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.
Download our 2013 event calendar (768KB PDF)
To request a Fundraising Pack or join any of the events listed, contact our Fundraising Team on 023 9223 7142 or email email@example.com
(Click on event or scroll down to see full details).
25 May 2013 - at the Portsmouth Golf Centre, Burrfields Road, Southsea, PO3 5HH,
for more details please call 023 9267 0131 or email Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org
A chance to enjoy a round of golf with friends and raise money for The Rowans Hospice.
This is another opportunity for great day of golf and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice on an ideal course for only £30.00 a round including lunch. Entry fee will include a chance to win a car if you get a hole in one on the 18th!Tickets in advance from the above contacts.
Teams of four, any combination. A team with a player without an EGU handicap will be eligible to play for different top prizes.
Why not sponsor a hole? An ideal way to promote your business.
Fabulous prizes in the Grand Draw!
Organised by the Portsmouth South Support Group and sponsored by the Southsea Golf Club..
25 May 2013 - a circuit around Hambledon ending at The Rowans Hospice,
for more information and to sponsor this event phone 07500029542,
An inspired way to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice!
Three very fit people from Canford School, Wimborne are raising funds for The Rowans Hospice by completing a 50km Triathlon around Hambledon.
They will swim 700m and then cycle 34.3km over a route between Hambledon, Droxford and World's End and finally run 14.7km between World's End, Hambledon, and The Rowans Hospice!
If you wish to sponsor them please do so through the above contact number.
25 May 2013 - an all day event, at the Portsmouth Golf Club, Crookhorn Lane, Waterlooville, Portsmouth PO7 5QL
for more information contact the club secretary on 023 9220 1827,
On Saturday the 25th May 2013, Portsmouth Golf club will hold its annual charity day to raise money for The Rowans Hospice.
This event has been a regular feature in the golf club's fixture list since 2000 when the club decided to dedicate their annual fund raising activity to one day in the calendar year and to one charitable cause. Since then, the club has raised a total of over £62,000 for the charity.
The day not only includes playing golf on holes which have been sponsored by local businesses but various "on course" activities such as "nearest the pin" competitions for the chance to win a car and other large cash prizes. The "putting" competition is open to all who would like to have a go and there will be a BBQ available afterwards.
After the event there will be a presentation of trophies, with prizes donated by generous individuals and businesses followed by an auction and disco.
There are still some tee times left for those who would like to play and the event is open to anyone with either a club handicap or a society handicap with separate prizes for each and the "off course" competitions are open to all.
This will be a fun day for everyone to enjoy so bring along your friends and family and come along in the evening and join in the festivities.
Click here to take you to 'The Rowans Golf Charity Day' page on their website.
26 May 2013 -
Ian's phone number is 01329 481438, email email@example.com
Keeping fit whilst raising funds for The Rowans Hospice,
Ian Fudge is running the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
If you are able to sponsor Ian please get in touch with him using the above contact details.
29 May 2013 - at The Prince of Wales, 164 West St, Havant, PO9 1LR,
for more information phone Bonnie on 023 9247 8742,
How bright are you?
The Waterlooville Support Group invite you to show off your knowledge at their Quiz Night at the Prince of Wales and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
Come and support this event with your family and friends, entrance a modest £3.50.
29 May 2013 - from 10.00am to 12 Noon, at the United Reform Church, Elm Lane, Havant, PO9 1PP,
Drop in for a friendly chat and a coffee!
Today and every Wednesday there will be a Coffee Morning from 10.00am to 12 Noon at the Church in support of The Rowans Hospice.
The organising ladies look forward to your company, with coffee at a modest price.
Possibly you might have some spare time to help them run these very worthwhile mornings for which the Rowans is grateful.
1 June 2013 - from 10.00am to Noon, at the All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Road, Denmead, PO7 6NN,
for more information phone 07947 611699.
The excitement mounts!
This the annual event of the Denmead Support Group combining a Craft Sale with the Collection Box Opening.
1 June 2013 - from 9.00am, at Newgate Lane, Fareham, PO14 1AS,
Enjoy the Fete and support The Rowans Hospice,
Visit The Rowans Hospice stall along with the many attractions whilst at the HMS Collingwood Féte.
2 June 2013 - at 10.30am, at Stokes Bay Road, Gosport,
to support Shannan phone 07863 700170,
Running to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice,
Shannan Firm is running in the Gosport 5k race to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
If you can sponsor Shannan please do so on the above phone number.
3 June 2013 - until 14th June at local participating solicitors
Don't leave it until the last minute to put your affairs in order, ensure your wishes will be fulfilled...
This is the first year The Rowans Hospice has promoted 'Make-a-Will fortnight' and we are delighted that 14 local solicitors have agreed to particpate by waiving their fee in return for a donation to The Rowans Hospice.
5 June 2013 - from 10.00am to 12 Noon, at the Methodist Church Hall, Lee on the Solent,
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 £1.50 includes tea or coffee and home-made cake.
In addition there will be a produce stall.
7 June 2013 - 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 and cakes. An entrance donation would be appreciated.
Organised by the Denmead Area Support Group.
8 June 2013 - from 1.00pm to 4.30pm, at the Scoutlands Hall, Eveleigh Rd, Drayton, Portsmouth
Something for everyone!
You cannot fail to enjoy this amazing Table Top Sale to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. There will be cakes, plants, clothes and bric-a-brac.
Refreshments available. Entrance 50p.
All proceeds to The Rowans Hospice.
8 June 2013 -
for more information contact Tim on 023 9264 6527 or email Tim.firstname.lastname@example.org
A perfect way to spend a day!
To raise funds for The Rowans Hospice Tim Barton is trekking to Everest Base camp!
To help him to achieve his goal you are invited to join him for a 14 mile training walk from Horndean via 8 Fullers public houses and back.
A map of the route and timings between pubs will be provided prior to the event. A £5.00 donation per person to The Rowans Hospice is requested.
Drinkaware - please drink sensibly.
8 June 2013 - from 12.30pm, at Beverley, 3 Southwick Rd, Wickham, PO17 6HR, (off B2177),
Come and enjoy!
Whilst at the Wickham Fete, in the gardens of Beverley, be sure and visit The Rowans Hospice and Portsdown Travel stalls.
The garden will be signposted. If wet it will be held in the Community Centre.
9 June 2013 - from the Bohunt Centre, Liphook, GU30 7NY,
for more information call 07771 630435 or email Rick.Beynon@lidba.co.uk
The Liphook & District Businessmen's Association are staging their Annual 25 mile Charity Bike Ride
Stretch your legs with this Charity 25 mile Bike Ride, either as an 'Elite' rider or a 'Junior'. (Minimum age 10 years) Ride as a team for The Rowans Hospice and help to raise funds. Entry Fee £5.00 for each 'Elite' rider and £1 for each 'Junior'. (An 'Elite' rider is expected to complete the course in under 90 minutes.)
Please note that it will be compulsory for all riders to wear a helmet.
10 June 2013 -
To contact Fredrica phone 07596225719 or email email@example.com
A wonderful experience!
Fredrica Bowkett is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for charities, including The Rowans Hospice.
If to wish to support Fredrica by sponsorship please click on the following link:
14 June 2013 - at 6.00pm, at The Rowans Hospice shop, No.11 Marmion Rd, Southsea, PO5 2AT
for more information phone 023 9229 8681
Find that special number!
Come along and enjoy watching The Rowans Hospice Team show off some of the fashion items donated to the charity in the Southsea Shop Fashion Show.
Goods will be available to purchase and any purchase made on the night will give you the chance to enter our raffle with fabulous prizes!
All proceeds to The Rowans Hospice.
15 June 2013 -
for more information and to offer sponsorship phone 023 9282 8842, 07903137274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An energetic way to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice!
Russell Milner is raising funds for The Rowans Hospice by braving The Great North Swim in Lake Windermere!
After which Russell will be joined by two friends and will walk from Kirby Stephen to Reeth.
If you wish to sponsor the events please contact Russell through any of the above contacts.
15 June 2013 - from 9.00am to 5.00pm, at Portchester Castle, Church Rd, Portchester, PO16 9QW,
A fun day!
Whilst enjoying all the fun at the Portchester Village Fête take the opportunity to check out The Rowans Hospice stand.
15 June 2013 - from 1.00pm to 4.30pm at The Rowans Hospice Bookshop, No7 Marmion Road, Southsea, PO5 2AT
for more information phone 023 9287 5292
Chat to local author Dee Williams and pick up that book for the holiday read!
Come along and meet local author Dee Williams, - 'The Flower Girls' and 'Lights out till Dawn' at our 'Rowans Readers' event. Dee will be on hand from 1.00pm to answer questions and chat about writing and publishing. Dee will have copies of her books for sale which she will sign.
Whilst there, browse the shelves of our extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books. We have hundreds of items on sale at our shop every week. You'll find a range of brand new and carefully selected donated items at recession-beating prices. We rely on the local community to supply us with good quality stock, so, if you're having a clear out, please donate to any one of The Rowans Hospice shops.
We will also be launching our Rowans Readers Club at this event.
All proceeds to The Rowans Hospice.
16 June 2013 - all day, at Mount Folly Nurseries, Southwick Rd, North Boarhunt, PO17 6JH,
for more information phone 01329 832294,
Something for all the family - including fathers!
Mount Folly Nurseries are holding a special Father's Day Event with allsorts of things going on! Classical musicians, arts and craft stalls, raffles, charity plant actions. Music by IglooMusic and Portsmouth Music Festival. And a tea room.
Money raised will be split between several charities including The Rowans Hospice.
21 June 2013 - all day, at Unit 28a, Solent Trading Estate, Shamblehurst Lane, Hedge End, SO30 2FX,
for more information contact Paul on 01489 773828 or email email@example.com
Cleaning up for The Rowans Hospice!
PVC Building Supplies are putting on a Charity Van Wash Day in support of The Rowans Hospice.
A perfect chance to see the real colour of your vehicle for a modest charge of £5.00!
22 June 2013 - at 10.30am, at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth,
Not for everyone!
Douglas Watt is raising funds for The Rowans Hospice by abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower!
If you would like to sponsor Douglas please contact him 023 9248 4399.
22 June 2013 - from 8.00pm to Midnight at The Masonic Hall, 5 Clarence Rd, Gosport, PO12 1BB,
for tickets and more information contact Luke on 07590477972,
Be prepared to be blown away!
Luke Richardson is putting on a Charity Gig to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
Music will be provided by the well known Fareham based band The Stereotypes!
Tickets at a mere £10.00 are available from Luke on the above contact phone number.
There will be a raffle and refreshments are available.
22 June 2013 - starting at 11.00pm, around Southsea, Portsmouth, starting from Castle Field,
for more information email moonlit-memories @rowanshospice.co.uk or phone 023 9223 8533,
Our annual 6-mile walk or a 12-mile challenge!
Join us for a walk under the stars to raise money for The Rowans Hospice, this will be the sixth anniversary of our Moonlit Memories Walk.
28 June 2013 - at the BJH Improvement Centre, Fitzbert Rd, Farlington, Portsmouth, PO6 1RU,
for more information or more vouchers phone BJH on 023 9232 4855, or The Rowans Hospice on 023 9225 0001,
A chance to up-date your home and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice,
Visit the BJH Home Improvement Exhibition Centre's Official Grand Opening Weekend.
Exchange your Voucher to receive a quotation for windows, doors or conservatories and BJH will donate £3.00 to The Rowans Hospice. Quotations must be received before 10th August 2013.
The offer runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on both Friday 28 June 2013 and Saturday 29th June 2013.
BJH will also donate the pre-tax profit from any resulting orders, exclusive of VAT.
24 July 2013 -
for more information phone 023 9238 2433, 01329 232915 or 07940 805431. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The perfect time to visit the Land of Ice and Fire!
Portsdown Travel offer a 12 night cruise on P&O's 'Oriana' to Iceland and Faroe Islands, sailing from, and returning to, Southampton, visiting Dublin, Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Iceland and Torshaven, Faroe Islands.
For Booking form send a 9"x4" self addressed envelope to Portsdown Travel (Cruise 2013), Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, Hants, PO17 6EA.
26 July 2013 -
To support Dave contact him on 023 9236 2891, 07701016118 or email email@example.com
A real test of stamina!
Dave Dawkins has set himself the amazing challenge of cycling non-stop the 380 miles from The Lizard, Cornwall to Dover, Kent!
If you wish to sponsor Dave please contact him using any of the above.
1 September 2013 - from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, on Purbrook Heath, opposite The Rowans Hospice, PO7 5RU,
for more information contact Karen Murphy on 023 9223 8532,
Come and enjoy our annual Summer Fete! Something for all the family!
Our much loved Annual Summer Fête will 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 or bring a picnic. Free entry and organised car parking.
With your support we are confident that our 2013 Summer Fête will be an enjoyable and successful event.
If you wish to be an Exhibitor at the Fête please click here to download a Booking Form. Please return by 21st May 2013.
4 September 2013 -
To contact Rob phone 07919 891009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A wonderful experience!
Rob Salt is trekking to the awe inspiring site of Machu Picchu in Peru.
If you wish to sponsor Rob in his fundraising for The Rowans Hospice please click on the following link: http://www.justgiving.com/rob-salt1
7 September 2013 - at locations around the UK, our nearest is at Netheravon Airfield, Salisbury, SP4 9RY
for more information, contact Sophie in our fundraising team, 023 9223 7142 or email email@example.com
Fly like a bird!
Skydive! A breathtaking 2 mile high parachute jump: jumping 10,000 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!
Sorry! Must be 16 years and over.
Registration £225 with Sponsorship goal of £200 = £425
Click here for a Registration Form
The event can be arranged for any day to suit you. See 'Year round events.'
15 September 2013 - start and finish at 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN,
For more information contact Ali Corbett in Fundraising on 023 9223 8531,
A time to either test yourself or just drift around at your own pace.
The Rowans Hospice is delighted to repeat the very popular Ruby Ride for 2013, which is a sponsored bike ride in and around Portsmouth with the choice of four great routes; Fun, Leisure, Challenge and Epic, with refreshment stops along the way. All four routes will start and finish at 1000 Lakeside where you are welcome to meet up with friends and family, there will be food and drinks available to purchase. Everyone receives a t-shirt and medal on completion.
Watch this space for more information nearer the time. if you wish to register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org
19 September 2013 -
To support David contact him on 023 9258 3344, 079 6628 3995,or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A chance to see the French countryside the hard way!
Dr David Chilvers is riding from London to Paris. He will cover some 500km over several days ending under the Eiffel Tower!
If you wish to sponsor David please contact him using any of the above contact details.
22 September 2013 - a 6 day holiday by train ,
for more information phone 023 9238 2433, 01329 232915, or 07940 805431, email email@example.com
Amazing countryside and views!
Portsdown Travel offer a 6 day holiday by train to Lake Annecy and the Haute-Savoie.
On a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, the hotel offers a haven of peace and tranquillity.
Excursions included, glorious lake and mountain scenery, the elegant resort of Evian, Chamonix and Yvoire on Lake Geneva,
Return coach transfers to London St Pancras for onward Eurostar and TVG to Lyon via Lille.
For a Booking Form send a 9" x 4" self addresed envelope to Portsdown Travel, Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick. Hants, PO17 6EA.
5 October 2013 -
Join The Rowans Hospice for this rewarding trek in the Mai Chau region of northern Vietnam. The trek takes you through jungle trails, small minority villages, past rice paddies and alongside gushing rivers. You will meet local people along the way, and each night have the unique opportunity to stay with the locals in their homes, experiencing their way of life. After the trek, return to the capital city, Hanoi and enjoy the hustle and bustle while you do something different by helping out at a community project.
You will spend time at a project near Hanoi which provides shelter and care for older people who have been abandoned by their families or have no relatives to take care of them, whilst at the same time, caring for disabled children who have been affected by Agent Orange or have life-threatening diseases. We anticipate assisting with improvements to the centre as well as spending time with the children. Previous groups have painted bedrooms, repaired doors and windows, made curtains and helped create a garden.
Please contact our Fundraising team on 023 9223 7142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
27 October 2013 - circuit around Southsea,
To run for The Rowans Hospice, please contact the Fundraising team on 023 9223 8532
A great experience !
Run The Great South Run in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
22 November 2013 -
Relax whilst cruising on the enchanting Rhine!
Portsdown Travel offer another wonderful holiday with this unforgettable river cruise taking in Cologne, Heidelberg and Strasbourg from 22nd November to 29th November.
Wonderful wines, attentive service and stunning scenery!
For information phone 023 9238 2433, 01329 232915 or 07940805431. Email email@example.com
For Booking Forms and Brochures send a 9"x4" SAE to Portsdown Travel, Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, Hants, PO17 6EA.
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.
at 5.45pm, at St Mark's Church Hall, Stamshaw, Portsmouth,
Caroline can be contacted on 023 9266 0970 or 07523913909,
A healthy way to fund raise!
Caroline Randall is setting herself a target to lose over 2 stones during her visits to Slimming World's 'The Big Slim' over the next months 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.
at locations around the UK, our nearest is at Netheravon Airfield, Salisbury, SP4 9RY
for more information, contact Sophie in our fundraising team on 023 9223 7142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
You will have seen we have two specific dates, 11th May and 7th September, for skydives, but we can arrange a jump for any day if neither date is suitable.
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!
Click here to download a Registration Form. (Which can be used for the date you select.)
Everything from short breaks to property purchase!
Contact Portsdown Travel for more details.
A wide selection of Themed Weekends,
Contact Portsdown Travel for more details.