Sir Owen & the Glenn Family Foundation Supporting the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life
Acclaimed Philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn of the Glenn Family Foundation, is funding the production of ‘Ruby’s Choice’, an Australian Feature film by Amazing People Pictures starring Jane Seymour OBE, with 50% of the profits being donated to Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.
Ruby’s Choice is a globally important film of our time. It tells the story of Ruby, a woman living alone with early dementia and its impact on her and her family when she is no longer able to live independently. The film’s message is broader than just dementia as it explores the value of love and seeing people in their wholeness and humanity.
Ruby’s Choice, written by the Australian award-winning screen and script writer Paul Mahoney, was inspired from his own previous personal experiences and insight of working in aged and dementia care in Australia.
Over the past 18 months the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life and Dementia Care International have been supporting Producer and Director Michael Budd and his team from Amazing People Pictures in the ground work of this film. This boutique film production company was founded in London and is based in Sydney. Michael Budd is a Director-Actor with a vision to help Australia produce outstanding films that are out-of-the-box, original and innovative.
Highly regarded and accomplished actor Jane Seymour OBE, will portray the character Ruby, a loving person and grandmother. Jane is well known for her extensive career in film, theatre and TV and through her performance will put a spotlight on the human perspective of dementia.. She draws inspiration from her own mother who was a Dutch prisoner of war and a courageous role model.
How this Film will Support Dementia?
Sir Owen Glenn and the Glenn Family Foundation have chosen to support the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life with 50% of the profits of Ruby’s Choice.
Dementia affects many people either directly or indirectly from all walks of life in every community. The Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life offers a refreshing and optimistic opportunity to provide new hope and possibilities for any person with dementia and their families, no matter where in society they live.
This innovative film will not only help shift perceptions about dementia, but by supporting the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life it will also enable the provision of much needed practical help to alleviate emotional suffering and ignite the Spark of Life in people with dementia, their families and carers – so all can live life to the fullest here and now.
Donations enable the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life, an Australian based health promotion charity, to bring Spark of Life to people with dementia, their families and carers living in diverse cultures around the world.
A Wedding in the Hills – Spark of Life Bonbonniere
On 2nd November 2019 Nikita Marshall and Dalitso Mwale were married in a beautiful garden wedding in the hills in Perth, Western Australia. They took this opportunity to support the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life with personalised in lieu of bonbonniere cards .
New Upcoming Malcolm Young Fundraiser Concert – 15th November 2019, Sydney
For the first time this concert will now venture to Sydney. The event, which has already gone on to raise over $30,000 for the foundation since it’s inception, will be hosted at Castle Hill RSL on Friday November 15th 2019. Tickets now on sale through www.castlehillrsl.com.au
Featuring Past & Present Members of:
Simon Wright – Ex AC/DC
Ian Hulme – Choirboys
Paul Wheeler – Icehouse
Jeff Consi – Badloves
Nat Allison – Suzi Qattro Band
Spencer Jones – The Voice
Paul Woseen – Screaming Jets
Joel McDonald – Bruce Kulick / Gilbey Clarke
Paul Christie – Mondo Rock
Cynthia Gallie – Let There Be Rock Orchestrated
James Morley – The Angels
Randall Waller – Rose Tattoo
& more to be announced…..
David Wren from Melbourne Australia has done numerous bicycle rides around the world to fundraise for Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.
‘I invite you to follow me on my next journey riding through Pakistan in 2019 and donate to the important work of the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.’
Malcolm Young Tribute Concert Raises Funds for the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life – February 2019
The rock’n’roll royalty of Australian music banded together on 2nd February 2019 for a second year at the Corner Hotel, Melbourne to raise funds for the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life. This turbo-charged evening of AC/DC classics was in honour of Malcolm Young, Co-founder of legendary rock band AC/DC.
Listen to organiser of the event, James Morley (Angels, Choirboys and now Whole Lotta Rosie):
Craig Newman and Stuart Frazer, from the John Farnham band, are two legendary performing artists who also played at the concert. They speak here in support of the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life:
A huge thank you from everyone at the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life to all involved – your contributions help to bring the Spark of Life back to people with dementia, and their families.