Magic Me relies on voluntary donations to support our work and receives no funding from the government.
We work with over 900 people a year, helping them to build their sense of wellbeing, sense of community and sense of purpose.
We are on our way to building a stronger, happier society but cannot do it without the support of generous donors.
Your support will mean the people we work with, many of whom are living in difficult circumstances, will continue to receive our support. Whether you are running a marathon, would like to collect donations for a wedding list or celebrate the memory of someone close to you, we can support you in this.
Here are a few ways you can raise money for us.
Local to Tower Hamlets
The Big Half Marathon Entries are still open (on a first come first served basis) for this half marathon taking place on 1 March 2020 (plenty of time to train), you can also enter the kids for a ‘Little Half’ (2.5 miles) or just take part in a 1 mile fun run.
The Tough Mudder If you don’t want to run far, but would like more of a challenge these 5k and 8-10k races come with obstacles, mud and other challenges. They run throughout the year across the UK with a large number in London and the South East to choose from.
London & National
London Marathon We don’t have any charity place and ballot entries are closed for 2020 but if you are get a place and would like to run for us – we’ll give you all the support we can. Entries for each year’s race normally open a week or so after the Marathon date – in 2020 the race will be on 26 April. Places are normally confirmed at the end of September/beginning of October.
Prudential Ride in London Entries for the 2020 Prudential Ride London are now open on a first come first served basis. The ride will be on Sunday 16 August 2020.
National & Three Peak Challenges Taking on Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis – there are options to join organised challenges or pick a time to do it yourself either on your own or with your own group of friends or colleagues.
Thames Path Challenge A range of challenges for walkers, runners, joggers based around the Thames Path (you don’t have to do the whole 100k!). Entries are currently open for events this September.
London to Paris Bike Ride There are a range of date options for this classic bike ride, the rides operate between May and September and booking is still open for later dates this year and for 2020.
Make your own challenge
Sometimes just finding the time to do a challenge event can be tricky, or the dates fall at the wrong time of year for you, or you just don’t fancy running a marathon! It is easy to create your own challenge and your friends, family and colleagues will know that it is a challenge for you! It doesn’t have to be walking or running, you could be on a bike, in a boat or rowing the length of the Thames on the rowing machine at the gym – all things are possible. Get in touch if you’d like help with inspiration and planning.
Other suggestions for those who don’t want to get out and run!
Digital Detox Day: Download the How to Guide here
Hold a Pub Quiz: Download the How to Guide here
Hold a Cake Sale: Download the How to Guide here
Organise a Dress Down Day: Download the How to Guide here
Or alternatively drop a line firstname.lastname@example.org. Deborah would love to hear from you! We can provide you with logos and publicity photos, social media support as well as participant quotes and stories to enable you to tell people why they should sponsor you or give to your fundraising effort. You can set up a fundraising page for us with Local Giving.
Magic Me is a wonderful charity. My Nan now lives alone, so I understand the importance of bringing elderly people together in social situations. I firmly believe that life is all about our connections with other people and the positive impact we can have on each other’s lives.
Robbie Kings, Marathon Runner
Kaileigh, Becki and Nikki ran the Brighton Marathon for us in April.
Previous fundraisers have ran marathons, hiked and took part in the Tough Mudder. To read their stories, click here.