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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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Jan 6 Wed
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Lands End to John O'Groats Virtual Cycle Challenge

Lands End to John O'Groats Virtual Cycle Challenge

Well folks, here we are in another Lockdown. The feedback we received for our lockdown challenges last year was that it gave people a goal, a reason to get up and get out to achieve a challenge. The huge success of Tour de Cornwall and positive feedback around mental health has spurred us on to new challenges. One of our supporters has suggested a virtual cycle from Lands end to John O’Groats. Well we’re up for it if you are! Its 874 miles and we reckon around 20 miles cycling a week on average throughout 2021. We’re giving you all year to achieve it and any miles you cycle will count, including our Coast and Clay cycling event this July.

So drag that rusting bike out of the garage and give it some love or you can do it on your exercise bike, spin bike, Peleton, skateboard or wheelchair, whatever, you just need to be rolling.  We’re offering another spanking medal and certificate on completion and lots of encouragement and laughs in our Strava Team.

You can do this on your own or you can enter as a team. Do it anywhere, anytime. The idea being to get us all motivated to get out and get moving and of course raising some critical funds for the Hospices.

Entry fees are £25 per adult and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Cycling Jersey, 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 those last treasured moments.

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

Can I cycle my own route?

Yes you can cycle anywhere, anytime, it’s up to you how you get your distance. You can do it on your own or as a team.

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 cycle 874 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.

We’re giving until 31st Decmember 2021 to complete your ride. Upload your rides on strava. We’ll also send you a challenge tracker to upload your monthly miles. When you finish just send us your tracker history and we’ll send you the medal and a smashing certificate to hang on the wall.

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.

With all our shops closed and our fundraising events postponed, we need you now more than ever. We are, as a charity, totally reliant on the support of people like you.

£20 funds an hour of our specialist nursing care. 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 cyclists, sponsorship is optional. But please we need you now more than ever and every penny counts to fund 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 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 Cycling now
  6. Keep going and build up your distance to complete 874 miles by  31st December 2021
  7. Once you have completed the event, share your distance with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success.
Downloads
LEJOG Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to LEJOG virtual Cycle Challenge

LEJOG Sponsor Form

You can use this paper sponsor form alongside your Just Giving page

LEJOG Distance Tracker

Print this off and tick off the miles as you go!

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 suitably enormous. After you complete your distance on we will ask you to send us your evidence and you will receive your finishers medal in the post. The deadline for completion is 31st December 2021

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.

06/01/2021 - 31/12/2021
£25.00 - Adult Entry
874 Miles
Suitable for all
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May 1 Sat
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Open Gardens - Tregenna Castle

Open Gardens - Tregenna Castle

Tregenna Castle Tropical Walled Garden:  Tregenna Castle Hotel Estate, St Ives, TR26 2DE 

Date: Open all year  

Time: Dawn to Dusk 

Gardener: John Moreland 

Entry: Free – Tregenna castle have kindly donated to CHC as part of the scheme. Donations welcome. 

 

Set in a 72-acre estate with spectacular view over St Ives Bay – the particular gardens to visit are the sub-tropical walled garden and wooded valley water garden, leading down the footpath to St Ives and Porthminster Beach. Cream teas and meals are available at the brasserie and restaurants. 

Also available are organised group visits with 3 times Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal gardener John Moreland. Contact John to book a tour by email to johnmoreland@supanet.com or call 07966 88283. 

 

Directions: Find the sub-tropical walled garden at the rear of the hotel. You can also find more information and a map at https://www.tregenna-castle.co.uk/ 

 

Wheelchairs – Yes 

Toilets – Yes 

Dogs – on leads 

Parking – Yes 

Refreshments – Yes 

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May 1 Sat
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Open Gardens - Trenarth Gardens

Open Gardens - Trenarth Gardens

Trenarth Gardens: The Manor House, Trenarth, Constantine, Falmouth, TR11 5JN

Garden Owner: Lucie Nottingham

Date & Time: By appointment – please mention Cornwall Hospice Care when booking

Contact: Lucie by email – lmnottingham@btinternet.com

Entry: £5

Description:

A 4-acre garden surrounding a 17th century Farmhouse, fields and woodland running down to Trenart 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. Groups very welcome.

Click here for the Trenarth Gardens website.

Directions: From Truro: Take the A39 towards Falmouth until reaching the roundabout near Asda and B&Q. Turn right up the hill into the village of Mabe and then turn left at the junction following signs for Mawnan Smith and Constantine.  Continue past Argal reservoir until arriving at the crossroads.  Turn right towards Lamanva, continuing for around half a mile, and then left towards Constantine. After approximately a mile and a half take the left hand turn towards Mawnan Smith at High Cross.  30 yards from the Mawnan turning take the dead end lane bearing right, Trenarth is half a mile at the end of this lane.

DISABLED ACCESS – VERY LIMITED

TOILETS – YES

DOGS ALLOWED – YES

PARKING – YES

REFRESHMENTS – YES  Available on request at the point of booking

9:00 AM
Falmouth
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Jul 1 Thu
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The CHC Tandem Skydive

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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Aug 6 Fri
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Charity Golf Day

Charity Golf Day

Join us for a Charity Golf Day at St Austell Golf Club on Friday 6th August 2021 followed by a presentation, food and auction at The Western Inn, West Hill, St Austell, PL25 5EY.

Teams of 4 welcome – please contact David on 07816 763214 for more information and availability

St Austell
Open to Teams of 4 - please contact David on 07816 763214 for availability and information
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Aug 7 Sat
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Snowdon by Night

Snowdon by Night

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

Caernarfon
Option A - Registration fee £49 + Minimum sponsorship £290
Option B - Registration fee £49 + Self funding £145 + Minimum sponsorship £145
9.5 miles
Moderate - you need to do some fitness training but the challenge is very achievable
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Aug 8 Sun
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Open Gardens - Brookvale

Open Gardens - Brookvale

Brookvale Garden: Brookvale, Gover Valley, St Austell, PL 25 5RA

Garden Owner: Leslie Baker

Date & Time: Sun 8th August 2021 10.30 am – 5.30 pm

Contact: Leslie by email – leslierbaker@btinternet.com or 07816 471124

Entry: £5

Description:

A mature garden, with herbaceous borders, a large rockery and imaginative planting.  Join us on 8th August from 10.30 to enjoy a summery bbq and refreshments in our beautiful garden located in the peaceful Gover Valley.

Directions: The Garden is located directly after the viaduct in the Gover Valley area

DISABLED ACCESS – SOME (LIMITED)

TOILETS – YES

DOGS ALLOWED – NO

PARKING – YES (ON THE ROADSIDE)

REFRESHMENTS – YES  BBQ, CREAM TEA’S, PIMMS/SOFT DRINKS

10:30 AM
St Austell
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Aug 14 Sat
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Riverside Tennis Competition

Riverside Tennis Competition

Riverside Tennis Club on the outskirts of Truro invite you to join them for a Tennis Tournament this August, supporting our charity!

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10:00 AM
Truro
Suggested donation of £5 per person to play.
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Aug 22 Sun
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Open Gardens - Crugsillick Manor

Open Gardens - Crugsillick Manor

Crugsillick Manor: Ruan High Lanes, Truro, TR2 5LJ 

Owner: Alison Agnew

Date & Time: Sunday 22nd August 11am – 5pm

Entry: £5 

 

Description:

A 2 acre garden on several levels. A wooded bank drops down to walled kitchen garden and hot garden. In front, sweeping yew hedges and paths define oval lawns and broad mixed borders. On a lower terrace, the focus is a large pond with exotic flowering trees and shrubs.

 

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS – Limited

TOILETS – On request in the house

DOGS ALLOWED – On leads

PARKING – Nearby

REFRESHMENTS – Yes

 

11:00 AM
Ruan High Lanes
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Sep 29 Wed
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Open Gardens - Meudon Hotel

Open Gardens - Meudon Hotel

Meudon Hotel Gardens & Bream Cove: Meudon Hotel, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, TR11 5HT

Date: Saturday 8th May & Wednesday 29th September 

Time: 11am – 3pm 

Entry: £5 per person

 

 

At this hidden-gem hotel near Falmouth, you’ll have the chance to wander through eight and a half acres of sub-tropical gardens towards a private beach – Bream Cove – just as locals and visitors have since the 1800s.  Bream Cove is a beautiful, unspoilt corner awaiting exploration. This private paradise is perfect for wild swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding or just relaxing, while the South West Coast Path can be picked up from here to continue your adventure. 

 

For more information and directions visit https://www.meudon.co.uk/meudon-gardens-and-bream-cove 

 

Wheelchair Accessible – No 

Toilets – Yes 

Dogs – On leads 

Parking – Limited 

Refreshments – on site restaurant – closed May open September 

11:00 AM
Falmouth
Entry £5
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Oct 3 Sun
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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

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

03/10/2021
Grenwich
Full terms and conditions will be sent via email on application.
26.2 miles
Training required
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Mar 18 Fri
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The Lapland Husky Trail 2022

The Lapland Husky Trail 2022

Join us on this most unique of charity events as we spend five days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland for an experience you will never forget.

Lead your own team of huskies across the Arctic
• Learn how to dog sled in a long distance expedition
• Sleep in secluded timber cabins
• A chance to see the incredible Northern Lights!

Our charity challenge is to sled 270km from Norway, into Sweden through untouched nature, in order to finish at the world famous Ice Hotel (the original!) in Jukkasjarvi! Our challenge begins in the Arctic city of Tromso, where we make our way to the Dog Sled Centre in order to meet our husky companions. After meeting and greeting our furry friends, we then dive straight into the spirit of adventure and spend our first night in a traditional Lavvo, surrounding the roaring fire.

Watching the Northern Lights and tending to our dogs will give us an exact experience for living as the Laplanders do. This is one of Global Adventure Challenges most popular charity challenges and is oversubscribed year-on-year… a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

Our trusted trek partners Global Challenge Adventures are holding a FREE Information Webinar on Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 6.30pm to give you the opportunity to find out what’s involved and ask questions.  Please register for this event in advance HERE.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

This charity challenge is suitable for beginners to sledding as full training will be given – all you need to join our challenge is a thirst for extreme adventure! This is no ordinary charity challenge – we will be required to erect our own tents, cook for ourselves and fulfil all camping duties with the equipment provided. In addition to looking after ourselves, we’ll also be responsible for looking after our teams of huskies – be assured, this is a true, “hands on” wilderness challenge!

Downloads
Lapland Husky Trail Brochure and Itinerary

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

What Happens Next?

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so our trusted partners have put together their new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps they and their suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe. Just click on the link above to explore the policy, and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change which is one of the reasons we are working with Global Adventure Challenges – they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by the challenges as they possibly can. With this in mind, they will plant 20 trees for every open participant who takes part in the challenge. For further information on our climate care strategy, click here.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us  to organise and run the Lapland Husky Trail. 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. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

5. Enjoy 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).

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.

Tromso
Option A - Registration fee £399 + Min. sponsorship £4382 + Airport Tax and Surcharge £100
Option B - Registration fee £399 + Self Funding £2191+ Airport Tax and Surcharge £100 + set your own fundraising target
270 km
Tough - you need to be fit but all training is given
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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.