Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS BEST FOR AGES?

A: Best For Ages is our name for all fundraising activity for MHA.

 

WHO ARE MHA?

A: MHA is a national charity that is dedicated to reducing isolation and loneliness in older people by connecting them in communities that care. You can read our full history here: http://www.mha.org.uk/about-mha/history/.

 

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  Thank you to the brave souls (or should that be ‘soles’) that took part in our first ever Firewalk on Saturday 1 April at The Fairways, Chippenham.   There were whoops of delight and smiling faces all round as each of our fearless fundraisers made their way across the smoldering course. On accomplishing the remarkable achievement, participant Debbie Ward, said: "It was an amazing night which has changed my life for the better. Head over to t...


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21 May

This unique charity challenge gives you the chance to climb the 530 steps to the top of the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower with the MHA team cheering you on as you head towards the summit.Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben.     When you reach the top of the tower you will be rewarded with spectacular views of city, country and s...


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18 Jun

Abseil from a height of 80ft down the National Maritime Museum Cornwall Want to challenge yourself and get your adrenaline pumping? Then we have the perfect challenge for you! Join us at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and take part in a daring 80 foot abseil from the top of the tower. You will experience spectacular panoramic views of the harbour whilst raising funds to support Music Therapy at Langholme, our Care Home in Falmouth.   ...


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10 Sep

The Great North Run can't be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, is televised by the BBC, and has over 57,000 other runners taking part. What's more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric!   Don’t just take our word for it. Rich Tissington, who ran the Great North Run for MHA, says: ‘It was a fantastic day! The runners had truly amazing support throughout from the locals - with lots of high fiving a...


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17 Sep

The Radisson Blu Hotel Stair Climb Challenge returns for it's second year!! Can you beat the 2016 winning time of 1.37 minutes?   Do you have the determination to take on the vertical heights of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bristol?   Will you conquer the 18 flights and 300 steps?   This unique charity challenge event gives you the chance to climb the tallest hotel in Bristol with the MHA team cheering you on as you head towards the summit. Take...


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23 Sep

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