Rising To The Challenge - The Directory Group

Rising to the challenge

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to look ahead to a new year, and a new challenge. What could you achieve for a local cause in 2016?

The Rowans Hospice has organised a host of challenges for 2016, offering plenty of opportunities for people of all ages to raise funds for this local cause.

On Friday 12th February, Ruby Red Day makes its return. The hospice is inviting friends, colleagues, students and families to wear anything red and donate £2 – it could be anything from slippers to shoes, a cardigan, or a blouse, or even a onesie! All proceeds go direct to the Rowans Hospice.

The following week, you can strut your stuff on the dance floor in a Dance-a-thon at Portsmouth Guildhall (Saturday 20th February, 6pm to midnight).

The Dance-a-thon is a sponsored challenge exercise event, with a purple and pink colour scheme. Anyone who wishes to take part is encouraged to wear dance shoes, trainers or any other comfy footwear. Participants pledge to raise as much sponsorship as possible, with a suggested target of £100.

On Sunday 28th February, The Rowans Hospice will be hosting its third 'Race with Rowan' –a sponsored run with a choice of two distances: 10k or 5k, with both starting and finishing at the Portsmouth Watersports Centre on the Eastern Road. The 10k race will start at 10am and the 5k Fun Run will start at 10.15am. Registration for the 10k is £15 for non-affiliated runners and £13 for affiliated runners. Registration for the 5k is £10 for adults and £5 for children.

In October, there’s a chance to experience peace, tranquillity and spectacular views while taking part in a walk that millions have taken before you in the Walk of Reflection from Santiago de Compostela to Firesterre.

To volunteer to help at any of these events, contact fundraising@rowanshospice.co.uk

For all of our latest events, more information or to register to take part in an event, call the fundraising team on 023 9223 7142 or go to www.rowanshospice.co.uk

The Rowans Hospice based in Purbrook, is dedicated to improving the lives of people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire. 

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley