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Community gets together for a cuppa for dementia campaign

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An Ashford care home is inviting visitors to make time for a cuppa to support a national dementia awareness campaign.

Care UK’s Echelforde care home will be hosting an afternoon of events as part of Time for a Cuppa week. Events are being held around the country to raise awareness and funds for Dementia UK, a charity that supports the relatives and friends of people living with dementia.

The home will be opening its doors on Thursday March 7 for a cuppa and cake and the chance to take part in a fun competition and enjoy some treats from the cake stall.

Home Manager Jenny Sharman said: “My daughter, Lesley Aldridge, makes cakes professionally and the residents love her fancy cupcakes, so she has agreed to run a cake stall for the event and she is also making a fruit cake for a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ contest.”

 “Dementia is a condition that has affected many families and we know many people will want to come along and support the charity. We will also have some of Dementia UK’s leaflets on the condition and the team will be on hand to answer queries from anyone who is looking after a loved one with dementia in their own home.”

To mark Time for a Cuppa week, Care UK, a leading provider of health and social care services throughout the country, commissioned an independent survey into the nation’s tea-drinking habits.

The survey found that people around the UK place great value on the benefits of meeting friends and family for a cuppa and to share news – a view shared by 76% of people in the South East.

People in the region also named The Queen, The Duchess of Cambridge and Sir Winston Churchill as famous names they would most like to share a cuppa with.

Sharing family news over a cuppa was also top choice for adults around the UK, with nearly 75% saying it was their favourite way to share family news and events and 51% of over 55s opting for their children as the favourite people to make time for a cuppa and a chat with.

The event, at the home in College Way, takes place between 2pm and 4pm and is open to everyone.


Open to new residents

College Way, Ashford, Surrey, TW15 2XG


CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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