by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Intouch : In Touch Summer 2011-12
IN TOUCH SUMMER 2011 15 MULBRING TO MAITLAND WALK In September 2011, Amanda Percival set out on her third annual walk from Mulbring to Maitland to raise funds for AlzNSW. This year, 48 walkers took part in the event and 10 support staff helped along the way, raising a fantastic total of $5256! Thank you to everyone who participated and a very big thank you to Amanda for again organising such a wonderful event. SYDNEY MEMORY WALK 2012 Memory Walk 2012 is fast approaching. Planning is underway for the Sydney event, to be held on Sunday 6 May at Leichhardt Park, Lilyfeld. Registrations will open in December -- just in time for those New Year's resolutions. Check the website for updates. W: www.memorywalk.com.au NEWCASTLE WALK We will be holding our frst ever Memory Walk in Newcastle in September 2012. For more information and to get involved, contact Emma. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (02) 8875 4626 CITY2SURF This year a record 85,000 people entered the City2Surf, cementing the event's place as the world's largest run. The 71 people who ran and walked for AlzNSW raised a combined total of $11,677.40. Congratulations and thank you to all, in particular our top fve fundraisers: Donna Bell, Davina Farrugia, Benjamin Borg, Jessica Hughes and Claire Barker. IN MEMORIAM DONATION Celebrate the life of a loved one and ensure their memory lives on by asking that families and friends make a donation to AlzNSW in lieu of fowers. Envelopes can be made available at funerals, church services, wakes or services so friends and family can donate to AlzNSW. A receipt will be sent to the donor and, with their permission, a letter will be sent to the family to advise them of their kind gift. The amount of the gift will remain confdential and any gifts $2 and over are tax deductible. E: email@example.com T: (02) 8875 4673 TELL YOUR STORY Our members make an enormous difference to our fundraising and awareness-raising efforts by sharing their funny, tragic, empowering and inspirational stories of dementia. If you would like to help us by telling your story, contact Karen. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (02) 9805 0100 PLANNING A PARTY? Donations in lieu of gifts are a memorable way to celebrate and make a practical difference to people and families living with dementia. If you encourage guests to donate to AlzNSW in lieu of gifts, we will recognise your generosity with a receipt, appropriate acknowledgement and thanks. E: email@example.com T: (02) 8875 4626 To join our email database for news and upcoming events, contact Emma. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (02) 8875 4626 AlzNSW had a record number of runners competing in this year's Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, raising a combined total of $48,767 for much-needed support services. This year, our Memory Joggers participated in training sessions and a recovery lunch, where our staff, fundraisers and supporters all got together to talk about their experiences and relax after the big race. A very special thank you to those of you who were able to attend the lunch and we hope more of you can join us next year. A big thank you also to our wonderful participants and special thanks to our top fve fundraisers: Suzannah Gibbons, Conrad Anderson, Georgia Rogers, Shelley Brydon and Jade Parisi. Suzannah Gibbons has been our top fundraiser for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival for three years in a row -- what a fantastic effort! Thanks Suzannah and thank you to everyone who took part for AlzNSW. WHY I RUN Until this year Martin Hind, 63, had never run a half marathon. Yet in September 2011, he successfully completed one at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival as part of the AlzNSW 345-strong Memory Joggers Team. Martin's journey to the Blackmores Running Festival began when his wife, Kay, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2007, entered an excellent high-care facility. To help with the grieving process, he began to go for long walks in the morning and evenings, which soon turned into daily jogs. Before long, he had signed up for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival half marathon as part of the Memory Joggers Team, to help raise vital funds for AlzNSW. "That's when I began to train six days a week, " Martin says. "In the lead up to the festival I ran 26km in under three hours. " To date, Martin has raised more than $450 for Alzheimer's Australia and, despite a leg injury, is determined to keep training and contributing to the Memory Joggers. MEMORY JOGGERS BY CHARLOTTE MITCHELL FUNDRAISING NEWS
In Touch Issue 78
In Touch Autumn 2012