Admiral Nurses - East Sussex

1920s Razzamataz Party - 17th June 2017

In aid of Dementia UK the East Sussex Fundraising group are putting on a fantastic event.  The 1920s Razzamataz Party will kick off at 6.30pm at Burwash Common Pavilion.  The night will include:

  • A fantastic eight piece professional jazz band who will play during the evening
  • An opportunity to get dressed up in your 1920s glad rags
  • A complimentary 1920s inspired cocktail upon your arrival
  • A beautiful buffet supper 
  • An opportunity to bid in the Auction of Promises and take part in our raffle

All profits will go towards Dementia UK reg. charity no. 1039404.  Tickets cost only £25 and are available by emailing either or  Come and join us for a wonderful evening and raise money for such a worthy cause.

Time for a Cuppa 2017

The Admiral Nurses East Sussex fundraisings group would like to invite people within Burwash and surrounding communities to host a Time for a Cuppa for Admiral Nurses.  Holding a Time for a Cuppa tea party with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues helps provide more Admiral Nurses for people facing dementia.  

If you would like to get involved please let us know so we help support your event. Please contact Ruth on 01435 882938 for your free Time for a Cuppa pack.  It’s crammed full of goodies to help your event run smoothly, including games, fundraising ideas, and promotional materials. 

Dementia UK Key Messages  

Charity Registration Number: 1039404

Dementia UK provides Admiral Nurses - specialist dementia nurses who give unique, practical and emotional care and support for family carers, as well as the person with dementia. Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need.

Living with dementia can be an incredibly hard and lonely experience. Our specialist support is a lifeline for families caring for someone with dementia. Please help us reach more of them.

  • Dementia can steal a person’s ability to communicate. Admiral Nurses will be there with the skills and techniques that help families stay connected to the person they love.
  • Dementia can pull families apart. Admiral Nurses use their expertise to keep families strong, and keep them together.
  • If someone living with dementia is showing signs of fear or distress, Admiral Nurses work together with families to find ways to manage or solve the problem.

 There are currently over 800,000 people living with dementia, and this is expected to increase to one million by 2025. Currently Dementia UK has 184 Admiral Nurses, but we want to increase this number and provide greater reach throughout the UK – so that everyone who needs the support of an Admiral Nurse has one. Dementia UK relies on the generous support of our donors, and couldn’t provide the Admiral Nursing service without them.

East Sussex Updates

Since 2009, the East Sussex Community Fundraising group in Burwash have raised awareness and funds for Dementia UK to bring Admiral Nurses to East Sussex. Their efforts have helped raise the profile of Admiral Nursing throughout the region and were essential in bringing about the following:

  •  Monies raised by the East Sussex Fundraising group enabled Dementia UK to pump-prime a new Admiral Nursing Service in Partnership with Sussex Community Trust in Brighton and Hove. Two Admiral Nurses are now in post, providing much-needed support to families in the community.
  • From April – October 2015, the fundraising group supported three Admiral Nurse Clinics in Ticehurst, Bexhill, and Burwash in which two Admiral Nurses provided one-to-one clinics lasting 45 minutes. In total, 27 families were supported, with an option to follow-on for more help through Dementia UK’s helpline, AN DIRECT.
  • Building on the success of the 2015 clinics, Dementia UK is working alongside the East Sussex Fundraisers to provide two more clinics in April and May in Rye and Newick. These clinics will be funded by a grant from Wates Trust.

Dementia UK is working hard to increase numbers of Admiral Nurses working throughout East Sussex. Discussions are taking place with the High Weald, Lewes, and Haven Clinical Commissioning Group to enable Admiral Nurses to be part of the CCG’s ‘Golden Ticket’ service for supporting families affected by dementia in the area. We hope to have news about this in the spring of 2017.


For a full list of events this month, please go to Burwash Parish Diary. If you have updates or wish to add details of future events please get in touch via Burwash Parish Clerk.