Saigon to Angkor Wat Bike Ride

29 March - 8 April 2019
Cambodia & Vietnam

Saigon to Angkor Wat Bike Ride

Cycle 450km off the beaten track from the plantations of Vietnam to the dry lands of Cambodia and help fight loneliness for our older generation in the UK.

A challenge of great contrasts, this cycling route covers 450kms past plantations, across waterways and through villages deep in the heart of the lush Mekong Delta in Vietnam. You will venture off the beaten track along quiet backwaters and country roads, passing temples and pagodas and experiencing local hospitality.

 

We then cross the border into Cambodia and push forward through beautiful landscape to the world famous temple site of Angkor Wat – arguably one of most fascinating wonders of the world! Built from 879 – 1191AD by the Khmer civilisation, Ankgor Wat represents one of mankind’s most astonishing architectural achievements and a designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Join the Best Cycling Team For Ages and support us on our mission to end loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.

 

To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page

 

What's included

 

Book your place on this once in a lifetime adventure by visiting the Charity Challenge website and selecting MHA as your chosen charity.

 

Location

Venue

Cycle 450kms through the heart of Mekong Delta in Cambodia to Siem Reap in Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Mar 29, 2019 to Apr 08, 2019 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Cycle 450km through the heart of the Mekong Delta

Your entry

Self funder option:

Pay a registration fee of £525 when you book, then a balance of £2,084 (8 weeks before your challenge).

 

Raise as much as you can MHA.

 

Minimum sponsorship option:

Registration fee of £525 when you book.

 

Raise a minimum of £4,255 for MHA.

Event registration

To book your place on this once in a lifetime experience, please visit the Charity Challenge website and select MHA as your chosen charity or contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

If you are unable to take part in this challenge alternative dates are available in 2018/19. Find out more>>

This event is organised by Charity Challenge - to view full details of this challenge or apply online please visit the Charity Challenge websiteFor more information about this event, please contact the Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

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.

 

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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.

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.

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!

 

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.

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...

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

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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

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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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