Cuppa campaign for dementia

Dementia sufferers, family members, carers and fundraisers came together for a good English cup of tea and natter for a fundraising event in support of Dementia UK.

Thursday, 10th March 2016, 4:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th March 2016, 4:06 pm
Photo Neil Cross Dementia UK 'Time for a cuppa' campaign to raise awareness and funds for dementia coffee moming in the memory cafe at Garstang library Michelle Thompson of Home Instead

Care organisation Home Instead for Blackpool and Wyre hosted the ‘time for a cuppa’ coffee morning at Garstang Library.

The special event joined up with the monthly Garstang Memory cafe to help raise funds for dementia patients and their families. Staff from Home Instead were on hand to offer support and advice.

Care manager Michelle Thompson said: “We had a great response to the event and it’s important we raise awareness of dementia.

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“We had a chat over coffee and a cake about what support there is for people locally.”

The ‘Dementia UK Time for a Cuppa’ campaign is helping to raise money for families facing dementia through specialist admiral nurses

The Garstang dementia cafe was launched by Lancashire County Councillor Sandra Perkins in 2014. Her late husband Alan suffered with dementia.

The cafe is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10am to noon at Garstang Library