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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).


Hallowe'en Live Music Night at Southwick

1 November 2014 - 19:00pm to 23:30pm, D-Day Memorial Hall, Southwick, PO17 6ED,

for tickets 07906 770232 or 02392 343128

A grat evening of live music!

Live music from the Hazy-Dayz, 5 piece band playing music for all. Supported by Go-Kat's Rockabilly/Rock & Roll/Blue's band

Hallowe'en fancy dress with chances to win bottles of champagne and a Best Costume Award Trophy. Licensed bar, large raffle and food available.

Tickets at £10.00 available from above contacts.


Car Boot Sale at Southsea

2 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. 

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20th Anniversary Celebration and Thanksgiving Service

2 November 2014 - at 2.00pm, at the Anglican Cathedral, Old Portsmouth

A time of joy!

The Rowans Hospice invites you to join our 20th Anniversary Celebration and Thanksgiving Service. It will be a joyful occasion to celebrate all that has been given and offered by staff and volunteers to patients, families and friends, in so many different ways over the two decades.  

The Hospice Community Choir will 'sing out' in celebration of 20 years of hospice care.

It will also be an opportunity to look forward to the hope and care we will give in the future.

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Bridge Afternoon at Alverstoke

4 November 2014 - at 2.00 pm, at St Mary's Parish Centre, Green Rd, Alverstoke, PO12 2ET,

for more information and tickets phone 023 9258 9410,

Time to play your cards right!

An opportunity to show your skills at the Gosport Support Group's Bridge Afternoon.
Tickets at £28.00 for a table of four, which includes a delicious tea with homemade cakes, are available through the above contact number.
Bring your own cloth, cards and marker.

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Coffee Morning at Lee on the Solent

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

Enjoy a coffee with friends and help raise valuable funds for The Rowans Hospice.

Come a spend quiet time with friends at the Coffee Morning in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
Entrance £2.00 includes tea or coffee and home-made cake.
In addition there will be a produce stall.

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The Mayor of Fareham's Charity Tea Parties

6 November 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 John Gregory on the Victorians at Westbury Manor. Admission £4.00.


Ladies Charity Night in Portsmouth

7 November 2014 - from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, at Highbury Primary School, Dovercourt Rd, Portsmouth, PO6 2RZ,

Ladies! Shop! Shop! and Shop again!

No men! No kids! Just shopping bliss at this Ladies Charity Shopping Night. Why not pop along, its only £3.00 entry and you'll get a free fabulous cocktail/mocktail. Stallholders include Usborne Books, Lulabelle Bows, Princess Prints, Shake Your Glass, Ceramic Celebrations. Poppyfields Jewellery, Belle of the Beads, Lully Nails, The Body Shop, Cosham Cake Fairy and many, many more!
All proceeds will be split between The Rowans Hospice and Highbury Primary School.
Check out our Facebook Page at ladies charity evening event at Highbury Primary.



Car Boot Sale at Southsea

9 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.


Christmas Craft Fair at Hayling Island

15 November 2014 - 9.30am to Noon. at the United Reform Church, small hall, Mengham, Hayling,

for more information contact 023 9246 9160,

A chance to find that special gift!

Many wonderful stalls at this Christmas Craft Fair organised by the Hayling Island Support Group, including Christmas Crafts, cakes, books, tombola and bric-a-brac.
Admission 50p which includes refreshments.


Charity Dodgeball in Portsmouth

15 November 2014 - from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, at the Spinnaker Sports Centre, University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd, PO1 2ER,

Having fun whilst fund raising!

Dodge and donate at this Charity Dodgeball Tournament! In aid of The Rowans Hospice.
First come first served!  Its for teams of 6/8 players, £3.00 entry per player. Register your team at www.facebook.com/dodgeanddonate. Visit the Facebook page for details of the event.
Donate at www.justgiving.com/dodgeanddonate. Text UPDD50 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.     

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Coffee and Cake at Gosport

18 November 2014 - 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 £2.00 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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Christmas Market at Purbrook

22 November 2014 - from 10.00am to 12 Noon at the Deverell Hall, Purbrook, PO7 5JG,

for more information phone 023 9225 2466 or 023 9261 5132,

Come, Look and Buy! Something for everyone!

Who knows what bargains are just waiting to be snapped up at this Christmas   Market  organised by the Purbrook and Widley Support Group?
Check out the various stalls -  books, plants, cakes, tombola, nearly new and refreshments. And entrance is  free!

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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.


Portsdown Travel - Christmas on the Rhine

30 November 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.

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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.


The Rowans Hospice Carol Concert and Festive Fair

6 December 2014 - doors open at 6.15pm, 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.


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. 


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 dedication form 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


Portsdown Travel - Cruising

1 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.

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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 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:


Bryn Sayers and Friends are Beard Growing!

10 November 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  


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Tom Wilkinson is Keeping Fit!

15 November 2014 from 2.00pm to 6.00pm, at the Spinnaker Sports Centre, Portsmouth University, Cambridge Rd, Portsmouth, PO1 2ER

A time to exercise!

Tom Wilkinson is undertaking an afternoon of Sports raising funds for The Rowans Hospice.
If you would like to sponsor Tom please contact him on 0774 2110468 or email him at up608663@myport.ac.uk  

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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


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.