Organise your own fundraising event

We are constantly bowled over by the imaginative ideas of our supporters, and know from them how rewarding it can be to organise an event. From a coffee morning to a themed night out, and from a sponsored silence to an auction of promises, there are scores of ways to mobilise your community to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Support.

The important thing about fundraising is that it should be fun. Choose something that you know you'll enjoy doing. If you like a challenge, why not choose something you haven’t done before but have always wanted to!

Getting started

A good way to start is to look at your existing connections. Who do you know? What do they enjoy doing and what can they help you with? For instance you could:

  • Invite your friends to a fundraising social event, themed dinner party or coffee morning. If you are part of a club or society, you could get together to organise a larger event for the public such as a fashion show, disco or band night.  
  • If you are a pub regular, see if you can organise a quiz or themed evening at your local. You could invite a rival pub team to a fundraising football match or darts tournament. Adding a raffle can be an easy way to raise even more funds.
  • If your employer is sympathetic, you may be able to base your fundraising at work, for instance by running a cake sale or organising a dress down day and charging colleagues to take part. Larger companies may have a match funding scheme to help you raise even more.

Remember, whatever you are doing, don’t forget to get permission first. Please call our fundraiser Laura if you would like advice on this.  

Keep in touch

Let us know what you are doing! We can help with collecting tins, T-shirts and sponsorship forms. We can also help you to promote your event, from logos for posters and flyers to template press releases. 

Spread the word

Remember to let everyone know about your fundraising. You can set up your own fundraising event page on this site to share with family and friends. And include us on your social media. Mention us on Twitter @AlzheimersSupp and on Facebook AlzheimersSupportWiltshire. We will help spread the word too.

Create your fundraising page