Dementia Canterbury's Annual Appeal Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December 2018

Dementia Canterbury's Annual Appeal

This year, Dementia Canterbury's Annual Appeal "Remember December" will be held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December.

Show your support by dropping some money in our buckets, or donate your time as a collector. We have sites all around Canterbury and the West Coast. Contact Karen or Jasmine on 379 2590 or email for more information.

Kell's Ride

Greg Kelly was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) in January 2016 at the age of 59.  He is riding a Harley Davidson the length and breadth of Australia, NZ, and the USA to raise awareness about Dementia (particularly Younger Onset Dementia). Hear him speak at the Hotel Ashburton on Friday 19th October commencing at 7:30am (breakfast at 8am). Tickets are $35. Event organised by the Lions Club of Ashburton Pakeke. To get your tickets, contact Robert Spencer on 03 308 1777, 022 360 8807, or email Proceeds to Dementia Canterbury's work in Mid-Canterbury.

Typical Coaster Book Launch

Set in the rural heart of the South Island's West Coast, Typical Coaster is a story about one boy's aspirations, accomplishments, disasters, and emerging maturity. Uniquely New Zealand in character, the narrative centers on sibling dynamics, dramas, the often comical side of family life and the author's developing awareness of changes within his world. Author Phil Walsh is generously donating the proceeds of his book to Dementia Canterbury. Find out more on his website and come along and hear him speak on it at one of the following locations:

7.00 pm Friday 9 November in the Sydenham Room of South Library, 66 Colombo Street.

5.30 pm Friday 16 November at the ‘Denniston Dog’ Hotel/Café, 18 Wakefield Street.

10.30 am Saturday 17 November in the Grey District Library, 18 Albert Street.

2 pm Saturday 17 November in the Westland Library, 20 Sewell Street.

6.30 pm Wednesday 21 November, in the Spark Place room of the new Turanga Library, 60 Cathedral Square.

Get Together for Dementia

Did you know that 2 in 3 people in New Zealand will be affected by dementia at some point in their life? We know that for someone living with dementia it can be a lonely and frustrating time, not just for the person with dementia but for their carers and family as well. Get Together For Dementia is all about getting communities together across New Zealand to raise awareness about dementia and generate donations to help Dementia New Zealand support people living with dementia in our community - and their families - with free specialised services.

How it works:

  1. REGISTER - Sign up and we'll send you resources to help you make the most of your event - click here to register.
  2. PLAN - Whether it is a shared lunch or morning tea, mufti-day, trivia night or simply a cuppa, get planning and start inviting!
  3. FUNDRAISE - Set a fundraising goal for your event - whether your fundraising goal is $50 or $5,000, every bit helps! You can fundraise online or collect cash donations at your event, or both!
  4. HAVE FUN - Know that you are helping provide specialised services FREE of charge to people with dementia right across Christchurch.