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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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Dec 1 Tue
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Silly Santas

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Silly Santas

This is YOUR Santa, YOUR way
FREE Santa Suit with every entry delivered to your door!

Well here we are still in a world of uncertainty, but what is absolutely certain is that we unfortunately can’t deliver our much loved annual Santa runs around the county this December.  These are normally such important fundraisers for us and this year is no different.  Silly Santas is supporting Terry’s Bed Appeal and you, being silly, will help keep our beds open and supporting those families needing our care over the festive season.

We’ve had a think and we’ve come up with an idea everyone can enjoy even if lockdown continues.  You don’t have to step outside your home if you’d prefer not to, and while running isn’t compulsory this year, being silly is.

We’d love you to do to take on our challenge of doing “ Something Silly in Santa Suit” and help raise those vital funds to keep our beds open.  It can be absolutely anything at all – it’s up to you and your imagination to do it your way! And every sign-up will receive a FREE Santa Suit delivered to your door!

We’ve popped a few ideas here to help your creative juices:

Run, walk, or jog!

You can choose the distance – a mile, 5k, 10k or a half marathon – it’s up to you.  And where you do it – as part of your daily exercise from home, around your garden or up and down your stairs.  It’s also up to you if you complete your distance in one go or spread across the month – this really is your gig!

 

Wear a Santa Suit to Work

Ideal for the workplace, you can wear your suit, for a day, a week, all month!  Although its fair to say they are not that robust !  But you get the idea.  We can provide you with a collection bucket so the public can donate if you are public facing and/or you can set up a JustGiving page to raise funds (see the button at the top of this page).  It’s a good opportunity for some office high jinks and posting your photos or video on social media too with a donate button.

The Cornwall Hospice Care Truro Santa Bike Ride and Santa Run at Padstow on Saturday: Picture by Colin Higgs

A Silly Santa Cycle

The very lovely people at Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge, who normally support our Wadebridge to Padstow Santa Cycle have offered to support us by providing free bike hire to our Silly Santas for the duration of December.  On production of a screenshot of your entry receipt and obviously resplendent in your Santa Suit you can hire a bike and cycle on the Camel Trail to Padstow or Bodmin and back, stopping for some essential Santa refreshments en route.  Get sponsored, raise some funds and have a fun day out. Please contact Bridge Bike Hire once you have registered with us to book your free bike(s).

Silly Santa Singing

Get your Tik Tok groove on and get singing along in your Santa Suits to your favourite Christmas tunes with your Elfie Stick and post on Facebook with our free donate button.

Santa Bake Off

How about getting the kids in a Santa Suit and let them loose in the kitchen making Gingerbread to sell at school or to family.  Or maybe a Silly Santa mince pie eating contest whilst enjoying some mulled wine with a couple of friends (strictly within social distancing rules of course) and perhaps a spot of Santa Karaoke?

Click on the Sign Up Here button on this page to find out how to enter and get your free Santa Suit posted direct to your door and help keep our beds open this Christmas.

Thanks to our amazing sponsor:
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Our Silly Santas are kindly sponsored by Ann’s Cottage Surf and Lifestyle Stores . A huge thanks for their generous sponsorship of the Cornwall Hospice Care Silly Santas 2020.

Ann’s Cottage is a family run business which started in Polzeath, in the summer of 1978. Now with 15 stores around Cornwall, and an online community to its name, Ann’s Cottage truly encompasses the Cornish lifestyle. Home to some of the most loved brands, Ann’s Cottage has everything to keep you surfing, skating and on trend. The team at Ann’s Cottage live and breathe the ultimate Cornish lifestyle. 

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Terms & Conditions

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Sponsor Form

Download a paper Sponsor Form

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Click the pink ‘Sign Up Here’ button at the top of the page.  When you have completed the registration process you will receive confirmation email with your JustGiving link to start your fundraising.

Will I get a medal for taking part?

Yes, all participants will receive a fabulous and festive medal!

Is my Santa suit included in the price?

Yes it is.

Can I take part with my pet?

Absolutely! As long as you do something really fun and wacky!

Is there an age limit on this event?

No. Absolutely anyone can take part.

If I wish to participate in the Santa Cycle, how do I book a bike?

When you have completed your registration with Cornwall Hospice Care, please contact Bridge Bike Hire (01208 813050) to pre-book your bike(s) with them.

Child (Suit up to 110cm shoulder to ankle)- £7.00
Junior( Suit up to 135cm shoulder to ankle) - £7.00
Youth under 16yrs (Suit over 135cm shoulder to ankle) - £7.00
Adult Ticket (16yrs+) - £13.50
10 Adult Tickets (16yrs+) - £120
Suitable for all
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Dec 1 Tue
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Silly Santas in Schools

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Silly Santas in Schools

Calling all Schools! It’s time to do something Silly in a Santa Suit!  Every year schools across the county get involved, dressing in Santa Suits, running, walking or jogging around their school grounds whilst raising money for our Cornish Charity. With 2020 being slightly unique we thought it would be a great opportunity to put a spin on how we deliver this event, so we want YOU to decide what you do – as long as it is something silly in a Santa Suit!

We’ve had a think and we’ve come up with an idea all schools can join in with – whilst maintaining class bubbles! It could be a Santa scoot around the playground, a Santa bake off in class bubbles or simply just coming to school dressed in a Santa suit. Maybe you have another better idea we haven’t thought of?

Once you have your idea, click on the pink ‘Sign Up Here’ button and complete our registration form.  We’ll be in touch when we receive your request to discuss full requirements and your suits and medals will be delivered in plenty of time for your event.

We’d love you to do to take on our challenge of doing “ Something Silly in Santa Suit” and help raise those vital funds to keep our beds open.  It can be absolutely anything at all – it’s up to you and your imagination to do it your way!

We’ve popped a few ideas here to help your creative juices:

Wear a Santa Suit to School

Ideal for the classroom, you can wear your suit, for a day, a week, even the whole of December!  Although its fair to say they are not that robust !  But you get the idea.  It’s a great opportunity for some high jinks in the class room.

A Silly Santa Run

It doesn’t have to be far – a jog around the playground or school field… or both for the more competitive children!

Silly Santa Singing

Get your groove on and get singing along in your Santa Suits to your favourite Christmas tunes with your Elfie Stick – you could even dance off in the school hall! It doesn’t have to be long, so each class gets to have a go. Tra-la-la-la-laaaaaa

Santa Bake Off

How about getting the kids in a Santa Suit and let them loose in the school kitchen making Gingerbread to sell to family.  Or maybe a Silly Santa mince pie eating contest?

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up my school?

Click the pink ‘Sign Up Here’ button at the top of the page.  When you have completed the registration form you will receive confirmation email.

Will I get a medal for taking part?

Yes, all participants will receive a fabulous and festive medal!

Is there an age limit on this event?

No! Anyone at school can take part.

Is my Santa suit included in the price?

Yes it is.

Minimum sponsorship £7.50 per child to participate (includes suit & medal)
Child (Suit up to 110cm shoulder to ankle)
Junior( Suit up to 135cm shoulder to ankle)
Youth under 16yrs (Suit over 135cm shoulder to ankle)
Suitable for all
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Dec 6 Sun
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Light Up A Life 2020

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Light Up A Life 2020

Beautiful Books of Remembrance

***NOTICE*** Dedications to be included in the online broadcast have now closed. Dedications can still be made, but those received after 30th November will be featured in the online Book of Remembrance, which will be updated Friday 11th and Friday 18th December, after publication on Sunday 6th December.

Christmas is a special time of year when thoughts turn to spending time with friends and family. It is a time for joy and laughter. But for some, it can also be a time of great sadness when remembering loved ones who are no longer with us. Light Up A Life brings people together to remember the joy and laughter shared with those now lost.

For many, Light Up A Life signals the start of the festive season. As it approaches this year, we are reminded that no matter how busy our lives are, sometimes we need to take some time to reflect on what’s important to us and to remember those we have loved and cared for. This year, Light Up A Life is more important than ever. It has always been a wonderful way to remember our own loved ones, but right now it is especially poignant as we also think about those in our communities who have unexpectedly lost those they love.

Sadly, it is not possible to come together right now, so this year, Light Up a Life will help us remember in a new and very special way, in a stunning virtual celebration at Truro Cathedral. We cannot invite you to attend in person, but you can still be a part of this beautiful and unique celebration.

The moving candlelit service will be led by Reverend Canon Alan Bashforth, and will include readings from our hospice nurses and music by local Choirs. Your dedications to loved ones lost will feature during the service and gradually, we will light a candle for each and every loved one we are remembering, until the Cathedral is full of light with the love of friends and families brought together in spirit.

This year Light Up Life is fundraising to support Terry’s Bed Appeal, a special ask of our community to help keep our beds open for patients and families who need our hospice care now, this Christmas and into the New Year.

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FAQs

How can I view the service?

You can watch this new and lovely event from your own home on December 6th at 7:00PM. The service will broadcast on our website www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/lightupalife and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CornwallHospiceCare. Afterwards you will also be able to view your dedications in our online Book.

How many dedications can I make per donation?

There is a limit for each donation to 4 dedications. You are welcome to make more than one donation if you have more than 4 dedications to make. This is to make sure we have time to display all the dedications during the service. Afterwards you will also be able to view your dedications in our online Book.

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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.

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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.

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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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Oct 3 Sun
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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Apply to be part of the iconic London Marathon and be part of #TeamCHC 2021

Grenwich
Full terms and conditions will be sent via email on application.
26.2 miles
Training required
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Nov 11 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 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.