Karaoke evening to games night, fundraising just got fun. And whatever gets you in the party mood, it’s up to you.

‘Party’ is such a loose term, it can mean practically anything. After-work drinks, a quiz night, a movie marathon… Whatever’s good for you is good for us. So fundraise your way.

It’s time to play party planner. So pick a theme, get your guest list sorted and send out the invites. Rent a room in a pub, hold your do at work or invite everyone to yours.

Whatever you’re planning, go large. After all, it’s research!

Being a quiz master.

Steve Andrews made plans to set up an Alzheimer’s Research UK Mighty Quiz in his village hall, with a raffle on the night.

When speaking to the manager of a local restaurant to ask for a raffle prize they offered to host the event for Steve at their restaurant for free.

He ended up selling quiz tickets for £20 including food.

After a lot of work, he sold-out the venue and had 129 guests come along to the mightiest of Mighty Quizzes. From ticket sales, the raffle and other games on the nights Steve raised an amazing £1,400.


Do it for research.

"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

Partying for charity? Get your boogie on.

Here are some popular fundraising ideas…

  • Get planning. What’s your theme? How big do you want it to be? Will there be nibbles and drinks?
  • Get a venue. At home, at the church hall or in the office.
  • Get noticed. Shout about it on social media. Send invites. Plan something out of the ordinary – like an office Twister party. Be different. Be you.
  • Get going. But make sure you’ve got enough crisps in!

Your fundraising questions answered.

Is there a minimum fundraising target?

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.

Can I get materials to promote my activity?

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.

How do I pay in the money?

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 fundraising@alzheimersresearchuk.org to get our bank details.

Can I speak to someone?

Got an idea you’d like to talk to us about? Call us on 0300 111 5555 or email fundraising@alzheimersresearchuk.org and we’ll put you in touch with lead fundraisers in your area.

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.