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Dementia Auckland Partnership
For several years we have been looking for a suitable charity to align SHIP n SHORE Tours to. A charity that would have a strong connection with many of our Club Members, and one that does not necessarily get the exposure that some of the others do, but is no less deserving.
During lockdown, on TV1’s Breakfast, there was an interview with the Scotland Dementia spokesperson who was being congratulated, after years of banging on official doors, on their Government level response to funding the Dementia/Alzheimers organization. This is now enabling them to do amazing rehabilitation and ‘normalising’ activities to improve the quality of life for sufferers and caregivers. Next, they interviewed the NZ equivalent who said they could only dream of reaching the successes that Scotland has been able to achieve. Right there was the lightbulb moment! We’ve found the perfect fit charity for us!
Most, if not all of us, have a relative, a friend, or neighbor who is suffering from this debilitating disease. On a personal note, we have good sailing mates who are on this sad journey too … so this one’s for you Pud and Kerry! So, going forwards, all tours will have a small percentage of the profits go directly to Dementia Auckland. All of our/your donations will be put towards their socialization groups for people living with Dementia and their carers which include walking groups, art therapy, CST (cognitive stimulation group), young one’s groups, etc. Dementia Auckland are delighted to have us on board.