Spinnaker Tower Abseil

Sunday 8 July 2018
Portsmouth

Spinnaker Tower Abseil

Take the plunge and abseil 328ft down the iconic Spinnaker Tower to help reduce loneliness in later life!

The Emirates Spinnaker Tower is visible for miles around Portsmouth and can be seen from the Isle of Wight. Thrill-seekers can complete an abseil from a platform on the side of Emirates Spinnaker Tower, enjoying breath-taking views of Portsmouth Harbour.

 

Do not miss this fantastic opportunity for an exhilarating abseil 328ft down the side of this iconic building. With places limited, this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, have a fun day out and make a positive difference to the lives of older people facing loneliness and isolation across Hampshire.

 

 

Highlights

 

What's included

 

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

 

 

Location

Venue

Emirates Spinnaker Tower,

Gunwharf Quays,

Portsmouth,

PO1 3TT

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Sunday, July 8, 2018 Time: Start at 14:00 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
328 foot abseil

Your entry

Registration fee: £30

 

Sponsorship: Participants must pledge to raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship

 

Click the Register button to sign up, email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641 to find out more.

Event registration

Online registration for the Emirates Spinnaker Abseil closes at 3pm on Monday 2 July 2018.

 

Timeslots:

2pm - 3pm: FULLY BOOKED

3pm - 4pm: FULLY BOOKED

4pm - 5pm: FULLY BOOKED

5pm - 6pm: Limited spaces available

 

Please indicate your preferred time slot on the registration form. We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your allocated time slot.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No experience required

 

The minimum age to take part in this event is 18 years of age

 

Participants must weigh 130kg / 20 stone or less

 

All safety equipment is provided - helmets, harnesses, ropes etc

 

Fully qualified and experienced instructors 

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.

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...

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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