As the temperature drops we have some uplifting winter fundraising ideas for you to raise money. This will help our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses support more families facing dementia.
Get in the festive spirit by taking part in a Santa Run. It’s a great excuse to get dressed up and burn off some of those early mince pies! Santa Runs take place all over the country, so find your local race and set up a JustGiving page to get fundraising for families facing dementia
Organise a Christmas jumper day at work or school. Ask your colleagues or classmates to come in wearing their silliest Christmas jumper in exchange for a donation to Dementia UK. You could also raise extra funds on the day by holding a festive bake sale
Organise a best-dressed Christmas tree, front of house, window or even an office desk competition with a donation to Dementia UK to enter. You could even ask a local business to donate a prize to award the winner
I’m fundraising for Dementia UK in honour of my dear mum who had vascular dementia. I raise money by making handmade gifts and selling them to family, friends and at different events. I enjoy what I’m doing and feel I am giving something back. The Admiral Nurses do a fantastic job, and it is comforting to know there is someone who you can talk to and rely on when caring for someone with dementia. My mum would be so proud.
Spread some festive cheer through carol singing like Wayne.
Wayne raised money for Dementia UK last December through his ‘Carol of the Day’ fundraiser, and will be doing it again this year. Wayne makes short videos of the carols and shares them on Facebook every day in the lead up to Christmas to spread cheer and raise a smile and a chuckle amongst his family and friends. He includes a link to a JustGiving page where they can make a donation to Dementia UK. Wayne says:
Music is a great way for us to communicate with my dear Auntie Ethel who has dementia. She loves to sing along to her favourite songs, especially at this time of year. I have been doing ‘Carol of the Day’ for my family and friends for many years on Facebook, so it made sense to make it in to a fundraising activity and use music to raise much needed funds for this very worthy cause.
Swim and support
Brave the cold for a Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day swim. There are open water swims up and down the UK where you can join hundreds of other people for a morning dip. Find a swim near you and set up a JustGiving page to get fundraising for dementia specialist Admiral Nurses
Ask all your colleagues to bring in any unwanted or duplicate presents and raffle them off at work. Raffles are a fun way to raise money but are strictly regulated, so please get in touch so we can help make sure your raffle is legal
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. Tell us your plans online, email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call us on 020 8036 5440 – we’d love to hear from you!