Massive thanks to these funders who together contributed over $135,000 toward our operation in 2017.
Dementia Waikato are thrilled to have received support from the following local businesses and organisations so far in 2018! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom we would be unable to do what we do. We invite you to support these community-minded businesses and organizations.
Lady Judy and Sir William Gallagher and the ladies of Altrusa International Hamilton
Mat Ferris and The Good Old Boys - now called Detour Band,
The 3am Band
Bill Wards Bonneville Rockers
Roadhouse Bar and Grill Morrinsville
Kirsty and Rob Baker
Herby Mason and David Taylor
Kingswood Resthome Morrinsville
Flexi Fitness Gym
Driving Miss Daisy Morrinsville
Central Motor Lodge in Morrinsville
Mitre 10 Morrinsville
New World Morrinsville
Nottingham Castle in Morrinsville
Aroha Mountain Lodge
Austin's Bar and Bistro in Te Aroha
Over/All Drycleaners in Morrinsville
Fertco Ltd & RDG Ltd Morrinsville
Te Aroha Tractors and Machinery
Bill Ward Guitar Manufacturer
Top Gear Morrinsville
Dementia Waikato keeps up its services with essential help from the hundreds of people and the many organisations who make donations, gifts and grants for our operations. We need to raise well over $300,000 each year just to tread water. Every single donation is potent and appreciated. There is such a lot of thoughtful kindness to say thanks for.
It’s just tremendous to open an envelope or have a visitor drop in with gifts from community groups. During 2017 we received support from many groups, like those from the Waikato Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club who gave us raffle proceeds, the Waihi Opportunity Shop’s generous annual gift, the hard-working Altrusa International Club of Hamilton who organise a major fundraiser and also host weekend retreats for carepartners, Lauriston Park Homestead Committee’s donation from Cambridge, Martha Women’s Club in Waihi, Lions Club of Hamilton Chartwell’s proceeds from their Antiques Roadshow event, Inner Wheel Club of Fairfield’s donation, potter Vaughan Norman’s gift of pottery sold to raise funds for us, Riverside Lions Club of Hamilton, Highfield’s Resident’s Association in Te Awamutu, Saint Paul’s Parish Opportunity Shop in Putaruru, Te Aroha West Women’s Institute and Waitoa Country Women’s Institute, the hugely motivated Jo Gernhoefer and the RIDETOREMEMBER team, Cambridge op-shop Jumble Around, Kenwyn Home Trust Board of Te Aroha, Whangamata Anglican Church Op-Shop, the amazing Waikato Lyceum Charitable Trust, the wine and cheese fundraiser by Lions Club of Tokoroa, and St Alban’s Fellowship in Hamilton.
We’ve also enjoyed a lot of support from local businesses in the Waikato during 2017. Countdown, Pak ‘n Save, and New World supermarkets in towns throughout the Region made us welcome with our buckets for the annual appeal and The Classics Museum hosted our appeal volunteers for a ’thank you’ morning tea. New aged-care facility Radius Glaisdale hosted our 2017 Get Together for Dementia, and many Westpac Branches did fundraising for us during that week. Westpac Head-Office staff donated their prize from an international staff competition to Dementia organisations in New Zealand. Bunnings Te Rapa hosted a barbecue for us, as well as giving our reception area a freshen-up and gifting us the paint and tools. Greg Tims and Associates have given us some office equipment, and Rouge Café in Cambridge gave us all their tips for a month. Snapshot Photography donated proceeds from Ashok Kochhar’s Photo Marathon series, and along with Fusion Print contributed to the production of Lasting Impressions – the 2018 Dementia Waikato fundraising calendar, exhibited at The Meteor Theatre. Linemark NZ gave us ‘mates rates’ and went the extra mile to re-paint the road markings around our building, and Maverick Screen Printing produced new volunteer vests at cost for all Dementia New Zealand organisations. Thank you all – know that you really do make a difference!