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.
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.