Dementia UK, the only charity caring for people with dementia and their families through specialist dementia nurses, is launching its annual ‘Time for a Cuppa’ week of tea parties. Time for a Cuppa takes place March 1st-March 8th and everyone around the UK is warmly invited to pop the kettle on, bake a cake, and raise money for more specialist dementia Admiral Nurses.
Admiral Nurses work with families during the toughest times, giving them the practical tools and emotional support they need to face dementia. They work with the person with the diagnosis, but also the entire family, keeping people connected and together for as long as possible.
2019 sees the tenth year of fun, family tea parties in aid of the charity, and is a hugely important date in Dementia UK’s fundraising calendar. When Time for a Cuppa started in 2009, it was known as ‘A Tea Party to Remember’ and there were only 55 Admiral Nurses in the UK. Now, there are 261, working with people in their own homes, as well as in hospitals, hospices and care homes, giving families the specialist dementia support they need to cope.
Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO of Dementia UK, says: “Dementia can be completely overwhelming for families. Often, they are given very little information or support. This is where Admiral Nurses come in – working alongside them to help them understand what the person with dementia is going through. Time for a Cuppa is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family, chat and catch up, and raise money for more of these vital nurses.”
For more information about Time for a Cuppa and how to host your own tea party with Dementia UK’s free fundraising pack, please visit: www.dementiauk.org/timeforacuppa