A primary school raised more than £400 for Dementia UK by holding a holding a Time for a Cuppa tea party and used a drone to take an aerial photograph of a human cup of tea.

Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa week 2017 is on March 1st to March 8th, and everyone is invited to throw a tea party for their friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to help raise funds for more much-needed Admiral Nurses.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses providing the help that families need when things get challenging: clinical, practical and emotional support for the carers and families of people with dementia so they do not have to face it alone.

Mr Billing, head teacher at Abbots Langley, said: “Dementia UK is a great charity providing excellent support to carers through their Admiral Nurses. "The pupils at Abbots Langley are the most enthusiastic fundraisers you could ever hope to meet so a Time for a Cuppa tea party in the playground seemed the natural idea.

"Getting a photograph of so many children in one place is rather tricky so we are using a drone to capture the occasion.”

Victoria Lyons, mum to William and Noah who attend the School, is also one of the school governors at Abbots Langley and Regional Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK, said: This is a tremendous amount of money and will help Dementia UK help thousands of families living with dementia in Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK.

"Our Admiral nurses have been referred to as vital lifeline for families living with dementia and without the help of families and communities such as Abbots Langley School raising money and awareness we simply would not be able to do the work we do."

There are currently 184 Admiral Nurses working across England, Scotland and Wales, with a target to have 200 in place by the end of March 2017.