Events

Sep

Departing from the coast of West Cumbria, this challenging itinerary stretches for 140 miles until reaching the North Sea.   The picturesque route crosses the northe...


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28 Sep

Set in rural Hampshire Parkland, Wickham Park has 18 challenging holes, spread over 5,868 yards.   Relax and enjoy a bacon roll and hot drink on registration, before...


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06 Oct

Head for the hills to take on a hike through Derbyshire’s finest countryside this October. The Peak District is home to stunning scenery and more than lives up to its ...


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Oct

Enjoy stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole, as the south coast is home to an exciting international running festival. Y...


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07 Oct

Enjoy stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole, as the south coast is home to an exciting international running festival. Y...


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Oct

The Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, boasts one of the oldest and most majestic landscapes on earth.   We will trek across open desert pa...


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Supporter stories...
Check out some of our supporter stories to find out exactly how and why they have been going to extraordinary lengths in aid of our wonderful cause - Supporter Stories Find Out More

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.

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.

 

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!