Your support will enable the spread of our groundbreaking initiatives to enhance life for people with dementia and their carers. All funds raised go directly into delivering high quality arts workshops for individuals living with early stage dementia, their carers, friends and families as well as highly popular training days for individuals and organisations looking to develop arts programmes for people with dementia.
Whether by a single donation, setting up regular giving, or creating a legacy, your generosity will make a real difference, helping to bring artistic stimulation to re-energise and inspire more people in the early stages of dementia.
You can also apply to be a volunteer at our arts workshops for individuals with early stage dementia, their friends and families by completing this form.
There are many ways of supporting Arts 4 Dementia, some without spending a single penny! We are grateful to all individuals, organisations and corporations who seek to support our work in re-energizing and inspiring individuals with dementia and their carers through artistic stimulation, and would encourage you to get involved in any way you can.
You can support our work through Chatraise, which allows casual outings to become fundraising events through the click of a button.
Alternatively, you can support our work through Easyfundraising, which collects donations each time you shop at major retailers via their website.
Fundraise at work:
- Charity of the Year: Encourage colleagues to make a difference by making A4D your organisation or office's Charity of the Year.
- Walk to work: Encourage colleagues who live locally to substitute their cars for trainers and get themselves sponsored over a week.
- Feeling hampered?: Put together a basket or hamper of donated edible treats and set up a raffle in the office.
- I camembert it!: Bring a bottle, your smelliest French cheese and a small donation to brighten up the mid-week fatigue.
- Christmas chaos: Coordinate a swap shop in the workplace and encourage your colleagues to donate a small amount in return for getting rid of their unwanted Christmas gifts.
- Who's who?: Ask a few of your colleagues to submit photographs of themselves as babies and organise a competition to see if people can guess who’s who, for a small donation.
Fundraise within your community (for local groups of all ages):
- Sponsored Car Wash: Get a team of friends together and get stuck in! Willing drivers can sponsor you a small amount to get their car looking spotless.
- Pageant of Promises: Organise an auction and ask local people, whether they’re avid gardeners or skilled mechanics, to provide an afternoon’s work to the highest bidder!
- Quantum of Quizzes: Split up into groups to see who are the kings and queens of general knowledge in a ruthless battle of fun facts and mind-boggling conundrums.
- Music Madness: Host an open-mic night, karaoke contest or gig and ask audience members to donate a small amount.
- Breaking Free: Deposit sponsored teams in a mysterious location and watch them race back to your town before the other groups nab the first prize!
Fundraise at school, college or university:
- Dreadful Drama: Make one of your plays a 'Charity play' by adding an extra £1 on top of the normal ticket price in support of A4rts 4 Dementia.
- A Teacher's Dream come true: Ask your family, friends and teachers to sponsor you to stay silent for a whole school day! Your whole class, year or even entire school can have a go at staying schtum – your teachers will think Christmas has come early!
- Mufty days: Persuade your school leadership to organise a mufty day, charging £1 for all students and staff wishing to wear their own gear on the day. You can choose a theme (fancy dress, Christmas, book and film characters) or just wear your own stuff!
- Rowdy Reading Race: Challenge your class, year or entire school to a readathon, sponsored by friends, school teachers and family. The individual, class or year group to read the most books in 30 days is the winner!
- Terrible Treats: Tempt your teachers, classmates and parents with some delicious home-baked cakes and treats. Regular bake sales are one of the most popular methods of fundraising; just be sure to agree all details with school leadership prior to beginning your sales!
Whoever you are, we'd like to talk to you!
Contact us to find out more about any of these opportunities and how you can get involved and help us all to make a difference.