Make it a Roast to Remember In 2019, unfortunately, an estimated 447,115 Australians are now living with dementia and this is now the second leading cause of death in our country. In response to these incredible figures, leading not-for-profit community-based organisation, Community Vision, developed a program called A Roast to Remember.
A Roast to Remember arose from the need to support and teach those living with the disease and affected by dementia. A roast is a "quintessential traditional meal that evokes family memories, something really important to those living with dementia."
In the first part of the year of 2018, you can read about this here, the organisers raised enough funds to purchase a very first dementia bus. This was a huge and great achievement. They could not have done it without the support that they received from you, the general public.
This community dementia bus will provide desperately needed accessories to dementia carers, provide support and help to new technology for those living with dementia, and will also bring vital education into schools.
Now that they are going to raise more funds to fit out the bus, provide the staff needed to man the bus and take it to where it's going to be needed the most - this is going to be such a worthwhile project when it is finished.
To raise these funds, Community Vision is inviting the whole community to participate once again in A Roast to Remember.
How You Can Help Why not collect your friends, family and neighbours together for a special roast dinner and help to raise funds. You can find some tips to help at this link.
A Roast to Remember is simply a matter of inviting friends and/or family to a meal, serving a roast and raising funds - how easy could that be! And if you are not a meat-eater, do not worry as you can just simply serve a meal of your favourite roast veggies and gravy!
You can also purchase a Celebrity Recipe Booklet. Pre-purchase a copy here. There will be many people buying this best roast recipes book and sharing stories of how dementia has affected them. The book will be jam-packed full of delicious roast recipes including entrées, mains and desserts. Some of the amazingly generous chefs that have written in here include:
Australian actor and singer – Tim Campbell
TV Presenter, Radio Announcer and MC – Carmen Braidwood
TV Presenter, MC and Lifestyle Blogger – Rayne Bryant
Award-winning Australian Children's Book Author – Norman Jorgensen
Grand Finalist on Ch 7's My Kitchen Rules – Kelly Steele
A Roast to Remember is a powerful event that everyone can relate to and take part in with absolutely very effort. It is all about the community sharing food, lifting each other's spirits and making a difference to other people. In other words, making food and raising funds.
Get together around the heart-warming universal aura of delicious roast lamb, hearty roast beef, golden crispy-skinned chicken, potatoes and some very crunchy pork crackling.
Set the scene for your roast remembering that all of us eat with our eyes too! You can even put flowers around the table just as long as you remember that you need to avoid red and purple. These two colours can be difficult to differentiate if you are living with dementia!
Together we can make sure that more people understand and care about dementia by encouraging many people to host A Roast to Remember.
Everyone comes together for a family roast. Why not make it even more special by participating in A Roast to Remember?
SUPPORT THEIR CAMPAIGN
Please help to support their campaign to raise awareness of dementia. Help them learn how to run and help with this new bus. This is sure to help those who need direct support to people living with, and people caring for, those with this dreadful disease.