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Fundraising for MHA and Best For Ages couldn't be easier. We're always compiling new resources and initiatives to help maximise your fundraising so that we can improve the lives of even more older people across Great Britain.

Our brand new fundraising pack is full of ideas and inspiration to help make your fundraising a success.

 

It doesn't matter if its your first ever fundraiser or you've been raising money 'For Ages'! Our fundraising pack will help you make the most of your event.

A few ideas…

  • Key benefits of fundraising
  • Find out how your funding helps people
  • Great case studies of how people have helped before
  • Suggestions of activities you can do to gain funding
  • Guides on how to make your own event
  • Tips, Promotion rules, Guides and much more...

FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR AGES

Run for Ages
Dress up for Ages

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Best Tea Party for Ages

There are few things in life as satisfying as a good cup of tea. Add a few friends, a fun theme and maybe even a cake or two and you've got yourself a fantastic fundraising party idea.

Our Best Tea Party For Ages pack provides you with lots of inspiration to 'brew up' some brilliant fundraising and make a real difference for older people in the UK.

 

Step 1 - Download your pack


‘Brew up’ some brilliant fundraising. Download your free Tea Party pack now.

Step 2 - Plan & Prepare


Invite your friends, stick on the kettle and get baking to raise some money.

Step 3 - Party!


Have fun knowing you’re making a huge difference improving the lives of older people.

LET'S GET THIS TEA PARTY STARTED! - So don't 'stew' over it - get the kettle on and download your free fundraising pack today. Find Out More



Get The Word Out

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.

As an osteopath I work closely with a lot of older people and one of the things that always strikes me most is how isolated and lonely life can be for... - Hannah Williams Find Out More
Jennifer Camilletti chose MHA as her charity because it's a subject close to her heart. Her 89-year-old grandmother receives help from a... - Jennifer Camilletti Find Out More
Hampshire-based solicitors practice Larcomes LLP chose us as their Charity of the Year after being inspired by the work of their local... - Larcomes LLP Solicitors Find Out More
As a musician and local church rep herself, Heather Wells felt passionate about fundraising for MHA’s Music Therapy Appeal... - Heather Wells Find Out More
Striking a chord with Choir Director Emma Hutchinson recognised the importance of supporting MHA's Music Therapy Appeal... - Emma Hutchinson, ChoirJam Find Out More

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.

Spread the word
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.

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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