Make it a challenge. Make it matter.  

Organise your own walk or trek and help beat dementia with every step. Choose your distance and location, and make it matter for dementia support. By putting on your walking boots, you’ll be funding crucial services for people living with dementia. 

We can't beat dementia alone. Whether you walk a few miles with friends or tackle a mountain, every pound you raise will bring us closer to a cure.  

So what are you waiting for? Make it matter and order a free fundraising pack today.   

How to get started

1
 Fill in our online form and we'll send you a fundraising pack 
2
Choose a location and plan your walk
3
Tell your friends and family and get fundraising! 
4
Put on your walking boots and help beat dementia 

What you’ll get 

When you fundraise for us, you will receive: 

  • a welcome pack with tips to get you started and fundraising help
  • free breathable trekking top once you raise £200 
  • online fundraising hub and materials 
  • support from our dedicated events team
  • a free cotton t-shirt when you sign up 
  • training information and access to professional coaches 

FAQs

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 a breathable trekking top. Please refer to our sizing guide.

How long should my walk take?

This is dependant on your route. On average, it takes 20-30 minutes to walk a mile, taking into account a slower pace when admiring scenery and trekking through uneven terrain. Use this to roughly work out how long your route will take, adding an extra 30 minutes for every 1,000 ft of uphill walking. 

Whether you walk two miles or 200, it’s completely up to you! There’s no time limit so you can do it all at your own pace. When you sign up you will have access to training advice from our specialist coaches.

How do I organise my walk?

When you sign up we will send you a pack which contains steps to help you plan your walk, as well as location and fundraising inspiration. We ask for you to choose an event date when you sign up, but please put an estimate if you are not sure, and just let us know once this is confirmed. 

I don't yet have a date for my walk - can I sign up?

Absolutely! We ask for the date of your walk when you register as this allows us to send you support leading up to your challenge, but if you are not yet sure when to do yours please put a rough estimate on the online form. We are also aware that plans may change or you have to push back the date. In any of these cases, please email us with your revised date so we can keep supporting you ahead of your trek for Alzheimer's Society. 

Can we take part as a group?

Yes! The more the merrier (although please ensure you are adhering to current government guidance). Just ask each group member to sign up here. You can also set up a JustGiving page as a group or individually.

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 stylish Alzheimer’s Society trekking top. The more you raise, the more you will be helping people affected by dementia.

Where can I get a sponsorship form?

A sponsorship form will be in your event fundraising pack and you can download one too. We can of course send more copies in the post if you need them - simply email us at [email protected] to request this.  

How can I fundraise?

Our handy pack and online fundraising hub contain all kinds of tips and advice for fundraising. There are a whole host of ideas, from cake sales to quizzes. Setting up a JustGiving page is easy and if you share it with friends and family on social media they can see your achievements.

How do I contact you?

If you have any questions just email the Events team or call us on 0300 222 5808

How your money helps 

Your cycle could have a life-changing impact for people affected by dementia: 

£200 means over 1000 people can access Talking Point. This is an online safe space, where a trouble shared can be a trouble halved. People accessing Talking Point can learn from each other’s experiences, share their frustrations and local services knowledge.

£500 can buy some much-needed DNA duplicator to our researchers. This extraordinary liquid can stitch fragments of DNA together into long  strands, allowing researchers to make the most of these precious samples.

£990 can pay for 100 people to begin their Dementia Connect journey with a call from an expert  Dementia Advisers. This first contact with a person living with dementia, their carer, or family member is the initial step in understanding how we can best support them.

What people say

'Going on walks across the UK has become a huge part of my life, and a great distraction from the pressures of everyday life. I've lost weight, made friends and found a fantastic new hobby!' - Sophie from London 

'My advice to anyone contemplating taking on a challenge - don’t waste time thinking that you can’t do it, aren’t fit enough, wouldn’t be able to raise the money... because, whatever you put your mind to, you can achieve.' - Judith, who trekked the Great Wall of China

‘Walking around the world sounds bonkers but it is actually quite doable - I hope to walk 20 miles a day. It will take, and this is very much a guesstimate, three and a half years.' - Tom from Buckinghamshire

Contact us 

If you have any further questions please email us at [email protected] or call 0300 222 5808 - we're always happy to help.