Rotaract Beach Benefit

On Saturday 2nd of June, our beach party on benefit for Alzheimer charity took place at Indigo Beach Club in Scheveningen. We started with two speeches from the organization that we are helping, first guest speaker Femke Hameetman, sea of Education from Mauritshuis spoke about how positively big, art can impact on people with dementia and “the unforgettable Mauritshuis tour” they offer for people with dementia.

Follow by Gert Teusink, former Rotaract-member and now Rotary member and representative from Alzheimer Haaglanden who talked about how people with Alzheimer feel, and what they got through, he also invited everyone to be part of their coffee afternoon where you as family member or friend of a person with Alzheimer can share your experiences with this with other people going through the same. Our members Ilya and Froukje finished the speeches appreciating all the support and officially opening the bbq. 

Later on, our former Rotaract Scheveningen member Viollete Krouwel gave a speech about how Alzheimer disease can come any time and how she has gone through it with her mother. She thanked the club for making such event since she was the reason why we came up with the idea of helping this charity, and she also invited everyone to feel free to donate some money so we could raise even more out of this event.

Around 21:00 the dance party started the band Federica Lorusso Trio set up its place and started playing some jazz-funk music. Follow by the DJ’s Roy and Abhey who together with their mix of jazz and saxophone kept the party going till late midnight.
 
  
We have to thank all the people who made this event possible and the people who donated an extra more. 
 From all this event we as the club managed to raise enough money to donate 5 “Onvergetelijk Mauritshuis” to Alzheimer Haaglanden. 
 
For more information about the Onvergetelijk programme please visit: https://www.mauritshuis.nl/en/press/persarchief/2016/onvergetelijk-mauritshuis/