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.

 

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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16 Mar

Are you an adrenaline junkie or is skydiving on your bucket list?   Release your inner daredevil and join our MHA Hampshire Live at Home skydive team!   You will skydive from 10,000ft resulting in a 30 second ground rushing free fall experience. All tandem skydives include a magical 5 minute parachute ride across the Salisbury Plains where the awesome views include sites of prehistoric interest.   What's included An unforgettable day out Qual...


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06 Apr

The Owen Building is an iconic feature on the Sheffield skyline. Enjoy stunning views across the city before you bravely make your decent past the words of Andrew Motion’s poem ‘What If?'   Take on this challenge to raise vital funds for our Sheffield Live at Home Scheme, providing support for older people in the local community to reduce loneliness and isolation.   Find out more about our Live at Home services   Highlights 140ft abseil past t...


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Jul

Brace yourself for a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure, as you take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the National 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.   Over the course of two days, you will trek around 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m. This is a serious and tough challenge which...


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Aug - Sep

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 volcanic and alien landscapes in Iceland. Although the duration is short, the days are long and the terrain is very challenging wi...


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08 Sep

Special early bird registration offer £20 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 Gateshead and South Tyneside before arriving - sufficiently ple...


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05 Oct

Come and experience 'running as it should be'!   Stunning sea views, breathtaking coastal routes ad the very best of Bournemouth and Poole is on show as the South Coast is home to an international marathon festival on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October.  The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. Running the Bournemouth Supersonic 10k for MHA means there’s a team of people around...


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06 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. You'll run alongside a beautiful picturesque coast line and the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers, before running along the seafront to a spectacular finish in Lower Gardens.   The flat course is perfect for beginners or experienced runners wanting to set a personal best.   Apply onl...


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20 Oct

Special early bird registration offer £10   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 the perfect race for beginners and experienced runners alike. Finally, the ...


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Jan - Dec

Take to the skies in a solo parachute jump to help beat loneliness and social isolation for older people! For a once in a lifetime adrenaline rush that you'll never forget, challenge yourself to a solo parachute jump!   This event is split in two parts, on the first day you will undergo training on all aspects of the jump. On the following day you will take to the skies to perform your jump from 3,000 feet using a parachute canopy securely att...


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Jan - Dec

Experience the exhilarating feeling of flying solo through the clouds at up to 120mph in this incredible charity challenge to help tackle loneliness in later life! This is the real thing for those who really want to learn what skydiving is all about! Learning to skydive solo is a big challenge and you will start with a full day's training including practical and classroom sessions covering all areas of making a solo skydive from 10,000 feet!  ...


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Jan - Dec

Experience the thrill of jumping and free-falling in a sponsored tandem skydive to help beat loneliness for older people! 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 10,000...


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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...
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