You don't need to be a scientist
to find a breakthrough for dementia
Fancy hosting a bake-away sale? Or how about holding a virtual games night? How about walking, running, cycling or swimming? Or doing whatever you want to do?
Well, good news – your skills, pastimes and personality will help find the next big breakthrough in dementia research.
Your free fundraising pack has everything you need to get inspired and start planning your fundraising (even during lockdown and while social distancing), so you can have the best time possible! Get yours today.
Need fundraising inspiration?
We've got loads of ideas.
Susie the marathon knitter’s doing it for her mum.
Susie Hewer, the ‘extreme knitting redhead’ has run over 100 marathons in memory of her mum Peggy, who died with vascular dementia in 2005.
And if that’s not enough, she knits while she runs – and has set the Guinness World Record for knitting the longest scarf during a marathon!
"I cared for mum at home and having watched her gradually fade away with vascular dementia, I can’t rest until I have raised more money for research into this dreadful condition. I’ll continue running for as long as I can."
Do it for research.
"The trek was very tough, but we got stronger and stronger each day and it was an amazing experience."
Olive Munro, hiker
"I hosted a bake-away sale – it was a great success and raised over £100. Even if it doesn’t look how you hoped, cake can still bring people together while social distancing."
"We couldn’t believe the generosity from family and friends when we asked for donations instead of gifts for our 55th anniversary and Brenda’s 75th. We made over £1,600!"
Stephen & Brenda, party royalty
“My great aunty Nancy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and passed away in 2013, so it’s fitting that we are doing this challenge in her name.”
Dan, rally driver
Why it's important. Why it's fun.
Serious fun = serious fundraising for dementia.
- £10 buys 100 invaluable microscope slides.
- £50 helps pay for a sensitive brain scan.
- £100 helps bring life-changing breakthroughs closer.
Every pound you raise will make a big difference – so let’s get out there and have fun.
Your fundraising questions answered.
No. Fundraise your way and every pound you raise will make life-changing breakthroughs possible for people affected by dementia. When you’re raising money for charity, every pound is important.
You certainly can. Running tops, supporter kits, balloons, collection boxes, posters, money buckets, t-shirts, information about Alzheimer’s Research UK… However you’re fundraising, request materials here. Please allow at least two weeks for delivery.
It depends how you’re fundraising. If you have an online page, we’ll automatically receive your money. For offline fundraising, you can send us a cheque for the full amount you’ve raised. Please make it out to Alzheimer’s Research UK and send it to Alzheimer’s Research UK, 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Cambridge CB21 6AD.
If you’d prefer, it’s simple and easy to pay by bank transfer – call 0300 111 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get our bank details.
Got an idea you’d like to talk to us about? Call us on 0300 111 5555 or email email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch with lead fundraisers in your area.
Yes! Your fundraising pack has lots of information about how you can stay safe while fundraising. Please make sure you follow the latest government guidelines throughout your fundraising.