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FUNDRAISING IS MORE EXCITING THAN EVER! THREE BIG EVENTS SEE
PARTICIPANTS REACH THE HIGHEST PEAKS AND TRAVERSE SOME OF
THE TOUGHEST TERRAIN – ALL IN THE NAME OF DEMENTIA RESEARCH.
TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE
Registrations are now coming in for our 2017 Overseas
Challenge – Kokoda, and we couldn’t be more excited!
From 24 September to 3 October
2017, a group of Alzheimer’s Australia
supporters will be experiencing the
same 96km trek as the Diggers and
their Papuan brothers once experienced
when they fought the Japanese back
in 1942. They will be taking on this
challenge of a lifetime alongside raising
significant funds and awareness for
As well as being led by the very
best local guides and porters, the trek
will be brought to life by Australian
historians, who will tell the incredible
stories of those on the Kokoda trail.
Our tour providers – Kokoda Spirit – promise that you will
walk away with a sense of personal triumph at having trekked
one of the most challenging tracks in the world, and your
spiritual bond with the heroic men who left their footsteps
along the Kokoda Track will stay with you forever.
Having decided that one more overseas challenge is simply
not enough, we have also opened registrations for Everest
Base Camp 2018! From 21 October to 6 November 2018,
those on the trek will visit the Base Camp
of the highest mountain in the world,
trekking through lush forests and stunning
Travellers, climbers and adventurers
alike have long known the seduction of
Mount Everest. The region is famous not
just for its fabulous peaks but also for the
friendliness of the Sherpa people.
We have chosen Adventure Alternative
as our tour provider because of the
amazing experience that we had with
them on our Kilimanjaro challenge in 2016.
To learn more and register, get in touch with
Emma from our fundraising team:
T: 02 8875 4625
M: 0413 178 158
CARDS FOR HUMANITY
A 90-year-old Newcastle woman has come up with a novel idea
to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW in the Hunter.
Cecelia Moran has been busy recycling old greetings cards
and creating new ones. It all started in 2014 after she set
about making Christmas cards for her family and friends. The
cards were so well received that her daughter suggested
they could provide a great way of raising charitable funds.
Family, friends and fellow residents within Cecelia’s residential
care facility donate old cards. She then uses her creative flair to
give the cards a total refresh. By selling the finished products,
she has raised more than $3000 for the organisation.
Cecelia says the hobby keeps her mentally and socially active,
and has given her something positive to focus on now that her
husband Ernie, who is living with dementia, has moved into a
“It started with a
little idea and has
grown so much,”
Cecelia said. “I keep
telling the staff at
my facility they are
going to have to build
me another room
COVER TO COVER
A Wollongong mum has
written a new dementia-related
children’s book in response
to a lack of readily available
resources for young people.
Community fundraiser Angela
Pellegrino was inspired to
write I’ll Remember for You,
Grandad following her own
father’s diagnosis of dementia.
“I realised there was a lot
of information out there for
adults and teenagers, yet
there didn’t seem to be any
resources to help me open
up the discussion with my young son and daughter about
what was happening to their grandfather,” Angela says.
The content reflects Angela’s real-life experiences, with
the story following a young boy who notices changes
in the behaviour of his grandfather, prompting the
boy’s mother to explain dementia in simple terms.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of I’ll Remember
for You, Grandad will be donated to Alzheimer’s
Australia NSW. The book can be ordered for $15 by
emailing Angela directly at: email@example.com
SMALL STEPS, BIG CHANGE
THIS MONTH, WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE WAYS INDIVIDUALS
ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR AZHEIMER’S AUSTRALIA, PROVING
THAT NO EFFORT IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
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