Get active, challenge yourself, have fun and help the work of MHA!
Runs and challenges
Fundraising is not just about raising funds. It’s an amazing, rewarding experience, an opportunity to realise your dream, as silly as it may be, for a great cause. Download our Fundraising Brochure for ideas on how to get involved.
Thanks to everyone who has taken part in a sponsored run or other event this year for MHA, and also to Boots, our Official Cheer On partner. This year we’ve been delighted to have the support of over 50 intrepid runners, cyclists and other athletes who have raised several thousand pounds for MHA’s work.
If you’d like to support MHA in your next challenge please get in touch with our fundraising team by email or phone 01332 221946.
We can provide you with sponsor forms, MHA vest, help with setting up an online giving site, personalised posters and flyers, whatever your challenge!
Bupa Great North Run- half marathon on Sunday 15th September 2013
This is the world's biggest half marathon, starts in Newcastle on Tyne, concludes in South Shields, and comprises 54,000 runners. The Great North Run is a hugely popular event for all types of runner. Runners come from all over the world to experience this iconic event. If you gain your own place and would like to run in support of our work alongside older people, please contact us.
Big Fun Runs – 5k
Take part in one of the Big Fun Runs which are staged within scenic parks across the UK. These are untimed runs, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike. Check their website for details of dates and venues coming up near you. www.bigfunrun.com
UK and overseas challenges
MHA have joined forces with Charity Challenge, who have been providing exciting overseas challenge events for charity fundraisers for over 10 years. There is a huge selection of events that you can take part in to raise funds for MHA – to find out more please get in touch with us or visit the Charity Challenge website.
Age is no barrier to living dangerously, as Tricia, a resident at MHA Auchlochan, proved when she celebrated her 70th birthday with a parachute jump to raise funds for sensory equipment for people living with dementia at Auchlochan. Tricia, and a group of her fellow residents and staff, also completed a 5k run the following week, and have raised over £4,000!
Tricia says "Walking on clouds was amazing! My family told me I wouldn't have done it had I not moved to Auchlochan! I feel very humbled at the amount of interest this has caused."
To find out more, contact us or visit our partner Skyline’s website for more details.