Emirates Spinnaker Stair Climb Challenge

Sunday 21 May, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

This unique charity challenge gives you the chance to climb the 530 steps to the top of the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower with the MHA team cheering you on as you head towards the summit.Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben.



When you reach the top of the tower you will be rewarded with spectacular views of city, country and sea which stretch over 23 miles as far as the Isle of Wight.


Take the stairs at your own pace or get competitive with your friends and colleagues in this exciting tower run. You will be timed and there will be a prize for the fastest climber. Money raised by this event will support Fratton Live at Home Scheme, keeping older people in the local community stay connected by providing them with a variety of activities and support.


Our Events team will be with you all the way through your training and fundraising. We'll provide:

• up-to-date information and support
• fundraising pack and advice
• Fundraising t-shirt


Before registering for this event, please ensure you've read the terms and conditions.





Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Gunwharf Quays

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Time: Start at 10:30 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Climb the 530 steps to the top of the iconic Spinnaker Tower

Your Entry

 Event Registration Fee: £15


Event Sponsorship: We ask that you pledge to raise a minimum £50 of sponsorship


Click here to download a copy of the Best For Ages sponsorship form

Event Registration

Event registration closes - Monday 15 May 2017


This event has limted places. Click the Register button to sign up, email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641 to find out more





  • • The minimum age to take part in this event is 16 years of age
  • • The stair climb will take place on the hour from 10.30am - 15.30pm.
  • • You can choose a preferred time slot and will we endeavor to find the nearest time available
  • • You will receive a kit list detailed appropriate clothing and footwear in your event registration pack
  • • You will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot to register and receive an induction.


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




£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.

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!

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