Big Fun Run

July - October 2017
18 locations across the UK

Big Fun Run 2017

Various Park locations across the UK

Go from couch to 5k and have fun taking part in a run within scenic settings.
The Big Fun Run series is all about relaxed exercise - no times, no pressure, just lots of fun! These 5k runs are being staged in parks all across the UK throughout the summer.

 

The whole family can take part: jog, skip, push a buggy or be daring and wear fancy dress. Under 5's can even run for free!

 

Highlights

 

What's included

 

 

To run for MHA and raise much needed funds to help improve the lives of even more older people apply online at www.bigfunrun.com. Choose a location, then select MHA as your chosen charity from the drop-down list.

 

Location

Venue

Various park locations across the UK

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Jul 15, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Various Park locations across the UK

Your Entry

Entry fee: £5 

Under 5's run for free

 

Minimum sponsorship: £100

 

If you have your own place in the Big Fun Run and would like to fundraise for MHA, please contact the MHA Fundraising Team by calling 01332 221641 or emailing events@mha.org.uk

Registration 

Apply online at www.bigfunrun.com - choose a location and then select MHA as your chosen charity from the drop-down list.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I bring children to the event? Yes, everyone is welcome. You can walk, jog, skip, push a buggy – whatever you like!

 

What level of fitness is required to participate? We would suggest doing some training before the run although you can walk or jog, just take it at your own pace. 

 

If you have secured your own place in the event, we would love to welcome you to the MHA team. Sign up now by completing our online form or contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

SPREAD THE WORD

1

£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

2

£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

3

£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 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.

Gift Aid

For every pound your supporters donate, we can claim an extra 25p from the taxman (provided they are a taxpayer at the time of their donation.) This can make a big difference in helping us to reduce loneliness and isolation in older age. Encourage your sponsors to confirm they’re happy for us to claim Gift Aid when they fill in your sponsorship form.

If they qualify for Gift Aid, all they have to do is fill in the sponsorship form fully and sign the Gift Aid box. It’s important to remember that we can only claim Gift Aid for donations. We can’t claim it for:
• raffle tickets
• entry to an event
• sponsorship from close family members for some challenge events
If you need any more information or have any questions, just get in touch.

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!

It’ll be alright on the night

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.

1

Share updates and images on Twitter @BestForAges and tag them with #BestForAges

2

Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. You can get in touch with our Press Team if you need help.

3

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.

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