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.

Jul 19 Sun

Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

All Upcoming Events
May 31 Sun
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The CHC Tandem Skydive - POSTPONED

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The CHC Tandem Skydive - POSTPONED

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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Jun 17 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 GlobalAdventure 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 31 shops.

£60 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

Downloads
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 £2120
Option B - Registration Fee £199 + Self Funding £1060
46km
Tough - Training required
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Jun 20 Sat
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POSTPONED: The Largest Cream Tea Party

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POSTPONED: The Largest Cream Tea Party

EVENT POSTPONED:  Our Largest Cream Tea Party World Record Attempt has been postponed until a later date due to the UK Government Advice about the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are working on an alternative date and once we have this confirmed we will be in touch with everyone who has purchased a ticket. Those who cannot attend will be offered a full refund or the option to donate their ticket price to the charity.

Join us for The Largest Cream Tea Party – Cornwall Hospice Care’s Guinness World Record Attempt TM!

The afternoon tea party taking place on Saturday 20th June in the Exhibition Hall at The Royal Cornwall Showground will be a celebration like no other as Cornwall Hospice Care marks 40 years of providing specialist care in Cornwall.

It’ll be #jamfirst as we bring the largest cream tea record to Cornwall at this 1940s themed party with performances from Company B and The Liberty Sisters.

Tickets cost just £10 per person to include your scone, tea and entertainment. The event is open to anyone over the age of 16. If you are the parent or guardian of someone aged 16-18 by signing them up to this event you are giving consent on their behalf.

Be aware in order to be counted for the world record attempt participants have to eat one whole scone, with clotted cream and jam, and drink one full cup of tea – the rules are strict and we want to make history so please consider this when signing up! Please make sure you read the terms and conditions before committing to this event (see Important Information section at the bottom of this page).

Forty Cornwall based businesses are sponsoring the event, along with Boosters Limited of Redruth who are providing all the merchandise, Fourwinds Garage, Mitchell sponsoring the entertainment, Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream providing all the cream and Tregothnan the tea.

Important Information
2:00 PM
Wadebridge
£10 per ticket Please note this event is limited to those aged 16+ years
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Jul 5 Sun
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Open Garden Tanglewood

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Open Garden Tanglewood

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

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

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

11:00 AM
Penzance
£5.00 per adult. Children over 5 years old £2.00
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Jul 5 Sun
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Reflections Trebah

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Reflections Trebah

We have today (Monday 23rd March) made the difficult decision to move our annual in memory Reflections events online. There will be no event at Polkerris or Trebah Gardens.

You can fill in our event form with your name and a message to your loved one. This year we will not be able to float your message on our raft but we will display your message on our dedicated Reflections page. 

In keeping with the event dates the messages will be available to view on the event days on Sunday 17th May and Sunday 5th July. Messages submitted up to Friday 15th will show on the 17th May and messages submitted up until Friday 3rd July will be displayed on the 5th July.

We hope you can understand this choice, we didn’t want to cancel completely without a way to leave your message. 

Our Reflections events will return in 2021.

``When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure...``

Our Reflections events are kindly sponsored by

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Our thanks also go to Koru Kayaking who provide the kayaker for this event.

05/07/2020
4:00 PM
FALMOUTH
Free Event
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Jul 10 Fri
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Wild South West Rally

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Wild South West Rally

​2 day event that promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Includes : Engine Throwing (the next Olympic sport?), all new arm wresting championships, a bucking Bronco, Kids face ‘tattoos’, BBQ, Beers, Raffle, Custom Bike Show

Live music including Blackout and Jolly Roger plus many more to come

https://www.facebook.com/events/1319820101550608/

St Austell
£10.00 a day per person
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Jul 16 Thu
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An evening with Johnny Cowling

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An evening with Johnny Cowling

Come and join us for an evening of entertainment & laughter with Cornwall’s very own Johnny Cowling.

Tickets are £10.00 per person including a pasty.

7:30 PM
St Austell
Tickets £10.00 per person
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Jul 18 Sat
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Sticker Country Fayre & Vintage Rally

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Sticker Country Fayre & Vintage Rally

​Come along to the annual Sticker Country Fayre & Vintage rally.

From small humble routes in 2003 this annual event has grown every year since.

The main attraction is the amazing Vintage rally, showcasing a large selection of steam and vintage vehicles.

There will also be craft stalls, face painting, Displays, Dog Shows, Children’s & Adults entertainment plus much much more

10:00 AM
Sticker
Adult £6.00 10-16 yrs £4.00 Under 10 FREE
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Jul 19 Sun
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Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

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Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

Coronavirus announcement

As it now stands, we are working towards the Coast and Clay Sportive going ahead as planned.

In the light of the current Coronavirus outbreak we wanted to update you on our position regarding the Coast and Clay Sportive, being held on Sunday 19th July 2020. We’ve been following the government’s advice and Cornwall Hospice Care has postponed, cancelled or made events digital for those planned up to 30th June. With the current information we have we are working towards the Coast and Clay Sportive going ahead as planned.

If the situation should worsen or the advice from Government suggest that the event should not go ahead, we will decide at that point and communicate our decision with our cyclists, supporters and stakeholders.

In the meantime, thank you for your support. I’m thinking of you all and am pleased to report that with your continuing help our hospices remain open and we are still admitting those patients who need us.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me via on ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk.

Oliver Hoare, Coast and Clay Sportive Event Director & Cornwall Hospice Care Head of Fundraising

The Coast and Clay Sportive

The Coast and Clay Sportive is back, but with a new home!

Recognised by ‘Cycling Weekly’ as one of ’20 of the best British sportives to ride in 2018’, Cornwall Hospice Care is delighted to be sitting in the saddle, taking over from the Rotary Club of St Columb.

There is something for everybody, from the complete beginner to the hardened cyclist who likes a challenge, with 4 routes to choose from:

EXTREME – 104 MILES

EPIC – 71 MILES

CHALLENGE – 44 MILES

INSPIRE – 17 MILES

All the routes are designed to provide enjoyable and safe cycling in spectacular scenery. We start and finish at the magnificent Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8RP.

En route, you will experience the coastline and cliffs of the north coast, beautiful country lanes of mid Cornwall and the calmer and gentler south coast, before winding your way back through the Cornish countryside where spectacular views and beaches lead to the finish. The route will be well signposted, with strategically placed marshals, well-stocked feed stations and a few hills! All finishers will be awarded a medal and there will be food and drink at the finish.

What is a sportive?

Well, it’s not a race. Sportives are a great way to get into organised cycling events, giving you the chance to complete a fully signed and supported ride in a relaxed environment. Think of it as the marathon of the cycling world (or a fun run if the word ‘marathon’ brings you out in a cold sweat).

Riding a sportive is a superb way to explore a new area on your bike, in the knowledge that you are fully supported by event staff and surrounded by other enthusiastic participants.

Routes

The Extreme and Epic routes are aimed at experienced cyclists who want a serious test of fitness, endurance and stamina. With over 8,000ft of hills for the 104m riders, and 6,000ft for the 71m riders, you will take on the thrills and pain of cycling some tough Cornish climbs, while enjoying the beautiful countryside as well as the rugged coastline.

The Challenge route is aimed at intermediate riders who want to go beyond their normal ability by taking in some serious hills (3,600ft) as a test of their cycling proficiency.

The Inspire route is for cyclists young or old, beginners or the experienced, who want to take their cycling ambitions beyond the Camel Trail or the commute to work.

View the route maps below:

EXTREME – 104 MILES

EPIC – 71 MILES

CHALLENGE – 44 MILES

INSPIRE – 17 MILES

What's included?
  • Fully signed course.
  • Timed Ride.
  • Marshals.
  • Sweeper Van.
  • Free food, water and energy drinks at feed stations.
  • Medals for finishers.
Sponsorship:

For all riders, sponsorship is optional. However, riders are encouraged to raise some sponsorship, no matter how little.

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.

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking platform Charity Checkout letting you know that your registration was successful. There will also be details on how you can purchase a Cornwall Hospice Care Jersey.
  3. If you purchase a Jersey this will be mailed on to you promptly.
  4. You will be offered the chance to setup a JustGiving sponsorship page. Please do so, just £20 raised makes a huge difference to the care we offer.
  5. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  6. You will receive joining instructions no later than 1 week in advance of race day.
  7. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  8. Finally, enjoy the sportive!
Downloads
Coast and Clay Sportive Terms and Conditions of Entry

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

Coast and Clay Sportive Parental Consent Form

Download the Parental Consent Form for the Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration process

All cyclists will be required to register and collect their number before being allowed to take part. The number must be displayed on the front of your bike; cable ties will be provided. Full joining instructions will be sent to all cyclists no later that one before the date of the event.

Is there an age limit to take part?

All riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A parental consent form is required for each rider under 16.

All riders, regardless of age, will need to purchase a ticket for the Extreme – 104 mile, Epic – 71 mile and Challenge – 44 mile routes.

Each full price entry to Inspire 17 mile route will also include free entry for two under 16s.


Do you need volunteers to help deliver the event?

Yes, well over 60 volunteers help ensure the Coast and Clay Sportive is delivered safely and smoothly. We always welcome volunteer help. If you can join us drop the Race Director, Oliver Hoare an email on mailto:ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk

Will the event be chip timed?

The event will be chip timed and an alphabetical list of finishers will be published after the event.

Recommended cycling equipment and clothing

Recommended kit to take with you:

  • Spare inner tube(s).
  • Puncture repair kit.
  • Pump.
  • Multi-tool.
  • Water.
  • Snacks (bananas, energy gels etc.).
  • Suitable clothes – unfortunately it does rain sometimes.


Do I need to wear a helmet?

Yes. Helmets are a mandatory safety requirement at the Coast and Clay. Anyone without a helmet will not be allowed to ride.

What cycles are allowed?

Road bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes are all suitable bikes, although we advise that the longer distances will be more challenging on a mountain bike.

Electric bikes are also welcome, although any form of e-bike with a twist and go style throttle is not permitted.


Is there Parking on site?

Yes, there will be ample parking available for cyclists and spectators. More details will follow.

Start times

From 7.30am at Prideaux Place, Sunday 19th July 2020. Riders will be started in batches to avoid congestion and must finish by 5.00pm

104m riders from 7.30am

71m riders from approx. 8am

44m riders from approx. 8.30am

17m riders from approx. 9am

DO NOT BE LATE! If you arrive after 9am you may not be allowed to take part.


The route

The route, course splits, hazards and feed stations will be clearly signposted.

Keep an eye out for our motivational signs!

GPS files are available to download above.

It is your responsibility to follow the course. Should you get lost, call the event support number, and we will try to get you back on track.


What distances are the feed stations?

• 104m route – TBC, although expected to be Roche (30 miles), Mount Edgcumbe Hospice (54 miles) and Summercourt (80 miles).

• 71m route – TBC, although expected to be Roche (30 miles), and Summercourt (54 miles).

• 44m route – TBC, although expected to be Summercourt (30 miles).

• 17m route – no feed station.


Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and a totally cool one at that! After you have crossed the finish line, you will receive your finishers medal.

Can I buy a Cornwall Hospice Care jersey?

Yes! Anyone who raises over £250 will be offered a jersey for free. If you have raised over £250 please email ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk with details of your sponsorship and size, and a jersey will be sent to you.

Or, if you prefer, you can buy a jersey here.


Is there any mechanical support?

If you have a mechanical problem, please wait at the roadside and call event support on 07817 004430. There will be a sweeper van following the last rider. Pumps and inner tubes will be available at feed stations.

Abandoning the ride, what do I do?

If you cannot complete the ride please tell a Marshal at a check point or phone 07817 004430. Do not go home without telling someone or we will assume you are injured and have the emergency services out looking for you. You will have to pay any costs incurred.

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). You may defer your place for 2021 or transfer your place to another cyclist. Please note deferrals and transfers will be accepted up to Friday 10th July 2020 at Midday.


Event Cancellation Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or other 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.


19/07/2020
7:30 AM
Padstow
£40.00 - EXTREME Route (104 Miles)
£38.00 - EPIC Route (71 Miles)
£35.00 - CHALLENGE Route (44 Miles)
£15.00 - INSPIRE Route (17 Miles)
On the day registration, if places are available, will have an additional fee of £5 on the above prices.
17 miles - 104 miles
Training required
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Aug 2 Sun
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Mount Edgcumbe Classic & American Car Show and Summer Fair

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Mount Edgcumbe Classic & American Car Show and Summer Fair

From craft stalls to bouncy castles and classic cars on display, this is truly a fabulous day out for the whole family

9:00 AM
Torpoint
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Sep 26 Sat
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Banger Rally Challenge 2020

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Banger Rally Challenge 2020

The 2020 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 26th September leaving Pentewan Sands Holiday Park at 11am and finishing in Koper on Thursday 1st October. 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 25th 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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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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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.