11 5 2019
Midnight Madness is the most ambitious immersive challenge ever created. Think the Crystal Maze meets immersive theatre with London as your stage. It gives you the chance to have the experience of a lifetime whilst helping those that need it the most.
Saturday 11 May 2019
Starting at a secret location in London
Coming to London on the 11th May 2019, Midnight Madness is a series of cleverly camouflaged, incredibly ingenious and devilishly difficult puzzles – the answers to which indicate the location of the next puzzle, and so on, until the finish line. Teams will compete all night, hunting for, solving, and executing puzzles embedded in the urban landscape of London. The winning team will be the first to cross the finish line.
The Event is based upon its highly successful namesake that took place in New York in 2015 and raised $3.1m for charity. Both creators of the New York version, Mat Laibowitz and Elisha Wiesel are fully on board with the London 2019 version. We thank them for their advice and guidance.
“It’s tough to imagine any other event taking you to an underground rave club and a boxing gym, performing mime on the south bank of the Thames, running full pace over a deserted Tower Bridge at 2am and attempting to work out the parody of famous films whilst sat outside an NCP car park and this being only a small part of what you did that evening. Like nothing else I have ever done.”
Richard Thomas, MM18 Team Captain
“You’re not just behind a desk; You’re not running some marathon course that everybody else is running; You’re not just sitting at a high society dinner; You’re out in the world being an intellectual athlete.”
Elisha Wiesel Chief Information Officer Goldman Sachs
“Easily the best fun I have had in London in the witching hour. Cycling madly across Hyde park to make the final line as the sun was coming up was an exhilarating experience. But the experience of opening a nondescript door to find myself immersed in strange sounds and sights, surrounded by odd characters beckoning me into otherworldly vistas was something that will stay with me forever”
Tim Dinsdale, MM18 Team Captain
Sponsors & Supporters
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Goldman Sachs Gives
Goldman Sachs Gives is committed to fostering innovative ideas, solving economic and social issues, and enabling progress in underserved communities globally. Through a donor-advised fund, Goldman Sachs’ current and retired senior employees work together to recommend grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations to help them achieve their goals. A reflection of the firm’s ongoing commitment to philanthropy, Goldman Sachs Gives has made more than $1 billion in grants and partnered with 5,700 nonprofits in 80 countries around the world.
80 years ago, our business was established to inspire and support the engineering community, and today, as the world’s largest distributor of electronics and industrial products, we help over 750,000 customers achieve their goals. From our humble beginnings operating out of a garage in London in 1937 to the global company we are today, we’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come.
There is an injustice in the charity sector: it is not a meritocracy. The top 1.2% of charities in terms of turnover receive 72% of the money donated in the UK*. One assumes that money would flow to those that were most in need. However there are hundreds of exceptional small charities that struggle for funding simply because they don’t have the time or resources to fundraise effectively for themselves. Raise Your Hands finds small effective charities working with children across the UK, conducts due diligence on them, monitors them and raises money for them.
The RYH charities are specialists in their areas, helping children with HIV, children at risk of suicide, children that have been bullied and children that have lost parents, amongst others. In 2016, over 85,000 young people across the UK accessed the services of the RYH supported charities.
By participating in Midnight Madness, you are supporting the under dogs of the charity sector in the UK, easing their fundraising struggle, and enabling them to focus on what they do best: improving the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.
We have a maximum of 30 teams of up to 10 people available for Midnight Madness 2020. The cost of entry to Midnight Madness is kindly covered by our supporters and sponsors. Instead, we ask that you make a charitable donation to Raise Your Hands. The average charitable donation to date is £10,000. Any further fund raising from your team would be hugely appreciated. If you would like to express your interest for entering a team in 2020, please fill out the form, and we will get in touch. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Midnight Madness 2019 is not going to be possible without a massive cohort of volunteers! There are going to be a number of jobs on the night, and your assistance would be hugely appreciated. If you’re interested in offering your skills, please fill out the form on the right and we’ll be in touch with further details.