Time for a cuppa at Gedling Crematorium

Time for a cuppa at Gedling Crematorium

by Gedling Crematorium

Time for a cuppa at Gedling Crematorium

Gedling Crematorium is inviting local people to visit for tea and cake to help raise money for Dementia UK.


The site is hosting a ‘Time for a cuppa’ event on Saturday 11 May between 10am and 1pm.


Gedling Crematorium is part of Westerleigh Group, one of the UK’s largest independent owners and operators of crematoria and cemeteries, with 40 sites in England, Scotland, and Wales, all set within beautifully landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, peaceful places for people to visit and reflect.


Westerleigh Group prides itself on providing exceptional care to the bereaved, the standards of which are inspected by the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA) in England and Wales and the Scottish Government. 


Dementia UK is Westerleigh Group’s current corporate charity partner and over a two-year period, Westerleigh has a target of raising £300,000 for the charity.


Gedling Crematorium manager Giulia McDonough said: “This is our first tea party in aid of Dementia UK.


“Our message to our local communities is let’s get together to share cake and a cuppa and raise vital funds for families facing dementia.


“Whilst we are not trained in providing specialist dementia support, we will have information available about the work of Dementia UK’s specialist nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, and ways of reaching out to them, in case anyone needs it.”


Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing advice and support to anyone affected by the condition.


Dementia UK is encouraging people across the country to get together next month to host a ‘Time for a Cuppa’ event, which will be the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year.


With rising numbers of families affected by dementia, thousands are not getting the support they need, which is one of the reasons why Westerleigh Group chose Dementia UK as its corporate charity partner.


Giulia added: “On May 11, we will be sharing tea, coffee and cake with anyone who wishes to come. There will be games and some activities, and there will also be a bake sale.


“As an added extra, I’m delighted to say that Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has kindly agreed to support our event, bringing all the specialist equipment they use and also allowing children to sit inside the fire engine.


“The firefighters have even suggested they might bring some homemade cakes of their own, too, to support the fundraising for DementiaUK.




“We are also inviting donations on the day, too, with all proceeds going to support the vital work Dementia UK does in every community.


“Anyone wishing to take a tour of our beautiful grounds or see the crematory on the day of this event will be very welcome to do so as well.”


Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO of Dementia UK, said: "We believe every family affected by dementia should have the support of a specialist nurse, but right now we can’t reach everyone who needs us.


“We are grateful to Gedling Crematorium for taking part in Time for a Cuppa this year to help us recruit more Admiral Nurses and provide a lifeline to families up and down the country who urgently need our support.


“There is no cure for dementia, but there is care.”


Anyone who needs advice or support on living with dementia should contact Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0880 888 6678 or email helpline@dementiauk.org


For more information about Gedling Crematorium, and the exceptional care and support it provides to the bereaved in creating uniquely personal funerals and memorials for their loved ones, visit www.gedlingcrematorium.co.uk.


More information about the event can be found at the Crematorium’s facebook event page at https://bit.ly/49ura8M