WHAT IS BEST FOR AGES?

Best For Ages is an easy and fun way to raise vital funds to connect older people in communities that care. We'll make every penny you raise go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes.

So whether you're an experienced fundraiser already, want to take part in an event or you're thinking of organising an event yourself, we're here to provide you with the tools you need to make it a success.

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Feb - Jul

2 Take part in one of 18 Big Fun Runs across the UK and raise vital funds for MHA. Go from couch to 5km and have fun taking part in a run within scenic settings and no pressure. The whole family can take part and why not wear fancy dress; under 5s can even run for free! To run for MHA and raise much needed funds to help support older people apply online at www.bigfunrun.com Choose a location, then select ‘MHA’ from the drop-down list when as...


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Oct - Oct

This enchanting cycle explores the sights of cities, royal palaces, dazzling green paddy fields, temples… and much more. Cyclists will pedal their way across two magical countries, taking in the wealth of experiences each has to offer. The Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle is the perfect challenge for any adventurer. From the bustling Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh City to the serene temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the route has its fair share of c...


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07 Oct

Conquer Imperial China’s masterpiece Tackle steep and uneven staircases Triumph over tumbling and twisting paths Soak up the sunset over crumbling watchtowers Reward yourself in the cultural climax of China’s capital Beijing   Originally constructed to defend China against the nomadic tribes, the Great Wall is a thrilling challenge of twists, turns, ups and downs. Beginning 4 hours north of Beijing, our challenge takes us on a seri...


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Sep - Oct

Located on the North Eastern tip of Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world's highest peaks and the setting for a truly amazing charity trek! Join us as we trek towards the picturesque snow capped peaks and observe the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. You'll be trekking through a blend of diverse terrains from jungle to volcanic craters before reaching the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak. This is an amazing op...


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Sep - Sep

Set yourself the challenge of climbing the highest peak in the UK on this spectacular challenge .. Standing at 1344 metres above sea level, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK. The 9 mile ascent is not undertaken lightly but with the right preparation you'll be conquering this mighty peak before you know it! It's not an easy challenge but we'll be with you 100% of the way. You and your team can concentrate on the task ahead as we wil...


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30 Jun

  •Take on the highest mountains in the UK•Be one of the first hikers of the day to take on Ben Nevis•Tackle Scafell Pike at night•Finish your challenge on Wales's infamous peak, Snowdon•Aim to summit all three peaks in 24hrs, including travel between peaks!   Brace yourself for a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure, as you take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdo...


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09 Jun

•Iconic UK challenge in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales•Summit Yorkshire's three tallest peaks in one day•Accomplish an ascent of 1,532m – higher than the UK's largest mountain•Take in the wonderful scenery of Yorkshire Dales National Park•A marathon distance trek – but with three hills! This exciting and rewarding challenge will have you trekking over the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks within a period of just 12 hours.   These peaks form pa...


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May - May

Take in the stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole as the south coast is home to an exciting international running festival. You'll run alongside a beautiful picturesque coast line and the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers. In this running festival, you can choose to take part in either the full marathon, half-marathon, supersonic 10K or the supernova 5K. The flat courses are perfect for beginners or...


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May - May

Full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K race? The increasingly popular Edinburgh Marathon Festival has them all. Based in the historic town of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival boats one of the flattest routes in the UK, making this a great event for runners of all backgrounds and abilities, with people able to take part in different races across the weekend. To run for MHA and raise much needed funds to help support older people ap...


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12 May

•A weekend challenge in the North of England•Dip your wheels into both the Irish and North Seas•Follow parts of Hadrian's Wall and visit an ancient Roman Fort•Experience the beauty of the Northumbrian scenery Be inspired by some of the most dramatic scenery England has to offer on this classic bike ride from west to east. Departing from the coast of West Cumbria, this challenging itinerary stretches for 140 miles until reaching the North Sea....


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23 Apr

The London Marathon is one the most famous runs in the world. Join 38,000 other runners on this legendary course through the streets of London and past some of the most spectacular sites in the capital including Buckingham Palace, Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. With thousands of people lining the course filled with the capital's best landmarks, the Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the best running events in the w...


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01 Apr

Come and join us on Friday 1 April 2017 at The Fairways in Chippenham for a thrill seeking walk across burning embers. This is one challenge you will never forget! This event will not only test your bravery but the soles of your feet in walking over a 20ft path of burning embers of wood which reach up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. Please note the date of this event has changed from 14 October 2016. 


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Jan - Dec

Take on the exhilarating challenge of soaring from 10,000 ft on a Tandem Skydive freefalling at 120mph! Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet - the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, skydiving down through the air as you start freefal...


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Learn how to make a parachute jump – just like the professionals! The jump is in two parts: On the first day you will undergo a minimum of six hours training on all aspects of the jump On the following day you will perform the jump solo from up to 3,000 feet using a modern square parachute canopy securely attached to a 'static line' which is designed to open your parachute for you Completion of this training course is the first step to beco...


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This is the real thing for those who really want to learn what skydiving is all about! Learning to skydive solo is a big challenge and you will start with a full day's training including practical and classroom sessions covering all areas of making a solo skydive from 10,000 feet! On the second day, once your instructors are satisfied that you are ready, you will climb aboard the aircraft to be taken to your jump altitude. Whilst you will sky...


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Music therapy allows people living with dementia to express themselves when they struggle to communicate in other ways. It’s not until you lose the power of speech that you realise what a crucial element it is for self expression and communication with others. It's one reason why people living with dementia often experience fear and anxiety in their daily lives. But music therapy can provide an alternative, non-verbal method of engagement and...


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Why Choose Us?

We've been improving the lives of older people for almost 75 years. With your help, we will help many more.

The money you raise will go towards connecting older people in communities that care. From services like our Live at Home schemes across Great Britain that reduce loneliness and isolation to our groundbreaking Music Therapy for people living with dementia, every penny will make a difference to older people.

The money you raise will go towards supporting projects such as:
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£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

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£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

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£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

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Oct - Oct

This enchanting cycle explores the sights of cities, royal palaces, dazzling green paddy fields, temples… and much more. Cyclists will pedal their way across two magical countries, taking in the wealth of experiences each has to offer. The Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle is the perfect challenge for any adventurer. From the bustling Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh City to the serene temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the route has its fair share of c...


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01 Apr

Come and join us on Friday 1 April 2017 at The Fairways in Chippenham for a thrill seeking walk across burning embers. This is one challenge you will never forget! This event will not only test your bravery but the soles of your feet in walking over a 20ft path of burning embers of wood which reach up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. Please note the date of this event has changed from 14 October 2016. 


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