Events

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 i...


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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...


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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 cycli...


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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 ...


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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...


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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 charit...


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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!