Alzheimers Canterbury

Alzheimers Awareness Week - Appeal Days Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September 2014


 Collectors urgently required


Our street appeal is the biggest fundraiser of the year and WE NEED YOU.

Can you give us an hour or two on either Friday 19th September or Saturday 20th September?

We are looking for collectors on both days throughout Christhchurch, Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Ashburton.


What is involved?

Never done this before? It’s easy, let us know the place, time and how long you would like to collect. We will contact you to confirm. On the day, show up at the designated place and time with a smile and positive attitude, hold the bucket for an hour or two, say thank you and that’s it. 

Chairs are available at some sites

We also require Team Leaders for specific sites, can you spare the day to organize the collectors at a specific site?? Do you have friends that could help you out collecting at that site? We provide everything that is required including the banking if there is not an ASB at your location.

If you would like to be a volunteer collector, team leader or have a question about our Appeal Day contact Karen on 03.379 2590  or email anytime.

The more collectors, the more areas we can cover, the more money we can raise.

We would love to make 2014 a record year for Alzheimers Canterbury, to do this we need you.


New Zealand Golf Large Cup Masters Championships

Golfers (0ver 30 yrs old) - come and play in the inaugural New Zealand Golf Large Cup Masters Championships on November 12 - 14th 2014.  This event is sponsored by Terrace Downs Resort and hosted by the Templeton Golf Club.

Alzheimers Canterbury is one of three beneficiaries of this exciting inaugural championship, so come and give us your support.

For more information go to and be in to register. 


I sing for 'Alzheimers'

Alzheimers Canterbury is delighted to support  this beautiful CD. Kate Sproule is a Canterbury school girl who at 13 years of age wrote three very personal songs as a tribute to honour her Grandmother who has dementia.

Kate has generously donated all proceeds from the sale of her CDs to Alzheimers Canterbury.

They are available to purchase either:

  • By visiting our offices at 314 Worcester Street, Christchurch (8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays) - $10.00 each
  • Or Deposit $12.50 (includes postage/handling) into Acc 12 3240 0097 861 00 (please ensure your reference details show “CD/ and your name”) then email with your name and address you wish to have the CD sent to.

Thanks for supporting Alzheimers Canterbury and the amazing initiative and talent of Kate Sproule.


About Alzheimers Canterbury

In the early 1980s there was little public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in New Zealand and virtually no support services were available to people with dementia and their carers. This prompted a small group of Christchurch social workers to form the first ever support group in New Zealand dedicated to helping people care for those with dementia.

Support groups for carers remain an integral part of Alzheimers Canterbury and as the organisation has grown and developed, it has incorporated the important roles of education, volunteering, advocacy and support to all people affected by dementia. Alzheimers Canterbury's services have now been extended and now covers the West Coast, Ashburton region, North Canterbury and Kaikoura.



Our Social Work service is an integral part of the support offered by Alzheimers Canterbury to people diagnosed with dementia and their families/whānau.

The social work team can assist people with:

  • understanding dementia
  • coming to terms with a diagnosis
  • adapting to changes within relationships
  • grief and loss related to change
  • education and information
  • future planning
  • reducing stress and social isolation
  • managing behavioural changes
  • legal and financial issues
  • abuse/neglect
  • providing Total Mobility Taxi Vouchers


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