On behalf of the Alzheimers Waikato Board and staff I would like to sincerely thank the Matamata community for the generous support we received during our annual appeal.
We are grateful to those wonderful volunteers who gave up their time to collect for us; to Countdown, Westpac Bank, and businesses who agreed to act as ‘‘bucket and bib depots’’ and of course to the public who gave so generously.
It is inspiring to see how many people are prepared to sacrifice time and money for the good of others. Collecting is often tough, especially in inclement weather, and sometimes rebuffs are harsh.
But as usual we have been inundated with heart-warming stories from many of our collectors – little chubby fingers squeezing coins through the gaps (what a wonderful life lesson parents are teaching