WHAT IS BEST FOR AGES?

Best For Ages is the fundraising arm of national charity MHA and offers easy and fun opportunities 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.

 

Whether you're an experienced fundraiser, want to take part in a charity event for the first time or you're thinking of organising a group event, Best For Ages will be with you every step of the way to help you make whatever you decide to do a success. 

 

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04 Aug

Take part in the world’s biggest festival of cycling and join 25,000 riders on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey100. The 100 mile route offers a unique opportunity to cycle through the capital on closed roads and speed through the stunning Surrey countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved. Plus experience an iconic finish ...


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10 Aug

Launching from the Zip Tower platform 25 meters above the sea, you will race out and “zip surf” 250 meters over the top of the waves to land on the beach. A truly unique and unforgettable experience and a wonderful way to experience the amazing, panoramic view of Bournemouth and its stunning coast line! Whilst raising money for MHA Hampshire Live at Home. Who work across Hampshire to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people.    


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08 Sep

The Great North Run, as the name suggests, is great in every sense. It’s an exhilarating and memorable challenge - one that is sure to leave you with a fantastic sense of 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 arriving - sufficiently pleased with yourself and, quite probably, ex...


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Oct

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 outdoor challenges, the National 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.   Over the course of two days, you will trek around 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m. This is a serious and tough challenge which...


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05 Oct

Stunning sea views, breathtaking coastal routes ad the very best of Bournemouth and Poole is on show as the South Coast is home to an international marathon festival on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October.   The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. Running the Bournemouth Supersonic 10k for MHA means there’s a team of people around you every step of the way   Register now for ju...


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06 Oct

Special offer registration fee: £1   Enjoy 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, before running along the seafront to a spectacular finish in Lower Gardens.   The flat course is perfect for beginners or experienced runners wanti...


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13 Oct

This spectacular half marathon takes in some of the best sights the capital has to offer. You'll pass through four of London's Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Green Park, St James' Park and Kensington Gardens - and past famous sites like Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Royal Albert Hall   Want to be a part of it all? We’d love to have you on board!     To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older...


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20 Oct

The Great South Run takes you through Portsmouth, following a 10 mile route around the city passing the famous Historic Dockyard at Victory Gate, Spinnaker Tower, and finishing on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight.   The course is fast, flat and fun, with fantastic crowds and music to keep you going. It’s the perfect race for beginners and experienced runners alike. Finally, the flat stretch along the sea front to the fini...


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Mar - Jun

From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, runner get to explore the capital on a route like no other.   The race starts on Pall Mall, finishes by Downing Street and has fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.   Want to be a part of it all? We’d love to have you on board!...


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19 Apr

The fast and beautiful course of the Brighton Marathon makes this a ‘must do’ on any runners list. Come and experience it for yourself over 26.2 mile course around the vibrant city of Brighton starting at Preston Park.   Take in the sea views, soak up the amazing atmosphere and enjoy a fabulous finish at the beach!   Want to be a part of it all? We’d love to have you on board!     To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change l...


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26 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 o...


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Jul

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 volcanic and alien landscapes in Iceland. Although the duration is short, the days are long and the terrain is very challenging wi...


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Jan - Dec

Take to the skies in a solo parachute jump to help beat loneliness and social isolation for older people! For a once in a lifetime adrenaline rush that you'll never forget, challenge yourself to 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 att...


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Jan - Dec

Experience the exhilarating feeling of flying solo through the clouds at up to 120mph in this incredible charity challenge to help tackle loneliness in later life! 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!  ...


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Jan - Dec

Experience the thrill of jumping and free-falling in a sponsored tandem skydive to help beat loneliness for older people! 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 10,000...


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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 for over 10,000 individuals to our groundbreaking Music Therapy for people living with dementia, every penny will make a difference to older people. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.

 

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.

Together, we can change lives...
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