London Marathon

Sunday 3 October 2021
London

Virgin Money London Marathon

Join Team MHA at the world’s largest fundraising event!

 

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!

 

 

Want to be a part of it all? We’d love to have you on board! 

 

To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page

 

Why choose Team MHA?

As part of our team you’ll receive fantastic support from the moment you sign up, all to way the finish line. We’ll also provide you with:

– Free MHA running vest
– Training guide
– On-hand support from our dedicated events team
– Fundraising pack and sponsorship form to help you smash those targets.
- Dedicated Facebook group
- Plenty of cheering along the way!

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Marathon

Your entry

Got your own place? Join Team MHA

If you have your own place in the 2020 London Marathon and would like to join Team MHA please email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641 to find out more.

2021/2022 London Marathon

Charity Places

If you are interested in one of MHA's charity places in the 2021/2022 Virgin Money London Marathon, please email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641 to find out more.

Visit the Virgin Money London Marathon website at:

www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com

How your money helps

By fundraising for Best For Ages, 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.

 

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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.

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£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

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

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.

 

We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

 

This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

 

If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

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!

 

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.

spread the word

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...

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Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges

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Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email press@mha.org.uk

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 by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

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