Why make Time for a Cuppa? A word from our tea ladies

The Time for a Cuppa 2017 'Tea Ladies' posing with a mug and a teapotSharing a cuppa and a slice of cake is a great reason to catch up and talk, one of the few moments when people are happy to put aside their work and spend time with those they love. Family time is about laughing, crying and reminiscing – and through the good times and the bad these precious moments often take place over a cuppa and a piece of cake.

As Julie, one of our colleagues here at Dementia UK, remembers:

“My nana was one of the most inspirational people in my life. We loved each other with a passion, and I’ll always miss her. Amongst many other things she taught me the importance of family and one of the ways she knitted us all together, and at the same time made us all feel individually very special, was through food. It didn’t matter how many different cakes or treats she had to bake, when we visited we were always presented with our favourite food, which was always cooked to perfection.”

A chance to reminisce

Time for a Cuppa is a chance to make your favourite family recipes and to remember and cherish the people that passed those recipes down to you. It’s also an opportunity to create new memories that you’ll treasure just as fondly.

For Liz Denial, one of our Family Recipe Competition runners-up, Time for a Cuppa is about, “reminiscing on the good old days and seeing mum so happy, remembering when my sister and I were young.”

“I used to love baking with mum, and raspberry buns were the first thing we baked together. They always bring back fond memories.”

It’s as easy as one, two, tea…

It’s a piece of cake to hold a Time for a Cuppa event. Your own home could be the perfect place to bring family and friends together. All you have to do is invite some fellow tea and cake lovers, and when you sign up for Time for a Cuppa we’ll post out exclusive invites that you can send to your family and friends. Then, all that’s left to do is to whip up something delicious. Get your recipe inspiration here.

Providing Admiral Nurses for those who need them most

We’re passionate about helping families living with dementia, and we do this through our brilliant Admiral Nurses, who are registered specialists. Time for a Cuppa will be vital in helping us to fund more Admiral Nurses to support families in local communities and to run our helpline, which is open seven days a week and is there for anyone with questions or concerns about dementia.

So why make Time for a Cuppa this March? Because it’s a chance for you to get together with those you care about most, sharing your best recipes and raising vital funds to support families facing dementia. Sign up here.