Local Care Company raises funds for Dementia UK and celebrates its 1st Birthday with -  Time for a Cuppa?

Gail and Nathan take 'Time For A Cuppa?'
Gail and Nathan take 'Time For A Cuppa?'
Robert Godson and the team at Home Instead Senior Care West Lancashire & Chorley, organised their first Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa? event on Friday 8th March, which was held at Ormskirk Parish Church. The event, which coincided with the company’s 1st birthday, was a huge success, raising over £350 for Dementia UK and Admiral Nurses. 

The President and members of the local Ormskirk Rotary Club, Home Instead clients, caregivers, voluntary organisations and generous local supporters were all in attendance, with Mayor Cllr Paul Greenall on hand to support the event and draw the  raffle. Special guest Leah Rickards a local Admiral Nurse also kindly attended to discuss her role and show her support.  

Dementia UK is a charity committed to improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia and Time for a Cuppa? is an annual campaign which aims to increase awareness of dementia and raise money to support Admiral Nurses across Lancashire. The event is of particular relevance to Home Instead, who specialise in providing care to adults and older people in their own homes. 

Robert commented, “I can’t believe that we have been operating for over 12 months, and since opening we’ve been overwhelmed by the generous support from our clients, caregivers and members of the local community alike. This kindness has been evident from the substantial number of quality prizes the local “Love Ormskirk” businesses have been willing to donate to our raffle, ranging from £50 worth of Domino’s Pizza vouchers, up to a D.B.& B. break at the local Miller & Carter Hotel in Aughton.” 

“Thousands of people in our local community have been affected in some way or another with dementia, so it is a charity which is extremely close to our hearts. At Home Instead we are very committed to supporting people with dementia and as such we are very proud to announce that Home Instead will be rolling out a very unique training programme later in the year, a “free service” for members of the community, which will help families and friends of dementia sufferers to look after their loved ones, in the best possible way.” 

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home