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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).

 

Ruby Red Day

Ruby Red Day

12 February 2016 - all day! at work, college, school, home, shops or anywhere!

Contact Fundraising on 023 9223 8532, or email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

Go ahead and wear something RED! Anything RED!

Ruby Red Day is back and we would like you all to get involved and wear something Ruby Red and encourage your friends, colleagues, students and families to join in. You can wear red slippers, shoes, socks, boots, wellies, tie, skirt, cardigan, shirt, trousers, blouse, onesie or ball gown, in fact anything RED!
Donate £2.00, all proceeds will go to The Rowans Hospice. 
Click here for more information and to Register your participation.

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Craft and Chatter

12 February 2016 - from 10.30am to 12.30pm, at the United Reform Church, Elm lane, Havant, PO9 1PP

for more information phone 023 9261 8528, or 07724 073134

A relaxing morning!

You are invited to join a gathering of like minded folk for Craft and Chatter, every Friday morning during school term time.
Entry is a mere £2.00 which includes refreshments.  

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Coffee and Cake

16 February 2016 - from 10.00am to Noon, at the White Hart, 195 Stoke Rd, Gosport, PO12 2JE

for more information call Margaret Stevenson on 023 9258 9410

A opportunity to relax with friends old and new!

Drop in for a Coffee Morning and enjoy quality time with friends whilst raising funds for The Rowans Hospice for a modest entrance of £2.50 which includes cake! 
Organised by the Gosport Support Group.
Check the pub menu as you might want to treat yourself to lunch afterwards! The Support Group thank the staff of the White Hart for their help and support. 

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Fundraising by the Nationwide BS

18 February 2016 - and 24th Feb for Havant,

An opportunity to support The Rowans Hospice

Various branches of the Nationwide BS are holding Fundraising Days in aid of local charities, including The Rowans Hospice. Whilst visiting the following brances they would welcome your support.
70 London Rd, North End, Portsmouth, 69 High St, Gosport, 208/212 Commercial rtd, Portsmouth and  20 West St, Havant. 

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Coffee Morning

20 February 2016 - from 9.30am to Noon, at the United Reform Church, Hollow Lane, Hayling Island, PO11 9EY

for more information phone 023 9246 9160

Chance to catch with friends and make new ones.

The Hayling Island Support Group invite you to their Coffee Morning, to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
There will also be books, cakes, bric-a- brac  and a tombola.
Entrance a modest 50p, which includes tea or coffee.

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Dance-a-thon

20 February 2016 - 6pm-midnight at the Portsmouth Guildhall,

for more information contact fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

The time to show your moves!

The Rowans Hospice is delighted to repeat its popular Dance-a-thon to be held at Portsmouth Guildhall, with new styles of dances to look forward to it is set to be a great night.

The colour theme is Pink and Purple, so dress up in your tutus and leg warmers!

Come and take part in teams so you can work together to keep going throughout the day or night.

Find out more and register online here.

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Race Night

27 February 2016 - doors open 7.00pm, first race 7.30pm, at the Deverell Hall, London Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, PO7 5JU

for tickets and more information phone 023 9261 5132,

Try your skill at picking a winner!

Enjoy all the excitement of actually being there at this Race Night organised by the Purbrook and Widley Support Group in aid of The Rowans Hospice. Entry by ticket only at £8.00 which includes a ploughmans supper, bring your own drink and glasses. 

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Oasis Dental Care's Open Day

27 February 2016 - from 9.00am to Noon. at 158a Stakes Hill Rd, Waterlooville, PO7 7BS

Oasis Dental Care of Waterlooviile  are supporting The Rowans Hospice by holding an Open Day at their surgery. An opportunity to discover the services they offer and the services offered by the Hospice.

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The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre Open Day

27 February 2016 - all day, at 11 The Gardens, Broadcut, Fareham, PO16 8SS,

The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre are holding an Open Day, an opportunity to discover the range of services they offer. There will be a raffle in aid of The Rowans Hospice.

Race with Rowan

Race with Rowan

28 February 2016 - at Portsmouth Watersports Centre, Eastern Rd, PO3 5LY

Contact fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk or call 023 9223 7142

A run for everyone!

Come and take part in our third 'Race with Rowan', raising funds for The Rowans Hospice.
With no hills and a choice of a 5k or 10k route, this event is suitable for everyone of all ages.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Sunday Lunch

28 February 2016 - at 12.30pm, at All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Rd, Denmead, PO7 6NN,

for more information and tickets phone 023 9225 7565

Enjoy with good company!

The Denmead Support Group invite you to their delicious Sunday Lunch, two courses with a glass of wine raising funds for The Rowans Hospice.  Tickets £13.00, children £7.00. Special diets available with prior notice.

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Skittles Evening

4 March 2016 - at 7.00pm, at the Crofton PH, Crofton Lane, Stubbington, PO14 3QF,

A chance to show off your skills!

The Fareham Support Group Group invite you to be bowled over at their Skittles Evening, in aid of the Hospice. 
Tickets at £11.50, including a tasty pub supper, available by email from daw.maureen@gmail.com or pat.prince-cox@rowanshospice.co.uk or phone 023 9234 0243.

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The Mayor of Winchester's Venetian Dinner Dance

11 March 2016 - 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at the Guildhall, Winchester, SO23 9LJ,

for more information and tickets phone Anne Pearson on 01489 892822 or email annepearson1@msn.com

A colourful evening!

The Mayor of Winchester  invites you to her Venetian Dinner Dance to raise funds for her chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice.
Dancing to the Royal Marines Association Dance Band. During the evening there will be a Luxury Raffle. Ornate masks if desired. Tickets at £50.00 per person or £450.00 for a table of ten.

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An Evening of Wine

12 March 2016 - from 7.00pm to 11.00pm, at St Mary's Parish Centre, Alverstoke, Gosport, PO12 2ET,

for more information and tickets at 21.00 per person phone 023 9258 9410,

Sampling with the experts!

The Gosport Support  Group invite you to their Evening of Wine to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. An opportunity to explore the fruits of the vine and widen your understanding.

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Short Mat Bowls Competition

12 March 2016 - from 9.00am to 7.00pm, at Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Leigh Park, PO9 4DD,

A game of skill!

Short Mat Players Tour Ltd are promoting 'Trevor Pay Pairs' short mat bowls competition in memory of Trevor Pay, a keen and much loved short mat bowler, raising funds for The Rowans Hospice.
For more information please visit their website at www.shortmatplayerstour.com
If you wish to sponsor the event please go to www.justgiving.com/short-mat-players-tour-ltd1

 

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Spring Lunch

17 March 2016 - 12.30pm for 1.00pm, at Rowlands Castle Golf Club, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AE,

for information and tickets phone 023 9225 2369,

Relax with friends over lunch,

The Havant Area Support Group invite you to join them at their Spring Lunch. An opportunity to meet and catch up with old friends, make new ones and raise valuable funds for The Rowans Hospice. 
Tickets at £21.00 includes a reception drink and a two course meal. For more information and tickets please phone above number. 

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Quiz Night

19 March 2016 - at 7:30pm at the Rogate Village Hall, Nr Petersfield, GU31 5BH

for tickets and to book table email Paula on pws@paulawilliams.me.uk or tel: 01730 893610

Come test your little grey cells!

Come and have fun and test your knowledge at this Quiz Night, with supper, and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. Tickets at £10.00 per head, includes the tasty supper, vegetarians catered for, available through above contact details. Teams of six maximum.
Bring your own beverages and glasses. 

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Big Quiz Night

15 April 2016 - 6.30pm for 7.00pm, at The Guildhall, Winchester,

for more information contact Mrs Janet Read on 023 9225 7565 or email read.janet.h@gmail.com

A chance to test your knowledge!

The Mayor of Winchester invites you to the seventh annual  Big Quiz Night raising funds for her chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice. Asking questions to Kevin 'SuperKev' Ashman, subject to availablity.
Teams of 8, maximum, or individuals welcomed. Tickets at £8.00 per person are availabilty from the Tourism Information Centre at The Guildhall.
Bar and light refreshments available.

Brighton Marathon

Brighton Marathon

17 April 2016 - Brighton

If you have secured your place for the Brighton Marathon and would like to raise money for The Rowans Hospice, please contact us for further information and a fundraising pack.

Email: fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

Telephone: 023 9223 8532

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Run the London Marathon

24 April 2016 - around the world famous London course

for more information phone Fundraising on 023 9223 8532, or email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

The ultimate run!

If you have secured your place for the London Marathon and would like to raise money for The Rowans Hospice, please contact us for further information and a fundraising pack.

Email: fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

Telephone: 023 9223 8532

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Isle of Wight Challenge

30 April 2016 - Isle of Wight

Sign up to the challenge at www.isleofwightchallenge.com

Take part in this Ultra Challenge of 106km around the Island and raise money for The Rowans Hospice!

Take part in the Action Challenge's Isle of Wight Challenge - a journey around the Island's stunning coastal path. The Ultra Challenge starts on 30th April and takes in the island from Chale in the south, past the Needles and on and around for 106km. If that is a little too far but you still want to take part, half and quarter island options are also available.

This is a tough challenge - walk it, jog it or run it - it's your challenge, your way!

To join, you will pay an initial registration fee online per person or per team member. This secures your place and is non-refundable, and then commit to a minimum sponsorship target.

  • Full Island Challenge (106km) - registration fee £69 and fundraising target of £395 per person
  • Half Island (1st or 2nd leg 52/54km) - registration fee £49 and fundraising target of £250 per person
  • Quarter Island (25km) - registration fee £39 and fundraising target £150 per person

For more information and to register, visit www.isleofwightchallenge.com

 

 

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Portsdown Travel - Northumbria

5 May 2016 -

A perfect break!

Portsdown Travel offer a five day tour of Northumbria from 5th May 2016 by coach with 4* half board hotel accommodation. 
For more information contact Portsdown Travel on 023 9238 2433, 01329 232915 or 07940 805431, email portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk
For a Booking form please  send a stamped addressed 9" x 4" envelope to Portsdown Travel (Northumbria),  Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, PO17 6EA.

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Skydive for The Rowans Hospice!

7 May 2016 - at Netheravon Airfield, Salisbury, SP4 9RY

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

Fly like a bird!

Skydive! A breathtaking 2.5 mile high parachute jump: jumping 13,000 ft in tandem with an instructor, you will freefall 5,000ft reaching 120mph and then as your parachute opens you will experience a tranquil ride back to the drop zone!
Divers must be 16 years and over and under 16 stone.
Cost of Registration £225, which includes training and equipment, you are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £200 making £425 in total.
The event can also be arranged for any day to suit you. See 'Year round events.'

 

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Charity Golf Day

12 May 2016 - arrival from 10.00am, at Southwick Park Golf Course, Southwick, PO17 6EL,

for more information and Entry Form phone 023 9281 4321, or email alan.lihou@bt.com

A wonderful event!

The Portsmouth South Support Group invite golfers to enter their Charity Golf Day, kindly hosted by Southwick Park Golf Club, and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
Teams of four, any combination of men, ladies, juniors or seniors. Entry fee per player - members £34.00, non-members £45.00, includes coffee and bacon roll on arrival and a two course meal after the golf at approx 5.00pm. Many prizes to be won!
Tee off times between 11.00am and 1.00pm. Full details of scoring rules and handicaps available through above contact details along with an Entry Form.  

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The Music of James Bond

15 May 2016 - at 7.30pm, at the Fernham Hall, Osborne Rd, fareham, PO16 7DB,

for more information phone Fernham Hall on 01329 231942,

Licence to Thrill!

The Rotary Club of Whitely present 'The Music of James Bond', in support of Southampton University Centre for Cancer Immunology and The Rowans Hospice. 
Music by The London Movie Orchestra with the West End Singers. Tickets at £18.50 and £17.50 for under 16s. Discount of £5.00 off a pair if purchased before 31st March, Fernham Leisure Card holders £17.50, are available from the Fernham Hall. 

London2Brighton Ultra Challenge

London 2 Brighton Challenge

28 May 2016 - London to Brighton

To register for the event, visit www.london2brightonchallenge.com

Take part in this Ultra Challenge of 100km walking from London to Brighton and raise money for The Rowans Hospice!

Take part in the Action Challenge's London 2 Brighton Challenge - one of the UK's great endurance events. The Ultra Challenge starts on 28th May, starting at Richmond in West London and taking in paths, trails and some highs and lows on the way to Brighton. If that is a little too far, a half route option is also available.

This is a tough challenge - walk it, jog it or run it - it's your challenge, your way!

To join, you will pay an initial registration fee online per person or per team member. This secures your place and is non-refundable, and then commit to a minimum sponsorship target.

  • Full Challenge (100km) - registration fee £69 and fundraising target £395 per person
  • Half Challenge (1st or 2nd - 56/44km) - registration fee £49 and fundraising target £250 per person

For more information and to register, visit www.london2brightonchallenge.com

Moonlit Memories Fundraisers

Moonlit Memories Walk

18 June 2016 - around Southsea, Portsmouth, starting from Castle Field, Southsea

for more information phone 023 9223 8533 or email moonlit-memories@rowanshospice.co.uk

Our annual 6-mile walk or a 12-mile challenge!

Join us for our Moonlit Memories Walk under a star-lit sky along Southsea Seafront, through Old Portsmouth and the Historic Dockyard where HMS Victory will be illuminated.

There is also an opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one in Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral.

 Watch this space for registration details.

Spinnaker Abseil

Abseil the Spinnaker Tower!

2 July 2016 - and 3 July 2016 Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

for more information phone 023 9223 7142 email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

Join our Guinness World Record Holder, Doris Long, to abseil down Portsmouth's landmark building.

Daredevils are wanted to take our Abseil Challenge to brave the 94 metre descent down the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. This event will take place on both the 2nd and 3rd July 2016.

Over 18's only, open to all who are fit and under 21 stone. If any doubt as to your condition obtain a doctor's certificate. 
Registration costs £50 and you are asked to raise £200 sponsorship.

You can now register online for our 2016 Abseil

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London 2 Cambridge Challenge

2 July 2016 - London to Cambridge

To register for the event, visit www.london2cambridgechallenge.com

Take part in this Ultra Challenge of 100km walking from London to Cambridge and raise money for The Rowans Hospice!

Take part in the Action Challenge's London 2 Cambridge Challenge - the route starts at the Olympic Park and heads up the fascinating Lea Valley past locks, parkland and on through beautiful open countryside to the historic city of Cambridge. If that is a little too far, a half or quarter route option is also available.

This is a tough challenge - walk it, jog it or run it - it's your challenge, your way!

To join, you will pay an initial registration fee online per person or per team member. This secures your place and is non-refundable, and then commit to a minimum sponsorship target.

  • Full Challenge (100km) - registration fee £69 and fundraising target £395 per person
  • Half Challenge (1st or 2nd - 50km) - registration fee £49 and fundraising target £250 per person
  • Quarter Challenge (25km) - registration fee £39 and fundraising target £150 per person

For more information and to register, visit www.london2cambridgechallenge.com

 
Portsdown Travel

Portsdown Travel to Norway

16 July 2016 - 23 July 2016

For more information phone : 023 9238 2433, 01329 232915 or 07940 805431 Email: portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk

A wonderful cruise to the North!

Portsdown Travel invite you to their annual cruise to Norway in support of The Rowans Hospice in the P & O 'Aurora' from 16th to 23rd July 2016 .This  fabulous cruise from Southampton visits Bergen, Flaam, cruise in Sognefjord, Geiranger, cruise in Geirangerfjord, Stavanger returning to Southampton.
For a Booking Form please send a SAE 9" x 4" envelope to Portsdown Travel (Aurora 2016), Orchard Cottage, 34 west St, Southwick, Hants, PO17 6EA.

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South Coast Challenge

27 August 2016 - South Coast

To register for the event, visit www.southcoastchallenge.com

Take on the brand new 100km South Coast Challenge and raise money for The Rowans Hospice!

Take part in the Action Challenge's South Coast Challenge - starting from Eastbourne, the 100km route will take you on the coastal path up onto the South Downs Way, via infamous Beachy Head and through Seven Sisters Country Park. If that is a little too far, a half or quarter route option is also available.

This is a tough challenge - walk it, jog it or run it - it's your challenge, your way!

To join, you will pay an initial registration fee online per person or per team member. This secures your place and is non-refundable, and then commit to a minimum sponsorship target.

  • Full Challenge (100km) - registration fee £69 and fundraising target £395 per person
  • Half Challenge (1st or 2nd - 56/44km) - registration fee £49 and fundraising target £250 per person
  • Quarter Challenge (23km) - registration fee £39 and fundraising target £150 per person

For more information and to register, visit www.southcoastchallenge.com

Thames Path Challenge

Thames Path Challenge

10 September 2016 -

To register for the event, visit www.thamespathchallenge.com

Take part in this Ultra Challenge of 100km walking along the Thames Path and raise money for The Rowans Hospice!

Take part in the Action Challenge's Thames Path Challenge - following England's greatest river, the route starts from Putney Bridge to Runnymede, and then on to Henley, covering 100km. If that is a little too far, three quarter, a half or quarter route options are also available.

This is a tough challenge - walk it, jog it or run it - it's your challenge, your way!

To join, you will pay an initial registration fee online per person or per team member. This secures your place and is non-refundable, and then commit to a minimum sponsorship target.

  • Full Challenge (100km) - registration fee £69 and fundraising target £395 per person
  • Three Quarter Challenge (75km) - registration fee £59 and fundraising target £345 per person
  • Half Challenge (1st or 2nd - 50km) - registration fee £49 and fundraising target £250 per person
  • Quarter Challenge (25km) - registration fee £39 and fundraising target £150 per person

For more information and to register, visit www.thamespathchallenge.com

 

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.

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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 8532 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.   

 

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Portsdown Travel - Normandy

Everything from short breaks to property purchase!

Contact Portsdown Travel for more details.      

 

 

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Portsdown Travel - Great British Heritage Weekends

A wide selection of Themed Weekends,

Contact Portsdown Travel for more details.

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Portsdown Travel - Garden Holidays

In Europe and Worldwide!

Contact Portsdown Travel for more details.

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Portsdown Travel - Special Interest Tours

Culinary, Botany and Walking

For full details contact Portsdown Travel through their webpage.

 

Individual challenges

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

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Mitchell Tett 's Ultimate Challenge!

6 January 2016 working out at at the Pyramids Centre, Southsea,

'50lbs for my 50th'

Through regular keep fit and monitoring his diet Mitchell Tett has set himself the target of loosing 50lb by his 50th birthday in March. He has £5,000 as his goal.
Money raised will go to Macmillan and The Rowans Hospice.
If you wish to donate please go to http://www.virginmoneygiving.com  

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Glenn Stringer Challenges

3 February 2016

A year of tough events!

Glenn Stringer with a friend has set himself a year of Challenges, one a month,  to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
If you would like to sponsor Glenn please do so at www.justgiving.com/glenn-stringer

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Joanne Lea runs the Portsmouth Coastal 1/2 Marathon

14 February 2016 at 9.45am, starting from the Pyramid Centre, Southsea,

Must be fit!

Joanne Lea is raising funds for The Rowans Hospice by running the Portsmouth Coastal 1/2 Marathon. If you wish to sponsor Joanne please contact her on 023 9261 4669, 07917 611770 or email jo.lea@ntlworld.com

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Spires Hairdressers do the Rough Runner

10 April 2016 at 9.00am,

Must be super fit!

A team of four from Spires Hair Company of Havant are competing in the Rough Runner event to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. If you wish to sponsor them please contact Sarah on 023 9248 1638  or email sarahpaynton@sky.com

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Jack Parr runs the Southampton ABP 10 K

24 April 2016 around the centre of Southampton,

Jack is keeping fit!

Following successful weight loss Jack Parr now plans to take part in the Southampton ABP 10K run and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. If you would like to sponsor Jack please go to his page at www.justgiving.com/j-parr

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Pete Plowman rides the UK

17 July 2016

Some ride!

Pete Plowman is planning to ride the Cycling UK End2End event and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. If you would like to sponsor Pete please go to his page at www.justgiving.com/ukend2end2016 

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Scott Munro treks the Sahara

12 November 2016

An amazing experience!

Scott Munro is trekking 100k across the Sahara to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice!
If you wish to sponsor him please go to his page at www.justgiving.com/scott-munro5    

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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