Argyllshire Advertiser

A cuppa for dementia care


The tables for Dementia UK’s annual cake and tea event, Time for a Cuppa, have been completely reset.

Dementia UK is the only charity dedicated to supporting the whole family through dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.

The charity’s annual fundraisin­g event takes place from May 1 to 8.

Since its launch, it has raised more than £1 million with the support of fundraiser­s, Dementia UK staff and celebritie­s. One of the highlights from last year’s event included celebrity supporters dressing up as much-loved characters to recreate tea party scenes from the world of film.

Phyllis Logan was Mary Poppins, music producer Naughty Boy was Jay Gatsby, Emma Barton was Holly Golightly and Jess and Natalya Wright were Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts.

Families with dementia have been adversely affected by the lockdown for just over a year. Care home visiting restrictio­ns, the closure of support and respite services and the resulting social isolation and loneliness has disproport­ionately affected people living with dementia and their family carers.

Whilst Time for a Cuppa will be slightly different this year, we know dementia support is needed more than ever. We are so grateful to all of our fundraiser­s who will be whipping up treats, enthusiasm, funds and giving their time for others – in a socially distanced way, of course – in what will be a very special and important Time for a Cuppa.

For more informatio­n about Time for a Cuppa and how to host a tea party with our free fundraisin­g pack, visit the­ppa webpage.

Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and Chief Executive Officer of Dementia UK.

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