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.

Nov 29 Fri

Light Up A Life – Truro

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Dec 7 Sat
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Christmas Grotto, Craft Fair & Entertainment

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Christmas Grotto, Craft Fair & Entertainment

Christmas craft fair with over 30 stalls each sat and sun on the 3 weekends leading up to Christmas.

Santa’s Grotto from the 7th December for 3 weekends from 10.30am – 4:00pm The price is £5 per child.

Raffle throughout the Christmas season – tickets 50p each £2.50 a strip. 1st prize is a weber BBQ and 2nd a Alexander Rose garden bench and many many more prizes to be had.

8th Dec – Threemilestone school drama group in performing ‘Twas the night before Christmas’

14th Dec – U3A Bell ringers at 11am

15th Dec – the busiest day with lots going on …..
Chris and Eric Acoustic singers performing festive songs starting at 10.30. Redruth Cantabile Choir  performing traditional carols at midday.
Threemilestone School Choir will be performing from 13.30
Bellringers in from 14.30 to finish the day.
A festive BBQ from midday onwards all donations to charity.

21st Dec – St Aubyn Singers will be performing from 11.30

22nd Dec – Chris and Eric will be performing again from 10.30 and lastly there will be the drawing of the raffle.

Truro
Various - please see below for details
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Dec 18 Wed
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Christmas Coffee Morning

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Christmas Coffee Morning

Christmas Coffee Morning hosted by Gulval WI.

Coffee, cakes, mince pies all available plus a raffle

9:00 AM
Gulval
Free entry
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Dec 21 Sat
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Carrick Christmas Cracker

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Carrick Christmas Cracker

Join us for what is sure to be the best prep for Christmas and those hearty meals. The Carrick Christmas Cracker is a self-navigational, multi-terrain event this year, held in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care.

Starting from 9:00AM, all runners need to return by 12:30PM and runners can take on one or more of the routes (route overview is provided on the day).

£5.00 entry regardless of the route chosen. Cash is payable on the day, pre-registration is required for numbers.

Refreshments, including coffee and cakes, will be available to purchase on the day and raffle prizes provided by At-Your-Pace and At-Your-Pace Trail Running Team.

Please note: there are no marshalls nor drink stations, so bring your own energy bars and hydration. A charged mobile phone and waterproof map cover is a requirement of entry.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

A good level of fitness and training is required to complete Carrick Christmas Cracker, but whatever your ability you can achieve your goal and complete this fantastic event!

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.

9:00 AM
Redruth
£5.00 registration fee
Half Marathon, 10 miles (or so) or 10 Kilometers
Training required
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Jan 25 Sat
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Burns Supper Evening

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Burns Supper Evening

Burns night supper with a Scottish themed menu. Vegetarian option available.

Teas / coffee and soft drinks supplied but please feel free to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Toast to the haggis provided.

There will also be a piper, dancing games and quizzes.

Tickets £20.00 each.

7:00 PM
Gweek
£20.00 per ticket
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Mar 15 Sun
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Run Falmouth 2020

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Run Falmouth 2020

Run Falmouth Half Marathon is the 4th event in Cornwall Grand Prix Race series sponsored by Cornwall Glass. The race is arranged and managed by ourselves and in association with the Falmouth Road Runners.

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 once again the Run Falmouth Half Marathon is being chip timed.

The race is limited to 800 places only. Online registration will close at midday on FRIDAY 6TH MARCH 2020, or when the race is at capacity. Registrations will be accepted on the day if places are still available. The 2019 event sold out, so we are encouraging people to register in advance to avoid disappointment.

New for 2020 – Run for Free! If you raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship you will be eligible to register for the event for free!

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!

Route Map 2020
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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 JustGiving 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 joining instructions no later than 1 week in advance of race day.
  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 £5.35 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 19% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for just 11 weeks of care each year. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 31 shops.

£60 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.

Downloads
Run Falmouth Sponsor Form

Download your sponsor form today and start fundraising.

Run Falmouth Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to Run Falmouth 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide running vests?

Any runner who wishes to wear a Cornwall Hospice Care running vest, we will be delighted to provide one. We ask that people raise £100 minimum as these are provided free of charge. Email jappleton@cornwallhospice.co.uk or call 01726 66868 (opt 3) to request your jersey now.

Is there an age limit to take part?

All participants must be at least 18 years of age on race day to take part.

Do you need volunteers to help deliver the event?

Yes, well over 60 volunteers help ensure Run Falmouth is delivered safely and smoothly. We always welcome volunteer help. If you can join us drop the Race Secretary, Jane Appleton an email on mailto:jappleton@cornwallhospice.co.uk

15/03/2020
10:00 AM
Falmouth
£19.00 - Non - Affiliated Runner
£17.00 - Affiliated Runner
Or run for free when you raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship
13.1 miles
Training required
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Apr 26 Sun
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Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Apply to be part of the iconic London Marathon and be part of #TeamCHC 2020

26/04/2020
Grenwich
£100 registration fee £1,800 minimum sponsorship
26.2 miles
Training required
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May 31 Sun
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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

Perranporth
Registration fee - £50 Minimum sponsorship - £350
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Jul 5 Sun
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Open Garden Tanglewood

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Open Garden Tanglewood

Tanglewood Wild Gardens is a natural garden and woodland boasting four ponds across its 9 acres.  The gardens are kept as natural and wild  as possible with sympathetic planting of native trees and plants to encourage butterflies and bees.

There will be a camp fire , tea and coffee and homemade cakes (payable locally)

Compostable toilets, dogs allowed but must be on a lead, plenty of parking, hand wipes available as no running water.

11:00 AM
Penzance
£5.00 per adult. Children over 5 years old £2.00
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Nov 12 Thu
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek

This world-renowned trek for Cornwall Hospice Care takes you from Lukla through the world’s highest mountain range and encompasses the most breathtaking scenery you can imagine.

You haven’t seen mountains until you’ve seen the Nepalese Himalayas! Eight of the world’s fourteen highest peaks are found in this region and we can assure you the memories of this challenge will last a lifetime.

This specially designed itinerary, delivered by our partners Global Adventure Challenges will maximise your chance of success and the trekking is taken at a measured pace in order for you to acclimatise sufficiently. You will experience amazing, motivational and securing support from our local guides – their crew are simply the best around incorporating traditional Sherpas who are from the Everest region. Their generous and loving support will motivate you to push on to reach and achieve your goal.

Words cannot describe the true feelings you will experience on this challenge; the sights of Buddhism and Hinduism surround you – a truly spiritual and humbling experience for all.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

This challenge has been graded as Extreme (3) on Discover Adventure’s challenge grading scheme meaning the trek has been designed to be challenging but achievable as long as you train beforehand. You will be trekking for 12 consecutive days, in very high altitude and in varied temperatures, a good cardiovascular fitness is required – the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the challenge! You will be provided with a full training guide once you register.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Everest Base Camp Trek. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to trekking one of the natural wonders of the world.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Discover Adventure who work with us  to organise and run the Everest Base Camp Trek. You will need to choose payment option A or B*.

2. Discover Adventure will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf. They will also confirm your booking with us.

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

4. We will hold an information/meet and greet evening for the Everest Base Camp Trek, giving you the opportunity to find out more, ask us any questions you may have and meet fellow trekkers.

5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

6. Enjoy the trek!

*please note when choosing payment option B there is no requirement for you to raise any sponsorship, however we would be delighted if you did – just £20 will fund an hour of nursing care, how many hours can you fund?

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 31 shops.

£60 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.

Downloads
Everest Base Camp Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

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 trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Option A - Registration fee £399 + Min. sponsorship £3,950
Option B - Registration fee £399 + Self Funding £1,975
120km
Extreme - 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.