Do The Distance

22 May - 30 September 2020

Do The Distance

Do The Distance for MHA and take part in a fundraising activity of your choice. From walking, running or cycling, to holding an online workout, take part and ‘Do the Distance’ for MHA your way.

 

We urgently need your help. All our lives have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic but those in later life, in our care, are particularly vulnerable during this crisis.

 

Fundraising for MHA has never been more important as we provide life-enhancing services to older people across the UK and provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to our dedicated care teams and residents.

 

How to take part (it’s really simple)

  1. Choose your charity challenge: you could walk, run, have a game-athon – whatever you want!

 

  1. Pick your distance: miles, metres or laps of your garden – it’s up to you!

 

  1. Select your time frame: do it in a day or over a week, month - the choice is yours

 

  1. Set up an online fundraising page using the button above

 

  1. Tell your friends and family that you’re ‘Doing The Distance’ for MHA.  Ask them to sponsor you and challenge them to join in.

 

  1. Complete your challenge and ‘Do The Distance’ for MHA.

 

Share a photo or video of your activity on social media. Remember to tag MHA and use the hashtag #DoTheDistance. As an added bonus anyone aiming to raise £200 or more will receive a free MHA t-shirt or running vest!

 

Sign up now and ‘Do the Distance’ for MHA!

 

Event Essentials

Your Distance : Your Way

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice, based around a distance, and fundraise in support of MHA.

 

The main thing is to have fun and raise what you can.

 

Please keep within the Government’s guidelines on social distancing and how to exercise safely during this time.

 

Sign up now and set up your Just Giving page now to get started!

Challenge ideas
Do The Distance for MHA encourages people to get active, but absolutely anything goes – the more weird and wonderful, the better.

You could:
- Run, walk or cycle a distance of your choice or choose
- Virtual climb – complete the Three Peaks Challenge by taking to your stairs at home
- Set yourself a virtual trek - blast 21 miles across the width of the English Channel
- Gaming marathon
- Complete a virtual triathlon
- Reading marathon

By ‘Doing The Distance’ for MHA, your fundraising will help us to continue providing very best care and support across our care homes, retirement living and Live at Home schemes, supporting older people across the UK at critical time.

 

Follow us on Facebook to see how we are enabling people to live later life well through these unprecedented times. For further support email fundraisingenquiries@mha.org.uk

how your money helps

By fundraising for MHA, 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. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.

 

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.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

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