Local people invited to join the Trust for a cuppa


Local people in Wakefield are invited to a tea party on Tuesday 2nd February in support of for dementia’s Time for a Cuppa Day campaign.

For dementia is committed to improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia through the provision of Admiral Nurses, providing high quality, affordable training to care staff professionals and providing support though a network of carers, Uniting Carers for dementia.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services to the people of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, are supporting the event to help raise awareness and funds to vital support the work the charity provides.

Jean Tottie and Hilary Hicks, local members of Uniting Carers for dementia, will be trying to entice anyone from the Wakefield area and particularly those who have an understanding of dementia and support dementia sufferers with tea and cakes. All money raised will go towards supporting for dementia.

The tea party will be held at St Peter and Paul’s church hall, St George’s Walk, Kettlethorpe, between 2 and 6pm. The event will include sale of tea and cakes and other homemade produce together with a tombola.

The Trust’s chief executive Steven Michael said, "Our staff see every day the impact caring for someone with dementia can have on family and friends. That is why it is important for the Trust to offer our support to charities like for dementia which provide invaluable help. We hope local people will also show their support and attend the tea party."

All the money raised will help pay for the helpline to provide dedicated support for dementia carers and will be making a real difference to people with dementia and their families.

Former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips, who is the patron of for dementia, said, "I know only too well how dementia can affect family carers through feelings of loneliness and confusion and just how valuable support offered by for dementia is to them. That is why I am an active supporter of Time for a Cuppa and hope you will be too."

If you, or someone you know, is caring for someone with dementia and would like to talk to an Admiral Nurse please call Admiral Nursing DIRECT on 0845 257 9406 or email direct@fordementia.org.uk

For further information on the Wakefield tea party contact Jean at jean.tottie@btinternet.com or Hilary on hilaryhicks@hotmail.co.uk

Local people invited to join the Trust for a cuppa

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