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Alzheimers Wgtn delighted to partner with Hutt City Council

Alzheimers Wellington delighted to partner with Hutt City Council for HighLight: Carnival of Lights

Alzheimers Wellington is delighted to be chosen as the charity partner for Hutt City Council’s HighLight: Carnival of Lights, giving Wellingtonians the opportunity to experience the Affinity Light Sculpture.

“This interactive, brightly coloured sculpture represents neurons in a human brain and encourages participants to think about the intricacies of our brains, especially in relation to brain health and dementia,” says Anne Schumacher, Alzheimers Wellington Chief Executive.

Currently, over 60,000 people in New Zealand have dementia – the most common form of which is Alzheimers – and the number is expected to almost triple by 2015.

“Being involved in HighLight will help us raise awareness of one of the country's most common, but frequently overlooked, health conditions, and to let more people know about the free services and support we offer to people diagnosed with dementia, and their family and friends,” Ms Schumacher says.

Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace says, “Having a charity like Alzheimers Wellington as a partner for HighLight makes the event even more significant and meaningful to our community. With the generous support of visitors through gold coin donations, they’ll be better able to continue their essential work.”

HighLight is being held over Labour Weekend in Riddiford Gardens in central Lower Hutt. The free, all-ages lights carnival will include light installations and live entertainment.

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