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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Jul - Oct

Go from couch to 5k and have fun taking part in a run within scenic settings.The Big Fun Run series is all about relaxed exercise - no times, no pressure, just lots of fun! These 5k runs are being staged in parks all across the UK throughout the summer.   The whole family can take part: jog, skip, push a buggy or be daring and wear fancy dress. Under 5's can even run for free!   Highlights Suitable for all the family Under 5's run for free Pe...


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Jul - Aug

On Sunday 30 July, MHA will be the subject of the weekly BBC Radio 4 Appeal to raise vital funds for our Live at Home service for older people.   Our presenter, Live at Home member Annie Ashby, will share how her local scheme and its befriending service has helped transform her life, helping combat the loneliness and isolation she felt. Read more about Annie’s story.   The BBC Radio 4 Appeal will help us raise awareness and funds for this serv...


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10 Sep

Join almost 60,000 other runners and secure your charity place in the world's biggest half marathon!The Great North Run, as the name suggests, is great in every sense. It’s an exhilarating challenge, completing the course is a great achievement.   It is, without exception, the world's greatest half marathon as you and almost 60,000 other runners line up in the centre of Newcastle and head out through Gateshead and South Tyneside before arriv...


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17 Sep

The Radisson Blu Hotel Stair Climb Challenge returns for it's second year! Can you beat our 2016 winning time of 1.37 minutes?   Take on this exhilarating tower running challenge to the top of the tallest hotel in Bristol.   Consisting of 18 flights and 300 steps, the Radisson Blu Stair Climb Challenge is open to all abilities of fitness, and promises a great atmosphere, lots of cheering, spectacular views and an epic tower run. Take the ...


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23 Sep

Have you got a head for heights? Get your Derbyshire adrenaline rush by challenging yourself to an 80 foot abseil in the heart of the Peak District. Challenge yourself to an 80 foot abseil off Millers Dale Bridge, a spectacular and well known abseil location in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Shortly after you step over the railings and begin your descent you will take on a 70 foot free-hanging drop into the gorge below - sure to...


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07 Oct

Choose between a 3 or 17 mile route on this stunning new challenge event.   Head for the hills to take on this hike through Derbyshire’s finest countryside and industrial heritage this October. The Peak District is home to stunning scenery and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks.   Highlights Choose between a 3 or 17 mile route through some of the most spectacular countryside England ha...


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Jan - Feb

Reach the summit of the world’s highest free-standing mountain - the roof of Africa! Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most impressive sights in Africa and climbing it is one of the all time great achievements. Rising majestically from the Savannah lands of northern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro soars to a chilling 5,895m high peak. Our challenge is to get off the beaten track on our uncrowded route, trekking above the sea of clouds to the summit.   We ...


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04 Mar

Voted 'The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK' by Athletics Weekly The ‘Bath Half’ is one of the oldest and best half marathons in the UK. Boasting heritage and beauty, Bath offers an idyllic setting for a half marathon.   The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for runners of all abilities and is simply one of the must-do half marathons. One of the longest standing and most popular traffic-free city centre road rac...


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Mar - Apr

This 450km cycle challenge will take you off the beaten track, from the plantations of Vietnam to the dry lands of Cambodia. A challenge of great contrasts, this cycling route covers 450kms past plantations, across waterways and through villages deep in the heart of the lush Mekong Delta in Vietnam. You will venture off the beaten track along quiet backwaters and country roads, passing temples and pagodas and experiencing local hospitality. ...


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22 Apr

With thousands of people lining the course filled with the capital's best landmarks, the Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the biggest and best running events in the world! The London Marathon is one the most famous runs in the world. Join 45,000 other runners on this legendary course through the streets of London and past some of the most iconic sites in the capital including Buckingham Palace, Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the Houses of...


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Apr - May

  Experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World and delve into China’s history on this exclusive trip of a lifetime! We'll head deep into the countryside away from the places where tourists normally visit this majestic structure. Our trek is very varied, as we pass through woodland and terraced farmland, and follow the contours of the beautiful hills and mountains in remote areas north of Beijing.   You will marvel at the panoramic vi...


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May - Jun

Trek through the Peruvian Andes to discover the wonderful hot springs at Baños Del Inca and the lost city of Machu Picchu. Reach the lost city of Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate following an uncrowded route in the Lares Valley, hike in the Peruvian Andes and explore the Inca capital of Cusco.   Our first taste of the Inca world will be in and around Cusco, the ancient Inca capital. After acclimatising to the high altitude, we will head toward...


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Aug

Experience some of Iceland's stunning wilderness as you pass thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields and plunging fjords. Iceland is a land of incredible beauty. Its wild volcanic landscapes, glaciers, hot springs, sprouting geysers and thundering waterfalls, combined with its rich history and folklore make it a fascinating country to explore. This awesome trek takes us across the Landmannalaugar route through one of the most actively vo...


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Oct - Nov

Conquer Mount Everest in the ultimate charity challenge! Eight of the world’s 14 giants meet in the Nepalese Himalayas, including the greatest of them all: Mount Everest standing at a formidable 8,848m.   Beginning in Lukla, we will follow in the footsteps of the Sherpa on this epic quest trekking at high altitude. You will take in the overwhelming panoramic views of deep gorges and glaciers whilst sampling traditional Sherpa hospitality al...


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Oct

The Grand Canyon is something special. 18 miles wide and over a mile deep, we’ll take you on a trip to see some of the most awe-inspiring sights of your life.The Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, boasts one of the oldest and most majestic landscapes on earth. This challenge is a unique twist on regular Grand Canyon itineraries as we follow in the ancient footsteps of the Navajo Indians. We will spend our days windin...


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Jan - Dec

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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Jan - Dec

Learn how to make a solo parachute jump – just like the professionals! For a once in a lifetime adrenaline rush that you'll never forget, take part in a solo parachute jump!   This event is split in two parts, on the first day you will undergo training on all aspects of the jump. On the following day you will take to the skies to perform your jump from 3,000 feet using a parachute canopy securely attached to a 'static line' which is designe...


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Experience the exhilarating feeling of flying solo through the clouds at up to 120mph! 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, you will climb aboard the aircraft to be taken to your...


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Experience the thrill of jumping and free-falling whilst harnessed to a professional instructor in a sponsored tandem skydive! A Tandem skydive is the easiest and most popular of all skydives. After just 30 minutes of training you get to jump strapped to a British Parachute Association (BPA) qualified tandem instructor who does all of the hard work for you, allowing you to enjoy the exhilarating feeling of flying through the clouds from over ...


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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 ...


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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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23 Sep

Have you got a head for heights? Get your Derbyshire adrenaline rush by challenging yourself to an 80 foot abseil in the heart of the Peak District. Challenge yourself to an 80 foot abseil off Millers Dale Bridge, a spectacular and well known abseil location in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Shortly after you step over the railings and begin your descent you will take on a 70 foot free-hanging drop into the gorge below - sure to...


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Choose between a 3 or 17 mile route on this stunning new challenge event.   Head for the hills to take on this hike through Derbyshire’s finest countryside and industrial heritage this October. The Peak District is home to stunning scenery and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks.   Highlights Choose between a 3 or 17 mile route through some of the most spectacular countryside England ha...


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Voted 'The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK' by Athletics Weekly The ‘Bath Half’ is one of the oldest and best half marathons in the UK. Boasting heritage and beauty, Bath offers an idyllic setting for a half marathon.   The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for runners of all abilities and is simply one of the must-do half marathons. One of the longest standing and most popular traffic-free city centre road rac...


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