Residents at Care UK’s Whitby Dene are opening their home to schoolchildren and local residents to raise money for Dementia UK as part of Time for a Cuppa day, on Monday 27th February.
Time for a Cuppa is about bringing people together across the country to hold an event at home, in the workplace or in the community to help raise much-needed funds to support the work of Dementia UK, a charity dedicated to improving life for people with dementia.
Mark Winter, who co-ordinates activities at the home in Whitby Road, said: “Our kitchen team, staff and residents will be making cakes to sell on the day. We have sent invitations to the local schools and college and to local residents. They are always very supportive and our residents love talking to our neighbours and particularly to their young visitors.”
As well as having fun, the Whitby Dene team hope to raise awareness of issues surrounding dementia. Mark said: “Dementia is a subject that most people avoid and know little about – it is one of those things people don’t like to think about.
“We are very grateful that some of our residents’ relatives have agreed to give a talk about what it was like when they discovered their parent had dementia and what the journey to them joining us here, at Whitby Dene, was like. We are also grateful to the Alzheimer’s Society, who are sending representatives to give a talk on dementia.
“We want people to know that dementia isn’t the end – in many ways it is the beginning, because there are people like us in the community who are here to help.”
Whitby Dene provides care and support for older people, some of whom have dementia.
Visit our events page to find out more about events at Whitby Dene.