In memory of those without

ALLIE MCPHEE
Last updated 12:00 09/07/2014

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Remembering those who can't is the focus of a fundraiser that is helping raise awareness for people with Alzheimer's disease in Manawatu.

As part of the Countdown Alzheimer's NZ Appeal, 300,000 lamingtons will be baked in Nelson and shipped around the country to be sold at supermarkets.

For every pack sold, 20 cents will be donated to Alzheimer's NZ and the 21 regional Alzheimer's organisations including the Manawatu centre.

Alzheimer's Manawatu manager Donna Hedley said she had seen a significant increase of Alzheimer's in the area in the past 18 months and the Countdown fundraising efforts had helped raise awareness of the condition.

"Having Countdown display Alzheimer's in a normal environment in a place people go to every day has a significant impact by removing the stigma attached to the disease and raising awareness for it."

Hedley hoped the money raised in the appeal would return to the community.

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- Manawatu Standard

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