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2016 Countdown Appeal – Supporting Our Carers

Countdown Collection 2015

2 in 3 New Zealanders will be affected by dementia in some way throughout their lifetime; the impact of dementia is so much wider than just those diagnosed. That’s why this July, Alzheimers Auckland will be collecting outside Countdown branches across Auckland to raise money that will help them to support carers of people with dementia.

Being a carer for someone with dementia can be challenging, and while the bulk of the strain lies on those with a dementia diagnosis, carers also require support and assistance from time to time, to ensure they can maintain their support without undue strain and difficulty.

Alzheimers Auckland is looking for volunteers to collect donations outside Countdown branches from 1–3 July. The money raised goes towards Alzheimers Auckland’s comprehensive range of support services for more than 1,600 people living with dementia. These services provide information, education and on-going dementia support for those living with dementia and their carers and communities.

If you’re interested in helping support Alzheimers Auckland (and the work they do for people with dementia and their carers) by volunteering outside your local Countdown from 1–3 July, contact Sarah Knight on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Even two hours of your support would be a huge help!