Call the Midwife star Judy Parfitt has become an ambassador for Dementia UK, a growing charity that provides Admiral Nurses for families affected by dementia.
The twice BAFTA-nominated actress will help to bolster Dementia UK’s profile as it seeks to provide more access to Admiral Nurse support for the increasing number of families facing the condition.
She joins actors Lorelei King and Phyllis Logan as one of the first ambassadors for the charity.
Speaking about Parfitt’s appointment, Dr. Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO at Dementia UK, said: “We are delighted to have Judy Parfitt as an ambassador for our growing charity.
“She is a vocal campaigner for the need for more Admiral Nurses. She has also supported our annual fundraiser, Time for a Cuppa, over the years, encouraging people to get together over tea and cake to raise money for our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.”
The actress is a passionate supporter of Dementia UK, having taken care of her husband following his diagnosis of dementia.
Talking about her role with the charity, Parfitt said: “My husband was with me physically but lost in every other way to dementia. My husband became my child. I am honoured to be an Ambassador for Dementia UK.”