‘Pop in for a cuppa’ for Dementia UK

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The annual event of tea parties to raise funds for much-needed dementia specialist nurses will take place in March.

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.

Everyone around the UK is invited to take part by popping on the kettle, baking a cake, raise money for more specialist dementia Admiral Nurses and will take place 1-8 March.

Admiral Nurses work with families giving them the practical tools and emotional support they need to face dementia. They work with the person living with the diagnosis, but also the entire family, keeping people connected and together for as long as possible.

This year is the tenth year the event has taken place and is a hugely important date in Dementia UK’s fundraising calendar.

‘Time for a Cuppa’ was started in 2009, but was known as a ‘Tea Party to Remember’ and there were only 55 Admiral Nurses in the UK.

In 2019, there are 261 nurses working with people in hospitals, hospices, care homes and in their own homes, giving families the specialist dementia support they need to cope.

Dr Hildo Hayo, chief admiral nurse and CEO of Dementia UK, said: “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.

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