Colliers International raises $85,000 for Wipeout Dementia

Colliers International raises $85,000 for Wipeout Dementia
Colliers International raises $85,000 for Wipeout Dementia

The Colliers International Residential team's annual Developers Lunch held on World Alzheimer’s Day raised $85,000 for Wipeout Dementia.

The lunch, which was sponsored by Domain Group, Parkview and Enigma Media  featured guest speakers Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist at Domain, social commentator Bernard Salt and Richard Grellman AM, a former partner at KPMG and key spokesman for Wipeout Dementia.

Peter Chittenden, Managing Director of Residential at Colliers International said his team at Colliers International has a dedicated national Healthcare & Retirement Living division and we are proud to be one of the leading experts in the Aged Care industry.

“We have acknowledged the need for collaborative behaviour between the property industry and dementia researchers and as such are proud to have formed a philanthropic partnership with leading experts at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney," he said.

“Collaboration provides researchers with the funding needed to expedite studies into risk and protective factors for dementia, which in turn influences policy and community intervention strategies.

“At Colliers, we are acutely aware of the increasing need for dementia-specific care across facilities in Australia and by supporting dementia research we hope to play a major role in changing the future of dementia incidence and care and encourage all fellow property developers to do the same.”

The day featured a charity auction run by Cooley auctions which included prizes such as accommodation at the Jamala Wildlife Lodge, NFL Grand final tickets, a replica Mark Richards surfboard, furniture from Coco Republic and Domain Marketing packages, among other prizes, raising $85,000.

The money raised from the day will go directly to fund research at CHeBA, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Sydney.

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