Springtime Walk & Awareness Event

3 April 2022 10:00 am
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Spring is in the air! Will you walk with us to support local Hospice care?

Join us on Sunday, 03 April 2022 for our family fun Springtime Walk around the stunning Southwick Estate in the heart of Hampshire. Everyone is welcome to take part and the Easter bunny has prepared an egg-cellent scavenger hunt along the route so make sure to keep a beady eye out for clues.

We also encourage all children to decorate their own bunny ears or Easter egg headband to wear during the walk. Below you will find templates to download. We cannot wait to see your fabulous creations!

Your four-legged friends are also welcome to join, please note dogs must remain on a short lead (no extendable leads allowed) throughout the walk and all poop must be scooped.

Enjoy a cup of tea whilst meeting our dedicated team of specialists!

On Sunday, 03 April 2022 we will also be offering the opportunity for our community to meet some of our team in person at the Southwick D-Day Memorial Hall from 10:00 – 16:00.

If you would like more information about our services then please do come along, we really look forward to meeting with you. An Easter themed colouring station will be available for children to enjoy whilst you chat with our team and hot drinks will be available to purchase too.

Register below to let us know you will be joining us. 

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Where does the walk take place?

The Southwick Estate was originally founded by the Augustinian Monks from Portchester in the mid 12th Century.  In 1539 Henry VIII sold the priory and its assets to John Whyte, where it is still owned and managed by his descendants.

During World War II the Southwick House was requisitioned by the Government, however much of the rest of the original Estate remains intact.

Join Rowans Hospice Charity for our Springtime Walk and take part in a scenic, countryside walk of either 2.4 miles (1 lap) or 4.8 miles (2 laps) whilst enjoying this wonderful piece of local history.

In addition, the Southwick D-Day Memorial Hall will be open for a warm cup of tea or coffee after you’ve got your steps in. Make sure to stop by as Easter eggs will be provided for all children who have completed the walk.

Please Note: We do not recommend wheelchairs or pushchairs as some parts of the walk can become very narrow.​

How to support Rowans Hospice Charity!

The Charity’s reliance on voluntary donations remains critical in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are calling upon the local community for help to raise vital and much-needed funds by raising £25 (each/per family) in sponsorship for our Springtime Walk, if they are able to.

Take a look at the fundraising tips below to find out how to set up your own JustGiving page and join other supporters on our Springtime Walk JustGiving Campaign. All monies raised for the Springtime Walk will be supporting the future of local Hospice care.

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Important Information

The health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, their families, our staff and volunteers remain our absolute priority and like many other organisations, we recommend the use of a lateral flow test prior to attending any of our events. Should you experience any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please kindly refrain from attending.

Top tips for fundraising

The easiest way to collect sponsorship for charity events is to set up a JustGiving fundraising page. It is quick to do, easy to share your story, and simple to receive donations. Any money raised on your fundraising page will be automatically sent to us on a weekly basis, so you do not have to worry about collecting money or sponsorship forms.

If you would like to raise money offline, you can download a sponsorship form here.

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Top tips for fundraising

  • Share your page with friends and family so they can sponsor you.
  • Remind them that if they ticked yes to the Gift Aid questions on JustGiving/sponsor form, a further 25% will be added to their donation by HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Remember to thank all those who have sponsored you. If you can, mention them on social media and include a link to your fundraising page so others can also sponsor you if they wish.

Read the JustGiving Toolkit on setting up and promoting your fundraising page.  

Springtime headband templates

We encourage all children (and adults!) to decorate their own headband to wear during the walk. Just click the template you would to decorate and print directly from our website. Once printed, cut along the the black lines to create the headband outline. We hope your children have lots of fun decorating their headband and look forward to seeing some fantastic designs!

Easter Egg Template

Bunny Ears Template

Additional Headband Template

  • Springtime Walk
     3 April 2022
     11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Awareness Event
     3 April 2022
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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