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We Need Your Help: Appeal at Countdown
- By Dementia Auckland
Alzheimers Auckland needs your help. During the month of July, our collectors will be outside Countdown, trying to raise money for support services that benefit people with dementia and their carers. If you see one of these volunteers when you’re doing your weekend shopping, then please consider donating – even $1 can make a difference.
Volunteers like Susan and Malcolm Chamberlin help to make the Countdown Appeal such a success each year. “My mother had dementia, and Alzheimers Auckland were very good to me, a wonderful support,” says Susan, who benefited from Alzheimers Auckland’s carer education programme and carer support groups.
Although Susan’s mother passed away from a stroke before Christmas, Susan has continued to support the organisation, saying “Alzheimers Auckland supported me, so I support them.” The time that Susan, Malcolm, and other generous volunteers put in then enables Alzheimers Auckland to support other people in Susan’s position.
Alzheimers Auckland Charitable Trust (AACT) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing dementia support services and inspiring those living with dementia to make the most of life. They believe that with the right support programmes, improved environments, and connection to community, people affected by dementia can continue to live an enriching and enjoyable life, and make the most of every moment.
This appeal is an essential part of the organisation’s yearly fundraising, getting as many volunteers as possible will help Alzheimers Auckland make 2015 the biggest Countdown Appeal yet, with collections happening across Auckland.