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PNECET Joining ‘Time For A Cuppa’ Fundraiser In Aid Of Dementia UK

26 February 2020

Preston North End Community and Education Trust will be raising money for Dementia UK through the nationwide ‘Time for a Cuppa’ event during next week’s Sporting Memories session!

‘Time for a Cuppa’ brings together colleagues, neighbours, friends and family over a cuppa and some cake – while raising money for more dementia specialist Admiral Nurses, who give life-changing support to families facing dementia.

Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. When things get challenging or difficult, they work alongside families affected by dementia, giving them the compassionate one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions, that help families face dementia with more confidence and less fear.


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With Time for a Cuppa taking place from Sunday 1st March until Sunday 8th March, PNECET will be holding its Time for a Cuppa event on Tuesday 3rd March, linking in with its Sporting Memories session at Deepdale.

Sporting Memories is a sporting reminiscence group which is run by PNECET alongside the Sporting Memories Foundation, taking place every Tuesday at Deepdale from 11am until 12.30pm.

We will be extending the session by an extra 30 minutes in aid of Time for a Cuppa, allowing Sporting Memories participants and members of staff at Preston North End and the Community and Education Trust to join and help to raise money for Dementia UK.

Sporting Memories is a group primarily open to those over the age of 50 who are living dementia, depression or loneliness, but also welcomes those simply looking to reminisce on their own sporting memories or indeed engage in chat about any other subject.

The group combines reminiscence opportunities with light physical activities such as indoor curling and boccia, quizzes and guest speakers, which have so far included local authors, journalists and even former PNE players since the group’s 

PNECET Inclusion Manager Melissa Brown said: “We’re all really excited to make Time for a Cuppa for Dementia UK.

“This event is all about spending time with the people who are close to you whilst also raising funds and awareness of the incredible work which Admiral Nurses do.”

Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO at Dementia UK, said: “Dementia can leave many families isolated and without the support they need.

“This is why it’s so important for people to come together, to talk to people with the condition and to reminisce about the lives of people who have been lost to it.

“Since Time for a Cuppa began, it has raised over £850,000 to provide more dementia specialist Admiral Nurses. We are so grateful to everyone who has taken part over the years.

“This year, we’re looking forward to welcoming more seasoned and aspiring bakers and tea brewers like Preston North End Community and Education Trust.” 

Dementia UK currently has 279 Admiral Nurses working across various care settings, including out in the community, care homes, hospitals and hospices.

The charity also has its Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline which is available to anyone with any questions around dementia via phone or email. There are currently not enough Admiral Nurses for the growing number of people with dementia.

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one emotional and practical support for families living with dementia through their growing number of Admiral Nurses.

If you need advice or support on living with dementia contact Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678 or email The Helpline is staffed by experienced Admiral Nurses, who give vital support by telephone or email.

For more information about our Time for a Cuppa event, please contact the Trust on 01772 693309 or

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