Fire Walk 2017

Saturday 1 April 2017, Chippenham

 

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 the Best For Ages Facebook page to take a look at the event photos and video footage taken of participants walking barefoot across a path of 1200F burning embers.

 

Once you have collected in your sponsorship please pay this into your own bank account and send us a cheque made payable to MHA, or fill out your card details using the Best Fundraising for Ages Information Form.


Please send your sponsorship ad sponsorship forms to:


Fundraising, MHA
Epworth House,
Stuart Street,
Derby DE1 2EQ

 

 

Location

Venue

The Fairways
Malmesbury Road
Chippenham
SN15 5LT

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Saturday, April 1, 2017 Time: Start at 19:00 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
You will walk along a 20 foot path of embers burning at up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit

Your Entry

 

Registration for this event has now closed

 

 

 

Event Registration

Registration for this event has now closed.

 

Email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641 to find out more.

FAQ

The minimum age to take part in the Fire Walk is 16 years of age, there is no upper limit

 

 

Click here to view the event information, including car parking and event FAQ.

 

For more information about this event please email the Fundraising Team at events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641

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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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