Magic Me relies on voluntary donations to support our work and receives no funding from the government.
We work with younger and older people, 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.
Grab your wheels for Magic Me! 15th – 16th August 2020 – My Ride London
Every year, the greatest festival of cycling event takes place in August to raise millions for charities. However, due to COVID-19 the 2020 festival can’t go ahead as planned – instead we want to encourage supporters to take part in the newest big wheeling event on the weekend of the 15th-16th August.
We want you to get on your bikes and explore new ways of travelling and exercising in a socially distanced world, whilst fundraising for Magic Me!
We’d love you to take part – just follow these four simple steps:
- Register: visit myridelondon.co.uk and select your challenge. There are three cycling distances to choose from, or you can invent your own My FreeCycle wheeled challenge over 1km.
- Fundraise: set up your fundraising page here and let people know you’re supporting Magic Me, so they can sponsor you.
- Participate: set your wheels in motion and complete your challenge anywhere, at any time, over the weekend of 15 and 16 of August!
- Nominate: encourage your family and friends to take part and support Magic Me. Spread the word on social media too by using the hashtag #MyPRL when posting about the event.
- Download: My Prudential RideLondon App will release during the week beginning 10 of August, you will be able to track your progress and receive a personal completion certificate. Your friends and family can also use it to follow your progress and donate directly to your fundraising page.
If you have any questions and would like support from Magic Me then please get into contact with firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll find more information, ideas and inspiration, as well as advice on staying safe and cycling responsibly on the road, at myridelondon.co.uk.
Creative fundraising ideas
On Sunday 26 April 2020, Susan Langford our director got involved in the national 2.6 Challenge and raised over £1000 for Magic Me. For her challenge she found 26 London landmarks (all within her home) and ran past them. We have created a picture quiz of these landmarks, why not host a virtual pub quiz with your friends and family and do some fundraising for Magic Me?
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)
Here are some things people have been doing for us that might inspire you:
- 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.