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Latest events

Whether you’re looking for an adrenalin-filled rush, a personal challenge, entertainment or just a chat over a cup of coffee with friends, we’ve got fundraising events to suit all tastes.

The events are listed in date order below and are open to anyone (age restrictions may apply) and show the many ways you can get involved in community fundraising.  If you would like to plan your own event in aid of The Rowans Hospice, please contact us so we can offer you help and advice. Click on any of the events from the following list for full details.

To request a Fundraising Pack or join any of the events listed, contact our Fundraising Team on 023 9223 7142 or email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

(Click on event or scroll down to see full details).



Car Boot Sale at Southsea

23 November 2014 - from 7.00am to early afternoon,

for more information contact Billy on 07961 901013

Something for everyone!

Billy Willetts is once more holding a Car Boot Sale every Sunday in aid of The Rowans Hospice. A chance to find a bargain!
They will be in the area adjacent to Skatepark opposite the D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3NT. 
£8 per car or small van.

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The Mayor of Fareham's Charity Lunch

23 November 2014 - from Noon for 12.30pm, at the Portchester Parish Hall, Assheton Court, Portchester, PO16 9PY,

for tickets and more information phone 023 9261 4257 or 01329 824303,

Something tasty!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham invite you to their Charity Lunch to raise funds for their chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice.
Tickets £10.00.  Please bring your own drinks.

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Piano Recital at Wickham

28 November 2014 - at 7.00pm, at Park Place, Wickham, PO17 5HA,

for more information phone 023 9238 2433, 023 9237 0647 or 01329 833043,

An evening of fine music

Laura Dickson, the Royal College of Music, is giving a Piano Recital including works by Bach, Brahms and Debussy.
Advance tickets at £10.00, including refreshments, are available from Pages of  Wickham, or by sending a SAE to 'Concert', Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, PO17 6EA, cheques payable to The Rowans Hospice. Tickets are  £12.00 on the night. Organised by the Southwick, Boarhunt and Meon Support Group in aid of The Rowans Hospice and the Hostel for Girls in Tanzania.

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A Christmas Themed Coffee Morning at Portchester

29 November 2014 - from 10.00am to Noon, at the Portchester Parish Hall, Assheton Court, PO16 9PY, (behind Iceland)

A chance to meet up with friends!

You are invited to the Christmas Themed Coffee Morning in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
Enjoy a slice of home -made cake or a tasty bacon roll.
The Rowans Hospice Christmas cards will be on sale.


Car Boot Sale at Southsea

30 November 2014 - from 7.00am to early afternoon

for more information phone Billy on 07961 901013

Something for everyone!

Billy Willetts is once more holding a Car Boot Sale every Sunday in aid of The Rowans Hospice. A chance to to find a bargain!
Billy is holding them in an area by the skatepark opposite the D-Day Museum. Clarence Parade, Southsea, PO5 3NT.
£8.00 for cars and small vans. 


Portsdown Travel - Christmas on the Rhine

30 November 2014 - and also 22 December 2014,

An enchanting experience!

Portsdown Travel have on offer a river cruise on the Rhine, 7 nights aboard the 'AmaReina' .  
For more information contact Portsdown Travel on 023 9238 2433 or 01329 232915.

Woofs & Wellies

Woofs & Wellies

30 November 2014 - at 10.00am around Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6DX

for more information email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk


Enjoy a Christmas-themed walk around the stunning grounds of Stansted House with your four-legged friends. It costs £5 per dog to register and each dog can be accompanied by as many human companions as you like.

You can register online, download and print the PDF registration form or call 023 9223 7142.

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Coffee Morning at Lee on the Solent

3 December 2014 - from 10.00am to 12 Noon, at the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 9HY

for more information phone 023 9255 4188,

Enjoy a coffee with friends.

Everyone is welcome to join us for our Coffee Morning with delicious home-made cakes.
Entrance including coffee and cake £2.00. All proceeds in aid of The Rowans Hospice.

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The Mayor of Fareham's Charity Tea Parties

4 December 2014 - at 2.30pm, in The Mayor's Parlour, Floor 8, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, PO16 7AZ,

for tickets and more information phone 01329 824303 or 023 9261 4257,

A perfect way to spend an afternoon,

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham would be delighted to see you at their afternoon Tea Parties in aid of their chosen charities including The Rowans Hospice.
These will take place throughout their year in office.
At this one there will be a talk by Lucy of West Street on Christmas Flower arranging.  Admission £4.00.


The Rowans Hospice Carol Concert and Festive Fair

6 December 2014 - doors open at 6.15pm for 7.00pm start, at the Portsmouth Cathedral, High St, Portsmouth, PO1 2HH

for more information call 023 9223 8532 or email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

An opportunity to sing and shop!

Come and join The Rowans Hospice for our Carol Service and Festive Fair,  tickets are £5.00 each, available from our Reception, The Rowans Hospice shops and Support Groups. Get the festive spirit by coming and enjoying the angelelic voices of three local choirs singing both contemporary and traditional Christmas carols. 
Join us afterwards for our Festive Fair and refreshments.

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The Rowans Hospice at Waterlooville Christmas Fair

6 December 2014 - 9.30am to Noon, in the Parish Centre, Sacred Heart Church, 356, London Rd, Waterlooville, PO7 7SR,

for more information call 023 9226 4042,

Something for all the family,

Whilst at the Christmas Fair, which will be opened by the Mayor of Havant, and have all the usual festive stalls with face painting, a raffle and refreshments, remember to visit The Rowans Hospice stall for that special gift.

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The Mayor of Fareham's Charity Christmas Concert,

6 December 2014 - from 7.30pm to 10.00pm, at the Holy Rood Church, Stubbington, PO14 2AS,

for more information and tickets phone 023 9261 4257 or 01329 824303,

Very seasonal!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham invite you to their Charity Christmas Concert to raise funds for their chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice. 
Music from the Spinnaker Brass. Tickets £7.50.


Portsdown Travel - Christmas on the Danube

6 December 2014 -

A magical experience!

Portsdown Travel are offering a 6 night Danube River Cruise.
For more information contact Portsdown Travel on 023 9238 2433 or 01329 232915. 


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Christmas Concert at Portchester

6 December 2014 - at 7.30pm, at the Portchester Methodist Church, Castle St, Portchester, PO16 9PS,

Getting into the right spirit!

The Fareham Support Group invite you to their Christmas Concert with carols featuring The Solent Male Voice Choir.
Tickets at £7.00, including light refreshments, available from Jean and Margaret Hooper on 01329 232069. 

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Coffee Morning on Hayling Island

13 December 2014 - from 9.30am to Noon, at the United Reform Church, small hall, Hayling Island

for more information phone 023 9246 9160

Quiet time with friends!

Catch up with the news at this Coffee Morning organised by the Hayling Island Support Group. Entry a modest 50p, includes coffee or tea.
In addition there will be crafts, cakes, books, tombola and bric-a-brac.


Carols at Cascades

13 December 2014 - at the Cascades, Commercial Rd, Portsmouth,

Sing while shopping!

Pitch Pipers and Sounds Unlimited are singing Christmas Carols to entertain shoppers at Cascades to raise funds for The  Rowans Hospice. Organised by the Portsmouth South Support Group.

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Sounds of Winter Concert in Petersfield

17 December 2014 - at 7.30pm, at St Peter's Church, The Square, Petersfield, GU32 3HS,

for more information phone 01730 267817,

A musical evening to remember!

The Petersfield Community Choir invite you to their free Sounds of Winter Concert  to hear an evening of joyful singing with music from The Punch Bowl String Quartet.  There will be a retiring collection in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
With support from the Southern Orchestral Concert Society.

Lake of Lights

Light up a Life

19 December 2014 - 5pm-7pm, service at 5.45pm at the Canoe Lake, Southsea, PO4 9RG

for more information email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

This simple act of remembrance is a poignant and meaningful way to celebrate, with reflection and hope, all those we miss at Christmas.

The festive season can be especially difficult for those who are coping with loss. Each December we hold our service, Light up a Life - Lake of Lights, where those who are bereaved are invited to remember someone by dedicating a light to them. 

If you would like to remember someone special in your life, we invite you to complete the online dedication form or print the dedication form (PDF) with the name of the person you will be remembering. We will send you a card that you can display at home.

You might wish to read of our other Memorial Events by clicking here


The Mayor of Havant's Christmas Charity Ball,

20 December 2014 - at Mill Rythe, Havant Rd, Hayling Island, PO11 0PB,

for tickets and more information phone 023 9244 6152 or email anne.thurlow@havant.gov.uk

A time to celebrate!

The Mayor of Havant invites you to her Christmas Charity Ball to raise funds for her chosen charities, which includes The Rowans Hospice.
There will be a Drinks Reception followed by a three course dinner. After which  will be a cabaret and dancing to 'Out of thev Shadows', sounds of the sixties. For tickets at £35.00 please use above contact details. 


The Rowans Hospice Grand Christmas Draw

22 December 2014 -

Lucky for some!

  • The Rowans Hospice invites you to support us by entering our  Grand Christmas Draw. 
    The first prize 
    £1,000 cash! Other prizes are:
  • A £200 Voucher from Brittany Ferries.
  • 1 month Gym subscription for two.
  • Viners 58 piece Cutlery Canteen
  • Christmas Hamper
  • Spinnaker Tower pass for four.
  • New World Wine Drum.
  • £20 Voucher from Love2shop.
  • Bottle of Champagne and a very special box of chocolates.
  • Haircare products.

 Tickets at £1.00 each in books of five are available from The Rowans Hospice shops and the Hospice reception. The draw will take place at the Hospice at 3.30pm on 22 December 2014. 



Portsdown Travel

Christmas on the Rhine

22 December 2014 -

Tel: 023 9238 2433 / 01329 232915 / 07940 805431 Email: portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk

A 7-night Rhine River Cruise

Celebrate Christmas on the Rhine on this fabulous 7-night Rhine River Cruise from Basel that takes you through the fabled Black Forest and Alsace regions. Visit Heidelberg and Cologne, with its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Conclude in Amsterdam, amidst the city's legendary canals and colourful surroundings.


Portsdown Travel - Corfu

9 May 2015 - until 16 May,

phone 023 9238 2433, 01329 232915 or 07940 805431, email portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk

Another fine holiday for you!

Portsdown Travel invite you to join them for an eight day holiday by air to Corfu, staying in a 4* Hotel. Corfu is a stunning Ionian island nestling off the West side of mainland Greece - a real gem!  Return coaching transfer from local area.
For more information and a Booking Form please send a stamped addressed 9"x 4" envelope to Portsdown Travel Group Organiser (Corfu), Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, Hants, PO17 6EA.


Portsdown Travel - Cruising

1 October 2015 - 15 October 2015

for more information phone 023 9238 2433 or 07940 805431, email portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk

The only way to travel!

Portsdown Travel offer another of their travel experiences from 1st to 15th October 2015 - Cruising in the P&O liner 'Oriana'.
Sailing from Southampton visiting Ponta Delgada and Horta: Azores, Madeira and Lisbon: Portugal, Cadiz and Vigo: Spain and Gibralter, returning to Southampton.
For Booking Forms please send a 9" x 4" SAE to Portsdown Travel, (Oriana 2015)Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, Hants, PO17 6EA.  


Year round events

Some of our events don't have a fixed date or are run multiple times through the year. Details of these events are below, including how to take part.

people skydiving

Skydive on a day of your choice!

at locations around the UK, our nearest is at Netheravon Airfield, Salisbury, SP4 9RY

for more information, contact our fundraising team on 023 9223 7146 or email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

Fly like a bird! On a day to suit YOU!

Help us raise funds by making an exhilarating 10,000 feet freefall tandem parachute jump! 
Imagine, freefalling  for 5,000 feet reaching speeds of 120 mph before opening your parachute for a 5 minute canopy ride taking in the stunning landscape before landing in front of spectators with friends and family having a grandstand view! 
Divers must be 16 years and over and under 16 stone.
Cost of registration is £225, which includes training and equipment, and you are asked to raise a minimum of £200 sponsorship making a total of £425.   

Click to download a Registration Form.


Portsdown Travel - Normandy

Everything from short breaks to property purchase!

Contact Portsdown Travel for more details.      



Portsdown Travel - Great British Heritage Weekends

A wide selection of Themed Weekends,

Contact Portsdown Travel for more details.


Portsdown Travel - Garden Holidays

In Europe and Worldwide!

Contact Portsdown Travel for more details.


Individual challenges

Please consider sponsoring our supporters who are taking on the following challenges:

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Rachel Cullen runs 10 Marathons

26 November 2014 in the UK, Europe and Ireland,

Rachel must be fit!

Rachel Cullen is planning to run 10 marathons this year to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
If you wish to to support Rachel with sponsorship please visit her Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Rachel-Cullen3


Bryn Sayers and Friends are Beard Growing!

10 December 2014 ending 30 November, at The Queens Club

A curious challenge!

To raise funds for The Rowans Hospice, over the next few months, Bryn Sayers and friends are throwing away their razors and growing beards! This must be a first!
If you wish to sponsor them please contact Bryn on 07853 311962 or email brynsayers@hotmail.com  



Tracy Wakefield is having a Headshave!

24 December 2014 at 5.00pm, at The Eastfield Hotel, Prince Albert Rd, Portsmouth, PO4 8EL,

It will grow back again!

To raise funds for The Rowans Hospice brave Tracy Wakefield is prepared to undergo a Sponsored Headshave
If you would like to add to her sponsorship please contact Tracy on 07402 886849 or email twakefield76@googlemail.com


Caroline's Big Slim

1 April 2015 at St Mark's Church Hall, Stamshaw, Portsmouth

Caroline can be contacted on 023 9266 0970 or 07523913909

A healthy way to fundraise!

Caroline Randall is setting herself a target to lose over 2 stones during her visits to Slimming World's 'The Big Slim'  and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice at the same time.
If you would like to encourage Caroline and sponsor her please get in touch through the above contact numbers. 


Volunteer with us.

Whatever your age or interests, we provide many opportunities to volunteer at The Rowans Hospice. Serve meals, work in a shop, help in the hospice or drive for us.


Shop with us.

Bag yourself a bargain and support us at the same time. Visit our shops and see our great range of new and donated goods. You can donate as you shop by giving us anything you no longer want.


How to help.

Discover the exciting ways you can fundraise and get involved with The Rowans Hospice. From abseiling to family walks and business fun days, we.ve got great events for everyone.