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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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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21 May

This unique charity challenge gives you the chance to climb the 530 steps to the top of the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower with the MHA team cheering you on as you head towards the summit.Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben.     When you reach the top of the tower you will be rewarded with spectacular views of city, country and s...


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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

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 ...


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09 Jun

  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 part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route is extremely scenic and provides spectacular views over the Yorkshire countryside.   While it lasts just one day, this challenge should not be taken lightly ...


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18 Jun

Abseil from a height of 80ft down the National Maritime Museum Cornwall Want to challenge yourself and get your adrenaline pumping? Then we have the perfect challenge for you! Join us at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and take part in a daring 80 foot abseil from the top of the tower. You will experience spectacular panoramic views of the harbour whilst raising funds to support Music Therapy at Langholme, our Care Home in Falmouth.   ...


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30 Jun

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 (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m).   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 seriou...


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Jul - Oct

  Go from couch to 5k and have fun taking part in a run within scenic settings and no pressureThe 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-5s can even run for free! To run for MHA and raise much needed funds to help ...


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10 Sep

The Great North Run can't be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, is televised by the BBC, and has over 57,000 other runners taking part. What's more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric!   Don’t just take our word for it. Rich Tissington, who ran the Great North Run for MHA, says: ‘It was a fantastic day! The runners had truly amazing support throughout from the locals - with lots of high fiving alo...


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17 Sep

The Radisson Blu Hotel Stair Climb Challenge returns for it's second year!! Can you beat the 2016 winning time of 1.37 minutes?   Do you have the determination to take on the vertical heights of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bristol?   Will you conquer the 18 flights and 300 steps?   This unique charity challenge event gives you the chance to climb the tallest hotel in Bristol with the MHA team cheering you on as you head towards the summit. Take...


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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 ...


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23 Sep

Get your Derbyshire adrenaline rush by challenging yourself to an 80 foot abseil off a man-made structure in the heart of the Peak DistrictMillers Dale Bridge provides the most spectacular abseil site in the Peak District.    Imagine an old railway bridge with pillars and arches, spanning a narrow gorge, and one of the arches is over a swift-moving river. Now imagine climbing through the railings to face the 80 foot drop and begin your adrenal...


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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...


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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.   The event will begin in the beautiful village of Cromford in the High Peak, where you will board a fleet of bu...


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Oct

Trek through the Peruvian Andes to discover the wonderful hot springs at Baños Del Inca and the lost city of Machu Picchu 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 towards the remote and rarely visited Lares Valley. This great alternative to the busy Inca Trail is well off the beaten track and offers trekkers a unique view of the diverse surr...


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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: Mt. Everest standing at a formidable 8,848m.   Beginning in Lukla, we 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 along the...


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Jan - Feb

Summit the world's highest freestanding mountain At a colossal 5,895m, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes to ever break through the Earth’s crust. Our challenge is to get off the beaten track on our uncrowded route, trekking above the sea of clouds to the summit.   We begin in the lush rainforests of the Lemosho Glades, climbing towards the Shira Plateau – is the perfect spot to acclimatise. From here we can see our goal: the i...


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Mar - Apr

Cycle across two magical countries through the lush Mekong Delta to discover ancient temples, countless colourful pagodas and Angkor Wat, a masterpiece of Khmer architecture A challenge of great contrasts, this cycling route covers 450km past plantations, across waterways and through villages deep in the heart of the lush Mekong Delta in Vietnam, to the dry lands and ancient sights of Cambodia. Venture off the beaten track through endless mi...


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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 spectacular sites in the capital including Buckingham Palace, Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the House...


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Jun - Jul

Trek through Arizona’s stunning mountain terrain and explore the Grand Canyon 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 and explore the Sedona area and the impressive Monument Valley   We will spend our days winding through ...


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Jul

Trek 58kms through one of the planet’s most volcanic regions in the incredible charity challenge Host to some of Europe’s most incredible wilderness, our trek takes in thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords and spouting geysers. We will be crossing the phenomenal Landmannalaugar route through one of the most actively volcanic and alien landscapes in Iceland. Although the duration is short, the days are long as we weave t...


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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 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 be...


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Thank you to the brave souls (or should that be ‘soles’) that took part in our first ever Firewalk on Saturday 1 April at The Fairways, Chippenham.   There were whoops of delight and smiling faces all round as each of our fearless fundraisers made their way across the smoldering course. On accomplishing the remarkable achievement, participant Debbie Ward, said: "It was an amazing night which has changed my life for the better. Head over to the...


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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 sk...


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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 freefalli...


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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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21 May

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18 Jun

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10 Sep

The Great North Run can't be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, is televised by the BBC, and has over 57,000 other runners taking part. What's more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric!   Don’t just take our word for it. Rich Tissington, who ran the Great North Run for MHA, says: ‘It was a fantastic day! The runners had truly amazing support throughout from the locals - with lots of high fiving alo...


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17 Sep

The Radisson Blu Hotel Stair Climb Challenge returns for it's second year!! Can you beat the 2016 winning time of 1.37 minutes?   Do you have the determination to take on the vertical heights of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bristol?   Will you conquer the 18 flights and 300 steps?   This unique charity challenge event gives you the chance to climb the tallest hotel in Bristol with the MHA team cheering you on as you head towards the summit. Take...


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23 Sep

Get your Derbyshire adrenaline rush by challenging yourself to an 80 foot abseil off a man-made structure in the heart of the Peak DistrictMillers Dale Bridge provides the most spectacular abseil site in the Peak District.    Imagine an old railway bridge with pillars and arches, spanning a narrow gorge, and one of the arches is over a swift-moving river. Now imagine climbing through the railings to face the 80 foot drop and begin your adrenal...


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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.   The event will begin in the beautiful village of Cromford in the High Peak, where you will board a fleet of bu...


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