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30 Sept 2022

Louth people urged to host Tea Day for the Alzheimer Society

Louth people urged to host Tea Day for the Alzheimer Society

RTÉ stars Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy are calling on Louth to host a Tea Day to mark Alzheimer’s Tea Day Comeback year on Thursday, May 5th

RTÉ stars Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy are calling on Louth to host a Tea Day to mark Alzheimer’s Tea Day Comeback year on Thursday, May 5th.

After two long years, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI) is inviting everyone to come together again for a cup of tea, a chat and maybe a treat or two on May 5th to help raise funds for vital dementia supports and services.

The ASI is asking the people of Louth to get involved with local Tea Day events in their homes, gardens, workplaces, schools, local community centres or somewhere special.

The traditional Alzheimer’s Tea Day was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19, and the event had to be moved online.

But now, Alzheimer’s Tea Day, The ASI’s biggest and most important fundraiser, is back.

For the first time in three years, after so much time in isolation, with many feeling lonely and alone, The ASI wants people to host their very own Tea Day and help Tea Day make a comeback!

The ASI aims to raise vital funds to provide supports and services to help families living with dementia nationwide.

There are an estimated 578 people living with dementia in Louth and each year more than 11,000 people develop the disease across the country – that’s at least 30 people every day.

However, there is one thing you can do to help – you can put the kettle on and host your very own Tea Day!

HOW TO HELP TEA DAY MAKE A COMEBACK - FOUR EASY STEPS: 

1. SIGN UP– Join us in this Tea Day Comeback Year! Register on teaday.ie and they will send your Organiser’s Toolkit which includes posters, collection boxes, raffle tickets, and everything you need to make your Tea Day a success!

2. HOST– Share a cuppa, share a few stories, maybe share a laugh with your friends and loved ones at home, in the garden, at work or in the community. You can host Tea Day however, and wherever, you like!

3. REMEMBER – Remember that you’re doing something really wonderful. All of the funds you raise will go to support dementia services – and help people when they really need it.

4. SHARE your Tea Day event on social media. Post your photos and videos and don’t forget to use our hashtags #TeaDay2022 #TogetherForTea

By supporting Tea Day, you can make an incredible difference:

€10 provides an hour at an Alzheimer’s cafe for a person with dementia. 

€35 provides one hour of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. 

€70 provides a session of Musical Therapy. 

€150 runs a Social club for one day. 

Can’t host a Tea Day this year? You can still support dementia care and services by making a donation on Alzheimer.ie 

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Ambassador, Dáithí Ó Sé said: “I’m delighted to support Alzheimer’s Tea Day again this year. Can you believe it? It’s been three years since we’ve been able to gather for a proper Tea Day get-together.

“So, let’s make up for lost time, lost connection, and lost funds and come together to make 2022 the Great Tea Day Comeback Year!

“On Thursday, May 5th we want everyone to have a chat, a laugh, a brew and donate a few euro to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Tea Day campaign to help provide essential dementia-specific services for the 64,000 people living with dementia in Ireland.”

TV Presenter, Reporter and ASI Ambassador Sinead Kennedy added: “I’m excited to team up with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland again to support their Tea Day campaign. The traditional Alzheimer’s Tea Day has been cancelled these past two years due to Covid-19, so it’s fantastic that people can come together once again in this Great Tea Day Comeback.”

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