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Quota Hosting Dementia Research Fundraiser

A local not-for-profit will host a Morning Tea for Dementia fundraiser at the end of March to support families and residents of Proserpine Nursing Home.

The Quota Club of Whitsunday Inc. invites the community to Father Tom Gard Centre, St Catherine’s School on Sunday, March 26, to raise monies for resources and equipment at the local nursing home and for Dementia Australia research.

The local branch of the International Quota organisation is comprised of volunteers seeking to make an impact in the community, with this morning tea fundraiser’s focus being the progressive neurodegenerative condition of dementia.

Quota Club of Whitsundays Morning Tea event coordinator Jacqui Barrett said almost everyone has “their connection and story that goes with the mention of dementia.”

“I find it difficult to engage in conversation with people who have just heard a family member is at the beginning of this journey as I remember not quite believing this decline would happen to my mum,” Ms Barrett said.

“We need to find a cure so this can stop happening to our mums and dads, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters.”

The morning tea will feature local musicians the Momma’s and Poppa’s and Dazey Chain; local school children performing a dance routine; and Susan Blyth, General Manager of Proserpine Nursing Home, as the event’s guest speaker.

As well, three lucky door prizes, games and competitions, meat tray raffles and a rolling Cent Sale throughout the morning with over $2000 in prizes contributed by local businesses will provide entertainment for the day.

Tickets are available to purchase for $20 at Café One 3 in Airlie Beach and CE Smith Accountants in Proserpine.

WHAT: Morning Tea for Dementia

WHEN: 10 am on Sunday, March 26

WHERE: Tom Gard Centre, St Catherine’s School

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