About the event

The 24/7 Challenge is a new virtual event for Dementia UK.  

Caring for someone with dementia can be a physically and emotionally challenging, 24-hour-a-day job. During the coronavirus crisis, normal support networks such as carer groups, day centres and activities have been shut down. For many family carers, this still means they are getting no respite at all. 

We’re asking you to clock up 24 hours of activity this August and raise vital funds so our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses can support more families facing the double difficulty of dementia and the coronavirus.  

Activity inspiration

You can do any activity or activities you like! Whatever you do, you’ll be doing it for dementia nurses. Here are some suggestions: 

Star jumps

How to clock up your hours

You can do 24 hours in one go, over a week or across the whole of August. You can do it solo, or team up with family and friends and complete the hours together. (If you’re taking part as a team, you can create this after signing up. When family and friends sign up, they will be able to join your team.) 

Every time you do an activity, remember to log the hours on your page to let everyone know your progress and earn your badges. 

Share photos of your activities using #TwentyFourSevenChallenge. 

Spread the word about your challenge

Download the 24/7 Challenge graphic to spread the word about your fundraising on social media.

Download the 24/7 Challenge press release template to let your local media know about the amazing thing you’re doing for families facing dementia.