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Smiles All Round As Afternoon Tea Raises Funds For Dementia UK

Visitors to a Cheltenham care home were served up a treat this week in aid of a cause that is close to their hearts.

Friends and family of people living at Cheltenham’s specialist dementia nursing home, Wentworth Court came together to raise £66 for Dementia UK’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Time for a Cuppa.

Wellbeing team members spent the morning preparing the home’s café with decorative bunting, fresh flowers and colourful tablecloths before welcoming residents and their guests with pots of tea and delicious cakes and tray bakes.

A prize draw for a Victoria sponge cake, created by Ellenborough Park-trained head chef, Brendon Cole, contributed to the fundraising total.

Wentworth Court managing director, Mitesh Dhanak said:
“We are thrilled that our event has raised some vital funds for Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurse service. We support people living with dementia and their families every day and have a deep understanding of the concerns and challenges that a dementia diagnosis can present. Dementia UK provides an essential service within our local community, as well as an Admiral Nurse on hand to offer specialist support for anyone living with dementia who requires a stay in hospital.

“A big thank you to everyone who supported our tea party and gave generously.”

The funds will go towards supporting Dementia UK’s dementia specialist nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, who provide life-changing advice and support, to anyone affected by dementia.

Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO of Dementia UK added:

“We believe every family affected by dementia should have the support of a specialist nurse – but right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us.

“We are grateful to Wentworth Court for taking part in Time for a Cuppa this year to help us to recruit more Admiral Nurses and provide a lifeline to families up and down the country who urgently need our support. There is no cure for dementia, but there is care.”

Tea parties and bake sales are taking place across the UK between 1 – 8 May as part of the Time for a Cuppa campaign.

 

 
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