From Land's end to John O'Groats, to the shops and back or anything in between. It's up to you.

Challenge yourself for dementia research, and raise money in a way that’s totally you.

Whether it’s a charity walk or (if you’re feeling energetic) run, fundraise your way.

Pull on your walking boots – or slip into fancy dress for a bit of a laugh. If you’re looking for ways to get friends, family or workmates involved, head out as a team.

Whatever you’re planning, don’t forget your Kendal Mint Cake. And remember – it’s research!

Six-year-old Carwyn takes on the peaks.

Carwyn Beynon climbed Pen Y Fan and Corn Du in memory of his Great Nanny Shirley, who passed away with vascular dementia in January 2018.

Mum Amy is so proud of her little lad. She said “Carwyn said he wanted to climb Everest or do a marathon but we had a chat about doing something smaller to start with!”

Mind you, climbing the two highest peaks in South West Wales when you’re only six is no small feat!

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Do it for research.

"The trek was very tough, but we got stronger and stronger each day and it was an amazing experience."

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Olive Munro, hiker

Walking for charity? Take those first steps...

Here are some fundraising ideas…

  • Get the map out. Plan your distance. Set a time target. All at once or instalments?
  • Get a team together. Fundraise with family and friends. Walk for charity with workmates. Rope the dog in for company.
  • Get noticed. Shout about it on social media. Promise to wear a funny outfit. Or do it carrying a tray of drinks. Be different. Be you.
  • Get going. But don't forget to break your new walking boots in first – your feet will never forgive you.

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.