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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All Upcoming Events
Apr 6 Sat
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Trenarth Garden

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Trenarth Garden

One of the great summer pleasures is to go and visit wonderful gardens. The Cornwall Hospice Care Open Gardens Programme offers you the chance to see some gardens that are not often open to the public and their owners work very hard to prepare them for us, specifically to raise money towards our care.

About this garden

By appointment only. Please contact Lucie on above contact details to book. Please mention Cornwall Hospice Care when booking.

A 4 acre garden surrounding a 17th century farmhouse, fields and woodland running down to Trenarth Bridge on the Helford river. A varied and quirky garden with year-round interest. Listed garden walls, courtyards, plenty of activities for children, orchard and vegetable garden. Wildlife friendly and tours available for small groups. www.trenarthgardens.com

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
Open Gardens Guide 2019

Download the 2019 for the Open Gardens Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What facilities are there available?

Refreshments available, toilets and parking are provided. Plants will be available to purchase.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes please feel bring your canine companions along!

Directions by car

Sat Nav: TR11 5JN
From Truro, follow signs for Falmouth and Helston, then Constantine. At High Cross garage, turn left to Mawnan and after 30 yards turn right down dead end lane. Trenarth is 0.5 miles along the lane at the end.

12:00 AM
Trenarth, Constantine
Admission: £5
Children: Free
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Aug 25 Sun
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Retorrick Mill Summer Fete

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Retorrick Mill Summer Fete

Join Retorrick Mill with Scott & Babs for their annual summer fete! A fun filled afternoon for all of the family!

So much to do including live music, cake stall, cream tea’s, raffle, assault course, duck race, lucky dip, coconut shy, plus much more!

All proceeds to Cornwall Hospice Care

2:00 PM
Newquay
Donations
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Sep 1 Sun
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It's a Knockout 2019

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It's a Knockout 2019

A foam-tastic, fun filled day taking on inflatable obstacles with your friends, colleagues or family

01/09/2019
11:00 AM
Truro
£50 non refundable registration fee (per team) plus
£300 minimum sponsorship (per team)
Easy but good health required
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Sep 12 Thu
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An evening with Johnny Cowling

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An evening with Johnny Cowling

An evening with Johnny Cowling, with a share of the proceeds in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. There will also be a raffle and auction on the night!

Tickets £10.00 to include a pasty. Tickets also available from Tregonissey Social Club.

8:00 PM
St Austell
Tickets £10
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Sep 15 Sun
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Bodmin Lions Fun Ride

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Bodmin Lions Fun Ride

10 mile charity fun ride through spectacular forest and moorland.

Starts 10am, last riders 12 noon

Refreshments and toilets available

10:00 AM
Bodmin
£15.00 per adult £10.00 under 16's
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Sep 18 Wed
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'B' Skin Product demonstration and Sale

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'B' Skin Product demonstration and Sale

Join Falmouth Fundraising Group for a demonstration of ‘B’ Skincare products with an opportunity to purchase at reasonable prices.

£5.00 on the door to include Coffee and Biscuits.

10:00 AM
Falmouth
£5.00
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Sep 19 Thu
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Karenza Quilters Exhibition & Raffle

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Karenza Quilters Exhibition & Raffle

An exhibition of patchwork and quilting by the Karenza quilters in the beautiful setting of Kea Parish church.

The event runs from 10:00am on the Thursday 19th September to 4:00pm on the 21st September.

There will also be a raffle of a quilt made by the group, in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, a trade stall and light refreshments.

Entry by donation.

10:00 AM
Truro
Entry by donation
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Sep 21 Sat
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Good Afternoon Choirs Concert

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Good Afternoon Choirs Concert

A free admission concert by members of the Good Afternoon Choirs, led by Grenville Jones and the SING Choir.

The Good Afternoon Choirs are based in around the Bath and Bristol and will be visiting Truro that weekend.

There will be music for everyone, plus the chance to join in!

A retiring collection will be taken with all proceeds going to Cornwall Hospice Care.

Further information available via www.goodafternoonchoir.org

7:30 PM
Truro
By donation
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Sep 22 Sun
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Wadebridge Charity Shoot

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Wadebridge Charity Shoot

Teams of 4 guns – £140 (includes lunch)

Teams of 2 guns – £70 (includes lunch)

Not more than one CPSA, member per team.

25 Bird Challenge £10, available from Mick Moore

Non Shooters welcome for Lunch – £12.50

Early attendance appreciated as shooting will be concluded by 1.30pm

Pre book via Mr Blewett

9:00 AM
Cornwall
Varies see details
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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

***Just announced*** a self fund option is now available. You can now pay for your place and fundraise for your own target.

 

Also, £50 off registration with the code: CHC50OFF

 

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 magnificent Prideaux Place, Padstow at 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.

See the route
What Will it be Like?

In 2017 we ran a very similar event. The video on the left side of this page documented our travels.

Also, Darren Uren, one of our cyclists penned this detailed blog about his experiences.

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.

Sponsor Forms

Download a sponsor form to help boost your fundraising offline.

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.

If I choose the self fund option, when is the deadline for me to pay?

£784 (80% of the cost of trip) will need to be paid before we depart on October 2nd 2019, and the remaining £196 (20%) will need to be paid by the end of November 2019.

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
Option A - Registration fee £149 + Minimum sponsorship £1,960
Option B - Registration fee £149 + Self funding £980
Moderate - Training Required
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Oct 12 Sat
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Autumn Baked Potato Lunch

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Autumn Baked Potato Lunch

Join St Agnes Fundraising Group for a baked potato lunch.

There will also be a cake stall, new goods, cards and a raffle.

11:00 AM
Truro
Entry by donation
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Oct 12 Sat
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Fire and Ice Walk

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Fire and Ice Walk

Challenge yourself to take on walking over broken glass, burning hot embers or both!

12/10/2019
2:00 PM
St Austell
Fire and Ice - £30 Reg. & £200 Min. Sponsorship
Fire or Ice (1 element) - £25 Reg. & £125 Min. Sponsorship
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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.