Make tea for a good cause!
TEA MAKERS are needed to brew up some cuppas next month to raise much needed funds for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
With 1200 people in Wexford coping with dementia, two thirds of whom have Alzheimer's, the local organisation badly needs the cash raised through the annual Tea Day campaign which takes place on May 5.
The money raised on the day stays in the county and is used to ensure that families can access their local Alzheimer's services when they need them most.
The national organisation has warned that it is struggling to cope with the great demand for support and have called on members of the public to get behind the Tea Day fundraising campaign to help raise crucial funds. Calls to support the event have been led by broadcaster Pat Kenny, whose late mother Connie lived with Alzheimer's disease for 14 years. According to regional manager Kate Brennan the services are currently very stretched.
'Our services are under severe strain to meet the existing needs of people diagnosed with dementia. The recession is impacting people living with dementia with job cuts, cuts to carers allowance and cuts to services all having a serious impact on them. The analysis of feedback from our frontline staff all over the county shows that people are struggling now more than ever,' she said.
To register for Tea Day 2011 or make a donation phone 1 800 719 820 or visit www.teaday.ie