Dementia UK have Admiral Nurses who work alongside them, giving the compassionate one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions that can be difficult to find elsewhere.
They are a lifeline – helping families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
Our Volunteer Ambassadors are passionate individuals who are committed to supporting Dementia UK. Working alongside the fundraising team, they raise awareness of Admiral Nurses, help us to reach out to individuals who may need the support of an Admiral Nurse and develop new fundraising opportunities.
The Volunteer Ambassadors are also crucial for promoting our annual flagship fundraising event – Time for a Cuppa – by taking part in and encouraging others to get involved.
Rae Oldham, a Volunteer Ambassador said: “I became involved with Dementia UK because my husband John was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Dementia eight years ago.
“While I was doing research into the condition, I came across Dementia UK and Admiral Nurses but realised not enough people knew about them. I decided to use my skills as a presenter and trainer and become more involved; taking the message out to as many people as I could.
“I love talking to people about Dementia UK and especially about the Admiral Nurses.”
Our Volunteer Ambassadors are passionate individuals who are committed to supporting Dementia UK.”
Ellen Jurkczak, Regional Fundraising Manager, said: “Volunteer Ambassadors are essential to the work Dementia UK does to help families face dementia. They raise awareness of Admiral Nurse services in their local area and the Admiral Nurse Helpline, deliver talks and collect cheques on our behalf, and support with events near them.
“As a small regionally-based staff team, they enable us to have a much bigger impact than we could otherwise hope to have. We can’t thank them enough for everything they do.”
For more information about Volunteering opportunities Dementia UK could offer you, visit Volunteer Expo at the NEC, Birmingham from 1st-3rd May.