The Trust’s Admiral Nurses held a special fundraising event at Folly Hall Mills in Huddersfield on Monday to raise awareness of dementia and the Time for a Cuppa campaign.
Time for a Cuppa is an annual fundraising event organised by Dementia UK and this year is running from 1st – 8th March 2013. Events are organised across the country to give people the opportunity to get together and share a cuppa and some cake while raising funds and national awareness to support people affected by dementia.
Money raised during Time for a Cuppa is used by Dementia UK to support the provision of Admiral Nurses – who work with families and carers of all ages and backgrounds to support their needs as they look after someone with dementia.
Thanks to a partnership with Dementia UK and Kirklees Council, the Trust provides Admiral Nurses in Kirklees.
To support the campaign this year, the Admiral Nurses hosted their own celebration at Folly Hall Mills in Huddersfield on Monday 4th March, which staff, people who use Trust services and members of the public were invited to attend to find out more about the work of the Admiral Nurse team and this initiative.
Michelle McGowan, Admiral Nurse at the Trust said, “An estimated one million people will be diagnosed with dementia in the next ten years, and many more people will be taking on the role of carer to help look after them. Events like Time for a Cuppa are great for raising awareness about dementia as well as the help that is currently available for people who have the condition or are caring for someone with it.
“I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to support their local Time for a Cuppa event to do so or to consider hosting their own. It’s easy to do, just pick where and when you would like to host an event such as a tea party or bake sale and help us to raise awareness of this campaign.”
To find out more about Time for a Cuppa visit www.timeforacuppa.org