Homegrown fundraising

Short of ideas on how to keep up your fundraising while staying at home? Here's how you can stay safe and help the Alzheimer's Society!

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Whether you're one of our party planners or adrenaline junkies, we have put an indoor twist on our Make it Matter activities so you can still find something just for you.

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Already signed up to organise your own event? Get in touch with your community fundraiser or email [email protected] to get the latest materials.

Take a look at some of our ingenious ideas
(if we do say so ourselves)

Adrenaline Junkie

Get your heart racing!


  • 5k - Complete a 5k at home! Ask for donations and complete a virtual race from the comfort of your own home. Use your stairs, use your living room, use an exercise machine if you have one and get those kilometres in.
  • Cycle your commute - Cycle the length of your commute. This could be over a day, week or month depending on how long your commute used to be.
  • Yes day - Help out your family whilst staying home and say yes to everyone's demands in exchange for sponsorship.
  • Game over Dementia - Unite with Alzheimer's Society and say Game Over to Dementia by setting up your own gaming fundraiser. 
  • Reach new heights - Climb the height of a famous mountain or peak using your stairs. Don't forget to document your progress on social media!


If you haven't already, sign up today to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society!

Virtual Challenge Seeker

Ready to challenge yourself?


  • Step Up for Dementia - You might be stuck at home but you can still exercise! Work with your family and friends to collectively reach 850,000 steps to match those affected by dementia and isolating right now. Unite with Alzheimer's Society and Step Up for Dementia.
  • Cycle for Dementia - Could you power through the miles to help us beat dementia sooner? We’re challenging you to cycle 100, 250, 500 miles in a month. In the average time it takes you to cycle a mile, one person will have been diagnosed with dementia. So, how many miles will you go? Sign up to Cycle for Dementia
  • Jog on Dementia - Set yourself a marathon challenge with a twist. It's time to tell dementia to jog on! Start your challenge today.
  • Run for Dementia - How many miles can you run in 30 days? We’re challenging you to take on 50 or 100 miles to help us beat dementia. Sign up here.
  • Virtual Games Night -  Scrabble, Monopoly, Cluedo, Pictionary, Battleship and Scattegories are all online, perfect for getting together with friends.
  • Arts and crafts contest - Who can make the best paper-mache vegetable or colour the prettiest flower? Donate to join, pick a judge and offer a prize- brilliant for kids or for grownups.
  • Social media challenge - Get creative with challenges at home, donate £5 and use social media to tag your friends to do the same. From the 'toilet roll challenge' to running a 5k, get a leaderboard going and unleash the competition!


If you haven't already, sign up today to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society!

Food Fanatic

Fire up the foodie fundraising

  • Wax your legs - Are you ready to wax your legs live on camera? Livestream and ask for sponsorship for the pleasure of watching.
  • Baking class - Host an online baking class for friends and family. Ask for donations and send a link!
  • Coins from your coffee - Why not donate the money you would usually spend on your daily coffee or tea?
  • Tea o'clock - Make that cuppa and organise a team dial in to keep spirits high. Normally the type to buy a chocolate bar, then why not create a reverse tuck shop and donate 50p every time you reach for the biscuit tin?
  • Cupcake Day - We're calling all bakers to rise to the occasion and bake a difference this Cupcake Day. Host your Cupcake Day whenever, however and wherever you like! Bring your workmates together virtually, use what's in your cupboards, get creative with the kids, or host later in the year when we can safely come back together. Get your free fundraising kit at alzheimers.org.uk/cupcakeday.


If you haven't already, sign up today to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society!

Hair Raiser

Happy hair days

  • Grow a beard/moustache - Use your indoor time wisely and cultivate that facial hair.
  • Home haircut - First up some online tutorials and cut your own, or a loved one's hair whilst at home.
  • Crazy hair at home - Grab the dye, clip in extensions, and go wild!


If you haven't already, sign up today to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society!

Party Planner

Perfect party plans

  • Virtual tea party - Everyone bake a cake at home, but this time enjoy it yourself! Dial into a video call with your friends and enjoy your bakes with a cup of tea. Donate to join.
  • Birthday party - Have a birthday or big event coming up and stuck inside? Set up a Facebook fundraiser to donate to Alzheimer's Society instead of receiving gifts.
  • Movie night bingo - Donate a playing fee and join a movie night bingo game. Choose a film or films and the number of phrases/actions to get bingo and play along with your friends in different houses for a small entry fee.
  • Netflix party - Invite your friends to watch a film online together and host a discussion afterwards. Ask for a donation for the price of a cinema ticket or popcorn.
  • Lip-sync battle - Do you have what it takes to wow your audience? Battle it out with family and friends to be crowned the lip-sync champion.


If you haven't already, sign up today to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society!

Quiz Master

Let's get quizzical

  • Virtual quiz - host a virtual pub quiz with our Challenge Dementia quiz pack.
  • Trivial pursuit - £3 charge to join the challenge with £1.50 (or more) of that donated to Alzheimer's Society. Who is the most knowledgeable of your friends?


If you haven't already, sign up today to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society!

Will-Powered Wonder

Are you strong enough?

  • Meatless month - want to cut down on eating meat? Try it whilst being sponsored to quit meat for a month.
  • Digital detox - can you detox your digital use? Take on the challenge and raise money for Alzheimer's Society.
  • Chocolate cut out - give up something you love for a month and raise money at the same time.
  • Sponsored silence - Ssssh!


If you haven't already, sign up today to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society!

Inspire Me

Still seeking inspiration? Don't worry - we have plenty more ideas!

  • eBay - Sell unwanted, used or handmade items on eBay and donate the proceeds.
  • Get crafty - Put your needles together and knit garments, make candles or create cards, all to be sold online
  • Sweepstakes - Set up an online sweepstake and ask for donations per entry.
  • Online classes - Offer the chance to learn a new skill, a family recipe, yoga class, dance class, the possibilities are endless!
  • Name the... teddy, bunny or bear! Whatever you choose, tap into people's competitive nature with a simple online guessing game.
  • Theatrical fun - Dress up and film yourselves acting out famous scenes and plays. Live stream or send a link for donations from your friends, family and colleagues. Also great to keep the kids busy!
  • Fuel our fund for dementia - Saving on fuel not travelling? Make a donation to Alzheimer's Society.
  • #Sofaselfie - Raise awareness and post a selfie of yourself from your sofa, nominate three friends to post and donate £3 to Alzheimer's Society.
  • Recycle - Use this time to spring clean and clear out all your recyclable items. Store them away and donate to the Alzheimer's Society recycling scheme in the future.
  • Cinemarathon - Are there films you've been avoiding watching? Be sponsored to watch them all in a row in a cinemarathon!


If you haven't already, sign up today to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society!

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