people with dementia.
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Make it a roast to remember
In 2019 an estimated 447,115 Australians are living with dementia, the second leading cause of death in our country.
In response to these alarming figures, leading not-for-profit community-based organisation Community Vision developed an innovative dementia fundraising campaign called A Roast to Remember.
A Roast to Remember arose from the need to provide support to people living with dementia and to educate Australian’s in dementia awareness.
A roast is a quintessential traditional meal that evokes family memories – something really important to those living with dementia.
In our first year (2018), we raised enough funds to purchase our community’s very first dementia bus. This is a major achievement and we couldn’t have done it without your support!
The community dementia bus is providing desperately needed respite to dementia carers, providing support and access to new technology for those living with dementia and bringing vital education into schools.
Now we’re raising more funds to keep the dementia bus rolling and expand services to all those in need, supporting the 33,300+ Western Australians currently living with dementia.
To raise these funds, Community Vision is inviting the whole community to participate in A Roast to Remember by getting friends, family and neighbours together to host a fundraiser dinner, purchasing our celebrity recipe book called ‘Recipes to Remember’, which features 22 familiar faces who share their recipes and their personal experiences with dementia, or by simply donating here.
How you can get involved
Where do your
All funds raised go towards the community dementia bus.
In our first year (2018), we raised enough money to purchase our community’s very first dementia bus. With the dream of the community dementia bus now a reality, we are raising enough money to fit out the bus, to purchase advanced technology for the bus and to hire the two staff required to service it. We aim to visit a minimum of two locations each week covering metro, regional and rural WA.
Our first visit with the
Our first trip on the new Dementia Bus was to the Aboriginal community of Badjaling.
Here we shared food and stories and learnt more about the community. We were also able to share some of our knowledge around dementia.
Watch the video to learn more about our trip.