Make it a challenge. Make it matter.
Organise your own walk or trek and help beat dementia with every step. Choose your distance and location, and make it matter for dementia support. By putting on your walking boots, you’ll be funding crucial services for people living with dementia.
We can’t beat dementia alone. Whether you walk a few miles with friends or tackle a mountain, every pound you raise will bring us closer to a cure.
How to get started
Fill in our online form and we’ll send you a fundraising pack
Choose a location and plan your walk
Tell your friends and family and get fundraising!
Put on your walking boots and help beat dementia
What you’ll get
When you fundraise for us, you will receive:
- a welcome pack with tips to get you started and fundraising help
- free breathable trekking top once you raise £200
- online fundraising hub and materials
- support from our dedicated events team
- a free cotton t-shirt when you sign up
- training information and access to professional coaches
As soon as you have raised £200 just drop us an email with your size and we will send you a breathable trekking top.
Exercise and wellbeing is more important than ever, so as long as your walk complies with government guidance – yes! It’s important to keep up to date with current coronavirus restrictions regarding travel and whether you can take part with those outside your household. The beauty of organising your own walk allows for flexibility of when you take on your challenge – please just email us if your event date changes.
This is dependant on your route. On average, it takes 20-30 minutes to walk a mile, taking into account a slower pace when admiring scenery and trekking through uneven terrain. Use this to roughly work out how long your route will take, adding an extra 30 minutes for every 1,000 ft of uphill walking.
Whether you walk two miles or 200, it’s completely up to you! There’s no time limit so you can do it all at your own pace. When you sign up you will have access to training advice from our specialist coaches.
When you sign up we will send you a pack which contains steps to help you plan your walk, as well as location and fundraising inspiration. We ask for you to choose an event date when you sign up, but please put an estimate if you are not sure, and just let us know once this is confirmed.
Absolutely! We ask for the date of your walk when you register as this allows us to send you support leading up to your challenge, but if you are not yet sure when to do yours please put a rough estimate on the online form. We are also aware that plans may change or you have to push back the date. In any of these cases, please email us with your revised date so we can keep supporting you ahead of your trek for Alzheimer’s Society.
How your money helps
Your walk could have a life-changing impact for people affected by dementia:
£50 would enable researchers to use an innovative picture communication tool that helps people with advanced dementia to manage problems with eating and drinking.
£208 would fund one of our Side by Side services for a day. This one-to-one volunteer programme empowers people with dementia to keep on doing the things they enjoy.
£1,560 could fund one week of an Alzheimer’s Society clinical fellowship, which allows clinicians and healthcare professionals to carry out research to improve care and treatment for people with dementia.