WHAT IS BEST FOR AGES?

Best For Ages is the fundraising arm of national charity MHA and offers easy and fun opportunities to raise vital funds to connect older people in communities that care. We'll make every penny you raise go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes.

 

So whether you're an experienced fundraiser, want to take part in a charity event for the first time or you're thinking of organising a group event, Best For Ages will be with you every step of the way to help you make whatever you decide to do a success.

 

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Jan - Feb

Reach the summit of the world’s highest free-standing mountain - the roof of Africa! Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most impressive sights in Africa and climbing it is one of the all time great achievements. Rising majestically from the Savannah lands of northern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro soars to a chilling 5,895m high peak. Our challenge is to get off the beaten track on our uncrowded route, trekking above the sea of clouds to the summit.   We ...


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04 Mar

Voted 'The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK' by Athletics Weekly The ‘Bath Half’ is one of the oldest and best half marathons in the UK. Boasting heritage and beauty, Bath offers an idyllic setting for a half marathon.   The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for runners of all abilities - and is simply one of the must-do half marathons. One of the longest standing and most popular traffic-free city centre road race...


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Mar - Apr

This 450km cycle challenge will take you off the beaten track, from the plantations of Vietnam to the dry lands of Cambodia. 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.   ...


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22 Apr

With thousands of people lining the course filled with the capital's best landmarks, the Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the biggest and best running events in the world! The London Marathon is one the most famous runs in the world. Join 45,000 other runners on this legendary course through the streets of London and past some of the most iconic sites in the capital including Buckingham Palace, Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the Houses of ...


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Apr - May

  Experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World and delve into China’s history on this exclusive trip of a lifetime! We'll head deep into the countryside away from the places where tourists normally visit this majestic structure. Our trek is very varied, as we pass through woodland and terraced farmland, and follow the contours of the beautiful hills and mountains in remote areas north of Beijing.   You will marvel at the panoramic views a...


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29 Apr

Abseil down one of Birmingham's tallest buildings in an endeavour to give loneliness in later life the plunge. Get your adrenaline buzz! Take on this courageous charity challenge in aid of MHA and descend 200ft down the Holiday Inn Express Birmingham in Snow Hill Plaza. As you embrace the drop, you will enjoy breath-taking views of the Birmingham skyline including the soaring BT Tower and St Phillip’s Cathedral.   This is a unique opportunity ...


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04 May

Trek through the Peruvian Andes to discover the wonderful hot springs at Baños Del Inca and the lost city of Machu Picchu. Reach the lost city of Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate following an uncrowded route in the Lares Valley, hike in the Peruvian Andes and explore the Inca capital of Cusco.   Our first taste of the Inca world will be in and around Cusco, the ancient Inca capital. After acclimatising to the high altitude, we will head towards t...


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27 May

Stamp out loneliness in later life as you challenge yourself to the fastest marathon in the UK Whatever your running background or ability, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival offers something for everyone.   The marathon course is fast and flat and makes for a perfect route whether it’s your first time at reaching your 26 mile goal or you’re hoping to achieve a new personal best. What's more, you will enjoy a fantastic route which takes in some o...


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08 Jul

Take the plunge and abseil 328ft down the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower! 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...


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Aug

Experience some of Iceland's stunning wilderness as you pass thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields and plunging fjords. Iceland is a land of incredible beauty. Its wild volcanic landscapes, glaciers, hot springs, sprouting geysers and thundering waterfalls, combined with its rich history and folklore make it a fascinating country to explore. This awesome trek takes us across the Landmannalaugar route through one of the most actively volc...


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08 Sep

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...


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09 Sep

Join almost 60,000 other runners and secure your charity place in the world's biggest half marathon!The Great North Run, as the name suggests, is great in every sense. It’s an exhilarating and memorable challenge - one that is sure to leave you with a fantastic sense of achievement.   It is, without exception, the world's greatest half marathon as you and almost 60,000 other runners line up in the centre of Newcastle and head out through Gates...


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Oct - Nov

Conquer Mount Everest in the ultimate charity challenge! Eight of the world’s 14 giants meet in the Nepalese Himalayas, including the greatest of them all: Mount Everest standing at a formidable 8,848m.   Beginning in Lukla, we will follow in the footsteps of the Sherpa on this epic quest trekking at high altitude. You will take in the overwhelming panoramic views of deep gorges and glaciers whilst sampling traditional Sherpa hospitality along...


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Oct

The Grand Canyon is something special. 18 miles wide and over a mile deep, we’ll take you on a trip to see some of the most awe-inspiring sights of your life.The Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, boasts one of the oldest and most majestic landscapes on earth. This challenge is a unique twist on regular Grand Canyon itineraries as we follow in the ancient footsteps of the Navajo Indians. We will spend our days winding...


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21 Oct

Join MHA in Europe's leading 10 mile race through Portsmouth and help us beat loneliness and isolation for older people.The Great South Run takes you through Portsmouth, following a 10 mile route around the city passing the famous Historic Dockyard at Victory Gate, Spinnaker Tower, and finishing on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight The course is fast, flat and fun, with fantastic crowds and music to keep you going. It’s th...


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Experience the thrill of jumping and free-falling whilst harnessed to a professional instructor in a sponsored tandem skydive! A tandem skydive is the easiest and most popular of all skydives. After just 30 minutes of training you get to jump strapped to a British Parachute Association (BPA) qualified tandem instructor who does all of the hard work for you, allowing you to enjoy the exhilarating feeling of flying through the clouds from over 1...


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Music therapy allows people living with dementia to express themselves when they struggle to communicate in other ways. It’s not until you lose the power of speech that you realise what a crucial element it is for self expression and communication with others. It's one reason why people living with dementia often experience fear and anxiety in their daily lives. But music therapy can provide an alternative, non-verbal method of engagement and ...


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Music therapy allows people living with dementia to express themselves when they struggle to communicate in other ways.   It’s not until you lose the power of speech that you realise what a crucial element it is for self expression and communication with others. It's one reason why people living with dementia often experience fear and anxiety in their daily lives. But music therapy can provide an alternative, non-verbal method of engagement an...


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Why Choose Us?

We've been improving the lives of older people for almost 75 years. With your help, we will help many more.

The money you raise will go towards connecting older people in communities that care. From services like our Live at Home schemes across Great Britain that reduce loneliness and isolation for over 10,000 individuals to our groundbreaking Music Therapy for people living with dementia, every penny will make a difference to older people. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.

 

The money you raise will go towards supporting projects such as:
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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.

Together, we can change lives...
Celebrate the real-life success stories of some of the older people your fundraising has helped us to support Find Out More

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04 Mar

Voted 'The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK' by Athletics Weekly The ‘Bath Half’ is one of the oldest and best half marathons in the UK. Boasting heritage and beauty, Bath offers an idyllic setting for a half marathon.   The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for runners of all abilities - and is simply one of the must-do half marathons. One of the longest standing and most popular traffic-free city centre road race...


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29 Apr

Abseil down one of Birmingham's tallest buildings in an endeavour to give loneliness in later life the plunge. Get your adrenaline buzz! Take on this courageous charity challenge in aid of MHA and descend 200ft down the Holiday Inn Express Birmingham in Snow Hill Plaza. As you embrace the drop, you will enjoy breath-taking views of the Birmingham skyline including the soaring BT Tower and St Phillip’s Cathedral.   This is a unique opportunity ...


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08 Jul

Take the plunge and abseil 328ft down the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower! 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...


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08 Sep

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...


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09 Sep

Join almost 60,000 other runners and secure your charity place in the world's biggest half marathon!The Great North Run, as the name suggests, is great in every sense. It’s an exhilarating and memorable challenge - one that is sure to leave you with a fantastic sense of achievement.   It is, without exception, the world's greatest half marathon as you and almost 60,000 other runners line up in the centre of Newcastle and head out through Gates...


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21 Oct

Join MHA in Europe's leading 10 mile race through Portsmouth and help us beat loneliness and isolation for older people.The Great South Run takes you through Portsmouth, following a 10 mile route around the city passing the famous Historic Dockyard at Victory Gate, Spinnaker Tower, and finishing on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight The course is fast, flat and fun, with fantastic crowds and music to keep you going. It’s th...


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