Join in on ASI Tea Day 2021
Presenter and TV personality Dáithí Ó Sé is calling on the nation to show solidarity with people with dementia and their family carers and virtually have ‘Tea in Every Town’ with their friends and loved ones to mark Alzheimer’s Tea Day.
“On Thursday, May 6th, join your online gathering to thousands of others all over the country as we share a cuppa with our friends, family and colleagues to chat and celebrate those we love. You’ll also be raising much-needed funds to help families living with dementia.
“Tea Day is The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland’s biggest and most important fundraiser of the year. Over the last year, because of Covid-19, they could only raise a fraction of what is needed to run their vital services. So, this year people living with dementia need our support more than ever,” he said
Alzheimer’s Tea Day takes place across Ireland on Thursday, May 6 this year and is proudly sponsored by Fujitsu Ireland.
It is estimated that there are 7,509 people living with dementia in Cork and for every one person with dementia, three others are directly affected. The number of people with the condition will more than double in the next 25 years to over 150,000 by 2045.
This year, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) is inviting the public to brew the most important and powerful cup of tea and invite your family and friends to join you online.
To get involved with Tea Day 2021, you can sign up online at teaday.ie and support those in your area living with dementia.
You can then share a cup of tea, virtually, with the ones you love and celebrate Tea Day on social media by posting photos, videos and messages using associated hashtags.
The final step is to make a donation via the website to help raise funds for vital services for people living with dementia and their families.