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.

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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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Sep 1 Tue
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Coast to Coast 2020

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Coast to Coast 2020

Lockdown has been hard for all of us, but particularly for our charity and our nurses caring for those in their last moments. We need your help more now than ever to keep our beds open.

Imagine taking a deep breath and opening your eyes, you’re high on the moors with endless skies and a vista running down to the sea. The air is full of ozone with a hint of seabreeze. It’s September, lockdown is behind you and an expanse of glorious Cornish countryside in front of you.

Celebrate a new found freedom with us and make a special pilgrimage to put it all behind you and embrace going forwards. The Saints Way is our sacred ancient Cornish footway from Padstow to Fowey, trodden by thousands of feet before us, as early Christians made a pilgrimage to Spain. Crackling with the voices of our ancestors you will feel the unmistakable passage of time as it follows a wonderfully varied course through valleys, woodlands, pastures and moors. Enjoy a time of peaceful reflection as you pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in Cornwall dotted with pre-historic remains, ancient bridges, old tracks, quaint churches and pretty villages enroute.  Perhaps dedicate your journey to someone special.

The footpath is just under 30 miles long but you don’t have to do it all at once. Starting on the 1st September 2020 we’re going to give you the whole month to complete it. This is your pilgrimage, on your own, with family, or friends or the dog, everyone ( yes even the dog ) gets a very special medal. Some lunatics will run the path in a day, and the more sedate will be enjoying the hospitality of a number of watering holes enroute via 2 or 3 miles at a time, it’s up to you it’s your journey. Click the following links for a map route planning, and a walker’s guide Pelican Walkers Guide. Kindly supported by Mid Cornwall Brokers at Lanivet.

Sign up today to follow in the foot steps of our ancestors and raise critical funds for our Hospice by setting up your JustGiving page following the link on our welcome email. Share this with your friends and family who will be suitably astonished at your epic departure from the couch and empty their wallets into your fund.

Entry fees are £10 per adult, £5 per child, £5 per Dog and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Running Vest or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice. Purchase here.

Whilst this is all great fun, It would be amazing if you could find a few friends to support you, every penny counts to fund the care we provide at Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospice and you will have helped make a huge difference in these tough times. So please remember to set up a JustGiving page when you register, a modest of goal is very achievable and feels amazing when you beat it, knowing its going to fund the specialist care of the terminally ill.

All you need to do is sign up, download  the free Strava App, join our Team CHC Strava Club where will be sharing stories, photos and achievements and we’ll also  shout them out on our media channels.

Can I walk my own route?

For this event, no. It is about the journey of North to South or South to North and all of us doing the same route. How you do it, all at once, over a weekend, or in blocks of 2 or 3 miles is up to you.

If you can’t join us for this event, still get in touch and we’ll support you with your own virtual walk on fundraising@cornwallhospice.co.uk.

How do I fundraise?

Set up your JustGiving page and share it everywhere to tell the world who will instantly empty their purses into your fundraiser from the sheer shock of learning that you are going to walk 30 miles. If you want to fundraise for a particular Hospice, sign with just giving to Cornwall Hospice Care and then let us know which Hospice, St Julia’s or Mount Edgcumbe you are supporting.

On a more serious note, we’re facing a national crisis like no other while still keeping our two hospices open 24/7. With your help we’re continuing to care for terminally ill people in Cornwall and we need you to ensure we maintain this core service.

We are, as a charity, totally reliant on the support of people like you.

£20 funds an hour of our specialist nursing care and we need this now more than ever. If 100 people raised £200 each for us that’s 1000 hours of nursing care.

You could help make that happen, sign up today and invite your friends.

For all pilgrims, sponsorship is optional. But please we need you now more than ever and every penny counts to fund care and comfort of those last treasured moments

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking platform Enthuse/Charity Checkout letting you know that your registration was successful. There will also be details on how you can join the Strava Club.
  3. Setup a JustGiving sponsorship page. Please do so, just £20 raised makes a huge difference to the care we offer.
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  5. Start from Tuesday 1st September.
  6. Keep going and build up your distance to complete the full route by Wednesday 30th September.
  7. Once you have completed the event, share your record with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success. Medals and certificates will be posted in October (there is a delay on medals due to the pandemic).
Downloads
Coast to Coast and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Coast to Coast 2020

Coast to Coast Event Pack

See the Event Pack for the Coast to Coast 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration process

Sign up using the red button at the top of this page. Once completed, in the confirmation mail you will get a link to access the Strava Club and setup your JustGiving page.

Is there an age limit to take part?

No, none whatsoever!

Everyone and anyone can take part.


Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and it will a beautiful bespoke memento of your challenge. After you complete your distance on Wednesday 30th September, we will ask you to send us your proof of completion from Strava, Garmin or Google maps etc and you will receive your finishers medal in the post in October. Please be aware there is a time delay having these produced.

Cancellations and transfers

Registrations are strictly personal, firm and binding and fees shall not be refunded for any reason.

If you are unable to take part please let us know as soon as possible by calling 01726 66868 (option 3).


Event Cancellation Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control, we may at our discretion offer a refund of your entry fee(s). However, we reserve the right to deduct an amount to cover the expenses incurred in setting up the event to ensure that Cornwall Hospice Care and our associated partners are not out of pocket due to running this event.

Is there a recommended kit list?

Walkers must participate with the following items: A water resistant jacket, refreshments suitable to their own needs, a copy of the route, and a fully charged mobile phone.

01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020
Padstow
£10.00 - Adult Entry
£5.00 - Child Entry under 16yrs
£5.00 - Dog Entry
30 Miles
Suitable for all
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Sep 25 Fri
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Jenni Hosen's A-Z Painting Exhibition

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Jenni Hosen's A-Z Painting Exhibition

Jenni only started painting a couple of years ago, following the sad death of her ‘artist’ sister, who left behind a studio full of paints and equipment, which were going to waste. Just about the start of lockdown this year, Jenni had some more sad family news and decided to do something with her new hobby to raise funds for St Julia’s Hospice.  The A-Z Lockdown Painting Challenge was born!  By contacting friends and family on facebook, Jenni got sponsors for each letter of the alphabet, which then entitled them to suggest a theme for that painting.

 

Having started this in May, Jenni has finally reached the end of her Challenge …and  “by popular request”… has decided to display the finished paintings as a collection together in one place, before they go off to their respective new homes.  With the kind consent of Truro Golf Club, and support from Cornwall Hospice Care, she’ll be hosting an exhibition there from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September.  There will be free parking, the bar will be open for food and drink (card purchases only) and there will be a raffle and the opportunity to buy some cards and prints of a few of the A-Z pictures, to try and get you to part with your lovely dosh (cash only please) for a very worthy cause!

 

Regrettably, there is no disabled access in the clubhouse (there is a staircase leading up to the bar area/exhibition.)

 

Further information is below about parking/Covid procedures at the Club, and the Exhibition opening times (when Jenni will be there to greet you) will be:

 

Friday 25th from 4 – 7pm

Saturday 26th from 12 – 6pm

(car park likely to be busier on this day due to golf competition)

Sunday 27th from 12 – 4pm

 

  1. Parking:  On arrival you can park either in the members’ car park or the Pay and Display area (wherever you can find a space) but please remember to enter your car registration onto the screen at the bottom of the stairs in the entrance foyer, otherwise you may get a fine.
  2. Face masks must be worn on entering the club in the foyer and in the downstairs toilet/public areas.  Upstairs in the bar is fine to go without mask/optional.
  3. A one-way system is in place for entering/leaving the bar.  Please use the internal stairs from entrance foyer to go up to the bar area and then when you leave, or need to use the toilets, exit via the balcony and external stairs.
  4. There is hand sanitiser available in the foyer and at the entrance door to bar at the top of the indoor stairs.
  5. If you’d like to stay for food or drinks, and enjoy the ambience of Truro Golf Club with outstanding views across to Truro Cathedral, just find a table and text your order to bar.

 

The aim of the exhibition of course is hopefully to raise as much as possible for St Julia’s Hospice, so please come along, enjoy seeing the display and support Jenni at the end of this mad but enjoyable challenge.  If not, her Just Giving page will still be open for donations until all the A-Z sponsors have paid for their individual pieces…

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jenni-Hosen-A-ZPaintingChallenge

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Oct 4 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

04/10/2020
Grenwich
£100 registration fee £1,800 minimum sponsorship
26.2 miles
Training required
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Oct 4 Sun
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Virtually London 2020

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Virtually London 2020

Run, jog or walk your own Marathon on 4th October your way in your space along with thousands of other Virtual London Marathon runners.

Following the announcement that this years London Marathon has now been turned into a virtual event to take place on 4th October, we have decided to create an event where you can all jump on and enter a virtual Marathon.  You choose your own route, you have 24 hours to complete the challenge, you can do it in stages or all once, walk some, run some, have lunch, repeat, anyway you like.

This is a once in a lifetime chance to run alongside London Marathon runners, in this only ever virtual London Marathon.  And will we will award you with our very special Virtually London 2020 #TeamCHC Medal. Cost of entry is £10 and your Medal and a special personalised certificate. You can buy #TeamCHC running vests or T shirts at the checkout too.

We are running this event to support our runners but also to raise funds to keep the beds open in St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe following devastating losses to our income; lockdown closing our shops and cancelling our events. The cancellation and deferral of the Marathon comes as yet another financial blow to the care we provide for those last treasured moments. We’re asking you to help us keep our beds open by fundraising for us by sharing your challenge with friends and family.

All you need to do is sign up, download  the free Strava App, join our Team CHC Strava Club where we will track your run and share your stories, photos on our media channels.

Please note, Virtually London is a Cornwall Hospice Care event and not an entry into the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon.

How do I fundraise?

Set up your JustGiving page and share it everywhere to tell the world who will instantly empty their purses into your fundraiser from the sheer shock of learning that you are going to attempt a full marathon of 26.2 miles. If you want to fundraise for a particular Hospice, sign with JustGiving to Cornwall Hospice Care and then let us know which Hospice, St Julia’s or Mount Edgcumbe you are supporting.

On a more serious note, we’re facing a national crisis like no other while still keeping our two hospices open 24/7. With your help we’re continuing to care for terminally ill people in Cornwall and we need you to ensure we maintain this core service.

We are, as a charity, totally reliant on the support of people like you.

£20 funds an hour of our specialist nursing care and we need this now more than ever. If 100 people raised £200 each for us that’s 1000 hours of nursing care.

You could help make that happen, sign up today and invite your friends.

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking platform Enthuse letting you know that your registration was successful. There will also be details on how you can join the Strava Club.
  3. Setup a JustGiving sponsorship page from the link provided on your email.
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care
  5. Invite friends and family to support you enroute.
  6. Medals and certificates will be issued in mid October.
Downloads
Virtually London 2020 Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Virtually London 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration process

Sign up using the red button at the top of this page. Once completed, in the confirmation mail you will get a link to access the Strava Club and setup your JustGiving page.

Is there an age limit to take part?

You must be over 16 years old.

Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and it will a beautiful bespoke memento of your challenge. After you complete your distance on Sunday 4th October we will ask you to show us your proof of completion from Strava, Garmin or Google maps etc and you will receive your finishers TeamCHC medal.

Cancellations and transfers

Registrations are strictly personal, firm and binding and fees shall not be refunded for any reason.

If you are unable to take part please let us know as soon as possible by calling 01726 66868 (option 3).


Event Cancellation Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control, we may at our discretion offer a refund of your entry fee(s). However, we reserve the right to deduct an amount to cover the expenses incurred in setting up the event to ensure that Cornwall Hospice Care and our associated partners are not out of pocket due to running this event.

Is there a recommended kit list?

Runners must participate with the following items: suitable running shoes and clothing, waterproofs if rain forecast, water bottle, tracking device such as garmin or mobile phone.

04/10/2020
£10 Registration - Adult Entry
26.2 Miles
Suitable for all
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Jun 16 Wed
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The Alps Trek

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The Alps Trek

This breathtaking trek covers 46 km through the Mont Blanc region of the Alps. Join our partners, Global Adventure Challenges, and be part of this amazing European challenge and witness just how beautiful the Alps can be!

Just a hop away from the UK lies the beauty of the Alps mountain range. Only five days in total, this charity challenge is ideal for those with less time to take away from home. One magnificent highlight of this challenge is that you will visit three countries in just three days – France, Italy and Switzerland!

This trek will certainly challenge you with lots of ups and downs, but the rewards are the pleasure of seeing the most spectacular views this part of Europe has to offer – from stunning cliffs, to gorgeous waterfalls running from glaciers!

Can you do it? Yes you can!

This challenge has been graded as Tough (2) 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 3 consecutive days, so the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the challenge!

Training tips can be found on the Global Adventure Challenges website to point you in the right direction and can even join one of their training weekends – a great opportunity for you to meet their team and some fellow participants!

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Alps 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 Global Adventure Challenges who work with us  to organise and run The Alps Trek. You will need to choose payment option A or B*.

2. Global Adventure Challenges 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 Alps 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 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
The Alps Trek 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).

Where will I stay?

You will stay in local hotels and basic mountain refuges – remember this is a challenge! All accommodation will have washing facilities available. We will stay in dormitory style rooms, but this only adds to our adventure!

Do I need specialist kit?

Global Adventure Challenges will supply you with a kit list of what to take once you register to take part. Apart from some broken in trekking boots and maybe some trekking poles you do not need any specialist kit.

Option A - Registration Fee £199 + Min Sponsorship £2170
Option B - Registration Fee £199 + Self Funding £1085
46km
Tough - Training required
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Sep 25 Sat
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Banger Rally Challenge 2021

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Banger Rally Challenge 2021

PLEASE NOTE THE RALLY HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021 The 2021 Charity Banger Rally Challenge from Cornwall to Koper in Slovenia is an opportunity of a lifetime and will be a trip to remember, driving on some of Europe’s finest and most scenic roads. The only snag is that your car has to cost around a measly £500 each.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

The rally will start on Saturday 25th September leaving Pentewan Sands Holiday Park at 11am and finishing in Koper on Thursday 30th September. We think 6 days charging through 10 Countries in a rubbish car will definitely be a trip to remember. There will be several tasks to perform en route to earn bonus points resulting in prizes but managing to coax your chosen wreck to the finish point should be rewarding enough.

An additional prize will be awarded for the most imaginative/decorated car and their occupants. Although everyone who takes part is a winner, each participant will also be provided with an appropriately tacky medal memento on finishing.

You are now probably thinking, will there be support en route! You are joking surely? You really would not appreciate it if we deprived you of the uncertainty each day on whether your chosen chariot will make it to the next checkpoint, let alone start in the morning. Breaking down miles from anywhere, on a mountain pass in a strange country must be top banana in the entertainment stakes and worth the entry fee alone as we’re sure several teams will testify when they arrive back home!

With all this excitement you’re probably wondering how much this will cost to enter!

The cost of a charity place will be £95 registration, which is based on two people sharing a car; additional passengers will be charged at £95 per person. This represents a huge saving on the normal entry cost of £345 and these places are limited. In exchange you undertake to fundraise a minimum of £1,495 for us. These places are strictly limited with just 10 places available.

Entrance fee includes a pre-party on Friday 24th September, finishing party, t-shirts, route plan & camping. Optional extras are purchased directly from the Banger Rally where you will be redirected after sign up.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Banger Rally Challenge. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to driving one of the most epic journeys in across Europe.

1. Sign up today, on the link above.

2. We will mail your entry form, which will need to be returned to Cornwall Hospice Care. A copy will also be sent to the Banger Rally Team. Any extras you purchase will need to be booked at this time with the Banger Rally i.e. additional passengers.

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

4. We will hold an information/meet and greet evening for the Rally, giving you the opportunity to find out more, ask us any questions you may have and meet past rally challengers.

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

6. We’ll see you there on the day to cheer you off!

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every £20 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. In 2019 your efforts helped us open an extra bed in St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe Hospices. You can make the difference in 2020 and help open more beds. Our goal is to be able to open more beds  and offer more people our specialist care for those precious last hours.  Your registration fee will cover the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall.

Downloads
Terms and Conditions

Full details of the Terms and Conditions of Entry

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.

Where will I stay?

Your entry includes camping every night at each of the campsites. ‘Extras’ can be purchased through the Banger Rally, such as accommodation upgrades.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this challenge is 18 years or over.

Do I need specialist kit?

Yes! You need your banger! A wreck that will get you across Europe and worth less than £500.

You may travel in a car worth more than this figure, however you won’t be able to win any of the challenges.


St Austell
Option A - Registration Fee £95 + Min Sponsorship £1,495
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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 Global Adventure Challenges 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 Global Adventure Challenges who work with us  to organise and run the Everest Base Camp Trek. You will need to choose payment option A or B*.

2. Global Adventure Challenges 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 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 £4320 + Airport Tax and Surcharge £250
Option B - Registration fee £399 + Self Funding £2160 + Airport Tax and Surcharge £250
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.