A celebration in progress after the handing over of a R5000 donation, from Woolworths staff members at the DementiaSA offices in the Gardens, Cape Town. Natalie Marrow (right), lead import merchandiser at Woolworths head office in Cape Town, is seen with her team involved in importing lingerie. The team arrived at DementiaSA as part of their commitment to expressing solidarity with the ideals of the Nelson Mandela 100th birthday celebrations.  Karen Borochowitz (standing), executive director of DementiaSA, spoke on her personal involvement in dementia caring over many years, and showed short video clips.

Woolworths announced at their 85th anniversary that they would be partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20 000 each, totalling R1 million.

DementiaSA is honoured to be a part of this fundraising programme and would like to encourage you to sign up for a free MySchool card in store or online at www.dementiasa.org/ and choose DementiaSA as your beneficiary; you can have up to four beneficiaries.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme is one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. Who raises funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations through a card system that allows supporters to raise funds for their beneficiary (school or charity) every time they shop at a partner stores. Partners make a contribution, on behalf of the supporter/cardholder, towards the beneficiary they have selected.

Nominate DementiaSA as your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet beneficiary here.