Peak District Abseil

Saturday 8 September 2018

Peak District Abseil

Have you got a head for heights? Get your Derbyshire adrenaline rush and take on the 80 foot Peak District Abseil to help improve lives of older people facing loneliness and isolation.

The Best Peak District Abseil For Ages returns for a second year to challenge you to an 80 foot free-fall abseil off Millers Dale Bridge, a spectacular and well known abseil location in the heart of the Peak District National Park.


• 80 foot free-fall style abseil
• Perfect for individuals, teams, couples, families, friends and colleagues
• A challenge for both beginners and experienced abseilers


What's included
• Professionally organised abseil, safety briefing, guidance and equipment

• Best For Ages t-shirt

• Sponsorship form and fundraising pack bursting with inspirational ideas and fundraising tips 

Support from our dedicated events team to help you reach your fundraising target

• Friends and family welcome to join in and cheer you on!


Check out Elaine's 2017 Peak District Abseil as she took on the drop to help tackle loneliness in later life.


Before registering for this event, please ensure you have read the terms and conditions.





Millers Dale Bridge



SK17 8QH

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Saturday, September 8, 2018 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
80ft abseil in the heart of the Peak District

Your entry

Event registration fee: £15


Minimum sponsorship: we ask that you pledge to raise £50 to help us support even more older people


Click the Register button to sign up, email or call 01332 221641 to find out more.

Your registration

Online registration for the Peak District Abseil closes at 3pm on Friday 7 September 2018



10am - 11am: Spaces available

11am - 12noon: Spaces available

12noon - 1pm: Spaces available

1pm - 2pm: Spaces available


Please indicate your preferred time slot on the registration form. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your allocated time slot.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

No experience required


The minimum age to take part in this event is 10 years-of-age


All under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 


Participants must weigh 115kg/18st 11lb or less


For more information about car parking and how to get to Millers Dale, please click here


There is a half mile walk to the abseil point from the car park; this is a flat walk along a trail

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. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.



£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


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 or calling 01332 221641.


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