Bingo fundraising evening

Music for my Mind was delighted to be chosen by a group of students from the University of Hertfordshire Event Management programme, who organised a fundraising event to support our work.

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St Albans Bach Choir – Carol concert support

St Albans Bach Choir - Carol concert support

This year, we were delighted to be chosen by the St Albans Bach Choir as one of the supported charities during their Carol concert. We are very grateful for their kind support.

We were invited to an evening performance on 12th December, by the St Albans Bach Choir, who were joined by the Embassy Brass. Our Project Assistant, Dimana Georgieva, spoke for a few minutes, sharing more details about the work that we do for people living with memory loss and dementia. The audience were invited to give donations to our charity after the concert. 

The support was incredible, raising over £1,072 for Music for my Mind. We are very grateful for everyone’s generosity. The money raised will go towards reaching more people affected by memory loss or dementia and creating personalised playlists to improve their well-being and that of their families and carers.

We were treated to a wonderful performance of the choir, including of favourite carols such as ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’.

We want to thank the St Albans Bach Choir and the St Albans Cathedral once again, for choosing to support Music for my Mind and for everyone’s generous contributions and interest.

 

 

Keith McAdam (MFMM Chairman) accepting an envelope for the generous donation collected during the Christmas Carol concert by the St Albans Bach Choir in December 2021.

Photo credit: Stephen Boffey

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Prof. Shirley Hodgson and her loved one

“A close member of my family was very ill in University College Hospital with leukopenic sepsis, having just moved from the Intensive Therapy Unit to a ward. He was very unresponsive when I went in to see him, seemed delirious and not able to converse sensibly…so I put on some Bach on the iPad. He immediately sat forward and started to discuss whether Bach was religious, told me his date of birth (correctly), and we then discussed how much we loved the music of Bach! A quite amazing transformation!”

Story by Prof. Shirley Hodgson, Emeritus at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London

Real Life Stories: Barbara Windsor and Carey Mulligan

Both of these actresses, directly and indirectly affected by dementia, have done so much to not only talk about dementia, but to change the conversation: from passive woe to active, urgent, running and confident movement towards a change in social care, both nationally and globally.
We at Music for my Mind are incredibly inspired by the both of them.

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Fundraising Challenges Achievements

Two of our wonderful supporters have quite literally gone the extra mile by completing the Thames Path Challenge! And in a follow-up to our earlier blogpost, we can now share that our wonderful supporter Bhaveet has completed his enormous 1000km walk, 100km of which he did in support of Music for my Mind!

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Halloween Walk

Hair-rising Halloween hike on 29/30 October 2022

Why not treat yourself to a hair-raising hike around some of the City’s scary streets and historic haunts? Choose your distance, gather your bravest guys & ghouls to make up a team – or go it alone if you dare and meet up with other chilling challengers. Dress to distress, and our creepy dungeon keepers at The Oval start & finish will meet, greet & shock. Once you escape there’s ghostly looped routes, with zombie rest stops, and if you manage to get back in one piece there’s a macabre medal, a glass of the Devil’s fizz, some horrific hot food & drink – and a souvenir bobble hat to ward off the spirits as you head off.

This event is strictly walking only, so no jogging or running is allowed.

Sign Up & Fundraising Options:

1. Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place! 

  • Half marathonReg fee £7.50 / fundraising target £155
  • Full marathonReg fee £10 / fundraising target £225

2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost. 

  • Half marathonReg fee £29.50 / fundraising target £100
  • Full marathonReg fee £39.50 / fundraising target £120

3. Self Fund –  you pay the full cost of the event place – fundraise whatever you want,  with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

  • Half marathon£59 (£44 12 – 17 year old price)
  • Full marathon£79 (£59 12 – 17 year old price)

For full details of prices and to sign up: https://ultrachallenge.com/halloween-walk/

Chiltern 50 Challenge

Festival style season-finisher on 24 September 2022

This 50 km looped route covers some of the best of the Chilterns countryside, with historic trails, rolling hills, nature reserves, and fantastic views. Starting & finishing at our base-camp in Henley-on-Thames, there’s a Saturday night celebration BBQ & entertainment with camping options. It’s a route with real variety and some wonderful scenery – and it’s all easily accessible from London. 

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, tshirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way, and with a 25 km option also – there’s a Chiltern Challenge for everyone!

Sign Up & Fundraising Options:

1. Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place! 

  • 25km: Reg fee £10 / fundraising target £250
  • 50km: Reg fee £20 / fundraising target £395

2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost. 

  • 25km: Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £135
  • 50km: Reg fee £72.50 / fundraising target £218

3. Self Fund –  you pay the full cost of the event place – fundraise whatever you want,  with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

  • 25km: £79 50km: £129

For full details of prices and to sign up: https://ultrachallenge.com/chiltern-50

Thames Bridges Trek

Unrivalled views of the London skyline on 10 September 2022

Join over 2000 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. Setting out from Putney Bridge, we head East towards the City, zig-zagging over the array of historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story – and a mid point rest stop at Kennington Oval for some snacks & drinks. 25km later, it’s a finish line celebration in Southwark Park past the majestic Tower Bridge.

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, tshirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement. 

Sign Up & Fundraising Options:

1. Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place! 

  • 25km: Reg fee £10 / fundraising target £250

2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost. 

  • 25km: Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £135

3. Self Fund –  you pay the full cost of the event place – fundraise whatever you want,  with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

  • 25km: £79

For full details of prices and to sign up: https://ultrachallenge.com/thames-bridges-trek/

Sosei Heptares Support

The kind support received from Sosei Heptares these past 3 years has been amazing. The raised funds helped us face uncertainties and encouraged us to develop our App, which aids families affected by dementia create a personalised playlist in 15 minutes.

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