On Monday 27 February local people are being invited to join Uniting Carers and take part in Time for a Cuppa to show their support for Dementia UK.
Uniting carers, is a national network established by Dementia UK, of carers, former carers, family members and friends of people with dementia who aim to raise awareness and increase people’s understanding of dementia.
Time for a cuppa, an annual fundraising event organised by Dementia UK, is taking place on Monday 27 February and events have been organised across the country to bring people together to raise funds and national awareness to support people affected by dementia.
The Kirklees Admiral Nurses are supporting the tea party organised by Uniting Carers and will be on hand during the event to offer information and advice about how people can improve the quality of life of those with dementia and their carers. Admiral Nurses are specialist mental health nurses, specialising in dementia.
The tea party will be held at St Peter and St Paul’s parish centre, Standbridge Lane in Wakefield from 2pm – 5pm on Monday 27 February. People will be able to enjoy refreshments, home made cakes and produce and take part in activities including raffles and tombola.
Michelle McGowan, Admiral Nurse said, "Everyone is invited to attend the tea party, during which people will be able to find out more about the work of Uniting Carers, Admiral Nurses and hear carers experiences of living with someone with dementia.
"Time for a Cuppa is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Dementia UK. Dementia impacts the lives of so many of us so it is important that we do what we can to help support those personally affected by it and their carers."
Find out more about Time for a cuppa at www.timeforacuppa.org