Dementia UK, the only charity dedicated to supporting families affected by dementia through its specialist Admiral Nurses, welcomes actress Emma Barton as its latest celebrity supporter.
Emma, whose late uncle was diagnosed with vascular dementia, has experienced how dementia affects families as well as those living with the condition. She has been supporting the charity over the past year.
Emma took part in the charity’s Time for a Cuppa campaign recreating famous ‘celebri-tea movie moments’ alongside a number of other celebrity supporters. In the fun photo-shoot, Emma appeared as the iconic Holly Golightly from Breakfast At Tiffany’s – a role she had always wanted to play.
Speaking of her new appointment, Emma explained: ‘I’m really proud of my new role as official supporter for Dementia UK. Having lost my uncle and more recently a dear friend and colleague to dementia, it feels very right to be able to support the charity in an official capacity.’
Emma continues: ‘The pandemic has caused so many additional issues for families struggling with dementia and I’m looking forward to being able to promote the work of the charity’s extraordinary Admiral Nurses, who are needed now more than ever.’
Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Executive and Chief Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK, said: “We are hugely thankful to have Emma supporting us through one of the most challenging periods for families with dementia.
“In a climate of reduced services and increased isolation, families need to have advocates in the form of Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses. Emma’s influence and passion for the cause will help us to raise awareness of this vital service.”
Emma joins a roster of famous faces who have a direct and personal link to the cause. These include actors Jim Broadbent, Phyllis Logan, Judy Parfitt, and Lorelei King, musician Shahid Khan (Naughty Boy), reality star Georgia Kousoulou as well as British athlete Adelle Tracey, who is the charity’s Challenge Events Ambassador.
When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them; giving compassionate one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions which can be hard to find elsewhere. They are continually trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK.
Our Ambassadors and Celebrity Supporters
Find out more about our Ambassadors and Celebrity Supporters, who they are and their connection to Dementia UK