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. These are very strange times and Magic Me is working harder than ever to connect people and champion the rights of people living in care settings to have full and interesting lives. Here are some things you can do now:
London Marathon: 2.6. Challenge
At 3pm on Sunday 26 April, Susan Langford, Director/Founder of Magic Me ran past 26 landmarks on the London Marathon route (all within current government guidelines) as part of the national 2.6 Challenge.
Her goal is to raise £1,000 for Magic Me’s vital work bringing younger and older people together, building friendlier and stronger communities.
Donate now to Susan’s fundraising run for Magic Me, which brings generations together through arts activities: drama, photography, visual arts, music. In the current situation the charity’s work to combat social isolation and loneliness is more important than ever and Magic Me is inventing new ways to support people to meet, create and party together, even at a distance.
See if you can identify the 26 landmarks with our quiz sheet here.
Why not host your own online quiz, have some fun and ask your friends to donate.
If you’d like to show a bigger version of the quiz or project it for the family you can download a powerpoint version here (the last slide has the answers)
Do your own 2.6 challenge for Magic Me?
If you’d like to do your own 2.6 challenge for Magic Me sign up at Virgin Money Giving to set up your own fundraising campaign. The more imaginative the better!
- 26 km run – Ali had been training to run the London Marathon (which has now been postponed to October). In an effort not to miss out, Ali swapped 26 miles for 26 km on Sunday 26 April. You can support him with a donation here.
Other creative fundraising ideas
Here are some other things people have been doing for us:
- Play Dead London have taken their interactive murder mysteries online – knowing people are in need of entertainment but may be short of money they have made the tickets free but are supporting charities by asking for donations – Magic Me is this the current charity.
- Collage workshops – our communications manager, Deborah, has been running Saturday morning collage workshops online, these were also free, but people offered to pay, so she asked them to donate to Magic Me which has raised over £200 – Amazing.
- Kelly is selling ‘Stay at Home, Save Lives’ t-shirts online and giving 100% of her profits to Magic Me.
If you are running free online workshops or activities and people want to pay – maybe you could ask them to donate to Magic Me – here’s the link for giving.