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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).


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The Mayor of Fareham's Charity Tea Parties

2 October 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 about The Rowans Hospice. Admission £4.00.


Craft and Chatter at Havant

3 October 2014 - 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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Clothes Drop at Havant

3 October 2014 - to 5 October, at Tesco Extra Havant, Solent Rd, Havant, PO9 1TR,

A chance to spring clean your wardrobe!

Tesco Extra Havant is holding a Clothes Drop event. Bring along any unwanted clothes and fill one of The Rowans Hospice donation bags or simply bring them along in your own bag.
All bags donated will be brought up to the Hospice. 

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The Rowans Hospice Open Morning

4 October 2014 - from 10.00am to 1.00pm, The Rowans Hospice, Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, PO7 5RU

for more information email communications@rowanshospice.co.uk or phone 023 9224 8006,

Come and find out more about your local hospice,

A chance to learn more about the work of The Rowans Hospice, your local hospice, our services, care and support. Meet with the staff, nurses and volunteers.
Be prepared to be surprised!


Car Boot Sale at Southsea

5 October 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. 


Santiago de Compostela - A Walk of Reflection

5 October 2014 - 11 October 2014

A chance to contemplate.

As part of our 20th Anniversary, The Rowans Hospice is offering an opportunity to take a Walk of Reflection from Santiago to Finisterre, the 'end of the world'.This a chance to reflect and to look forward to the future.  
The route starts at the cathedral in Santiago and leads through the mountains via Negreira, Cee and Corcubion to the beauty of Finisterre and on to the lighthouse. The walk takes a leisurely four days along ancient walled paths, countryside and woodland tracks. You will then return to Santiago for a day and a night to take in the sights of the city.
Join us for a walk of inspiration, of hope and of reflection.

Please note: we will be flying out on 4th October with the trek starting on 5th, returning on 11th October.

The cost of the trek is £1,000 per person,which includes a £400 minimum sponsorship target.
For more information, to register your interest, or to request a Booking Form please contact Sophie on 023 9223 7142 or email sophie.gunner@rowanshospice.co.uk
Click on the following links for Booking Form, Itinerary, Kit List and Training Guide.

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A TakeAway Offer in Portsmouth

8 October 2014 - in the evening, at the Shalimar Indian TakeAway, 239 London Road, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 9HA

to place your order phone 023 9266 4207, or 023 9267 9833,

Not to be missed!

For one evening only Iqbal Miah of North End's favourite Indian TakeAway, The Shalimar, is supporting The Rowans Hospice by donating the evening's takings. 
To add to his generosity he is offering a two- for -one deal on main meals!
So don't miss out on this kind offer. 


Portsdown Travel - Cruise the Mediterranean

9 October 2014 - 27 October 2014

for more information phone 023 9238 2433 or 07940 805431, email portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk

The only way to travel!

Portsdown Travel offers another of their travel experiences from 9th to 27th October 2014 - Cruising the Mediterranean in the P&O liner 'Oriana'.
Fourteen nights sailing from Southampton calling at Cadiz, Barcelona, St Tropez, Florence and Pisa from Livorno, Palma, Majorca, Cartagena, Gibraltar returning to Southampton.
For Booking Forms please send a 9" x 4" SAE to Portsdown Travel, Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, Hants, PO17 6EA.  

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Portsea Beer Festival

10 October 2014 - and 11 October, at the Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent St, Portsea, PO1 3BS,

tickets from Groundlings Theatre 023 9273 7370, Irving's Brewery 023 9238 9988 or various pubs: The Queens Head, Titchfield, The Hole in the Wall, Southsea, The Leopold, Southsea, The Rose in June, Copnor, and the Stag's Head, Westbourne.

Not to be missed!

This the 4th year of the Portsea Beer Festival and it promises to be the best! Apart from having over 50 beers and ciders there will be live music, on Friday evening there will be Dicey Riley, on Saturday afternoon the Blendworth Brass Band, and on Saturday night the Strangers.
Ticket prices and times vary: Friday 12.00 to 4.00pm £4.00, Friday evening 6.00pm to 11.00pm £8.00. Saturday 12.00 to 4.00pm £5.00 and Saturday evening 6.00 to 11.00pm  £8.00.
In aid of various charities including The Rowans Hospice.


Skittles at Cowplain,

11 October 2014 - 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at the Borrow Centre, London Road, Cowplain, PO8 8DB, (Corner with Padnell Rd)

for more information and tickets phone 023 9261 5132,

A chance to show off your skills!

The Purbrook and Widley Support Group invite you their Skittle Evening when you can knock them down with passion to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. 
Tickets at £7.50 includes a Fish and Chip Supper. 

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Gosport Ukulele Music Festival,

11 October 2014 - from 11.00am to 5.00pm, at The Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. Gosport, PO12 1HL,

for more information phone 07972 780809 or email stuartmiles@sky.com

A fun time!

Come and enjoy the sounds from the various groups performing at The Gosport Ukulele Music Festival raising funds for The Rowans Hospice.


Car Boot Sale at Southsea

12 October 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.

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Coffee Morning on Hayling Island

18 October 2014 - from 9.30am to Noon, at the United Reform Church, small hall, Hayling Island

for more information phone 023 9246 9160

Quiet time with friends!

Catch up with the news at this Coffee Morning organised by the Hayling Island Support Group. Entry a modest 50p, includes coffee or tea.
In addition there will be crafts, cakes, books, tombola and bric-a-brac.


Charity Social Night at Warsash

18 October 2014 - from 7.30pm, at The Salterns Club, Newtown Rd, Warsash, SO31 9FY,

for more information and tickets phone 01489 583070, 07957 105829, or email jenny@netmums.com

A great evening!

Jenny Lewis invites you to her Charity Social Night to raise funds for two charities including The Rowans Hospice.
 Tickets at £15.00 are available through the above contact details.
To find out more go to http://www.facebook.com/jennyandlyndseycharitynight


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Quiz Night in Southsea

18 October 2014 - from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, at Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Rd, Southsea, PO4 8PR

contact details, phone 023 9307 9025, 07934 731048 or email bransbury1@gmail.com

A chance to show off your knowledge!

Carol Taylor challenges you to a Quiz Night in aid of The Rowans Hospice, the 20th Anniversary Walk of Reflection, Santiago de Compostela.
There will be team prizes, a great raffle and nibbles. Bring your own bottle. Raffle prizes include a Dolce Gusto coffee maker, voucher from Buckwells Butchers, fruit and veg basket, original art work from Freya Perry, Pilates lesson for two, wine , chocs and biscuits.
Tickets £3.00 each, max 6 per team. Please RSVP with numbers to Carol using the above contact details.     

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Mayor of Fareham's Trip To Houses of Parliament

20 October 2014 - return for 7.30pm, the coach will pick up at 7.30am from RBS, West St, Fareham,

for more details and cost of tickets phone 023 9261 4257 or 01329 824303,

Not to be missed!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham invite you to join them for Tea on the Terrace at the Houses of Parliament,  an event in aid of their chosen charities including The Rowans Hospice.
A once in a lifetime opportunity!

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Coffee and Cake at Gosport

21 October 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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The Mayor of Havant's Coffee Morning

22 October 2014 - from 10.30am to 12 Noon, at the Centre, Sacred Heart Church, 360 London Rd, Waterlooville, PO7 7SR,

for more information phone 023 9244 6152 or email anne.thurlow@havant.gov.uk

A chance to make new friends and catch up with old ones.

The Mayor of Havant invites you to a Coffee Morning which she is hosting to raise funds for her chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice.
Entrance is £2.00 which includes coffee and biscuits. All welcome.


Concert at Emsworth

25 October 2014 - doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at St James's Church, Church Path, Emsworth, PO10 7DP,

for more information phone 01243 373699,

An evening of fine singing!

The Solent Male Voice Choir are performing a Concert to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice and St Wilfrid's Hospice.
Tickets at £9.00, which includes refreshments, are available from The Rowans Hospice shop in Emsworth  or from Karen Murphy, Community Fundraiser at The Rowans Hospice on 023 9223 8532,  email karen.murphy@rowanshospice.co.uk
The event is kindly supported by the Southern Co-operative Society.


The Mayor of Fareham's Last Night of The Proms

25 October 2014 - at 7.30pm, at the Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd, Fareham, PO16 7DB,

For more information and tickets please phone 023 9261 4257 or 01329 824303,

Will raise the roof!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham invite you to their Last Night of The Proms to raise funds for their chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice.
Music provided by Spinnaker Brass. Tickets at £10.00 and £8.00 Concessions.  

Great South Run

Great South Run

26 October 2014 - 10 mile 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.

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 5k1.

We'd love to have you on our team. Please download the Application form.


Children's Moonlit Memories Meander

30 October 2014 - around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard,

for more information email moonlit-memories@rowanshospice.co.uk

This very special event is a sponsored walk for children, accompanied by an adult.

Once again we are giving the children the chance to take part in their very own event in aid of The Rowans Hospice, accompanied by an adult. The route of the Meander will take you into secret areas of the naval base and past HMS Victory which will look spectacular lit up at night. The children can choose whether to complete the 1.5-mile course or go on to do a second lap making it a 3-mile challenge. 

Registration is £5 per child with a sponsorship target of £25. Each child will receive a medal and a hot drink and snack on completion.

Due to security in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HM Naval Base, we are unable to take registrations on the day.

More information and register online or download and print the registration form (PDF).


This year, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Meander, we are introducing an optional fancy dress theme - Pirates and Princesses!


The Mayor of Havant's Halloween Quiz Night

31 October 2014 - 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at the Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Rd, Havant, PO9 2AX,

for more information phone 023 9244 6152 or email anne.thurlow@havant.gov.uk

It's test your knowledge time!

The Mayor of Havant invites you to her Halloween Quiz Night to raise funds for her chosen charities, of which The Rowans Hospice is one.
Tickets are £10.00 per person for teams of six, which includes a ploughman's supper.

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.

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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.  
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.


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 phone Portsdown Travel on 023 9238 2433 or 01329 232915.

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Woofs & Wellies at Stansted

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.


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. 



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:


Paul Johnson and the 3 Peaks Challenge

4 October 2014

Paul is available on 023 9284 4424, 07713 173266 or email paul.johnson1@port.ac.uk

A real challenge!

Paul Johnson with friends is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge - Ben Nevis, Scafel Pike and Mount Snowdon raising funds for several charities including The Rowans Hospice.
If you would like to sponsor Paul please go to his page at: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/pbs3peaks



Bryn Sayers and Friends are Beard Growing!

10 October 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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Rachel Cullen runs 10 Marathons

26 October 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


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.