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Time For A Cuppa – Dementia Awareness Week

Posted by Mike Phipps on April 26, 2022

A steaming cup of tea on a wooden table; in the background is a tea plantation. The Dementia UK logo can be seen, as well as a small amount of text about – Time For A Cuppa

This May, between the 1 and the 8, why not join thousands of others across the UK and host a – Time for a Cuppa – event to support families facing dementia?

Come Together For Tea And Cake

Various cakes and biscuits alongside a cup of tea

By coming together and sharing tea and cake (or biscuits, scones and sandwiches!), we can raise funds to help more families affected by dementia receive the specialist support they need.

Whether you host your event at home, at work, or in your community, it's a great way to bring people together and make a difference. So sign up today and make – Time for a Cuppa!

What Is Dementia And What Are The Symptoms?

Dementia is a neurological condition that affects cognition and behaviour.

Symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, difficulty communicating, and changes in mood, or personality.

Who Can Help?

Dementia UK logo

Dementia UK is a charity that provides help, and their Admiral nurses (specialist dementia nurses) help families live better and longer. 

Admiral Nurses

A dementia specialist Admiral nurse provides advice, emotional support and helps people to feel more in control over their future.

The Admiral nurses on the Dementia UK's Helpline are ready to help with any questions, or concerns that families may have; they have the time to listen and the knowledge to help, support and guide. 

You'll also find Admiral Nurses working locally at GP practices, hospitals and local clinics.

How Can Time for a Cuppa Help Families?

Time for a Cuppa week is a national campaign that raises funds to support families that face dementia. The campaign runs from 1 to 8 May and encourages people to host a tea party and donate, raising vital funds for life-changing support.

How To Host A Time For A Cuppa Event?

To host your own Time for a Cuppa event, simply sign up on the Dementia UK website and request a fundraising pack.

Once you've registered, you'll receive the free fundraising pack and be able to access all the resources you need to make your event a success.

What To Serve At Your Event

When it comes to what to serve at your tea party, there are no rules! However, we suggest serving tea and cake, as this is traditional British fare.

Be Creative!

An overhead view of a table that's full of cups of tea, cakes and sandwiches

If you want to get creative, you could also serve other refreshments, such as scones, or biscuits, or anything else that takes your fancy!

Top Tips For Fundraising Success

Here are some top tips to help you raise as much money as possible at your event:

- Set up an online giving page and share it with your guests and friends in advance of the event. This makes it easy for people to donate and will help you boost your fundraising total.

- Ask guests to make a donation. This is a great way to honour someone special who may be living with dementia.

- Have collection buckets (or a large cuppa!) available on the day for families and friends to make cash donations. Be sure to put them in easy to access areas, so that everyone will see them and have the opportunity to contribute.

With your help in raising funds, we can make sure families receive support and don't have to face dementia alone. So sign up today and host your own Time for a Cuppa event!

For More Information

For more information, click here for the Dementia UK website. Thank you for your support!

A picture of the Dementia Friendly Dining Place Setting - Various Colours that's available for sale on the Ability Superstore website

There are many items that can help people live with Dementia available for sale on the Ability Superstore website including a dementia friendly dining place setting. The colour of the crockery has been carefully chosen to stimulate interest in food. If the colours are too close together, someone with dementia may find it difficult to distinguish between them and not realise that there is actually something edible on his, or her plate. To see the crockery, click here! To view other dementia friendly items, click here!