Massimiliano Ciardi

Coming to London on the 19th May 2018, 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.

The experience is in aid of Raise Your Hands, who find and select exceptional small charities that improve the lives of children across the UK.

Team members: Alex Thorn, Andrew Lai, Dominykas Kavoliunas, Leticia Tonholo, Lorenzo Longo, Marco Laicini, Mukunth Raghavan, Pascale Barget, Simon Birtwistle, Massimiliano Ciardi.

About Raise Your Hands

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, we 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.

Massimiliano Ciardi