challenge dementia

I want to take part in an event for Alzheimer Scotland, how do I get involved?

You can help make sure nobody faces dementia alone by taking part in an event to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland’s vital services. Have a look at our upcoming events for how to register or get in touch on 0131 243 1453 or email events@alzscot.org to speak to one of our fundraisers. You can view all events for the year here.

I want to take part in an event but it's not on your website, can I still fundraise?

Absolutely! Get in touch to let us know a little bit about your event and we can send you a fundraising pack. You can contact us by emailing events@alzscot.org or calling 0131 243 1453.

Do you have any tips for fundraising?

Check out our top fundraising tips and our fundraising toolkit to get you started! You can always contact our events team on 0131 243 1453 for more advice. 

How do I pay in my sponsorship money?

Click here to download a Money Return Slip. Please remember it is not safe to send cash, particularly coins, in the post. If people give you cash, you can pay this into your own bank account and either-

  1. Pay via our website with a credit or debit card
  2. Call our team on 0131 243 1453 and pay over the phone
  3. Complete a Money Return Slip and send us a cheque or postal order for the total, or enter your card details on the form.

Any funds raised online through JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving will be automatically transferred to us, so you don't need to do a thing!

What happens if I get injured?

If you get injured while training we recommend that you contact your GP, physio or specialist sports injury clinic.  They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to take part in our sponsored events. If you do need to withdraw, please let Alzheimer Scotland and the race organisers know, as you may be able to defer your place (this will depend on the event).

What does 'Minimum Sponsorship' mean?

For some of our events we set a minimum amount to raise for the charity, this is so that we can raise as much as possible to continue our vital work. This may feel daunting but we have lots of hints and tips for raising as much as possible and our events team will be on hand to help you reach your target. 

If some of your minimum sponsorship is to be used to cover the costs your event (e.g. a trek or skydive) you must make your donors aware of this. If you have purchased your own place directly through the event organisers you do not have to raise a minimum amount, you can set your own target and fundraise as much as you can!

What is Gift Aid?

The Government operates a scheme called Gift Aid that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. So if you are a UK taxpayer and you donated £100 to Alzheimer Scotland, it means that we will actually receive £125 at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.

Where does the money I raise go?

Your support will help us make sure that nobody faces dementia alone. We need to raise £15,000 every single day to help people with dementia, their carers, partners and families.

Your support will:

•help us to deliver local services at over 60 sites across Scotland

•support our Dementia Nurses to improve standards of healthcare for people with dementia

•fund scientific, clinical, social and policy research into dementia

•make sure that day or night – all through the year – our Dementia Helpline is available to everyone who needs it.

 

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