Archive | Fundraising stories

A year full of Christmas

Carolyn Causton

For us in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Supporter Marketing team, it’s Christmas almost all year round! But it’s worth it because the wonderful thing about Christmas, is that we get so many amazing people buying our cards, entering the raffle, sending us donations and messages of support.  Whether they have helped us by donating images, by […]

Happy birthday dementiablog

James Odell

Today is the the first anniversary of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Blog site. In that time it has become the place to find out the latest views on the impact and science of dementia. Big names What a year it has been; we’ve had guest blogs from: SirTerry Pratchett Seth Rogen Blogger and Twitter campaigner Nicky Clark Comedian […]

World Alzheimer’s Month

Carolyn Causton

Will you commit to defeat dementia? 21 September marks World Alzheimer’s Day, the perfect time to reflect on how far we’ve come in our battle to defeat dementia – and also what we still need to achieve. Your generous support funds the best scientific research and, though you may not realise, it also inspires us. […]

Tough Mudder

Jodie Vaughan

Dan Ward from Bristol recently contacted us here at the fundraising team to ask for some t-shirts and a fundraising pack. Dan and his friends were taking part in a Tough Mudder challenge, raising funds for dementia research. For the uninitiated, Tough Mudder is an endurance event where participants attempt ten to 12-mile-long military-style obstacle courses. […]

Challenge yourself

Ozge Gunes

I’m back in the UK and yes, I did it, I cycled 450km through Hanoi to Saigon. Met some amazing people and saw parts of Vietnam I wouldn’t have seen as a tourist on foot or in a car to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. We started off with a taster ride in Hanoi […]

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Three things

Hayley Smith

I’m taking part in this year’s Big Walk, because five years ago my dad was diagnosed with dementia. I’m serious about defeating dementia so I’ll be fundraising in the coming weeks and be looking forward to what is going to be Alzheimer’s Research UK’s biggest ever Big Walk. This year I’m not only going to […]

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Defeat Dementia

David Mayhew CBE

Five years and £100m to power transformational benefits for people with dementia. Last night at a special Alzheimer’s Research UK reception held at The Gherkin in the City of London, I had the pleasure of announcing the launch of our new campaign, Defeat Dementia. This major five year fundraising and investment drive will seek to […]

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Crystal Palace to Paris in four days

Steve Hallam

Having decided to take on a cycling challenge in 2014, I was really pleased when my employer PageGroup UK chose Alzheimer’s Research UK as their charity partner. As my grandmother and my wife’s grandmother both had dementia, this has always been a charity very close to my heart. With that in mind, I decided to […]

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Sole Of Sci-Fi

Dave Golder

I have created a monster. The idea seemed simple back in the twilight days of 2013 when I hatched it: I would wear a different pair of trainers every day for the whole of 2014, and get people to sponsor me. Oh yeah, and get them to loan me trainers, too. Because while I had […]

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