Calling all baking aficionados, cake lovers, and late-night whiskers – dust off your baking bowls and whip out your spatulas because it’s Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day on June 17.
Whether you’re a pro or more make-it-up-as-you-go, get involved and unite against dementia with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to raise some dough for a vital cause and help us stop dementia in its tracks.
Whether you organise a delivery ‘drop off’ of goodies to your neighbours, host a driveway bake sale in your area or have a virtual ‘bake-off’, you will be helping to raise money to support the 20,400 people living with dementia in Northern Ireland.
Cupcake Day has never been more important, with people with dementia and their families living in Northern Ireland disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
As well as people with the condition being the worst hit in terms of deaths, we’re hearing daily from people who are seeing their symptoms increase, mental health decline and family carers in complete despair.
It’s essential we unite to turn up the heat on dementia and support those who need it most.
Money raised will help us reach more people through the Alzheimer’s Society’s vital support services, like the Dementia Connect support line.
The services have been used nearly three million times since March and have been a lifeline to thousands, but there are so many more who urgently need our help.
Can you become a legend in the baking?
Get your baking bowls at the ready and put June 17 in your diary.
n Sign up for Cupcake Day at www.alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day
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