Do the DA85 your way – all in one go, over a few days, weeks or months – the choice is yours!

Set a time frame that challenges your own ability or fits around your lifestyle and personal goals. We’ll be with you all the way, cheering you on, as you help raise money for those who need it most.

Get started today!

Complete DA85 your way, in any length of time, so long as you cross the finish line before 31st December 2022.

To sign up, all you need to do is create your JustGiving fundraising page using the link below, and select the ‘Fitness at Home’ option when prompted. Once you’ve done that, you’re all set!

Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you, or sign up as a team and complete the challenge together.

Get Your Reward

Once you have completed your challenge, contact us, to let us know so we can send you your reward:

£10 or more – a personalised certificate

£85 or more – a DA85 medal*

*If you are entering as a group or team, you need to raise a minimum equivalent of £85 per person to qualify for a medal each.

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The 850,000

In the UK there are approximately 850,000 people living with dementia. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040.

Dementia is an umbrella term for different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function, for which there is currently no cure.

Often a person living with dementia finds that their life changes dramatically; they become socially isolated and often house-bound, with little opportunity to take part in activities that are good for them and they enjoy.

We believe with the right support, people can continue to do the things they have always enjoyed, keep active and remain a valued member of society.

Research shows that there are enormous benefits for anyone who gets outdoors and connects with nature. This is even more true of people with dementia, who can experience:

  • Improved physical health: skin health, fitness, sleeping patterns, eating patterns; improved verbal expression; improved memory and attention.
  • Improved emotional health: lifted moods, reduced stress, agitation, anger, apathy and depression.
  • Improved social health: multi-sensory engagement and joy; improved sense of well-being, independence, self-esteem and control and improved social interaction and a sense of belonging.

Our work aims to remove barriers and increase the opportunities for many more people with dementia to access the wellbeing benefits of nature.