Organise your own walk or trek
Organise your own walk or trek
"I'm determined to do something substantial to make a difference. I want to do all I can to help families in this situation, and to support them by raising as much money as I can. I'm definitely stepping outside my comfort zone." - Angela
Step towards brighter days ahead.
Feel the crunch of leaves underfoot, the breeze on your face at the top of the hill and the hope in your heart when you complete your incredible trekking challenge.
Whether you walk a few miles with friends or tackle a mountain, when you organise your own walk or trek, every step brings help and hope to people affected by dementia.
So, what are you waiting for? Make your trek matter and order a free fundraising pack today.
When you raise £100 for Alzheimer's Society, we'll send you a medal in the post to show off with pride. Raise £300 to receive a trekking top to keep you kitted out for your next adventure.
How to get started
What you’ll get
When you fundraise for Alzheimer's Society, you will receive:
- A welcome pack with top tips to get you started including fundraising help
- A medal once you raise £100
- Free breathable trekking top once you raise £300
- Access to our online fundraising hub and materials
- Support from our dedicated events team
- Training information to keep you on track
'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
‘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
The difference your fundraising can make
Your walk or trek could have a life-changing impact for people affected by dementia:
£100 can provide our lab with 269 DNA duplicators. DNA samples are often incredibly small. However, researchers can use a DNA duplicator to help copy the DNA strands, giving researchers larger samples to study.
£250 can fund the work of a Telephone Dementia Adviser for two days. Open seven days a week, the Dementia Connect Support Line is there for people whenever they need it. Dementia Advisers will provide a listening ear, specialist guidance, and support people in accessing services that are right for them.
£500 can cover the funds of registering 13 people with our Dementia Voice platform. This means they can tell their story, their way. Whether this is through campaigning work, speaking at events, or sharing their experiences in media, this platform means people have a better understanding of life with dementia.
With muddy feet and a full heart, your trekking adventures will help provide life-changing support to everyone living with dementia now and in the future.
All UK residents who raise £100 or more on their JustGiving fundraising page will receive a special medal in the post to say thank you. When you raise £300 we'll send you a technical trekking top.
We'll send out one medal or top per fundraising page setup. You don't need to do anything to claim each reward, we'll pop them in the post once you hit the target, but please allow 4 weeks for them to arrive. If it's been longer than 4 weeks and you haven't heard from us, please get in touch so we can help.
Whether you walk 2 miles or 200, it’s completely up to you! There’s no time limit so you can do it all at your own pace.
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.
Think about where you'd like to walk, would it be urban cityscapes or green countryside? How many days would you like to spend on it, and how far do you think you could go each time?
Once you have a plan for your trek, follow our 4 simple steps above. We'll be there to support you with your fundraising along the way. 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.
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 get in touch with your revised date so we can keep supporting you ahead of your trek for Alzheimer's Society.
There’s no strict minimum fundraising target, but if you raise £100 you will receive a medal, and if you raise £300 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.
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.
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