Get Involved

Our partnership with Alzheimer Scotland aims to raise awareness as well as vital funds to help support our community services across Scotland.

There are lots of simple and fun events that you can organise in the workplace to raise funds to help people living with dementia in Scotland. From holding a raffle and selling pin badges to running a marathon, Alzheimer Scotland are here to support you every step of the way.

This section includes some downloadable fundraising toolkits and information on the Dementia Friends sessions run by Alzheimer Scotland.


Alzheimer Scotland needs you in 2020!

For many, a new year brings optimism about the possibilities of the weeks and months ahead. However, for people with dementia the future may seem uncertain and many will have questions and worries about how the disease will progress.

Alzheimer Scotland is here to help answer these questions and provide support to people living with dementia, their families and carers in Scotland. Our 24 hour Freephone National Dementia Helpline (0808 808 3000) provides much needed information and emotional support 365 days of the year as well as our specialist Dementia Advisors provide person- centered support for those living with dementia and their families. Support ranges from simply listening and providing information, to helping maintain connections within the community. They help people diagnosed with dementia navigate the often complex system of health and social care services and can be a supportive figure at what often can be an extremely distressing time.

Alzheimer Scotland will rely on fundraised income from our generous supporters to run these vital services throughout 2020. Help us to make sure nobody faces dementia alone this year.

Click the image below to download the New Year, New You Toolkit

New Year, New You Toolkit. Alzheimer Scotland

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Alzheimer Scotland’s 24-hour freephone Dementia Helpline is a lifeline to thousands of people across Scotland who need support during the festive season.

The Christmas period can bring its own set of challenges for over 90,000 people who are currently living with dementia in Scotland. Cold weather, dark nights, disrupted routines and less access to public services can be overwhelming.

Our helpline is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers who offer information and emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – even on Christmas Day. This support, which is the only 24-hour Dementia Helpline in the UK, is vital for people living with dementia, carers and families who are struggling with the challenges a dementia diagnosis can bring. This service is wholly reliant on donations to remain open during the festive period.

How you can help

Please display our Dementia Helpline in your pharmacy and encourage anyone who is worried about dementia to get in touch for information and emotional support. We are here all year round to help people living with dementia in Scotland.

If you would like to support Alzheimer Scotland’s 24-hour Dementia Helpline by holding a fundraiser this Christmas, please download our festive fundraising ideas. It costs £10 an hour to run our helpline, so any support is greatly appreciated. You’ll be helping us to support people with dementia, their carers and families when they need it most.

For further information or to get in touch about working together, please contact Hannah on

Alzheimer Scotland Halloween Fundraising Toolkit Alzheimer Scotland Halloween Fundraising Toolkit Alzheimer Scotland Halloween Fundraising Toolkit

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Alzheimer Scotland can provide tips, advice, materials and general information to help make your fundraising a success.

To order Alzheimer Scotland collecting cans, banners and other materials to support your fundraising and awareness raising activities, please contact Hannah on:

Remember these items cost the charity money, so please only ask for what you think you will need.

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Dementia Friends ScotlandDementia Friends is an Alzheimer Scotland initiative that aims to raise awareness about dementia. The programme offers insight into the condition and the small things we can all do in our community to make a big difference to someone living with dementia.

Community pharmacies are ideally placed to provide support to their customers affected by dementia, being situated at the heart of local communities. Therefore we are encouraging pharmacies to become more dementia friendly.

Your pharmacy can take part by encouraging staff to watch our online suite of online videos to learn more about dementia and the small things we can do to make a difference. All participating staff will become a registered Dementia Friend and will receive a certificate and badge.

We also offer 45-minute face-to-face sessions which can be delivered in your workplace. For more information, please get in touch with Hannah –

For more information about Dementia Friends and to take part, please visit the website:

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£20 will provide someone with dementia and their carer with a face-to-face session with one of Alzheimer Scotland's specialist Dementia Advisors.

Why not challenge yourself to raise £20 for Alzheimer Scotland this month? You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make the pounds add up!

Download the 20 ways to raise £20 ideas sheet!

Please let Alzheimer Scotland know your plans and reach out to them if you need support.  

Corporate Fundraising
Alzheimer Scotland
160 Dundee St
Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ

T: 0131 243 1453

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Top tips on how to have a successful Tea & Blether event!

Here are Alzheimer Scotland's top tips on how to have the best event to raise some cash, get everyone talking about dementia and enjoy a cuppa.

You can also download the Tea & Blether Fundraising Pack for more top tips and guidance on how to hold your event. We particularly like the shortbread recipe!!

Get organised - Sourcing the right venue can make your Tea and Blether an even bigger success! Try to source buildings which are community friendly and can easily be accessed. Do you want to hand out information about dementia at your Tea and Blether? Contact the Corprate Fundraising team by emailing or calling 0131 243 1453 and asking to speak to a member of the Corporate Fundraising team.

Spread the word - Want everyone to know about your event? Put up a poster in your workplace or your community hub. Our editable Tea and Blether posters means you can either edit your poster before printing. Ask family and friends to help you raise awareness of your event.
Get baking – It’s time to pop the oven on and bake up some delicious treats! Ask your family, friends and colleagues if they’d like to contribute. You could even have a competition for the best bake!

Put the kettle on and have a blether - Let’s not be shy about talking about life with dementia – you can make a big dia little bit more or raising awareness. 

Raise some cash - Make sure to have a think about what way you’d like to send in all more support to people living with dementia.

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If you like a bit of adventure, why not take part in one of Alzheimer Scotland's exciting challenge events? They have events to suit all abilities happening across Scotland. Here are a few of our favourites but if you're looking for a full calendar of events please contact Hannah Livesey-Evans or 0131 243 1470.


• Edinburgh Marathon Festival 23/24 May 2020
• Great Scottish Run, Glasgow 28/29 Sept 10k or Half Marathon


Kiltwalks in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. Throughout 2020.


• Ride The North August 2020
• Pedal for Scotland Glasgow to Edinburgh Ride September 2020.


• Forth Bridge Abseil, South Queensferry July 2020
• Zipslide Across the Clyde, Glasgow June 2020