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Get A Brew On!

Surely nobody in this country needs an excuse to stick the kettle on and make a nice warm cup of tea? Indeed, it’s part of our national DNA! It makes everything better, and that’s why we’re proud to rifle through the cupboards for some teabags, get the kettle whistling and support Dementia UK’sTime For A Cuppa’ campaign.

From 1 – 8th March, all you need to do is invite some friends, relatives or indeed your whole community to donate funds for a tea party – which then helps the charity provide specialist Admiral Nurses for dementia sufferers, their families and carers.

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Who better to tell you just what your generosity will do than the charity themselves? ‘Dementia UK is a national charity committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. It supports mental health nurses specialising in dementia care, Admiral Nurses. Admiral Nurses provide a lifeline to hundreds of people across the country. This can include psychological support to help family carers understand and deal with their feelings, practical advice and information on dementia, its impact and how to cope, referrals to other appropriate services and liaison with other professionals to provide support when it’s most needed. Admiral Nurses work with family carers of all ages and backgrounds, tailoring support to their individual needs and challenges.’

Worth bearing in mind, as it is anticipated that around one million people will be diagnosed with dementia in the next 10 years – and we can all do our bit to help when the only weapons we need for the fight are family, friends, mugs, teabags, hot water, milk and sugar!

OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE TEA-SIDE

We think we’ll take a leaf out of the Mad Hatter’s book from ‘Alice In Wonderland’ – Lewis Carroll devotes the whole of chapter seven of his masterwork to ‘A Mad Tea-Party’, and what could possibly be
a more fun way to spend the afternoon than creating your own Wonderland? Sounds like the average morning break at Mayhem! Towers, but if you can do better you could win a luxury tea set at www.timeforacuppa.org. If that’s not an incentive we don’t know what is!

So, the teas are nice and warm, but what now? See www.timeforacuppa.org