10 ways to fundraise this autumn

10 ways to fundraise this autumn

Fundraise at home, work or in your local community this autumn and help give more families the support of an Admiral Nurse. Raise £100 and you could pay for the telephone costs of 40 families calling our free Helpline whenever they need support.

1. Have a soup lunch fundraiser at work. Make a big batch of soup and sell it by the bowlful to your colleagues at lunch.

2. Go booze free for a month. Ask for sponsorship from friends and family, and donate the money you would have spent at the pub to Dementia UK! Set up a JustGiving page to start fundraising here.

3. Did you know its National Curry Week in October? Get together with friends and family and practice your culinary skills while raising funds for dementia specialist nurses by hosting a curry night.

4. Bring your friends and family together for a quiz night. Local churches or community spaces will often let you use their space for free if you’re raising money for charity. Alternatively hire a room in a pub which will already have most of the facilities you need.

5. Hold a Halloween bake off competition at work. Ask your colleagues to bring in their spookiest bakes and award prizes for the best ones. Sell the cakes after to raise money for our Admiral Nurses.

6. Organise a Halloween party or fun day at school, work or home. There are so many ways you could raise money at your event, such as holding a fancy dress or pumpkin carving competition, and charging for apple bobbing and face painting. You could also ask for donations for food and drinks. Download our baking events guide here.

7. Get the popcorn popping for a scary film night. Invite your friends over and prepare refreshments, or even a full three-course dinner. Ask your friends to donate what they would have spent going out to the cinema or for a meal.

8. Host a bingo event with colleagues at work, or with friends and family in your local church hall, school or social club. It’s sociable, easy to organise and a great way to raise lots of money! Charge an entry fee per game and ask local businesses for prizes (we can send you a letter of authority to help.)

9. With football season underway, autumn is a great time to organise a charity football match or tournament. You can organise with friends and family, or at work with other local businesses.

10. Ask the organiser of your local Bonfire Night if you can have a fundraising stall at the event. You could sell hot drinks and toffee apples or glow sticks and sparklers to raise money for Dementia UK.

Whatever you decide to do to fundraise, please get in touch so we can send you some fundraising materials and support you along the way. Email the team at fundraising@dementiauk.org or give us a call us on 020 8036 5440 – we’d love to hear from you!