Ashford community allotment open day - 16 June 2021

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2 volunteers next to a wooden sign saying 'Princess Alice Hospice Community Allotment'


Ashford Clumps Allotments


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If you’d like to know more or have any questions, or if you plan to come to the open day, please let us know: or call 01372 461808.

As a Hospice, it is our vision that our communities will have the best care and support before, during and after death. We’ve made it our mission to nurture compassionate communities who can build on the work we do within the Hospice itself. The Ashford Community Allotment is one of the ways that we are doing this, by providing a place and a purpose for people when they may need extra support. There is no commitment and you’re welcome to come along and join in as much or as little as you’d like to.

If you’re dealing with a life-limiting illness yourself or supporting someone who is, or if you’ve been recently bereaved, the Community Allotment could be a good way to meet others in a similar situation, get outdoors and get involved in something new and different. The allotment is open to all ages and genders and neither green fingers nor prior experience of gardening are required! You don’t have to dig, weed, rake or prune – if you’d rather just potter or have a chat, that’s fine.

Allotment volunteer Richard will be running some of the sessions and he’s been working on the Hospice’s allotment alongside his own, clearing it and getting it ready for planting.
“I’ve had my allotment for many years,” he says, “and it’s really good for your mental health. I had a stressful job in the past and it’s been a great place to escape to.” Richard says that visitors to the allotment “will be able to do as much or as little as they want – whether that’s chat, do some strenuous digging, some light weeding or pick and eat some of the produce.”

We have regular volunteer-led Saturday sessions 10am-12noon and Wednesday sessions 1pm – 3pm.

Come along to our Open Day to find out more…

Families and carers drop in sessions – Wednesdays - 23 June 2021

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays:

19 and 26 May; 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 June; 7 July.

Each session will run from 2pm until 3pm approx.

All sessions will be held online via zoom.

For further information, please contact

Princess Alice Hospice will be running an eight week programme for families and cares that are looking after someone as they approach the end of their life. The sessions are stand-alone so people can dip in and out of them although we find many people like to attend them all as relationships are made albeit over the Zoom camera.

People who have attended in the past have given positive feedback about the sessions which are interactive and informal.

‘I felt listened to’

‘It was good to meet with others in a similar situation’

‘I wish I had known about these things earlier’

  • This is an 8 week programme – 1 hour each via Zoom on Wednesday afternoons 2.00pm-3.00pm commencing the 19th May
  • It is specifically aimed at Families and Carers
  • Run by Rosie Noble, Families and Carers’ Lead, Princess Alice Hospice
  • Session leaders will all be members of staff from the Wellbeing or therapy services at Princess Alice
  • All families and carers are welcome. People are encouraged to contribute to the sessions but no-one is expected to talk unless they are happy and willing to do so. Indeed some people sit and listen – and that’s fine!


19 May – Being a Carer

26 May – Eating well

2 June – Keeping active

9 June – Increasing resilience

16 June – Managing anxiety

23 June – What happens as the patient becomes less well

30 June – Planning ahead

7 July – Peer support session

If anyone is interested in attending, and would like the Zoom details, or would like to discuss further, please email

We look forward to hearing from you.

Spinnaker Tower Abseil – Dates available throughout the year! - 26 June 2021

Abseil 100m down the iconic Spinnaker Tower to raise money for Princess Alice Hospice. | View on map

We have various dates and times available throughout the year – just let us know a date that suits you when registering.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Gunwharf Quays

Registration fee: £50

£200 minimum sponsorship

T: 01372 461808

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a daredevil, have a head for heights and nerves of steel? Then why not take part in an Abseil Challenge for Princess Alice Hospice?

Even if you generally prefer your feet firmly on the ground; why not push yourself to new heights and take on a challenge for a worthwhile cause?

Abseil from Spinnaker tower one of the most iconic buildings in the South of England. Help us raise vital funds for Princess Alice Hospice.

We have various dates and times available throughout the year – just let us know a date that suits you when registering.

PJ Day – take part any day or month - 30 June 2021

Fundraising fun in your pyjamas! | View on map

Enter our PJ Day photo competition and be in with a chance of winning some chocolates! Submit your best PJ Day pictures here – full entry rules and T&Cs can be found here. Enter by 28 February 2021. | 01372 461808

Take part from anywhere that suits you and on any day in February!

Make a minimum donation of £2 (per participant) or why not get family and friends to sponsor you.

Support us this February by holding your own PJ Day; whether you’re learning at home, at school, working remotely or in the office. With many of us currently living in our PJs whilst staying at home during lockdown there really isn’t any excuse to not get involved!

Our aim is to raise awareness of The Princess Alice Hospice at Home service and the care that our nurses provide for patients in their own homes, 365 days of the year. Our nurses and doctors have adapted to ensure that care has continued throughout the pandemic; sometimes via phone or video call but still with many home visits. All you do is wear your pyjamas while doing your job, hobby or sport on any one day – and pay a suggested minimum donation of £2 or ask family and friends to sponsor you.

Organise a PJ Day in February (the official Princess Alice Hospice PJ Day is on 12 February, but you can choose any day and time that suits you) and help raise money and awareness of the work our nurses do so they can continue to care for more people with life limiting illnesses.

You can either make a donation or set up a JustGiving fundraising page via our JustGiving campaign page here. Please ensure you follow the latest government guidelines if participating with friends, family and/or colleagues.

Here are just a few fun activities and ideas you can do whilst wearing your PJs;

  • Zoom class quiz or team quiz
  • Virtual lunch
  • Virtual tea party
  • Sponsored walk (in your support bubble)
  • Complete a challenge (steps, walk, run etc.)

Download our PJ Day fundraising pack below which is full of great tips and ideas to help you plan for your day. If you are interested in holding your own PJ Day in February get in touch with our events team ( as we would love to hear all about it and how we can support you.

The Wing walk Challenge – Dates available throughout the year! - 1 July 2021

Take to the skies in aid of Princess Alice Hospice | View on map

Go Wing walking for us with AeroSuperBatics. Standing on the top wing of their 1940’s biplane, your adrenaline will hit new levels with this incredible flying experience. Graceful and radical flight experiences are tailor-made for you.

Sign up using the link below.

Various dates available. Runs every year from March to October, Tuesday to Thursday only.

Registration fee: £150

Minimum sponsorship: £800

For more information or to register your interest you can call our Supporter Care Team on 01372 461808 or email us at

Open Garden Trumpeters House Richmond - 3 July 2021

Fundraising for Princess Alice Hospice | View on map

Trumpeters House gardens


Trumpeters’ House & Sarah’s Garden
Trumpeters’ House
Old Palace Yard
Greater London

Supporter Care Team
T: 01372 461808

£5 entry to the National Gardens Scheme

Princess Alice Hospice will be raising funds by selling tea and homemade cake at Trumpeters House. The two-acre garden is on the original site of Richmond Palace. Long lawns stretch from the house to banks of the River Thames. Clipped yews, a box parterre, unusual shrubs and trees and ancient Tudor walls covered with roses and climbers.

Waterways of Shepperton - 4 July 2021

10km sponsored walk | View on map

As we were unable to have our memory walk this year, you can take part in this long running event organised by the Shepperton & Sunbury Rotary in aid of Princess Alice Hospice.

After the trials of 2020, this will be a special walk for 2021!

Please note: the walk will be run in a Covid secure way.

4th of July – 9.30am

To take part and support Princess Alice Hospice by fundraising, please enter via the Rotary Club, then set up your JustGiving page.

(Please note only sponsorship raised via JustGiving will come to Princess Alice Hospice – we will not be receiving any of the registration fees)

T-shirts will be available to all participants once they have hit a £50 fundraising target on their JustGiving page. These will be available 2 weeks before the event date, to allow time for collection.

To register please fill out the form below and email to

If you have any questions please contact Catherine Black on 07864 057760 or email the above address.

Entry fee – £6 to be paid to the Rotary Club upon registration.

July Virtual Death Cafe - 5 July 2021


T: 01372 461958

A chat about death over coffee and cake might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it could get people talking about a subject that is still taboo for many. In our Death Cafés we aim to empower communities with the knowledge, skills and confidence to engage with death, dying and loss.

Here’s what one attendee, Sue, had to say about her experience:
“Death is part of life and affects us all, yet it largely remains a taboo subject. Attending the death cafe has given me the chance to discuss and learn from others and consider how I feel about my own wishes for the end of my life and to express those to my family. It is a positive, interesting experience and feels very safe to chat about death which you can’t do anywhere else”.

Please note, this is not a bereavement cafe and is not suitable for anyone who is recently bereaved.

Click below to book your place.

Tandem Skydive – Dates available throughout the year! - 17 July 2021

You’re braver than you think! | View on map

2021 dates:
Saturday 17 July 2021
Saturday 14 August 2021
Saturday 18 September 2021
Saturday 16 October 2021

Can’t make any of these dates? Not to worry as we have other dates also available. Just select ‘other’ on the sign up form below and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange a suitable date with you.

Old Sarum Park

T: 01372 461808

Registration: free

Minimum of £450 for 10,000 ft or £550 for 15,000 ft


…standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 or even 15,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below.

Imagine being able to do the highest Skydive in the UK, whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help Princess Alice Hospice! Stop imagining; it’s real and it’s happening throughout this year and you can be part of it.

Why not jump on a special day, a big Birthday or in memory of a loved one? We have dates available throughout the year. For some inspiration, watch this video of our brave supporter Tony Skydiving for the Hospice on his 80th birthday.

The maximum weight for a tandem skydive is 18 stone fully clothed and there are no upper age limits but if you are aged 16 or 17 you must be accompanied by an adult.

Important: please download and read our enquiry pack before you sign up to ensure you meet all the requirements.

ASICS London 10k - 25 July 2021

ASICS 10k - the ultimate tour of London | View on map


Central London

T: 01372 461808

Registration Fee: £15

Minimum Sponsorship: £200

Sign up now to secure your spot for London’s best summer celebration of running with live music and entertainment at every kilometre along the flat, fast-paced 10K route. Dash past iconic landmarks Big Ben, the London Eye and River Thames. All participants will receive free race photos, an exclusive finisher tee and goody bag.

Coast to Coast Cycle - 6 August 2021

Conquer the breadth of Britain by bike for Princess Alice Hospice. | View on map

This adventure will start by the Irish Sea in the seaside town of Whitehaven, before tackling the tough 143 mile ride to Tynemouth.

The fully-supported route encompasses some of the best scenery Britain has to offer, you’d be taking in long, steep climbs over some of the highest passes in the Lake District and some equally impressive descents that will really blow the cobwebs away.

From the stunning mountains of the Lake District to the beautiful open moors of the Northern Pennines – all you need to do is hop on your bike and enjoy the ride!

This cycle is across 3 days and is an impressive 143 miles altogether.

Reg fee: £95

Minimum sponsorship: £900

We will respond once we recieve your applications. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please get in touch with our Supporter Care Team on 01372 461808 or

Snowdon At Night Challenge (August) - 7 August 2021

Trek 9.5 miles to the top of Snowdon, at night! | View on map

Beginning in the town of Llanberis, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this spectacular challenge will see you and fellow fundraisers trekking to the top of Snowdon….at night!

Sat 7 – Sun 8 August 2021

You’ll be meeting in the afternoon on the Saturday, then you’ll trek through the night over Mount Snowdon – around 9.5 miles.

Registration fee: £49

Minimum sponsorship: £325

If you have any questions please call Supporter Care on 01372 461808 or email us on

Richmond RUNFEST Half Marathon - 12 September 2021

The worlds most scenic marathon! | View on map

Run London’s most exclusive race! The only time you can ever run in the World Heritage Site – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew! The race will take runners on a scenic tour of Richmond, one of London’s most appealing areas. It starts at Kew Botanical Gardens and finishes at Old Deer Park, via a scenic tour of Richmond Riverside and Ham House.

Why Sign up:

  • Receive a great medal
  • Goody bag
  • Music festival finish and a free beer!
  • We offer our participants running jerseys

Sunday 12 September 2021

Alternative option: Richmond RUNFEST’s Full Marathon will be taking place soon, we’re yet to confirm the date.

Marathon – Minmum Sponsorship of £350
Registration Fee £25

Richmond RUNFEST Marathon - 12 September 2021

The worlds most scenic marathon! | View on map

Welcome to London’s Flattest Marathon Course! All on road and path inside Kew Gardens before running along the Thames Towpath. Please expect to run on flat path, road, gravel and grass during the 26.2 miles. The course is flat as a pancake!


12 September 2021

Alternative option – Richmond RUNFEST’s Half Marathon will be taking place on the 12th September 2021 for a minimum sponsorship of £350. Click here for more information.

Marathon – Minmum Sponsorship of £450
Registration Fee £25

Why sign-up?

• We offer our participants running jerseys
• You get a great medal at the end of the race
• A great opportunity to challenge yourself
• Flattest Marathon
• Family Theme – there are kids races over the weekend
• Friends and family are all welcome to enter Kew Gardens free of charge after the event to make a day of it

If you have any questions before signing up, please feel free to contact our Supporter Care team on or 01372 461 808

Swim Serpentine - 18 September 2021

A swimming challenge in the heart of the capital | View on map

The Serpentine, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Supporter Care 01372 461808 or

Registration is FREE

Minimum sponsorship

Half mile – £250
One mile – £350
Two mile – £500

*NEW for 2021* six mile – £1000

Swim Serpentine is back and set to be bigger and better than before!  Join our team and challenge yourself in 2021.

If you have your own place and would like to swim for Princess Alice Hospice, or would like to sign up for one of our charity places, please contact us.

Please note: there are age restrictions for this event:

Half mile 12 years+
One mile 16 years+

Two mile 16 years+

Six mile 18 years+

Keen athlete? 🏃‍🚴‍🏊‍ Then why not enter the London Classics Hall of Fame!
If you’ve already taken on the London Marathon and/or Prudential RideLondon and won, then why not add Swim Serpentine to the list for your chance to enter the London Classics Hall of Fame! Sign up to complete the two or six mile swim for your chance to enter the London Classics.

Everyone who completes the three events receives the magnificent London Classics medal, engraved with the words Et Ego Londinium Vici (I too have conquered London) and is listed in the Hall of Fame. The medal presentation takes places after completion of your third event.

If you have any questions please contact our Supporter Care Team on 01372 461808 or email to find out more.

Cycle Surrey Hills for Princess Alice Hospice - 19 September 2021

Ride the Surrey Hills with Family and Friends! | View on map

A cyclist on Box Hill

Sunday 19 September 2021

St Teresa’s School, Beech Ave, Effingham, Dorking RH5 6ST 

T:  01372 461808

£30 Entry Fee adults – Paid to the Rotary Club upon registration 

£10 Entry Fee  12-17 year olds 

The Rotary Club of Bookham and Horsley are holding the Cycle Surrey Hills event in aid of Princess Alice Hospice on Sunday 19 September 2021. 

  • There is a £10 – £30 Entry Fee per person to join the cycle and some of this money will be donated to Princess Alice Hospice
  • Each cyclist will also be able to set up their your own dedicated JustGiving page to raise extra funds for Princess Alice Hospice
  • Visit the link below to sign up on the Cycle Surrey Hills website – once on the website click on the ‘register here‘ button and fill in the form to complete your registration

Please note this event is organised by The Rotary Club of Bookham and Horsley.

Glow in the Park - 2 October 2021

Bring your friends and family along for a great night out! | View on map

Kent Showground
ME14 3JF

T: 01372 461808

£23 for adults (15 and over)
£18 for children (6-14)

Suggested minimum sponsorship £100

Glow in the Park 5km is a fun night-time experience.

On the course are themed Glow Zones that are there, quite simply, for fun! Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel.

Open to all abilities, young or old – whether you dance / walk / jog or run – Glow in the Park is your time to shine!

With every entry participants will receive;

  • A Princess Alice Hospice branded T-shirt
  • Glow in the Park medals
  • Event bib number
  • Glow in the Park headband
  • A fundraising pack, with lots of ideas and tips to help you raise sponsorship

Sponsorship: We ask those who choose to raise sponsorship to pledge and raise a suggested minimum of £100 which will help us provide vital care when it is needed most.

Age restrictions: Participants must be aged 6+ to take part in the event and under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Sign up using the form below.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 (standard and virtual) - 3 October 2021

Take part in one of the world’s most iconic sporting events | View on map

Greenwich Park
SE10 8QY

T: 01372 461808

We have places for both the ‘standard’ London Marathon 2021 and the Virtual London Marathon 2021.

For the ‘standard’ marathon, the minimum sponsorship is £3,000 (for gold bond charity places, no minimum sponsorship if you have your own place).

For the virtual marathon, the minimum sponsorship is £500 and the registration fee is £20.

Raise money for your local Hospice by signing up to our London Marathon 2021 team. Become part of our team and we’ll support you every step of the way, whether you’re part of the standard event or this year’s virtual event.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon - 10 October 2021

A stunning run through four of London's eight Royal Parks | View on map

9am Sunday 10 October 2021

Hyde Park
W2 2UH

T: 01372 461808

Registration: £30

Minimum sponsorship: £350

This stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

This is a wonderful opportunity to challenge yourself whilst raising vital funds for Princess Alice Hospice.

You can sign-up below, and if you have your own place and would like to run for Princess Alice Hospice please use the form below.

Care to Cycle - 1 December 2021

Cycling for Compassionate Care | View on map

Summer 2021

FREE registration – sign up using the form below.
Suggested sponsorship amounts below.

If you have any questions please email us on or call on 01372 461 808

Wherever you choose to cycle, you have the flexibility to set yourself the challenge that is right for you.

Route options:

  1. 100 km Challenge (suggested sponsorship £350 pp)
  2. 50 km Challenge (suggested sponsorship £250 pp)
  3. Teens/Family Challenge (suggested sponsorship £100 pp)
  4. Alice Bear Challenge – for young children (suggested sponsorship £50 pp)
  5. Or if you don’t fancy any of those you can pick your own route and challenge whether it be hills, mountains or on an exercise bike! You could be more adventurous and do your ‘cycle’’ in a different way e.g. tandem cycle, BMX or a unicycle.

Please note: once you have registered we will be sending you a cycling pack with some suggested routes.

Get on your bike this summer and raise funds to help us ensure our Compassionate Care Continues. Our very own version of the iconic RideLondon.

Plus, you will have the option to purchase a cycling jersey or a branded Princess Alice Hospice T-shirt to wear during your cycling challenge when you sign up!

  • Cycle jersey £20
  • Adults T-shirt £5
  • Children’s T-shirt £2.50