Residents at a Newark care home have been sharing a cuppa to raise vital funds for families facing dementia. Red Rose Care Community, in Brockton Avenue, Farndon, has joined Dementia UK’s annual tea party Time for a Cuppa on Wednesday 8th May. The event is designed to raise funds to help more families access life-changing support from specialist dementia nurses. 

Residents and families at Red Rose Care Community, which specialises in dementia care, enjoyed an afternoon tea with a raffle and prizes to raise money for Dementia UK and the residents’ social fund.

Manager at Red Rose Care Community Joanne Brown, said: “We were pleased to be able to support Dementia UK’s annual Time for a Cuppa event. Here at Red Rose Care Community, we specialise in dementia care and understand the challenges families face as they try to navigate life with the condition. It was nice as a home to be able to come together to do our bit to raise money for such a good cause.”

Live music helped to encourage residents to join in singing, with research showing that despite people with dementia and memory loss struggling to remember things in their life they will often remember words to familiar songs and enjoy singing.

Over 944,000 people in the UK are affected by dementia. Time for a Cuppa was started to raise awareness of dementia and provide much needed funds for specialist support as by the time you boil a kettle another person will have developed the condition.

Red Rose Care Community’s Time for a Cuppa event raised £180.87.

More information on Red Rose Care Community and its Dementia support are available at www.redhomes.com