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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).



Car Boot Sale at Southsea

21 December 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. 


The Rowans Hospice Grand Christmas Draw

22 December 2014 -

Lucky for some!

  • The Rowans Hospice invites you to support us by entering our  Grand Christmas Draw. 
    The first prize 
    £1,000 cash! Other prizes are:
  • A £200 Voucher from Brittany Ferries.
  • 1 month Gym subscription for two.
  • Viners 58 piece Cutlery Canteen
  • Christmas Hamper
  • Spinnaker Tower pass for four.
  • New World Wine Drum.
  • £20 Voucher from Love2shop.
  • Bottle of Champagne and a very special box of chocolates.
  • Haircare products.

 Tickets at £1.00 each in books of five are available from The Rowans Hospice shops and the Hospice reception. The draw will take place at the Hospice at 3.30pm on 22 December 2014. 



Portsdown Travel

Christmas on the Rhine

22 December 2014 -

Tel: 023 9238 2433 / 01329 232915 / 07940 805431 Email: portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk

A 7-night Rhine River Cruise

Celebrate Christmas on the Rhine on this fabulous 7-night Rhine River Cruise from Basel that takes you through the fabled Black Forest and Alsace regions. Visit Heidelberg and Cologne, with its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Conclude in Amsterdam, amidst the city's legendary canals and colourful surroundings.


Car Boot Sale at Southsea

28 December 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.


Portsdown Travel - Christmas on the Rhine

28 December 2014 - and also 22 December 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.

cup of coffee

Coffee and Cake at Gosport

20 January 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. 


'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 wander along the woodland walk where thousands of snowdrops carpet the woods. A unique romantic 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). On the door £12.00. 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 023 9261 4257 or 01329 824303,

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.


Ruby Poster

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. 

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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. 

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

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.


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 San Francisco to LA

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.

dinner setting

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.
Watch this space for details and when next in the area pop in to sample their food and join in the current fund raising event on offer. 


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 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:


A Marathon for Christmas!

21 December 2014 start time 8.45am, following the coastal path to Hayling and return from the Pyramids, Southsea,

A winter warmer!

Both Lisa Donn and Graham Malyon are raising funds for The Rowans Hospice by running the Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon.
If you would like to sponsor Lisa please contact her through her email address at lisadonn@hotmail.com  



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

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Rachel Cullen runs 10 Marathons

30 December 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

running shoes

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


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.