If you have a good knowledge of your local community (or just have some enthusiastic friends and family members) and a passion for the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK, then you are just the person we are looking for to be part of our growing groups network.
Our groups are formed around three core members: a leader, banker and administrator. Together, they raise awareness and funds within their local communities for crucial dementia research. Our ground-breaking research is carried out across the UK so, wherever you’re based, you’re never far away from a lab where a research project funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK is taking place.
As a passionate member of a fundraising group, you will probably be bursting with ideas for successful ways to fundraise. You might also represent the charity at cheque collections, be invited to share your reasons for supporting the charity with the media, or spread the word about our work by giving talks of your own. It’s a varied role and you will get constant support from your fellow group members. And of course our own volunteer team will back you up with advice and resources.
We assign every Group a dedicated contact person at the charity.
He or she will be your first point of call when beginning a new event or project. While we’re always happy to pick up the phone, what we really like to do is meet you in person.
After completing my PhD, which was funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, I wanted to give something back. I set up the London Supporters’ Group to help raise funds for the charity and spread the word about the need for dementia research. Members volunteer at events throughout the year in the capital including cheering on the many runners who take on the London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK."