Organise your own trek/ walk
You take on a trek. We take on dementia.
Organise your own walking challenge and help beat dementia with every step. Your challenge can be any distance, any terrain, any location, and you can do it as a personal challenge or as a group.
From two miles to 10,000 miles, however you choose to walk, every penny you raise will help us support more people affected by dementia and get us closer to a cure.
Here are some simple steps to get started:
1. Fill in our online form and we'll send you a fundraising pack
2. Plan your walk or trek
3. Tell your friends and family and get fundraising!
4. Put on your walking boots and help beat dementia
If you raise over £200 you’ll get a free breathable trekking top!
We’d love to welcome you to the team and hear more about your challenge, so please get in touch by filling in our online form. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.
Looking for inspiration?
Here are the most popular UK trekking destinations among our fundraisers:
- National Three Peaks (England, Scotland and Wales)
- Lake District (Cumbria)
- West Highland Way (Scotland
These are all challenging UK treks so you'll be able to set your fundraising target high! You could also check out the National Trust's website or Walking Britain, which list a whole host of walks across the UK to suit varying abilities. For more overseas trekking destinations, check out our approved open challenge tour operators.
Once you register, you'll receive an email fundraising pack which will include:
- a free cotton T-shirt
- welcome pack with fundraising help and materials
- a trekking top once you raise £200
- support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target
- training information and access to professional coaches
How do I get my trekking top?
As soon as you have raised £200 just drop us an email with your size and we will send you out a top! Top sizes are S, M, L, XL and XXL.
Where can I get a sponsor form?
Sponsorship forms will be in your welcome fundraising pack, we can of course send some copies out to you via post! Simply email us to request this.
Is there a minimum or maximum distance?
Not at all! You set the distance of your walk or trek and it’s completely up to you how far you wish to go. Also, there’s no time limit so you can do it all at your own pace. Our fundraising pack contains training advice and tips.
Can we take part as a group?
How much do I have to fundraise?
There’s no strict minimum fundraising target, but if you raise £200 or more you will receive a very stylish Alzheimer’s Society breathable trekking top. The more you raise, the more you will be helping people affected by dementia.
How can I fundraise?
Our handy pack contains all kinds of tips and advice for fundraising. We suggest you set up a JustGiving page and share it with your friends and family on social media so they can see your achievement! There are a whole host of ideas, from cake sales to quizzes.
If you have any further questions just email the Challenge team or call 0330 333 0804 - we're always happy to help.
How you money helps
Your cycle could make a life-changing impact for people affected by dementia:
£5 could pay for 200 dementia helpcards. Our helpcards can be used to get help or assistance and let people know who to contact if needed.
£30 could provide one of our Dementia Advisers with 50 copies of the dementia guide to use in a face to face session.
£75 could help recently diagnosed people with dementia understand and come to terms with their condition by paying for 15 copies of our translated version of the dementia guide available in 7 languages.
£100 covers Alzheimer's Society's cost of supporting one patient with early stage Alzheimer's for three months on one of our vital trials.
£200 could speed up the cure for Vascular Dementia by paying for a year's worth of clinical trial drugs.
£590 could provide a space for people worried about dementia to connect, tell their stories and support each other by funding our online community Talking Point for a weekend.
£1,040 could support people with dementia to keep doing the activities they love and try new things by funding a Side by Side service for a week. Volunteers support people with dementia to do whatever they enjoy, from going to a football match to visiting a café for lunch.