London Marathon

Sunday 22 April 2018
London

Virgin London Marathon 2018

Sunday 22 April 2018, London

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 the world!

The London Marathon is one the most famous runs in the world. Join 45,000 other runners on this legendary course through the streets of London and past some of the most iconic sites in the capital including Buckingham Palace, Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. What's more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric!

 

Don’t just take our word for it. Heather, who ran the London Marathon for MHA in 2017 said: "It was a fabulous experience. Beautiful scenery, the crowd were amazing and I had such support from the Best For Ages team. If you fancy doing it, for goodness sake, get in touch with them. You'll have a great day!"

 

What's included

 

If you have your own place in the London Marathon 2018, join the MHA team now by completing our online form or contacting the Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

Location

Venue

The Virgin Money London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park, next to the Greenwich Observatory.

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Sunday, April 22, 2018 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Marathon

Your entry

If you have your own place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon we would love to have you on the MHA team.

 

We ask the you pledge to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship.

 

Event registration

Join the MHA London Marathon 2018 team now by completing our online form or contact the Fundraising Team at events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641.

Spread The Word

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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.

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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