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Around £550 was raised at Docking Village Hall through an afternoon tea fundraiser during Saturday afternoon.

Homemade cakes, scones, sausage rolls and sandwiches were made as part the Dementia UK scheme Time for a Cuppa.

Now in its tenth year, Time for a Cuppa raises funds for specialist dementia nurses. The scheme runs throughout the country each year between March 1-8.

Heacham Girl Guides were helping out since one of the organiser’s of the afternoon tea, Sue Theunissen, is the guide leader.

Pictured at the front from left to right are Millie Delaney, Adele Carty and Hannah Delaney of the Girl Guides. Behind them, from left to right, are organisers Helena Aldis, Sue Theunissen, Margaret McKenna and Janis Able MLNF-19PM03084
Pictured at the front from left to right are Millie Delaney, Adele Carty and Hannah Delaney of the Girl Guides. Behind them, from left to right, are organisers Helena Aldis, Sue Theunissen, Margaret McKenna and Janis Able MLNF-19PM03084

Mrs Aldis said: “We decided to do it after Dementia UK advertised the scheme.

“All of us know somebody who has been affected by dementia in the family.

“It meant a lot to us and people turned up who had dealt with it [dementia] in their own personal lives.

“We raised £522 on the day, but have had a few donations since so we are now just under £550 which is a brilliant result for a village.

“There has been lots of brilliant feedback so hopefully it will become an annual event here.

“People put a donation in and then could help themselves to a plate of food.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to make some lovely food.”

For more information visit www.dementiauk.org.



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