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How to help Dementia Wellington

How to help Dementia Wellington

As a charity, we are always looking for more ways to raise money, so we can keep helping everyone in the Wellington region affected by dementia. The number of referrals to Dementia Wellington keeps rising year on year, so remaining sustainable is a key focus for us.

Approximately 20% of our funding comes from DHBs, around 25% of funding comes from trusts and grants, and the remaining funds need to be raised through donations, public appeals, fundraising and bequests.


There are many ways you can help local families affected by dementia.

Online donations

Click here to donate online now

Payroll giving

If your employer offers payroll giving, you can donate to Dementia Wellington every month, straight from your pay. Talk to your employer about how to set up your regular donation. If your company uses iPayroll, iPayroll Giving is a voluntary scheme for employees that allows you to make donations directly from your pay to Dementia Wellington and receive immediate tax credits. For every dollar donated you will receive a third back as a tax credit in the same pay period. You can donate as much as you would like and as often as you want by managing your donation through your Employee Kiosk, you can choose to set up a one off donation to Dementia Wellington or set up a recurring donation.

In Memorandum

In memory donations are a very special way of remembering someone who has been important to you.  Many people find it comforting to know the passing of one person's life, while sad, can have a positive impact on the lives of many others.

If you would like to remember someone special in this way, please ask for donations to go to Dementia Wellington at PO Box 39393, Lower Hutt 5045 or to donate online here.

Gifts in Celebration

Do you ever tell your friends "No presents, your presence is gift enough" for a special celebration? Supporting Dementia Wellington at your birthday, wedding, or family christening is a rewarding and thoughtful way to mark your special occasion and help us provide vital services for people living with dementia in your community. If you are planning a get-together, why not ask guests to make a donation in lieu of presents?


By leaving a bequest to Dementia Wellington in your Will, you can extend your legacy to benefit many.  Your gift is an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the years ahead. It’s a way to give beyond your lifetime, and make a lasting contribution towards the care and support of people with a diagnosis of dementia and their supporters.


We have many opportunities for volunteers keen to help people affected by dementia. These could be one off activities like collecting in our annual Street Appeal, ongoing work like being a buddy for someone with dementia, or ad hoc support like helping out in the office. Contact us to find a volunteer opportunity that suits you.


Need a reason to get active? Or perhaps you want to do something in support or memory of a friend or family member with dementia?

Why not set yourself a challenge and support Dementia Wellington at the same time. It could be anything from participating in a sporting event to folding origami! Get your friends and family to sponsor you to make a difference for people living with dementia.

If you’re planning a fundraising activity, get in touch and we can provide information and resources, and help you publicise your efforts.


If you have a business and would like to become Dementia Friendly, contact us