Time for a Cuppa 1st-8th May 2023

Join our brew crew – every penny you raise will support families facing dementia

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Make Time for a Cuppa this May and raise vital funds for families facing dementia. Time for a Cuppa is Dementia UK’s annual tea party fundraising event. Simply pick a date, choose your venue and send out those invites. Every penny you raise will help more families access the life-changing support of our specialist dementia nurses.

What do I need to do?

  1. Register
    Don’t forget to register for your free fundraising pack. This will contain everything you need to get started. We can send your pack by post, or you can opt for a digital version if you prefer. We’ll be there to support you along the way and will send you lots of inspiration and tips for organising your event.
  2. Set a date and invite your guests
    Time for a Cuppa week is 1st-8th May 2023, but you can hold your event on any day, or in any month, that suits you. Check out the full FAQs here.
  3. Cook, bake or buy your cuppa goodies
    Our past Time for a Cuppa hosts have shared lots of mouth-watering recipes including vegan chocolate brownies, pistachio shortbread and vegetable puffs. Check out our recipe book here.
  4. Send in your donations
    Once you’ve collected your supporters’ generous donations, send them in and feel proud of what you’ve achieved and the difference you’ll make to families facing dementia. Any other questions about signing up? Email us at timeforacuppa@dementiauk.org or give us a call on 020 8036 5380.

We held a Mad Hatters’ Tea Party for our Time for a Cuppa. All my family dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland and served neighbours and friends with tea and cakes. We raised £417.30 overall: the cause is dear to our hearts as our mam Bridget has dementia. Heather Burns, Time for a Cuppa 2022 host

Materials for your event

Make sure you register for your fundraising pack, which has everything you need to start planning your event. We’ve also created extra downloadable materials which will help make Time for a Cuppa a piece of cake.

Get in touch with the Time for a Cuppa Team by calling 020 8036 5380 or emailing timeforacuppa@dementiauk.org – we’re happy to help!

Before your event


On the day

After your event

How to pay in your donations

If you have raised money through JustGiving, the donations will come straight to us – so you don’t need to do anything.

If you have raised money offline, here’s how to pay it in:

  • online: click here to pay in online (please remember to include the reference number from your pack so we know it’s from you and can send you a certificate)
  • phone: call us on 020 8036 5380 to pay in by credit or debit card over the phone
  • post: send us a cheque made payable to Dementia UK using the Freepost envelope in your pack, or to 7th Floor, Dementia UK, One Aldgate, London EC3N 1RE
  • bank transfer: use the bank details in your pack (give us a call if you can’t find them) and include your unique reference number so we can send you a certificate

Once you’ve paid in your donations, sit back with a well-deserved cuppa and feel proud of the difference you’ve made. When we receive your donations, we’ll send you a certificate to thank you for your support.

If you have any questions about Time for a Cuppa or would like to talk about your event, please get in touch – we’d be delighted to hear from you! Call the Time for a Cuppa Team on 020 8036 5380 or email us at timeforacuppa@dementiauk.org

Your cuppa can change lives

By the time you’ve boiled your kettle, another person will have developed dementia. Over 944,000 people in the UK are affected by the condition – and if someone you love is living with dementia, you’re living with it too.

At Dementia UK, we believe every family facing dementia should have the support of a specialist nurse – but right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us.

Making Time for a Cuppa can change that. This May, we need you to make, bake and brew to raise vital funds for families facing dementia – like Sue’s.

If I’ve ever got a problem, I call Julie, our dementia specialist Admiral Nurse. If I need help, she’s there for us. She is my lifeline.

Sue, whose mum, Ann, has dementia

Cupcakes with Time for a cuppa flags next to a laptop and cup of tea

Time for a Cuppa FAQs

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