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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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Coffee Morning at Lee on the Solent

4 February 2015 - from 10.00am to 12 Noon, at the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 9HY

for more information phone 023 9255 4188,

Enjoy a coffee with friends.

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

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The Mayor of Fareham's Charity Tea Parties

5 February 2015 - at 2.30pm in The Mayor's Parlour, in The Mayor's Parlour, Floor 8, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, PO16 7AZ,

for tickets and more information phone 01329 236110,

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 Ray Gibson will give part two of his talk on Glenn Miller.  Admission £4.00.


Family Fun Day in Landport

7 February 2015 - from 10.00am to Noon, at the Landport Community Centre, Charles St, Portsmouth, PO1 1JD,

for more information contact Channon on 07826 899069 or email channonkail@hotmail.co.uk

Something for all the family!

Channon Kail, a finalist in Miss Hampshire 2015, has organised and will host this Family Fun Day to raise funds for the Meerkat Service at The Rowans Hospice. This service provides support to children and young  people who have a significant adult with a life limiting illness or have been bereaved.
The day will include Face Painting, Party Games, a DJ/Disco, a Buffet and much more!
Entry is £3.00 for children, £5.00 for adults with discount for large groups.


'Snowdrops by Candlelight' at Hill Farm House, Swanmore

7 February 2015 - from 5.30pm to 9.30pm, at Hill Farm House, Droxford Rd, Swanmore, SO32 2PY

Enquiries please telephone: 023 9238 2433 or 07977 480216

A magical evening in the grounds of Hill Farm House.

Candles light your way as you stroll along the woodland walk where thousands of snowdrops carpet the woods. A unique magical experience topped off by mulled wine and delicious hot refreshments suitable for a cold evening! Gifts and plants for sale.
FREE CAR PARKING. Passenger drop-off point at the venue with PARK AND RIDE FOR DRIVERS (300 yds).
Tickets £10.00 includes refreshments, or £12.00 on the door. Family ticket £25.00.
Please send SAE to 'Snowdrops', Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, Hampshire PO17 6EA. Cheques payable to The Rowans Hospice.
Proceeds to both The Rowans Hospice and Ickle Pickles Children's Charity.


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The Mayor of Fareham's Charity Quiz Night at Fareham,

7 February 2015 - at 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at the Palmerston Indoor Bowls Club, Palmerston Drive, Fareham, PO14 1DJ,

for more information and tickets phone 01329 236110,

A chance to show off your knowledge!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham invite you to exercise your brains at their Charity Quiz Night in aid of their chosen charities, including  The Rowans Hospice.
Tickets £15.00.


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Ruby Red Day

13 February 2015 - all day! at work, college, school, home, shops or anywhere!

For more information contact Fundraising on 023 9223 8531, or email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

Go ahead and wear something RED! Anything RED!

Ruby Red Day is back and we would lke you all to get involved and wear something Ruby Red and encourage your friends, colleagues, students and families to join in. You can wear red slippers, shoes, socks, boots, wellies, tie, skirt, cardigan, shirt, trousers, blouse, onesie or ball gown, in fact anything RED!
Donate £2.00, all proceeds will go to The Rowans Hospice. 
Please register your participation online so we can add you to our Roll of Honour.

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Coffee and Cake at Gosport

17 February 2015 - 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. 



21 February 2015 - from 6.00pm to midnight, at the Portsmouth Guildhall,


Back for 2015! The Rowans Hospice's fabulous DANCE marathon!

The Rowans Hospice is delighted to repeat its popular Dance-a-thon to be held at Portsmouth Guildhall, with new styles of dances to look forward to it is set to be a great night.
The colour theme this year is Pink and Purple, so dress up in your tutus and leg warmers.
Registration costs £10.00 and we ask you to raise a sponsorship target of £100.00 in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
Come and take part in teams so you can work together to keep going throughout the night. 

We are proudly partnering with our sponsor Barefoot Wine who will be providing all entrants with a glass of wine on entry to the Dance-a-thon.

Register online or download and print a registration form (PDF).

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The Mayor of Fareham's Sunday Lunch,

22 February 2015 - Noon for 12.30pm, at the Portchester Parish Hall, Assheton Court, Portchester, PO16 9PY,

for more information phone 01329 236110,

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

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham invite you join them for Sunday Lunch  which they are hosting to raise funds for their chosen charities, including The Rowans Hospice. In addition to lunch there will be a talk on 'Transport through the ages'.
Tickets £10.00, bring your own drinks.

Race with Rowan

Race with Rowan

1 March 2015 - at Portsmouth Watersports Centre, Eastern Rd, PO3 5LY

Contact fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk or call 023 9223 7142

A run for everyone!

Come and take part in our second  'Race with Rowan', raising funds for The Rowans Hospice.
With no hills and a choice of a 5k or 10k route, this event is suitable for everyone of all ages.

More information about 'Race with Rowan' and how to register.


Charity Night at Emsworth

7 March 2015 - at 7.30pm, at the Emsworth Sports and Social Club, Havant Rd, Emsworth, PO10 7JF,

for more information phone 023 9241 0006, 07904 094981 or email info@emsworthssclub.co.uk

An evening of fun!

The Emsworth Sports and Social Club invite you to their Charity Night to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
Entrance is by ticket only. For tickets please contact the Club.

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Sunday Lunch at Denmead

8 March 2015 - at 12.45 pm, at Denmead Church Hall, Hambledon Road, Denmead, PO7 6NN

for more information and tickets phone 07947 611699

A opportunity to chat over a leisurely lunch!

The Denmead Support Group invite you to take time out and enjoy their two course roast  Sunday Lunch  with a drink.
Tickets at £13.00, children half price, are available from the contact details above.
Special diets are accomodated with prior notification.


Quiz Night with Supper at Rogate

21 March 2015 - at 7.30pm, at Rogate Village Hall, North Street, Petersfield, GU31 5BH

Find out how clever you are!

Come and have fun and test your knowledge at this Quiz Night with Supper and raise funds for The Rowans Hospice.
Tickets are £10.00 per head, maximum six per team, and includes supper of lasagne with mixed salad. Please bring your own beverages and glasses.
To book your table please contact Paula Williams on 01730 893610 or email: pws@paulawilliams.me.uk 

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Beetle Drive at Denmead

25 March 2015 - at 7.30pm, at the Denmead Memorial Hall, Hambledon Road, Denmead, PO7 6PW,

for more information phone 07947 611699,

This is a well loved evening to appeal to all ages.

Another opportunity to relax with friends and family with the challenge of a Beetle Drive and help raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. 
Organised by the Denmead Support Group. Just turn up! Entrance  £2.00 which includes tea and biscuits. 


The Mayor of Fareham's Charity Ball,

27 March 2015 - 7.00pm for 7.30pm, carriages at midnight, at the Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd, Fareham, PO16 7DB,

for tickets and more information phone 01329 824303,

Not to be missed!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham invite you to their Charity Ball to raise funds for their chosen charities, which includes The Rowans Hospice.
Dancing to Utopia Dance Band.
For tickets at £45.00 please use above contact details. 


Run the Brighton Marathon

12 April 2015 - around the best that Brighton has to offer,

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

Run and raise funds!

We have charity places and are looking for keen runners or supporters who are up for a challenge to help raise awareness and much needed funds for our hospice. If you would like to take part in the 2015 Brighton Marathon as part of 'Team Rowans' or join one our cheering point we'd love to hear from you.
We will support you with training and fundraising advice and The Rowans Hospice professional running vest.  
For more information contact our Fundraising Team on 023 9223 8532, email fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk


Run the London Marathon

26 April 2015 - around the now famous London course,

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

The ultimate run!

If you have secured your own place in the 2015 London Marathon, regarded as one of the worlds's top marathons and would like to run for 'Team Rowans', we'd love to hear from you.

To discuss, please contact Fundraising on the above number or by emailing to fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk


Portsdown Travel - Corfu

9 May 2015 - until 16 May,

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 an eight day holiday by air to Corfu, staying in a 4* Hotel. Corfu is a stunning Ionian island nestling off the West side of mainland Greece - a real gem!  Return coaching transfer from local area.
For more information and a Booking Form please send a stamped addressed 9"x 4" envelope to Portsdown Travel Group Organiser (Corfu), Orchard Cottage, 34 West St, Southwick, Hants, PO17 6EA.


Portsdown Travel - Cruising

1 October 2015 - 15 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.  

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!

Cycle California Itinerary


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 when next in the area pop in to sample their food and join in the current fund raising event on offer. 


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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:

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Kevin Aylward is running a Half Marathon,

22 February 2015 at 9.30am, from South Parade Pier, Southsea,

A test of stamina!

To raise funds for The Rowans Hospice Kevin Aylward is running a Trail Half Marathon.
If you would like to sponsor Kevin please contact him on 023 9266 5789, 074323 16079 or email Kevin.aylward@mypostoffice.co.uk


Matt Sanders is Skydiving!

15 March 2015 at 10.00am,

A thrill of a lifetime!

Out thanks to Matt Sanders who is bravely raising funds for The Rowans Hospice with a Skydive!
If you would like to sponsor Matt please contact him on 07886 074917 or email


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.