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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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/

Thames Path Challenge

Take on the historic towpath on 10/11 September 2022

England’s greatest river provides a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable challenge. The full Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful historic scenery all the way to Henley.

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 – there’s a Thames Path Challenge for everyone in 2021.

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
  • 100km: Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £595

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
  • 100km: Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330

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 100km: £198

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

South Coast Challenge

Seven Sisters & South Downs on 3/4 September 2022

An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail with stunning views over the sea to a Brighton midpoint. Devil’s Dyke, welcome rest stops, a few ups & downs all lie ahead before historic Arundel.

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 half & quarter distance options available – there’s a South Coast 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
  • 100km: Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £595

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
  • 100km: Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330

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 100km: £198

For full details of prices and to sign up: https://ultrachallenge.com/south-coast-challenge/

South West Coast 50 Challenge

Cross England’s South West Peninsula on 06 August 2022

A new South West’ Challenge for 2022 – taking in the initial section of the stunning & famous 630 mile Coastal Path, which officially starts in Minehead, and close to our extensive ‘basecamp’ in the shadows of the impressive Dunster Castle. The 50 km loop heads over Exmoor with ups & downs and some magnificent views with over 1600 metres of climb.

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 all the way, a finish line celebration, and with with three 25 km options also, along with camping options and festival style hospitality at basecamp across the weekend – there’s a South West 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/coast-2-coast/

Yorkshire Challenge

Enjoy some of UK’s more unexplored geography on 23/24 July 2022

Take on the new Yorkshire Challenge in the beautiful Nidderdale area, on the south east edge of the Yorkshire Dales. There’s a challenge base-camp hub in Pateley Bridge with a range of camping options, car parking, and extensive hospitality & welfare services over the weekend. The full 100 km route is a varied figure of 8 style route which takes in the famous Nidderdale Way, Ripley Castle, and Gouthwaite Reservoir. 

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 all the way, and with half, quarter, and 10 km distance options also – there’s a Yorkshire 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
  • 100km: Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £595

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
  • 100km: Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330

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 100km: £198

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

Peak District Challenge

A looped route to & from Bakewell on 9 / 10 July 2022

Our base-camp hub in idyllic Bakewell will welcome over 2,500 adventurers who will test themselves in the fabulous Peak District National Park. There’s a full range of camping options, car parking, and extensive hospitality & welfare services across the weekend – with a full 100 km Challenge which takes a tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery. 

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 all the way, and with half & quarter distance options also which pass Chatsworh House – there’s a Peak District 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
  • 100km: Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £595

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
  • 100km: Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330

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 100km: £198

For full details of prices and to sign up: https://ultrachallenge.com/peak-district-challenge/

Cotswold Way Challenge

Tough rolling hills & stunning viewpoints – join in on 25/26 June 2022

Our base-camp in Cirencester is the hub for a 100 km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, which provides a stunning setting for 2,000 adventurers to test themselves. There are rolling hills, villages, the magical Cotswold Way, footpaths & trails, with some fabulous views en route – and a few tough hills in between! 

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, including optional university style accommodation at our base-camp, and with half & quarter distance challenges also – there’s a Cotswold Way 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
  • 100km: Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £595

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
  • 100km: Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330

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 100km: £198

For full details of prices and to sign up: https://ultrachallenge.com/cotswold-way-challenge/