Peak District Abseil

Saturday 8 September 2018
Derbyshire

Peak District Abseil

Saturday 8 September 2018, Tideswell, Derbyshire

Have you got a head for heights? Get your Derbyshire adrenaline rush and take on the 80 foot Peak District Abseil.

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.

 

One of our brave participants who took part in the Peak District Abseil 2017 had this to say after completing their challenge: “That was amazing! At first I was really scared but when I got the hang of it I wasn’t scared anymore. It was really cool!”

 

With places limited, this is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself, have a fun day out and make a positive difference to the lives of older people facing loneliness and isolation.

 

Highlights
• 80 foot free-fall style abseil
• Perfect for individuals, teams, couples, families, friends and colleagues
• A challenge for both beginners and experienced abseilers
• Friends and family welcome to join in and cheer you on!


What's included
• Professionally organised abseil, safety briefing, guidance and equipment
• Fundraising pack, sponsorship form and fundraising support
• Best For Ages t-shirt
• Event day support and plenty of cheering!

 

 

Location

Venue

Millers Dale Bridge

Tideswell

Derbyshire

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

 

Time slots are available on the hour from 10am - 2pm. Please indicate your preferred time slot on the registration form.

 

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

 

Please 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

With your support we can help even more older people through our community based Live at Home schemes, chaplaincy services and ground-breaking music therapy for those living with dementia. 

 

Learn more about how your vital fundraising will benefit older people and truly help to change lives on our Your Impact page >>

 

  • £16 could could fund a month's lunch club for one older person
  • £30 could pay for an individual music therapy session
  • £50 could train a volunteer befriender
  • £170 could pay for a full set of musical instruments for music therapy

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.

 

1

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

2

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

3

£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...

1

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

2

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

3

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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