The team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Harrow Weald have brewed up some fun today as they took part in a national fundraising drive.
Live music and Dementia Friends session
Visitors joined the Weald Lane home to enjoy a hot drink and a variety of sweet treats and dainty cakes in return for a donation to Dementia UK, while Charlotte Borg performed live 1940s music.
The tea party festivities were followed by a Dementia Friends session, an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society that not only provided visitors with a greater understanding of dementia but also highlighted the simple ways people can support those living with dementia.
Supporting a “very worthwhile cause”
92-year-old resident Helen Condon (pictured) said: “Our tea party was a lot of fun for a very worthwhile cause – I am so happy that we helped to support Dementia UK.”
Fellow resident Mary Woolcott, 89, added: “I know many people living with dementia so it’s really rewarding to see how our tea party has helped to fundraise.”
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Sunita Ramasawmy said: “Dementia UK is a charity we all hold close to our hearts and every year we host a Time for a Cuppa tea party to show our support. This year was no exception – there were fabulous cakes, music and everyone really enjoyed themselves.”
About Time for a Cuppa
Time for a Cuppa is Dementia UK’s annual fundraising event; a national day which brings people together over a cuppa to raise money for the charity, which will be used to fund Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who provide care, advice and support to families living with dementia.