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Birthdays with a difference

It’s your birthday! Mark the occasion in a unique way by fundraising for families facing dementia. 

Set up a Facebook birthday fundraiser 

If you know how to get this started, then head over to our Facebook Fundraising page to set up and share your page. 

Here is a checklist to help you get your Facebook Birthday Fundraiser started: 

  • Decide on the amount of money you want to raise 
  • Pick a title and description for your fundraiser 
  • Find a cover photo (if you wish to add your own) 
  • Choose the date you want your fundraiser to end

Set up an online fundraising page 

If you don’t use Facebook or would prefer to use another platform for your birthday collection, you can set up a fundraising page through JustGiving.  Share your story across your social media network so your friends and family can help you support a cause that’s close to your heart.


Host a tea party 

A birthday isn’t a birthday without cake, so why not host an afternoon tea in aid of Dementia UK? Visit our online shop to order balloons and collection boxes for your tables.  

Download our handy guide for hosting your tea party.  

You could even suggest a fancy dress theme for a small donation – we’d love to see the pictures! 

Planning something different? Let us know what you’re doing. 

Or if you’re ready to pay in a donation, click here  

Find out how to pay in donations from your celebration.

My Facebook Fundraiser was simple to set up and I raised just over £300. After my success, my friend was inspired to set up a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for Dementia UK too.’

Having a birthday in January is sometimes difficult, so by celebrating on Facebook and fundraising for Dementia UK, it allowed me to feel personally connected to my friends and family on my birthday.’

For me, I believe in the expression – it’s better to give than receive. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday.

-Lynn Marriott, Volunteer Ambassador

Any questions?

Please get in touch with our Supporter Care team if you want to donate over the phone or have any questions.

By phone: 0300 365 5500

By email:

Alternatively, you can contact our fundraising support team, who can provide you with downloadable materials like editable posters and certificate templates.

By phone: 020 8036 5440

By email: