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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).

 

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

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A day of Duo-Fun!

28 May 2016 - start 10.30am and finish around 1.30pm,

You need to be fit!

To raise funds for charities, including The Rowans Hospice, Sharon Henderson is organising a Duo Fun event. This involves a Jog of 6 miles from Petersfield Station to The Red Lion, Chalton, followed by a Cycle Ride of 11 miles from The Red Lion to The Ship Inn, Langstone. There is an overrall time limit of 150 minutes and forfeits can be incurred!
For full details of the event contact Sharon on 07812 045552.  

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Car Boot Sale at Southsea

29 May 2016 - from 7.00am to 1.00pm, at Pier Rd, Southsea

for more information phone Billy on 07961 901013

Bargains Galore!

Billy Willett's Car Boot Sale returns after a short break, in aid of The Rowans Hospice. A chance to find a bargain!
The event takes place on the field opposite the Hovercraft Terminal every Sunday from 3rd April until October, weather permitting.  
Pitches £8.00 cars only. Sellers on site from 6.00am.

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The Centurion Week of Fundraising

29 May 2016 - at The Centurion, Crookhorn Lane, Crookhorn, PO7 5RE,

for more information phone 023 9225 6447 or email dawncoleman@live.co.uk

Something for everyone!

Once again Dawn and Malcolm of The Centurion are holding a Fundraising Week in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
There will be many events throughout the week. 

On Sunday there is a music showcase from 3pm 'til late including a barbecue and fun for all the family.
Go to their Facebook page for details and times. Their aim is to beat, with your help, the wonderful amount they raised last year.

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Coffee Morning

1 June 2016 - from 10.00am to Noon, at the Methodist Church Hall, High St, Lee- on- Solent, PO13 9BZ,

For more information contact Jean on 023 9225 4188,

Enjoy a coffee with friends.

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

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Craft and Chatter

1 June 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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Skittles and Supper

3 June 2016 - at 7.00pm, at 'The Kings Head', Wickham, PO17 5JN

for more information phone 023 9238 2433 or 023 9237 0647

A chance to show off your skills!

The Southwick, Boarhunt and Meon Support Group invite you their Skittles and Supper Evening  to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. 
Tickets £10.50 including supper, (£36.00 for a family ticket 2 adults + 2 juniors.), available in advance from Pages of Wickham or by a SAE to 'Skittles', Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, PO17 6EA. Cheques payable to 'The Rowans Hospice'.

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Summer Gala

4 June 2016 - 5 June at 4.45pm for 5.00pm, at Forest Way, off Fareham Rd, Gosport, PO13 0ZX

Talent on show!

In aid of The Rowans Hospice the Gosport Ice Skating Club are organising a Summer Gala with a variety of ice skating performances: free, dance, pairs, solo, precision 4s, synchronised and show numbers. tickets at £5.00, children and OAPs £3.00, available from committee members or emailing gisc@live.co.uk 

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Quiz Night

11 June 2016 - at 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at the Deverell Hall, Purbrook

for more information contact 023 92615132 or 023 92252466

A chance to test your knowledge!

You are invited to test your knowledge at the Quiz Night organised by The Purbrook and Widley Support Group.  Tickets at £8.00 includes a Ploughman Supper, bring your own drink and glasses.  

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Garden and Table Top Sale

11 June 2016 - from 11.00am to 2.00pm, at 16 Anglesey Rd, Gosport

Seek out those bargains!

In aid of the The Rowans Hospice, the Gosport Support Group invite you to their Garden and Table Top sale. On offer will be jewellery, books, pre-loved gifts, bric a a brac, homeware and much more! Tea and home made cake at only £2.50.
Free entry!

Charity Bike Ride

Annual LiDBA 25 Mile Charity Bike Ride

12 June 2016 - from the Bohunt Centre, Liphook, GU30 7NY

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

Enjoy a 25 Mile Bike Ride in the countryside!

Stretch your legs with this Annual  25 Mile Charity Bike Ride, around Liphook and surrounding villages, organised by the Liphook and District Business Association. Ride for The Rowans Hospice and help to raise vital funds.
Entry just £5.00 if registered in advance. Register on their website at www.liphookbikeride.com selecting the charity option. Once registered please complete the Information Form and return it to the Fundraising Department to receive an Information Pack and a T shirt. 
Please note that it will be compulsory for all riders to wear a helmet.

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The Southern Alternative Motor Show

12 June 2016 - from 10.00am to 4.00pm, at Eastleigh Football Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, SO 50 9HT

For more information contact Emma at: thesouthernalternativemotorshow@hotmail.co.uk

Something for all petrol heads!

Emma Kenney is organising another Southern Alternative Motor Show to raise funds for her chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice. There will be hot rods, customs, classics, bikes along with live music, food and an open bar.
Admission £2.00, under 12's free. Show vehicles £5.00. For Trade stands and stalls enquires please contact Emma. 
 

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Tea @ 3

18 June 2016 - 3pm at Horseshoe Cottage, Furzeley Corner, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6TS

for more details phone 07947 611699,

A relaxing way to spend a Summer's Afternoon!

Whatever the weather come for Tea at Three with afternoon tea, cakes and stalls.  No tickets needed - just come along! An entrance donation would be appreciated.
Organised by the Denmead Area Support Group.

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.

Find out more and register online here!

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100 Hole Golf Challenge

21 June 2016 - at the Rowlands Castle Golf Club,

Some challenge!

Eight intrepid members of The Rowlands Castle Golf Club will attempt the 100 Holes Golf Challenge. To play 100 holes in one day to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. From dawn to dusk, walking some 25 miles!
If you wish to sponsor them please go to http://www.justgiving.com/100HoleGolf

 

 

Spinnaker Abseil

Abseil the Emirates Spinnaker Tower!

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

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

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 18s 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. Please state your prefered date - either Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd July.

You can download and print a registration form (PDF) to complete and post if you prefer.

London to Cambridge

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

 
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Brass Band Concert

9 July 2016 - from Noon to 3.00pm, at the Fareham Bandstand, West St, Fareham, PO16 0JN

Come and be entertained!

Take time out from your shopping and enjoy the music of the The Otterbourne Brass Band performing to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
Otterbourne Brass will be performing at other venues throughout the year. To find out more and read about the about the Band visit their website at www.otterbournebrass.org.uk

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Live Music!

9 July 2016 - from Noon to 5.00pm, at 'The Rising Sun', Clanfield, PO8 0RN

for more information contact Paul on 07766 863722

A 'must' evening.

To raise funds for The Rowans Hospice Paul Oates is organising an Evening of Acoustic Music in the Live Lounge with five bands.

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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Charity Business Golf Day

29 July 2016 - at the Rowlands Castle Golf Club, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AE

A glorious day out!

The Rowlands Castle Golf Club is organising this Charity Business Golf Day, sponsored by the Peter Cooper Motor Group,  in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
The event will be a Team Stableford with teams of four at a cost of £60.00  per player, which includes refreshments on arrival, 18 holes of golf and an evening m
Peter Cooper will provide Hole in One prizes on the Par 3 holes. There are other prizes including the possibility to win a new car!
For more information and reserve a tee time please call 023 9241 2360 or 07969 055109. 
http://www.rowlandscastlegolfclub.co.uk/  

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Charity Rugby Tournament

13 August 2016 - kick-off 10.30am, at Havant RFC, Hooks Lane, Fraser Rd, Havant, PO9 3EJ

for more information phone 07971 966234,

You have to be fit!

The Southsea Nomads Rugby Football Club invite you to enjoy their Charity Rugby Tournament, the Nomads 10's with, this year, the womens Nomads 10's,  raising funds for their chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice.
Come along for a great day of rugby with a BBQ, beer tent and live music.

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Family Fun Day

17 August 2016 - from 12.00pm to 3.00pm, at Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Rd, PO6 3PY

Something for everyone!

In memory of Karen Cook, and to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice, you are invited to a Family Fun Day. So much on offer! Sweets, candy floss, popcorn, hot dogs  and refreshments. Inflatable toys and bouncy castle and loads more! There will be a visit from Princess Elsa between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

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Portsdown Travel - Shropshire & Ironbridge

21 August 2016 - 25 August 2016

contact details 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 a journey by Executive coach travel to the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Discover historic towns and award-winning heritage museums. cruise the Dudley Canal and serene River Severn.
For more information and request a brochure please use above contact details. 

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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

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National Watersports Festival

2 September 2016 - 4 September 2016 the venue is the 'Inn on the Beach', Hayling Island, PO11 0AS

The ultimate intermediate watersports pilgrimage!

This  National Watersports Festival is to celebrate 10 years! It will involve windsurfing , stand-up-paddle and kayak. There will be taster sessions, night event, trade exhibitions, retail, technique clinics, meet the pros, bands, prizes galore with camping and bands. 
For more information and register visit www.nationalwatersportsfestival.com
Supporting The Rowans Hospice.

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Skydive for The Rowans Hospice!

3 September 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.'

 

Summer Fete

The Rowans Hospice Summer Fete

4 September 2016 - at Lakeside, North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth PO6 3EN

For more information contact Fundraising on 023 9223 8532

Come and enjoy our annual Summer Fete at its new venue! Something for all the family!

Please note that our much loved Annual Summer Fête has moved to a new venue, we will still have many stalls ranging from traditional tombolas to the creative and vintage, and with a full programme of entertainment this promises to be a great day out for all the family. Refreshments available. Free entry and organised car parking.
If you would like a stall, please contact Fundraising on the above number.

A plea to all you cake makers! The cake stall would love you to bake cakes of every size, taste and colour to sell on the day! Please bring your creations to the reception at The Rowans Hospice on Saturday 3rd between 3pm and 5pm. Many thanks.  

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

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The Rachel Griffin Ball

12 November 2016 - 5.30pm for welcome drinks, carriages at Midnight, at the Royal Maritime Club, Queen St, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS,

for more information contact Andy 07834 189358, Sam 07891 969206 or Becky 07718 378626,

A wonderful night!

The Rachel Griffin Ball to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice is an event not to be missed! Having dined there will be entertainment from The Mixtape and Discos 4 All.
Tickets at £50.00. A £15.00 deposit is required by 29th April, £17.50 payment with menus by 30th June and final payment of £17.50 by 30th September. Payments can be made by cash, cheques or BACS transfer.  
Dress code will be DJ or suit and tie for the men and cocktail or evening dress for the ladies. Rooms available at the Club quoting the event.

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Trek Nepal

31 March 2017 - 10 April 2017 Himalayas

fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

Hike the Himalayas in Nepal and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice

The challenge is on to trek to Poon Hill (3,210m) in the stunning Annapurna region. The trek will take us through charming Nepalese villages where we will experience the culture of the mountain people of Nepal first hand. The challenge will be tough but the friendship and camaraderie along the way will be very special.

For more information, download the brochure Trek Nepal (3MB PDF) 

 

 

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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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
Glenn is coming up for his 4th Challenge and is on target for his goal. Please continue to sponsor him through the above link.

 

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Christopher Messham is running a Half Marathon

18 June 2016 at 10.00am, at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Petersfield,

A tough event!

In aid of The Rowans Hospice Christopher Messham is running the 2:09 South Downs Half Marathon.  
If you wish to sponsor Christopher please contact him on 07581 034615 or email chrismessham90@gmail.com  

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Alan Ashby's bowling marathon

9 July 2016 from 10.00am to 10.00pm, at the AMF Chichester Tenpin Bowling Alley

Keep them straight!

To raise funds for The Rowans Hospice Alan Ashby of the Chichester Youth Bowling Club is taking part in a sponsored 12 Hour Bowl!
If you wish to sponsor Aklan please contact him on 07984 211549 or email abashby@talktalk.net

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Wayne Garrett is Cycling to Paris

10 July 2016 to 16th July,

Good Luck!

Wayne Garrett is entering the Hayling Island Cycle 31st cycle ride from Hayling to Paris and back to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. 
If you would like to sponsor Wayne please contact him on 07971 607790 or email waynegarrett3@googlemail.com

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Emma Patterson drives the Mongol Rally!

16 July 2016

Some trip!

Emma Patterson, one of a team of three, will drive the 2016 Mongol Rally, 10,000 miles from London to Siberia, without back-up, in a 18 year old Nissan Micra!  An amazing challenge! All to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
If you wish to sponsor Emma please go to http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Emma

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Carrina Whitwick and the Nuts Challenge

3 September 2016 and 4 Sept - all day, at Squires Farm, Dorking,

A really hard event!

Carrina Whitwick of Mountjoy Ltd, is entering the epic Nuts Challenge in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
If you wish to sponsor Carrina please contact her on 023 9231 3735.

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Harry Brickwood will cycle from London to Brighton,

11 September 2016

Not all downhill!

In aid of The Rowans Hospice Harry S Brickwood is entering the the London to Brighton Cycle Ride.
If you wish to sponsor Harry please contact him on 07986 241280 or email harry-hsb@hotmail.co.uk   

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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    
Scott has time to prepare for his epic run and welcomes sponsorship through his JustGiving page.

 

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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