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DIY Memory Walk & Jog is the perfect way to get together with friends, keep fit and have a great time while raising valuable funds and awareness for Dementia Australia.

The great thing about DIY Memory Walk & Jog is that you really can do whatever you like! You can tailor your event to suit your group by choosing your event date, location, distance and any additional fundraising activities, making it as grand or as subtle as you like! We think it’s great that participants can shape their own experience, but don’t worry, we have a fundraising team here who will be more than happy to help, every step of the way!

If you would like some inspiration, read about some of our awesome DIY Memory Walkers & Joggers! There are also lots of great fundraising tips to help you maximise your efforts. There are more ideas in your pack though so make sure you read it or call us for a chat.

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How to Host a walk

When you register, the fundraising team will be in touch for a chat about your plans and will send you your DIY pack which includes helpful tips and materials to get you started as well as your very own DIY Memory Walk & Jog Organiser t-shirt.

Making the choice to organise a DIY Memory Walk & Jog for Dementia Australia and raise funds and awareness, means we can reach out to even more people living with dementia and we are most grateful for your support in helping us to do this.

With dementia now the second highest leading cause of death in Australia, our services are now more important than ever and your participation is invaluable.

Set up a DIY walk

Need help or advice?

If you would like to have a chat before registering please contact Arpi:

E: arpi.achadjian@dementia.org.au

T: 02 8875 4606

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost money to register?

It is completely free to sign up to host your own DIY Memory Walk & Jog.

Do I need to get council permission and approval to use a local public space?

If you are using a local space it is best to check with the local council if you require permission to use it. Ask us about our Public Liability Insurance.

Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?

You don’t have to raise a certain amount of money to participate or host your own DIY Memory Walk & Jog, however we do ask that you try to make fundraising a part of the event and encourage those who are participating with you to fundraise too. Groups choose to raise anywhere from $200 to $20,000, so you can set your goal to whatever works for you and your event. We have heaps of great tips in your pack and will make this as easy as possible for you.

Does my DIY Memory Walk & Jog need to be ticketed?

This is completely up to you. Some choose to ticket their event which helps raise money on the day. You can ticket your event through your event microsite and also sell on-the-day entry in person if you like. Others choose to not charge for the event, preferring various other activities on the day such as a sausage sizzle, raffles or other fun activities which help raise money. This is totally up to you.

What promotional materials will be provided from Dementia Australia?

We can provide you with the following to help make the day successful:

  • Personalised Facebook cover photo and profile picture
  • Personalised digital promotional poster for your event
  • Digital promotional fliers
  • Event website