Raise a smile and raise money for a worthwhile cause this Christmas by getting together with work colleagues, friends or family and dress up for this year’s Alzheimer’s Society Elf Day on 8th December. You don’t even have to wear the whole outfit – just maybe some fun Elf glasses, hat or t-shirt if you want. Why not do it as part of a Christmas party – you can make it as silly as you like!
Why not get the kids involved too – your school or nursery could select a day (doesn’t have to be the 8th) for pupils to come to school dressed as an elf for a donation to the charity.
To help children to understand about the disease, the website offers Key Stage 1-4 Teaching Packs that deliver three lessons about dementia. Plus a fantastic video ‘Memories with Grandma’ that explains simply about dementia in cartoon form. Click below to view:
Posters are available to download that can be filled in with when and where the event will take place. Why not download their FREE paper chains, bunting templates and Elf Day masks to decorate to make fun activities to do in the days leading up to the event.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s website is packed with fundraising ideas to try such as:
Advent Calendar – buy or make an advent calendar and ask people to donate a £1.00 each time they open a window
Christmas Desk competition – ask for a small donation to enter the competition and see who has the best-dressed desk
Guess the Candy Canes. Buy candy canes and wrap in a box. Ask people to donate a small amount to guess the nearest number. Winner gets the box of canes.
Mince Pie eating Contest – How many pies can you eat in 5 minutes? Competitors make a donation to take part and run a sweepstake for who will be the winner
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Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging people to unite to raise money for people who are affected by a Dementia at this special time of year. This disease is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer with around 50 million people affected around the world. This number is expected to double every 20 years unless a cure can be found.
Research has come on hugely in the last number of years with major breakthroughs reported almost on a weekly scale and there are a number of new drugs and therapies that can have beneficial effects on those living with a dementia – especially if diagnosed early. Research costs are high and any funds raised can go a long way to potentially finding a cure (currently there is not cure for this disease).
So, this Christmas, give a gift that can really make a difference. Download your fundraising pack and stick up a few posters. Organise a fun event to make everyone smile and pop a pound into a tin for something that could affect any one of us.
For further information and your fundraising pack go to: