Events Calendar

Join one of our local events, sign up for a challenge or attend an event being organised in support of Cornwall Hospice Care. We’re sure you’ll find something that suits you.

Dec 9 Sun

Truro Santa Fun Run

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Dec 3 Mon
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Bodmin Lions Santa Sleigh

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Bodmin Lions Santa Sleigh

The annual Santa Sleigh will be wending its way through Bodmin between 3rd-22nd December. Check out their website for details of this years route, so you don’t miss Father Christmas passing by!

6:00 PM
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Jan 15 Tue
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Coffee Morning

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Coffee Morning

Come along and join our Falmouth Fundraising Group for a coffee and biscuits, in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. A great way to start the new year off!

10:30 AM
Cornwall
£3
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Feb 26 Tue
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Shape Up For Life

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Shape Up For Life

We all know that we need to be active and to eat well to lead a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. Our 12 week programme running from 26th February –  14th May, will give you the skills and motivation to achieve a long term and sustainable healthy lifestyle. Doing this properly can improve your hair, skin, sleep patterns as well as help the much wanted inch/weight loss.

We will meet weekly on a Tuesday evening, starting on February 26th at Bodmin Rugby Club from 7-8pm and you will be part of a dedicated Facebook support group to keep you motivated, give you ideas and a chance to share your ideas with everyone else.

On 1st June we will celebrate our success in style at Bodmin Jail with a 3 course meal, disco, photo booth, glitz and glamour evening with family and friends.

Registrations will open on 2nd January 2019.

What Happens Next?

We will be with you every step of the way from registration to the celebration evening.

  1. Sign up today by clicking the red button (you will be taken to an external site Charity Checkout).
  2. You will receive a notification letting you know that your registration was successful.
  3. An online fundraising page through Charity Checkout will be set up for you.
  4. Catherine Robins our community fundraiser will be in touch with you to discuss further.
  5. Share your page with you friends and family and “like” our Facebook page for the event.
  6. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  7. Finally, enjoy the journey to a new you!
Why support Cornwall Hospice Care

Every year it costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 71 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 12th March. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 32 shops.

£56 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

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Sponsor Form

Download your sponsor form today and ask friends and family to support your run and fund the care Cornwall Hospice Care provides.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this for me?

If there’s a healthier you screaming to come out but you just don’t know how to start, then YES! This is definitely for you. You need to be dedicated to making a long term lifestyle change. This isn’t a quick fix, you’re in it for life.

Do I have to come to every meeting?

Ideally yes but all the things discussed can be sent on to you after the meeting.

Will I starve?

Absolutely not! This is to help you make healthy food choices that are still filling, tasty and satisfying. There will be no “miracle shakes” “magic coffee” or expensive “cleanses”.

How much fundraising do I have to raise?

We ask for a minimum amount of £350. This can easily be achieved by holding a quiz night/bingo evening or something similar. We can discuss ideas with you and support you to achieve this amount.

We also ask that you sell 3 tickets for the celebration evening to friends and family at £30 each.


What do I get for my membership?

For your £25 registration fee you will get

  • Access to the 24/7 facebook support group
  • 12 weekly face to face meetings
  • Support/ideas/motivation to adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle

A ticket for the celebration evening (worth £30) and a £10 voucher to spend on your new glitzy outfit from our Lifestyle shop in Bodmin.


26/02/2019 - 14/05/2019
Bodmin
£25 registration fee
£350 minimum sponsorship
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Mar 17 Sun
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Run Falmouth 2019

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Run Falmouth 2019

Run Falmouth Half Marathon is in its 7th year organised by Cornwall Hospice Care in conjunction with Falmouth Road Runners. The event is the 4th event in Cornwall Grand Prix Race series sponsored by Cornwall Glass.

The 13.1 mile route starts in the lee of Pendennis Castle following the coast past the beautiful beaches of Gyllyngvase and Swanpool and glimpsing Maenporth Beach as the route rises to give fabulous views over the bay towards Pendennis Castle. The route follows undulating Cornish country lanes featuring open fields and wooded scenes, passing the beautiful Falmouth Golf Course twice. The run is well supported along the whole route as locals from the picturesque villages come out to cheer the runners on.

There are all the usual features of a Grand Prix event; water stations, baggage drop, bananas, prizes, and for the first time the Run Falmouth Half Marathon is being chip timed and individual gun & actual times will be provided on the day.

The race is limited to 700 places only. Online registration will close at 23:59 on THURSDAY 7TH MARCH 2019, or when the race is at capacity. Registrations will be accepted on the day if places are available.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

A good level of fitness and training is required to complete Run Falmouth Half Marathon but whatever your ability you can achieve your goal and complete the half marathon!

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What Happens Next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a notification letting you know that your registration was successful.
  3. Create an online fundraising page through Charity Checkout or download a sponsor form below.
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  5. You will receive an email in the first week of March 2019 with on the day information.
  6. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  7. Finally, enjoy the race!
Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every year it costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 71 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 12th March. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 32 shops.

£56 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

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Run Falmouth Sponsor Form

Download your sponsor form today and start fundraising.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide running vests?

For every runner who commits and raises £100, we will provide a technical Cornwall Hospice Care running vest, free of charge to wear on the day (dispatched within 3 weeks of race day).

Is there an age limit to take part?

All participants must be at least 17 years of age on race day to take part.

17/03/2019
10:00 AM
Falmouth
£19.00 - Non - Affiliated Runner
£17.00 - Affiliated Runner
13.1 miles
Training required
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Apr 21 Sun
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Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Apply to be part of the iconic London Marathon and be part of team CHC 2019

21/04/2019
Grenwich
£100 registration fee £1,800 minimum sponsorship
26.2 miles
Training required
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Apr 25 Thu
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Croatia Mountain Trek

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Croatia Mountain Trek

This challenging trek offers fabulous, diverse scenery of lush green forested hills, vineyards, olive groves, meandering rivers and limestone mountain peaks

25/04/2019 - 29/04/2019
Option A - Registration fee £149 + Min. sponsorship £1,900
Option B - Registration fee £149 + Self funding £250*
Moderate - Training Required
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May 11 Sat
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Snowdon by Night

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Snowdon by Night

Offering a new challenge of trekking to the summit at night, this will be something very different ascending by moonlight

11/05/2019 - 12/05/2019
Option A - Registration fee £49 + Minimum sponsorship £290
Option B - Registration fee £49 + Self funding £145*
Moderate - Training Required
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May 31 Fri
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The CHC Tandem Skydive

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The CHC Tandem Skydive

Have you thought “I’d love to do a skydive one day”? Why not make one-day, today?! Join other adrenaline junkies and cross this of your dreams list

31/05/2019
Perranporth
Registration fee - £50 Minimum sponsorship - £350
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Jul 26 Fri
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Machu Picchu Trek

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Machu Picchu Trek

A once in a lifetime experience awaits with this ever popular trek along the Inca trail, leading you to the famous archaeological and World Heritage Site

26/07/2019 - 04/08/2019
Option A - Registration fee £300 + Minimum sponsorship £3,650
Option B - Registration fee £300 + Self Funding £2,565*
Moderate / Hard - Training required
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Oct 2 Wed
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The Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge

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The Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge

Château des duc de Bretagne, is the jewel at the heart of Nantes, the largest city in Northwestern France. The Château, secluded by fortress walls and its own moat, are an imposing, yet welcoming finish to Cornwall Hospice Care’s Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge where the cyclists will finish in the walled courtyard.

The five day trip limited to just 50 cyclists, will start from the mouth of the River Camel, traversing Cornwall from West to East. The route explores the beauty of Cornwall on day one before an overnight ferry crossing to France where the challenge features much of the famous La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route as we head south to Nantes and ultimately completing a total of 280 miles to France.

Join us for the truly unique and bespoke once in a lifetime trip to help fund the care our charity provides to patients with terminal illnesses in Cornwall.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

A good level of fitness is required for this challenge. You will need to train, however remember that although the distances are larger, you have all day to cycle the distance.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge. In just a few simple steps you can join our team and support Cornwall Hospice Care.

1. On the link above sign up today, with our trusted delivery partners Skyline who are working with us to organise and run the Camel to Castle Cycling Challenge.

2. You will receive confirmation of your place from Skyline, which will also trigger acknowledgement to us and in turn we will then mail your Fundraising Pack to you. You will be linked with the Cornwall Hospice Care event lead responsible for your event throughout your training and on the challenge.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. We will hold a tech evening for the cycle, to learn how to maintain your bike on the road, i.e. punctures and loose handlebars etc.

5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help either in person, over the phone or on email.

6. Before your departure you will need to provide insurance information and complete a health questionnaire with Skyline in the riders area on their website – this is on behalf of Cornwall Hospice Care.

7. Once the route recognisance has been completed we will share this with you and can give rough estimates for you if friends and family wish to cheer you on from certain points. We will provide final details  in advance of the departure re. start meeting point and provisions there.

8. Finally enjoy the challenge!

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every year it costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 71 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 12th March. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 32 shops.

Downloads
Itinerary

Information on locations and distances planned.

Key Facts

Information on what's included and what is not, accommodation, meals and gear.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Skyline?

Skyline are an events management company with over 25 years of experience and work with over 5,000 charity clients. Skyline are managing the logistics of this challenge. The sign-up process is via their website.


How much money comes to Cornwall Hospice Care?

This challenge does have a higher cost base than other events we do, however all the logistics of the event are covered including a most of your meals and all en route travel and accommodation – please see the ‘Itinerary’ download for exact information.

We know from experience that when we cover these logistical costs and ask people to raise more as a result, participants are more successful and raise more funds towards are care.

Each rider, when meeting the minimum sponsorship only, will fund over a week’s worth of nursing care. You can see how this will build with 50 cyclists.


How fit do I need to be?

Some training is certainly required and although the distances are large, remember, all you are doing across the whole day is cycling. Typically we have an early morning start, 8am for example, and ride until mid afternoon. This is broken up with two water stops and a decent lunch break.

People tend to group with others of similar speeds and no one is left behind. It’s not a race and all abilities are encouraged.


Will there be a training plan?

Yes, in your rider area on the Skyline website, you will have access to a training plan once signed up.

What is the food like?

Typically breakfast is your usual hotel cuisine, eggs, toast, pastries etc. Lunch is a local restaurant en route and usually hearty and carb dense for maximum energy. The evening meal is much the same.

The water stops have sweets, cereal bars and high energy bars available too.


How will the course be marked?

Each rider is offered a GPS device, which is pre-programmed with the route. It uses visual and audio cues to instruct you. These are highly accurate and easy to use.

These are offered to each rider with no damage deposit, Cornwall Hospice Care covers this, however if a riders looses or breaks theirs, they will be required to pay for it so our charity is not charged.


What support is there en route?

There are multiple support vehicles and a roaming mechanic helping to addresses any issues on the challenge. If you are struggling with the distance you can also be rested with the team. First aid provision is also covered is there is an injury.

Our aim is that at any point you will always feel safe.


What is it actually like?

The best way to answer that is to read our blog from Darren Uren, who completed the Mount to Mont Cycling Challenge in 2017, a very similar event to this.

Read Darren’s blog here


When do I need to raise the minimum sponsorship by?

Usually we would expect 80% to be raised by all cyclists in advance of departure with the remaining 20% within a month of our return.

We ask everyone to meet the minimum target as it allows us to plan and fund essential care across our charity.


Can I raise more than the minimum sponsorship?

Yes! Any sponsorship above the minimum will fund the essential work of our charity.

Can I raise money as a team?

Yes, for those who are concerned about raising the minimum sponsorship we are happy to have a team share the target. For each person, the team’s sponsorship minimum will grow by £1,960 to cover their place and the care we are asking them to fund i.e. two riders together will need to raise £3,920 and three riders £5,880.

As a team if one person raises £3,000 and the other team member £920, they still meet the target.

If you wish to enter a team please advise us on the details above before or shortly after registering.


What support is there beforehand?

We will provide all riders with a Fundraising Pack. We can also provide at your request collection buckets, tins, banners, bunting, napkins, balloons and stickers to support your efforts. You will also received a letter of authority to help if approaching businesses for prizes for a raffle for example.

In your Fundraising Pack we will also have information on online sponsorship pages and can offer advice on raffles, matched funding etc.

Essentially, if you need us, we can help with ideas to make your fundraising a success.


Padstow
Registration fee £149 + Minimum sponsorship £1,960
Moderate - Training Required
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Nov 1 Fri
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Northern Lights Winter Trek

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Northern Lights Winter Trek

By day this stunning Iceland trek will take you through geothermal valleys, beautiful mountain scenery, streams and waterfalls. By night, take in the spectacular Aurora Borealis.

01/11/2019 - 05/11/2019
Option A - Registration fee £299 + Min. sponsorship £3,000
Option B - Registration fee £299 + Self funding £1,500*
Moderate - Training Required
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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your event is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be as successful as possible so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas and hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bit sized chunks.

What I want to do isn’t listed here, can I still do it?

Yes of course you can.  We’ll even support you with anything you need just the same as if you took one of our charity places.