Many of our previous Memory Walkers have found using the internet to be one of their most effective form of fundraising: it is easy to set up an online sponsorship page which you can then e-mail to your contacts - even friends on the other side of the world can sponsor you!
It's quick and easy to donate, and the amounts given tend to be higher so just follow the instructions below to set up your JustGiving account. It's really simple.
- Go to www.justgiving.com/alzheimerssoc/raisemoney
- Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your page.
- Personalise it with a message to potential sponsors about why you've chosen Memory Walk and Alzheimer's Society, and why reaching your target is important to you.
- Ask everyone to sponsor you by emailing a request with a link to your web page to friends, family and colleagues.
- Update your sponsors with some news about your Memory Walk and thank them for their support.
Fundraising tipsHere are some tips to ensure you get the most out of your fundraising!
- Start as early as you possibly can - don't leave it to the last minute.
- Set yourself a target and be positive that you can reach it.
- Ask your company to support you; a lot of companies will match the sponsorship you raise so you will be doubling your total!
- Tell everyone that you are doing this event for the Society and carry a sponsorship form with you at all times.
- Ask friends if they could organise an event or donate their skills (for example haircutting) in exchange for donations.
- Tick the Gift Aid box - it means that the Inland Revenue will pay the Society an extra 28p for every £1 that's donated.
- Make sure the first pledge on the sponsorship form is a high one as it sets the tone for the rest.
What your support could provide
- £35 could support a person with dementia to receive a one hour befriending session with a volunteer, providing them with companionship and social support
- £50 could support five people with dementia to attend a one hour session at a Dementia Cafe, receiving information and support in a friendly and informal setting
- £104 could allow callers from anywhere in the country to call the national Alzheimer's Society Dementia Helpline each week at their local rate
- £200 could help run one session of Singing for the Brain, an Alzheimer's Society activity that enables people with dementia and their carers to engage in the benefits and enjoyment of structured community singing
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