Big Fun Run
July - October 2018
18 locations across the UK
The Big Fun Run series is all about relaxed exercise - no times, no pressure, just lots of fun! These family friendly 5k runs are being staged in parks all across the UK throughout the summer.
This relaxed event has a fun and friendly festival atmosphere so fun and fancy dress is strongly encouraged. The whole family can take part: jog, skip or buggy. As a bonus children under the age of five can even run for free.
No matter whether you take part as a group or on your own, every step you take will make a huge difference to the lives of older people facing loneliness and isolation.
Why run for MHA?
Various park locations across the UK
Entry fee: £5
Under 5's run for free
Minimum sponsorship: £50
Apply online to run for MHA on the Big Fun Run website
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 emailing email@example.com or calling 01332 221641.
£16 could could fund a month's lunch club for one older person
£30 could pay for an individual music therapy session
£50 could train a volunteer befriender
£170 could pay for a full set of musical instruments for music therapy
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.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.