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.

Oct 4 Thu

Fire Walk

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Dec 2 Sun
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Light Up A Life - St Austell

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Light Up A Life - St Austell

Beautiful Books of Remembrance

Light up a Life marks the beginning of the festive season at Cornwall Hospice care and is an uplifting and peaceful way in which to remember the lives of loved ones at this special time of year.

Those who are familiar with our services might, in the past, have attended the event at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. Due its popularity we have simply outgrown the space at the hospice. So this year we are delighted that St Mary’s, Biscovey,  offered to conduct the service keeping to the traditional time on a Sunday afternoon. It will follow much the same format of carols, prayers and readings with refreshments served at the end and a chance to view your page in the book of remembrance.

Time to remember

Remember your loved ones with a dedication in one of our books. The books of remembrance will be at each celebration service venue and you can choose where you would like their names to appear.  If you are unable to visit your nearest venue, your loved one’s name will be included in our online tribute, available here on our website towards the end of November.

With your support

We can continue to care for adults with terminal illnesses in Cornwall – completely free of charge. For more information please contact the fundraising team on 01726 66868.

As with all our remembrance events Light up a Life is open to everyone, there does not need to have been a connection with our hospices.

FAQs

Can I look at my page after the service?

When we receive your dedication we will send you a letter confirming your entry with details of how to find your page and also details of when and where the books will be available to view after each service.

Can I bring friends and family to the services?

Of course, everyone is welcome.

I can’t get to any of the services, is there any other way I can view my page?

Yes, towards the end of November we will have a virtual book on our website where you will be able to see your page.

4:00 PM
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Dec 4 Tue
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Light Up A Life - Launceston

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Light Up A Life - Launceston

Beautiful Books of Remembrance

Light up a Life marks the beginning of the festive season at Cornwall Hospice care and is an uplifting and peaceful way in which to remember the lives of loved ones at this special time of year.

Our traditional service at Launceston features music provided by the children from a local school along with carols, readings and prayers. Along with the book of remembrance there will also be card stars to write a personal message and display on the tree.

Time to remember

Remember your loved ones with a dedication in one of our books. The books of remembrance will be at each celebration service venue and you can choose where you would like their names to appear.  If you are unable to visit your nearest venue, your loved one’s name will be included in our online tribute, available here on our website towards the end of November.

With your support

We can continue to care for adults with terminal illnesses in Cornwall – completely free of charge. For more information please contact the fundraising team on 01726 66868.

As with all our remembrance events Light up a Life is open to everyone, there does not need to have been a connection with our hospices.

FAQs

Can I look at my page after the service?

When we receive your dedication we will send you a letter confirming your entry with details of how to find your page and also details of when and where the books will be available to view after each service.

Can I bring friends and family to the services?

Of course, everyone is welcome.

I can’t get to any of the services, is there any other way I can view my page?

Yes, towards the end of November we will have a virtual book on our website where you will be able to see your page.

6:00 PM
Launceston
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Dec 5 Wed
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Light Up A Life - Wadebridge

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Light Up A Life - Wadebridge

Beautiful Books of Remembrance

Light up a Life marks the beginning of the festive season at Cornwall Hospice care and is an uplifting and peaceful way in which to remember the lives of loved ones at this special time of year.

There will be live music by Port Isaac Chorale. We look forward to welcoming some new people to Light up a Life in Wadebridge and hope you will join us for some refreshments after the service where the remembrance book will be on display.

Time to remember

Remember your loved ones with a dedication in one of our books. The books of remembrance will be at each celebration service venue and you can choose where you would like their names to appear.  If you are unable to visit your nearest venue, your loved one’s name will be included in our online tribute, available here on our website towards the end of November.

With your support

We can continue to care for adults with terminal illnesses in Cornwall – completely free of charge. For more information please contact the fundraising team on 01726 66868.

As with all our remembrance events Light up a Life is open to everyone, there does not need to have been a connection with our hospices.

FAQs

Can I look at my page after the service?

When we receive your dedication we will send you a letter confirming your entry with details of how to find your page and also details of when and where the books will be available to view after each service.

Can I bring friends and family to the services?

Of course, everyone is welcome.

I can’t get to any of the services, is there any other way I can view my page?

Yes, towards the end of November we will have a virtual book on our website where you will be able to see your page.

6:00 PM
Wadebridge
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Dec 6 Thu
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Light Up A Life - Penzance

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Light Up A Life - Penzance

Beautiful Books of Remembrance

Light up a Life marks the beginning of the festive season at Cornwall Hospice care and is an uplifting and peaceful way in which to remember the lives of loved ones at this special time of year.

We look forward to returning again for our service in Penzance which features some lovely singing performed by the children from Pensans School. At the end of our traditional service we invite everyone to stay for refreshments and to view the book of remembrance. There will also be card stars available to write a personal message if you wish and to hang on the Christmas tree. The Penzance book will then be available at St Julia’s Hospice.

Time to remember

Remember your loved ones with a dedication in one of our books. The books of remembrance will be at each celebration service venue and you can choose where you would like their names to appear.  If you are unable to visit your nearest venue, your loved one’s name will be included in our online tribute, available here on our website towards the end of November.

With your support

We can continue to care for adults with terminal illnesses in Cornwall – completely free of charge. For more information please contact the fundraising team on 01726 66868.

As with all our remembrance events Light up a Life is open to everyone, there does not need to have been a connection with our hospices.

FAQs

Can I look at my page after the service?

When we receive your dedication we will send you a letter confirming your entry with details of how to find your page and also details of when and where the books will be available to view after each service.

Can I bring friends and family to the services?

Of course, everyone is welcome.

I can’t get to any of the services, is there any other way I can view my page?

Yes, towards the end of November we will have a virtual book on our website where you will be able to see your page.

6:00 PM
Penzance
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Dec 8 Sat
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Light Up A Life - Hayle

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Light Up A Life - Hayle

Beautiful Books of Remembrance

Light up a Life marks the beginning of the festive season at Cornwall Hospice care and is an uplifting and peaceful way in which to remember the lives of loved ones at this special time of year.

The Hayle service has moved from our St Julia’s Hospice to allow us to welcome everyone that wishes to attend. We are delighted that The Old School Room, St Erth, could accommodate our service. There will be carols, prayers and readings. We hope that everyone will stay and join us for refreshments afterwards where the Hayle book of remembrance will be on display.

Time to remember

Remember your loved ones with a dedication in one of our books. The books of remembrance will be at each celebration service venue and you can choose where you would like their names to appear.  If you are unable to visit your nearest venue, your loved one’s name will be included in our online tribute, available here on our website towards the end of November.

With your support

We can continue to care for adults with terminal illnesses in Cornwall – completely free of charge. For more information please contact the fundraising team on 01726 66868.

As with all our remembrance events Light up a Life is open to everyone, there does not need to have been a connection with our hospices.

FAQs

Can I look at my page after the service?

When we receive your dedication we will send you a letter confirming your entry with details of how to find your page and also details of when and where the books will be available to view after each service.

Can I bring friends and family to the services?

Of course, everyone is welcome.

I can’t get to any of the services, is there any other way I can view my page?

Yes, towards the end of November we will have a virtual book on our website where you will be able to see your page.

6:00 PM
St Erth
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Dec 9 Sun
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Light Up A Life - Newquay

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Light Up A Life - Newquay

Light up a Life marks the beginning of the festive season at Cornwall Hospice care and is an uplifting and peaceful way in which to remember the lives of loved ones at this special time of year.

This Light up a Life event is unique to all our others, as we are offering the event in a non-religious format. The evening will feature live music and readings with festive refreshments and a chance to view the Newquay book and to write a personal message if you wish on a card star to hang on the tree.

Time to remember

Remember your loved ones with a dedication in one of our books. The books of remembrance will be at each celebration service venue and you can choose where you would like their names to appear.  If you are unable to visit your nearest venue, your loved one’s name will be included in our online tribute, available here on our website towards the end of November.

With your support

We can continue to care for adults with terminal illnesses in Cornwall – completely free of charge. For more information please contact the fundraising team on 01726 66868.

As with all our remembrance events Light up a Life is open to everyone, there does not need to have been a connection with our hospices.

FAQs

Can I look at my page after the service?

When we receive your dedication we will send you a letter confirming your entry with details of how to find your page and also details of when and where the books will be available to view after each service.

Can I bring friends and family to the services?

Of course, everyone is welcome.

I can’t get to any of the services, is there any other way I can view my page?

Yes, towards the end of November we will have a virtual book on our website where you will be able to see your page.

7:00 PM
Newquay
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Apr 21 Sun
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Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Apply to be part of the iconic London Marathon and be part of team CHC 2019

21/04/2019
Grenwich
£100 registration fee £1,800 minimum sponsorship
26.2 miles
Training required
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Apr 25 Thu
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Croatia Mountain Trek

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Croatia Mountain Trek

This challenging trek offers fabulous, diverse scenery of lush green forested hills, vineyards, olive groves, meandering rivers and limestone mountain peaks

25/04/2019 - 29/04/2019
Option A - Registration fee £149 + Min. sponsorship £1,900
Option B - Registration fee £149 + Self funding £250*
Moderate - Training Required
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May 11 Sat
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Snowdon by Night

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Snowdon by Night

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

11/05/2019 - 12/05/2019
Option A - Registration fee £49 + Minimum sponsorship £290
Option B - Registration fee £49 + Self funding £145*
Moderate - Training Required
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May 31 Fri
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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

31/05/2019
Perranporth
Registration fee - £50 Minimum sponsorship - £350
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Jul 26 Fri
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Machu Picchu Trek

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Machu Picchu Trek

A once in a lifetime experience awaits with this ever popular trek along the Inca trail, leading you to the famous archaeological and World Heritage Site

26/07/2019 - 04/08/2019
Option A - Registration fee £300 + Minimum sponsorship £3,650
Option B - Registration fee £300 + Self Funding £2,565*
Moderate / Hard - Training required
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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

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 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.

Launch Event

We are hosting a free launch eventto help you find out more. We will cover the route, fundraising support, what the trip is actually like to participate in, and so much more. 

Hosted at Healeys Cyder Farm, on Saturday 29th September 3-5PM, we hope you can join us. There is no need to RSVP.

To find out more about the Launch Event, see our event page here.

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.

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.

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.

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
Registration fee £149 + Minimum sponsorship £1,960
Moderate - 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.