Lucy SquanceHannah ReynoldsKelly Holliday

Our vision is a world free from dementia, and our inspiring fundraisers edge us a step closer to this goal every day. The Fundraising Team work with our supporters, providing advice and support on setting up events, organising Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising initiatives and working to develop innovative, fun ways for you to raise funds to move us all closer to making breakthrough possible.


A couple of weeks ago we launched a fun competition to keep our runners motivated whilst clocking up the miles for our summer challenge: Running Down Dementia. The challenge was launched in partnership with parkrun and involves running 100k and raising £100 to power dementia research. Our #RunningDownDementia runners didn’t disappoint us. We’ve had hundreds […]


Do you passionately believe in the power of research to change lives for good? Us too! We’ve got ten fabulous fundraising ideas for you to power the fightback against dementia. #IFightDementia with 70’s style. Get out the face paint and dust off your flares – a 70’s day is a really fun way of raising […]

Tough Mudder

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. […]

Good luck to all our TEAM ARUK runners

It’s the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014 on Sunday. After months of training, a team of 64 fantastic Alzheimer’s Research UK runners (TEAM ARUK) will don their purple running vests with pride as they join over 37,500 people for the 26.2 mile race.  Last year our runners raised an incredible £113,500, enough to fund almost four […]


The Patsy Duffy Memorial Benefit 7 March 2014 A family from Magherafelt in County Derry, whose husband and father had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease organised a memorial benefit in his name at the Titanic Belfast, on 7 March 2014. Forget Me Not, The Patsy Duffy Memorial Benefit, was organised in his memory by his wife Janette […]

Duncan’s Day

A charity collection in honour of Norwich City football legend Duncan Forbes, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, raised £6,500 to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Fans gave generously at the Carrow Road match, between Norwich City and Stoke City, on Saturday 8 March, to help the charity reach its goal of defeating […]

Get volunteering: get cheering!

Waking up early on a bright Sunday morning I was eager to attend my first big race. Not being a runner myself, the prospect of being part of a cheering squad from the safety of the side-lines is much more exciting (and a lot less exhausting). Well equipped with Alzheimer’s Research UK branded goodies, donning […]

Battle of the Brains

Fancy holding a fundraising quiz for dementia research? Alzheimer’s Research UK staff love a quiz. The office is a pretty harmonious place, so it’s always a welcomed change of pace to be able to pit our wits against one another. Throw in a spot of friendly rivalry and people are falling over each other to […]