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Walking Virtual

Walk 50 Miles in June

Step out on a mission this June and walk 50 miles for families facing dementia.

Register and get your free t-shirt

Taking part is easy – this is your challenge, your way. You can walk whenever and wherever you like, and set your own pace.

There are just three steps to get started:

  1. Join the Facebook Group and connect with your fellow walkers.
  2. Register for your FREE Dementia UK t-shirt.
  3. Set up your Facebook fundraiser or JustGiving page.

Once you’re all set up, start telling everyone you know about your challenge and share your fundraiser far and wide.

In the run-up to the challenge and throughout June, connect with thousands of other walkers in our Facebook Group to share your progress and celebrate your incredible achievement at the end of the month.

Once you’ve completed the challenge, you’ll receive a virtual medal and certificate as a huge thank you for your support.

If you have any questions, please take a look at our FAQs below or contact us at

Take on this challenge and walk with purpose this summer.


We have tried to answer all your commonly asked questions below. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, please email  

Can you tell me more about the event? 

We are challenging you to walk 50 miles throughout June, for families facing dementia. This is a virtual event, so you can take it on wherever and whenever works best for you. You can do a shorter walk every day or build your miles by tackling some longer walks.

How do I register for the challenge? 

The first step is to register for your free Dementia UK t-shirt and set up a fundraising page.

Once you have registered and set up your fundraiser, you’ll be ready to go! Get some practice walks in so you’re prepared for your challenge. We can’t wait to cheer you on!

Is there a registration fee?  

Taking part in the Walk 50 Miles in June Challenge for Dementia UK is free!

Is there a fundraising target?  

There is no fundraising target for this challenge – we just ask you to raise as much as you can for families affected by dementia.

How do I fundraise? 

You can set up a JustGiving page or a Facebook fundraiser in a couple of minutes.

Once you have created a fundraising page, be sure to share it with your family and friends and family via social media, text, email and WhatsApp.

We’ll also send you a sponsorship form in the post to collect any offline donations you may receive.

Where do donations to my fundraising page go?

All donations made to your fundraiser will be sent directly to Dementia UK. These vital donations will help support families facing dementia.

Can I raise money without setting up an online fundraising page? 

You certainly can. We’ll send you a sponsorship form with your t-shirt, but if you need more than one form, simply download and print more copies.

Please ask your sponsors to fill out all the columns so we can claim up to 25% Gift Aid.

How can I send in sponsorship money I’ve collected offline?  

The easiest way to send cash donations to Dementia UK is by donating to your online fundraising page. Alternatively, you can:

  • donate via our website
  • send in a cheque made payable to Dementia UK. Enclose a note including your full name, the email address that you used to register for your t-shirt, and an explanation that you raised the money for the Walk 50 Miles in June challenge. Post it to us at:

Dementia UK

7th Floor

One Aldgate



How do I get my free t-shirt? 

To register for your t-shirt, please complete the registration form. It will take up to two weeks for your t-shirt to arrive, so please be patient.

I still haven’t received my t-shirt – where is it?  

We’re sorry to hear you haven’t received your t-shirt yet. If you have waited two weeks since completing the registration form, please email and we will investigate.

Can I get more than one t-shirt for the challenge? 

We send out one t-shirt per participant. If you would like to buy some additional Dementia UK branded items, please visit our  shop, where you’ll find adult and children’s t-shirts.

Where and how can I complete my distance?

You can complete your miles wherever you like, however you like! Just make sure you record your walks and keep your sponsors updated on your progress.

How do I record how many miles I have walked?

Strava is a free, easy to use app that can track your miles this Summer. We highly recommend downloading it for this challenge. You will also receive a challenge tracker with your t-shirt, which you can use to tick off your miles.

Can I start early or late?

Of course! You can do this challenge whenever suits you. The more participants we have, the more families can receive the life-changing support of our specialist dementia nurses.

Can I do more or less than 50 miles?

Absolutely. This is your challenge, and you can tailor it to suit you. Just be clear with your supporters about how far you are intending to walk and keep them updated regularly with your progress.

What safety precautions should I take?

Safety should be your top priority when taking part in the Walk 50 miles in June Challenge. You know yourself best and we encourage you to think about the distance you walk at one time. If you are walking alone, make sure someone you trust knows your plans, always carry a fully charged phone with you, and please do stay alert. We’d also advise taking rest days whenever you feel you need them, and staying hydrated, especially if the weather is warm.

What if I don’t complete the challenge?

The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself and enjoy raising awareness and funds so our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses can support more families. Do as much as you can. Update your sponsors regularly, be clear about how far you’ve come in your challenge, and make sure they are still happy to donate to Dementia UK.