the room is really busy, when you come through the door and sit down, it feels really private and personal, which is perfect for participants who feel like they want to have a discussion with coaches and delivery staff about a topic that can sometimes be tough to talk about.”
The CARE programme is a group-based exercise initiative for any individual at any stage of their cancer recovery or treatment. From pre-treatment preparation through with and beyond cancer, the CARE programme is there for any individual to enjoy their exercise alongside a likeminded group of individuals.
Josh Stevenson, CARE Programme Coordinator at Notts County Foundation, said: “I am delighted to be able to memorialise Tony’s name and legacy through this vibrant new consultation room. Despite living with cancer for a number of years, Tony never let his illness prevent from taking part each and every week with a smile on his face, and supporting other participants.”