It’s getting hot out there, so get the clippers out and raise sponsorship to shed those lovely locks (or beard). Tell donors you’ll post pictures or a video online when you reach your fundraising target.
Hold a summer party
Summer sporting events (like Wimbledon) are a great excuse to set up a big screen at home or at a local venue. Lay on a BBQ and games for the kids. Sell tickets and host a tombola or raffle on the day (download our guide to organising a raffle and sourcing prizes here). Read the advice from the Food Standards Agency on providing food at charity events first!
Do the neighbourhood chores
Get out in your community and offer to do people’s chores in exchange for donations. Washing cars, dog walking and mowing lawns are all great summer jobs that could help you raise lots of money for our specialist dementia nurses.
Summer dress down day
Ask your employer if you can introduce a summer dress down day at work. In return for wearing casual clothes, ask your colleagues to donate a couple of pounds to Dementia UK. You could turn it into a bigger event by asking people to come in wearing Hawaiian shirts or fancy dress and having a competition for the best outfit.
Charity sports match
Get your friends together and organise a friendly sports tournament. Whether it is football, rounders, cricket or a sports day (three-legged race anyone?), you can charge people an entry fee and hold a BBQ afterwards to boost your fundraising.