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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).



Charity Raffle at Emsworth,

29 May 2015 -

for more information phone 01243 378 100,

A winning chance!

To mark the 30th Anniversary of the salon Charter Cutting Co are holding a Raffle to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
The Draw will be made at 2.00pm on 25th June 2015.
To find out more about this luxury salon visit their website at:

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Hog Roast in Alverstoke

31 May 2015 - at 1.00pm, at The Old Lodge, 81 The Avenue, Alverstoke, PO12 2JX,

Not to be missed!

The Gosport Rotary Club invite you to their Hog Roast to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice and Naomi House.
There will also be an auction.
For more information and admission phone 023 9252 0260 or 07947 664697,
email lesblackburn47@gmail.com

Make a Will leaflet

Make-a-Will Fortnight

1 June 2015 - 12 June 2015 Various local solicitors can help,

for more information phone 023 9223 7145

Make a Will today... make a difference tomorrow

1st - 12th June 2015.

Whether you need to make a new Will or update an existing one, now is the time to do it. Click here for More information


Sunflowers in Gosport

1 June 2015 - throughout June at the Halifax, 60/61 High St, Gosport,

Brighten your day!

The Gosport Branch of Halifax will be selling sunflowers, the image of the Help the Hospices movement, during the month of June.

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Charity Golf Day at Rowlands Castle

4 June 2015 - at the Rowlands Castle Golf Club, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AE,

A glorious day out!

The Portsmouth North Rotary Club are organising this Charity Golf Day in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
For more information and an Entry Form please contact either The Rowans Hospice Fundraising on 023 9223 8532 or the Golf Club on 023 9241 2784.
To leran more about this beautiful course visit their website at: 

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Quiz Night at Purbrook

6 June 2015 - from 7.00pm to 10.30pm, at the Deverell Hall, London Rd, Purbrook, PO7 5JU

for tickets and more information phone 023 9225 2466 or 023 9261 5132

A chance to test your knowledge!

The Purbrook and Widley Support Group invite you to show how clever you are at their Fun Quiz Night in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
Tickets at £7.50 includes a ploughmans supper.


Open Day at HMS Collingwood

6 June 2015 - from 9.30am to 5.00pm, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane, Fareham, PO14 1AS,

Something for all the family!

HMS Collingwood invite you to their Open Day featuring The RNRMC Field Gun Competition.  Twenty four teams from around the world will be competing for the prestigious Brickwood Trophy.
In addition there will be a wide range of attractions, entertainment and a free fun fair. All to raise funds for local and naval charities.
Advance tickets available from 'The News' offices in Portsmouth and Fareham.
For more details and ticket prices go to www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Collingwood-Openday

Charity Bike Ride

Annual LiDBA 25 Mile Charity Bike Ride around Liphook,

7 June 2015 - start at 10.00am, from the Bohunt Centre, Liphook, GU30 7NY,

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

The Liphook & District Businessmen's Association are staging their Annual 25 Mile Charity Bike Ride.

Stretch your legs with this Annual  25 Mile Charity Bike Ride, organised by the Liphook and District Business Association. Ride for The Rowans Hospice and help to raise vital funds.
Entry just £5.00.
Please note that it will be compulsory for all riders to wear a helmet.


Fun Charity Day at Catherington,

7 June 2015 - from Noon to 6.00pm at The Farmer Inn, Catherington Lane, Catherington, PO8 0TD,

for more information phone 023 9259 3280, 07900 244302 or email the farmerinn@hotmail.co.uk

Something for all the family!

Elaine Fields of The Farmer Inn invites you to their Charity Fun Day to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
There is something for everbody: various stalls such as 'Splat the Rat', bouncy castle , music and a raffle.


Tea @ 3 in Denmead

18 June 2015 - 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 tickerts needed - just come along! An entrance donation would be appreciated.
Organised by the Denmead Area Support Group.


A Flower Festival in Portsmouth

18 June 2015 - to 21st June from 10.00am to 5.00pm, at St Cuthbert's Church, Hayling Ave, Copnor,Portsmouth, PO3 6DE,

for more information phone 023 9307 6834 or email beulah@copnor.wanadoo.co.uk

A chance to admire the beauty of flowers.

Come along and appreciate the wonder of nature with the beautiful displays at this Flower Festival to celebrate St Cuthbert's centenary.  
The Festival with be opened by Ruth White, The Chief Executive of The Rowans Hospice. 

Moonlit Memories Fundraisers

Moonlit Memories Walk

20 June 2015 - 11pm start 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 a 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.

To register online click here

Click here to read all about it

Spinnaker Abseil

Abseil the Spinnaker Tower!

12 July 2015 - and 13 July 2015 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 100m descent down the iconic Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. This event will take place on both the 12th and 13th of July.
At the phenomenal age of 101, Doris hopes to break her own Guinness World Record and raise vital funds for the work of The Rowans Hospice.
We have just 80 places available. 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.
Registration forms available from The Rowans Hospice reception or any of our shops.

Register online or download and print the 2015 Abseil registration form (PDF).




'Old Herbaceous' at Cosham

25 July 2015 - at 7.45pm, at St. Philip's Church Hall, Hawthorn Cresc, Cosham, PO6 2TL

for more information email cliffmullins@tesco.net

This is a 'must see' production!

Clifford Mullins, in asscoiation with Highbury Players, is giving a Drama Performance of 'Old Herbaceous', an enchanting, iconic one-man play. The life story of Bert Pinnegar, 80 year old told in his ramshackle greenhouse.
All profits divided equally between Naomi House, The Rowans Hospice and The Elizabeth Foundation.
Tickets at £7.00 available from Rick Tovery on 023 9238 7329.
By arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd


Portsdown Travel - East Anglia

24 August 2015 - 27 August 2015

A perfect break!

Portsdown Travel  4 day tour by coach with 4* half board hotel accommodation close to Norwich Cathedral.
Visits to Ely Cathedral, Sandringham,  a railway journey on the North Norfolk Railway from Sheringham, and to the heart of Suffolk at Lavenham - a real gem!
For more information contact Portsdown Travel on 023 9238 2433.
A booking form is obtainable from Portsdown Travel (Norfolk,)  Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, PO17 6EA.

Summer Fete

Summer Fete

6 September 2015 - from 12.30pm 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.


The Rachel Griffin Ball in Portsmouth

12 September 2015 - at the Royal Maritime Club, Queen St, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS,

A wonderful evening for good causes.

You are invited to The Rachel Griffin Ball to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice and Football for Cancer.
The evening will include a four course dinner with wine, plus entertainment from the fabulous Octaves and Disco For All.
There will be Welcome drinks from 5.30pm  with Dinner at 6.00pm. Carriages at 12.30am. Dress code is Cocktail or Evening Dress for the ladies and Suit and Tie or DJ for the men.
For tickets at £47.50 and further information please contact Andy Griffin on 07880 404365.  


Portsdown Travel - Cruising

1 October 2015 - 15 October 2015

The only way to travel!

14 nights round tour cruise from Southampton in the P&O Oriana visiting Ponta Delgada and Horta, Azores; Madeira and Lisbon, Portugal; Cadiz and Vigo, Spain; and Gibraltar.
For more information contact Portsdown Travel on 023 9238 2433 or email portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk. For Booking Forms please send a 9" x 4" SAE to Portsdown Travel, (Oriana 2015) Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, Hants, PO17 6EA.  

Golden Gate Bridge

Cycle California Challenge

6 October 2015 - 19 October 2015 from San Francisco to Los Angeles,

for more information email: fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk or call 023 9223 7142,

Take part in our Cycle California Challenge for 2015.

You will cycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles taking in the beautiful scenery of the west coast of the USA. Cycling 500 miles over 9 days with time to do some sightseeing, this is set to be an exciting challenge and a great way to see America.

The trip will cost £3,000 including a £1,000 donation to The Rowans Hospice. The cost covers your flights, bike transfer from England, transfers to and from the airport in the USA, accommodation for 13 nights including breakfast, a support team and vehicle, logistics and back up.

A deposit of £250 will secure your place - sign up today!

Contact us on 023 9223 7142 or email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk.

Cycle California Itinerary

Great South Run

Great South Run

25 October 2015 - 10 mile circuit around Southsea

for more information please call Fundraising on 023 9223 8532

A great experience !

Run The Great South Run in aid of The Rowans Hospice. The fast and flat 10 mile route takes in the iconic sites of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard including Portsmouth Cathedral, Spinnaker Tower and the HMS Victory- which has played host to the Band of HM Royal Marines, who often perform for passing runners at the iconic site. The final flat stretch along the sea front has given thousands of people the opportunity to get a personal best time for more than twenty years.

Every year the event attracts a plethora of athletes, celebrities and runners raising money for good causes, with over £30 million having been raised for charity over the years.

The Bupa Great South Run has grown into a great weekend of running in the popular seaside location, along with the Bupa Junior & Mini Great South Run and the Bupa Great South Run 5k.

If you would like to be on 'Team Rowans' in this year's event you can apply for one of our Bond places. 

Encourage your children to run, as individuals or as a team from school or with friends.

If you already have a place, you can still be on our team. Please give us your details by completing and returning this form.


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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Fundraising at Abarbistro, Old Portsmouth,

at Abarbistro, White Hart Road, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JA,

phone 023 9281 1585 or email amber@abarbistro.co.uk for more information,

How many ways to raise funds?

Abarbistro, the award winning restaurant, are organising a variety of events during the course of the year to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
Please go to their website at http://www.abarbistro.co.uk for details and see how  generous their customers have been. When next in the area pop in to sample their food and join in their  current fund raising event.  


people skydiving

Skydive on a day of your choice!

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

for more information, contact our fundraising team on 023 9223 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.   



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:


Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Challenge!

25 May 2015 to 18 May

Some bike ride!

James Gisborne and James Finch, with others, are proposing to undertake the cycle of a lifetime, from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice!
If you would like to support them please contact them on 07554 001376 and 07875 967960 or email james.gisborne@btinternet.com  or jwfinch92@gmail.com


Ben Barron cycles Mont Ventoux

25 May 2015 Mont Ventoux, Provence, France,

Ben is available on 023 9294 6298,

A real challenge!

Ben Barron has taken up the challenge to cycle Mont Ventoux, a beast of a mountain often climbed during the Tour de France, to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
If you would like to sponsor Ben please get in touch with him.

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Wayne Gittins and The 3 Peak Challenge

29 May 2015 and 31 May,

A test of stamina!

Wayne Gittins, with friends, is taking up the 3 Peak Challenge which requires super fitness, to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
If you would like to sponsor Wayne please phone him on 07814 706428.


Donna Wrixon is Abseiling

6 June 2015

Must have a head for heights!

To raise funds for The Rowans Hospice Donna Wrixon is Abseiling the Spinnaker Tower!
If you wish to sponsor Donna phone 023 9236 6762 or 07789 378600,
email donwn@hotmail.co.uk


Riding the length of UK on a scooter!

28 August 2015

A mammouth undertaking!

Martin Reeves is taking up the ultimate challenge to ride the length of the UK on a scooter in memory of Darren Wilkie. 
If you would like to sponsor Martin please contact him on 07712 219659  or email reevesm35@yahoo.com
Catch up with Martin on his Facebook page under Sponsored Charity Ride.



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.