High Peak Trail Hike

Saturday 7 October

High Peak Trail Hike 2017

Saturday 7 October, Cromford Meadows, Derbyshire

Thank you to everyone who took part in the High Peak Trail Hike. We hope you had a fantastic day! 

Take a look at our event photo gallery and see if you can spot yourself amongst all the fantastically determined people who took part! Please share your photos through your personal social media channels - and don't forget to use #BestForAges!


You can pay in your fundraising by post, online or over the phone.


 JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving

If you have set up a Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving page you don't need to do anything. JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving send us the money that people have donated online.



The quickest and easiest way to pay in the funds you have raised is by visiting our online donation form.


By post

Make your cheque payable to ‘MHA’ and send it to:

Epworth House 
Stuart Street 


Don't forget to mention your fundraising activity or event name and include an information form if you have one. 
Please enclose any sponsorship forms with your cheque so that we can claim gift aid on your sponsorship.


By Phone

You can pay in your sponsorship money over the phone using your debit or credit card by calling 01332 221641. Our fundraising hotline is open Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm.


If you have any questions please get in touch with the Fundraising team at events@mha.org.uk or by calling 01332 221641






The High Peak Trail, situated in the heart of the Peak District national park.


Starting at Matlock Rugby Club, Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock DE4 3RQ, UK

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Available all year Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
A 17 mile hike following the High Peak Trail through the heart of the Peak District National Park. There was also a 3.5 mile hike from Middleton Top following the remaining section of the High Peak trail to the finish line at Cromford Meadows.

How your money helps

By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes.



£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.


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


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

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.


We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.


This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.


If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

Matched Funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.


Fundraising Online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.


A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

spread the word

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips...


Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges


Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email press@mha.org.uk


Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.


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