There are currently over 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and this is expected to increase to 1 million by 2025.
Avante Care and Support cares for and supports over 3000 people across Kent and South East London many of which are living with dementia. The charity also has its own Admiral Nurse who supports the residents and their families.
Staff at Avante Care and Supports Head Office in Faversham Kent, held a tea party in support of Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ fundraising event. Staff baked until late in to the night to ensure there were plenty of cakes to be bought and enjoyed on the day, as well as plenty of raffle prizes provided by generous staff members.
Tea Party Organiser, Amanda Andrews said, ‘The tea party was a great success and the generosity from staff was overwhelming. Thanks to everyone’s efforts we raised £132 for Dementia UK’.As well as cakes to buy on the day there were several competitions for staff to take part in, including guess the baby and count the jelly beans in the jar. Staff met at 2.30pm in their Thames Suite to take time out from their busy work schedules and enjoy a cuppa, a slice of cake and raise valuable funds for a worthy cause.
Dementia UK thanked Avante Care and Support for their efforts through Facebook commenting- ‘Those cakes look delicious. What a fantastic amount to have raised, thank you for making Time for a Cuppa!’
Dementia UK also tweeted – @avanteSupport ‘Thank you so much. They look so lovely and chocolatey! Hope you enjoyed your party on Friday’.