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Memory Walk- Lets make it a day to remember

This September, thousands of people will walk together to raise money to fight dementia. Please walk with us.

Memory Walks are taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and registration is simple and free – just select the walk you want to be part of and complete the online form.

The money you raise will help us to run services in your community. The more people who take part, and the more money you raise, the bigger difference we will make to people’s lives.

So tell your friends and family to sign up now and let’s make it a day to remember.

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.

For more information on JustGiving and getting the most from your online fundraising, please contact the Memory Walk team.

Here 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.

For more fundraising tips and ideas, please visit Alzheimer’s Society website.

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