The Countdown Suppliers Charity Golf Day once again saw an enormous amount of money raised for Alzheimers      Auckland, helping more people with dementia and their carers to live well. 
 
 This was the 13th running of this popular event and brought the total funds raised for Alzheimers to more than $1.5  million. 
 
 
The event, which took place on Friday 19th February, was organised by a team of volunteers from Parnell Rotary, and supported by principal sponsor Countdown.  There is dedicated organising committee that starts planning for the February event in July of the previous year, and the whole club is involved in the operation of the golf tournaments on the day.  Two full rounds of golf are played, complete with breakfast / lunch preceding the round followed by a silver service lunch / dinner and charity auction at the conclusion of each round.  Over 300 players from a wide range of companies around the country attended this popular event, making this the largest single day event of its type in New Zealand. 
 
There are between 15,000- 17,000 people with dementia living in Auckland; these numbers are growing with an ageing population.  Dementia will directly or indirectly affect a large number of Auckland families in the coming years. Because of this, Alzheimers Auckland needs to develop their services further to meet this growing need. With only half of their services funded by government contracts, they rely heavily on events like this to make up the rest of their funding.
 
With the money raised, Alzheimers Auckland is able to continue helping provide support, education and socialisation services for those who have dementia and the people caring for them. 
 
The Rotary Club of Parnell supports a variety of community and local and international Rotary projects including, Plunket, Salvation Army, disaster relief and much more.
 
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