2019 Annual Review
To make real progress towards overcoming the diseases that cause dementia, we must bring together the big thinkers in the field, challenge the way people perceive the condition and raise vital funds to power research breakthroughs. Thankfully, you’re helping us to do all three.
...everything we do.
In 2018/19, income from voluntary donations reached a record £36.7m during the year – a clear signal that public support for dementia research is stronger than ever.
We're incredibly grateful to the 42,000 people make monthly donations to support our work. Their commitment allows us to shape our future research strategy with greater confidence.
Our army of volunteers continues to grow. They speak out about dementia at events, cheer on our runners, cyclists and swimmers at fundraisers all over the country, hold collections, review dementia information, help at parliamentary receptions, and so much more...
Find out how you could become a volunteer here.
220 people left us gifts in their Wills during the year, totalling more than £10.8m and funding one in three of our research projects.
And with a growing number of people choosing to make a donation in memory of a loved one, we held our second ever remembrance concert in December to celebrate loved ones look forward to a future without dementia.
We are immensely grateful to our corporate partners including Iceland, Dyson, Wickes, Ricoh, The Perfume Shop and many more, who raised a total of £3.3m in 2018/19.
In addition, they are helping us to transform the way people think about dementia, sharing resources and using their networks to amplify our major awareness campaigns like Make Breakthroughs Possible amd Dementia Uncovered.
We truly appreciate the remarkable support we receive from philanthropists, charitable trusts and foundations. This group invested over £9m in our work during the year.
To recognise their extraordinary contributions and galvanise the support of key supporters, we were delighted to launch our Pioneers’ Circle in 2018 under the leadership of our President the Rt Hon David Cameron.
Every year, we’re amazed by the number of people who choose to fundraise for us. 2018/19 was no exception, with more than 11,000 people taking on a wide variety of fundraising activities - from running the London Marathon as part of the Dementia Revolution to hosting a Mighty Quiz.
And our network of Regional Fundraising Officers established 10 new Fundraising Groups, taking our total to 30. These voluntary groups are central to our community fundraising activity, with members working tirelessly to grow our profile in their local area in addition to fundraising for the charity.
Want to set up your own Fundraising Group? Get in touch with your regional fundraiser.
More than 6,000 people got involved with our established virtual ‘Running Down Dementia’ and ‘Cycling Down Dementia’ events, which give fundraisers the freedom to design their own challenge, choosing when and where they cover their chosen distance.
You can register your interest in any of our fundraising events, including the brand new 'Swimming Down Dementia' challenge now.