Dedicate your birthday celebration to Alzheimer’s Research UK!

Is your birthday coming up in the next few months? Why not dedicate your special day to Alzheimer’s Research UK and help us bring about life-changing breakthroughs in dementia research.

Make your day truly special by asking your friends and family members for donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK instead of gifts this year?

Simply set up a birthday fundraiser on Facebook and select Alzheimer’s Research UK as your chosen charity. Whatever you raise, you’ll be making a huge difference for people living with dementia. Thank you for your support!

Your presents are powerful – every donation will bring us closer to a breakthrough. Now that’s something to celebrate!

Facebook Birthday fundraiser

For a simple birthday fundraiser, why not use Facebook?

A Facebook Birthday fundraiser is the easiest way to tell all your friends and family about your birthday fundraising in just a few simple steps.

  1. Simply visit the Facebook Birthday page.
  2. Select your chosen cause – Alzheimer’s Research UK.
  3. Personalise with a fundraising target, a picture and a bit about you, if you want to.
  4. Click Create then share with all your friends and family.

If you don't have Facebook you can also set up a fundraiser on JustGiving.

Alastair - Donation in Lieu website

Alastair celebrated his 18th birthday by generously asking for donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK instead of gifts, all in memory of his wonderful Uncle Ray. Alastair raised an amazing £1,550 for our vital research through his birthday celebration!

David and Joan celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary surrounded by their family and friends. Joan has been living with Alzheimer’s disease for 11 years, so they kindly decided to use their special occasion to ask for donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK instead of presents. They raised £150 to help us fund more dementia research.

David and Joan - Donation in Lieu Website

Any questions?

To chat through your special event, call our fundraising team on 0300 111 5555, or send an email to

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