Words by Abi Scaife
A UK dementia charity is launching a vitally important fundraiser.
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Dementia UK, the specialist dementia nursing charity, is holding their 14th annual ‘Time For A Cuppa’ fundraiser from 1st-8th May 2023, to encourage supporters to get involved.
Among those supporting the charity’s largest annual event include stage actress, Jodie Steele – who is currently starring in Bonnie and Clyde at the London Garrick Theatre, and soap actress, Kate Spencer, who played the character of Grace Vickers on ITV soap Coronation Street.
What is ‘Time For A Cuppa’?
Someone develops dementia every three minutes in the UK – that’s the time it takes to boil a kettle. So, between 1st-8th May, Dementia UK is encouraging people across the country to get together at home, at work, or in the local community to host a Time for a Cuppa event.
Friends, families, and neighbours can come together to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake in return for a donation to the charity. Every cuppa poured and penny raised will help the charity to grow the number of specialist dementia nurses so more families can access their support.
Dementia UK’s dementia specialist nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing advice and support, to anyone affected by dementia. The money from this fundraiser will go towards paying more Admiral Nurses, to help as many people as possible.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Dementia UK. This is a charity that provides Admiral Nurses for families affected by dementia, to help support those in need. Find out more here.
Alzheimer’s Research UK. Alzheimer's Research UK are the UK's leading Alzheimer's research charity aiming to find a cure for dementia. Learn how to support them here.
Alzheimer’s Society. They are working towards a world without dementia, and are giving help to those living with dementia today, and providing hope for the future. Learn more here.