ROWCROFT HOSPICE Extreme Fundraising Challenges – The Colour Rush Teignmouth Registration NOW OPEN!

TWO WEEKS REMAINING FOR DISCOUNTED ENTRY TO THE ROWCROFT SLEEP WALK

Rowcroft Hospice is urging all those who’d like to take part in The Rowcroft Sleep Walk to sign up by the end of March in order to take advantage of its exclusive discount code for a reduced entry fee.

What’s on South West readers can sign up for South Devon’s swashbuckling girls’ night out today at www.rowcroftsleepwalk.org.uk for the discounted price of £15 per adult using code WOSD17 – but this exclusive discount code will expire on Friday 31 March.

This year the massively popular Rowcroft Sleep Walk takes place on Saturday 8 July, and for the first time in its six-year history ladies as young as eight-years-old can take part.

Rowcroft’s Events Manager, Daniel Robson, explained: “The Rowcroft Sleep Walk is about getting all the girls together for a night of fun and frolics in aid of your local hospice!

“The five or ten mile routes start and finish at Torbay Leisure Centre,
and with this year taking on a swashbuckling pirate theme it promises to be a night to remember!

“We’re also delighted to be able to offer all those who’d like to sign up the opportunity to do so for a discounted rate until the end of this month.”

Since it began in 2011, The Rowcroft Sleep Walk has raised more than £1,000.000 to help local families living with life-limiting illnesses. Organisers are hoping this year’s event will raise more than ever.

Daniel added: “As you may be aware Rowcroft experienced a significant funding shortfall in 2016, so every pound raised in sponsorship for The Rowcroft Sleep Walk 2017 is more important than ever!

“All the money raised will make a huge difference to Rowcroft’s future; helping to secure care for thousands of families who are living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon every year – your friends, neighbours and loved ones.”

To sign up for The Rowcroft Sleep Walk and take advantage of your exclusive discount code, visit www.rowcroftsleepwalk.org.uk today.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE COLOUR RUSH TEIGNMOUTH 2017 NOW OPEN!

Registration for Rowcroft’s legendary rainbow-coloured paint run, The Colour Rush Teignmouth, is now open!

Taking place on Teignmouth Beach on Sunday 11 June, The Colour Rush invites participants to complete a 5k run while being showered with powder paint and raising vital funds for their local hospice.

2017 marks the second time Rowcroft’s hugely popular paint-fuelled 5k has taken place in the town; last year more than 650 people took part, raising more than £47,500 for local people living with life-limiting illnesses.

To celebrate the return of The Colour Rush Teignmouth, those who sign up online are being offered the chance to register for the reduced price of £15 when entering discount code PURPLE17 at www.thecolourrush.co.uk.

Daniel Robson, Rowcroft’s Events Manager, said: “We are delighted to be bringing The Colour Rush back to Teignmouth for a second year and can’t wait to see the local area unite for what promises to be a big, bright and colour-crazy day!”

This year registration for The Colour Rush is open to children as young as eight-years-old and Rowcroft has a full day of fun planned for the whole family.

Daniel added: “The action will kick off at The Den on Teignmouth seafront from 11.30am, with music from The Breeze, food and drinks stalls and some inflatable challenges! The Colour Rush 5k will then begin at 1.30pm.

“On completing the 5k, participants will be invited to take part in Rowcroft’s legendary mass paint throw, which with hundreds of people and hundreds of bags of paint is guaranteed to bring a colour cloud of craziness – and happiness – to Teignmouth seafront!”

All those who sign up for The Colour Rush Teignmouth are encouraged to raise as much in sponsorship as possible to support the thousands of people Rowcroft cares for in the Teignbridge area, and across South Devon, every year.

Daniel added: “In 2016 Rowcroft supported more than 2,000 people living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon, and of those 392 lived in the Teignbridge area.

“The Colour Rush Teignmouth is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and support the work we do in your community – plus it’s sure to put a smile on your face!”

The Colour Rush Teignmouth is one of a series of efforts Rowcroft is making to secure the financial future of the hospice following its drastic funding shortfall in 2016.

Head of Fundraising Rachael Bryett said: “The local community has shown us enormous support since we announced our funding shortfall in 2016.

“We now hope they will join us in celebrating the amazing efforts South Devon has gone to in support of its local hospice, by signing up for our most colourful event of the summer!”

As part of the celebrations Rowcroft is also planning a day of festivities at The Den on Saturday 10 June, with more details to be announced soon.

You can sign up now for The Colour Rush Teignmouth on Sunday 11 June for the reduced price of £15 using code PURPLE17 at www.thecolourrush.co.uk.

 

ROWCROFT LAUNCHES ARRESTING NEW FUNDRAISER

Rowcroft Hospice is looking for local business people to take part in an arresting new fundraising initiative, Jail or Bail.

Taking place on Friday 31 March, Jail or Bail, will see local business men and and women arrested for a series of spurious crimes, banished to jail cells at Rowcroft Hospice, and unable to leave until they’ve raised the terms of their bail conditions; a £1000 donation to the hospice.

Each of those arrested will be allowed to keep their phones on them and will have until 5pm to call friends, family and colleagues in order to raise their bail money. They will also be able to use their social media channels.

Rowcroft’s Community Fundraising Manager, Hayley Norrish, explained: “Are you fed up with your colleague never doing the tea round? Or always turning up 15 minutes late? Or maybe there’s some other ‘crime’ you can think of that they must be charged with!

 “Now’s your chance to get your own back by having them arrested and sent to Rowcroft’s ‘jail,’ all in the name of helping to support your local hospice!”

Rowcroft Trustee, Richard Ward, will be acting as Rowcroft’s Jail or Bail judge and is looking forward to taking part in the novel fundraising initiative.

He said: “When each of those arrested are brought into Rowcroft’s jail their mug shots will be taken and they will stand trial for their ‘crimes’. I shall undoubtedly find them guilty – and then it will be up to them to see if they can raise their bail money!”

Rowcroft’s staff and volunteers will be on hand to offer some incentives to reach specific fundraising milestones; and remind them what a huge difference their efforts are making to local people living with life-limiting illnesses to share precious time with family and friends.

Richard added: “Jail or Bail is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a real difference to your local hospice while being a great team building exercise – you could even consider entering your whole team or department into the venture – to see who can raise their bail money the fastest!”

Jail or Bail is part of a series of continuing efforts the hospice is making to regain financial stability following a drastic funding shortfall in 2016.

To find out more, or charge your colleagues with their crimes, visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk, email hayley.norrish@rowcroft-hospice.org.uk or call 01803 210835. Please get in touch by Friday 17 March.

REGISTRATION FOR THE ROWCROFT SLEEP WALK 2017 IS NOW OPEN

What’s On South West readers can sign up for South Devon’s swashbuckling girls’ night out today at www.rowcroftsleepwalk.org.uk for the discounted price of £15 per adult using discount code WOSD17.

This year the massively popular Rowcroft Sleep Walk takes place on Saturday 8 July, inviting ladies to complete their choice of five or ten mile night walks starting and finishing at Torbay Leisure Centre.

For the first time in its six-year history ladies as young as eight-years-old are also able to take part in this year’s Rowcroft Sleep Walk.

Rowcroft’s Events Manager, Daniel Robson, explained: “We know there are many children who’ve been waiting for an opportunity to take part in The Rowcroft Sleep Walk with their mums, sisters and even grandmothers, so we’re delighted to be able to offer them the chance to take part in our 2017 event and support their local hospice.”

Since it began in 2011 The Rowcroft Sleep Walk has raised more than £1,000.000 to help local families living with life-limiting illnesses. Organisers are hoping this year’s event will raise more than ever.

Daniel added: “As you may be aware Rowcroft experienced a significant funding shortfall in 2016 and is still trying to regain financial stability.

“Each pound raised by the ladies taking part in the Rowcroft Sleep Walk is more important than ever and will make a huge difference to Rowcroft’s future; helping to secure care for thousands of families who are living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon every year – your friends, neighbours and loved ones.”

Sarah Hall took part in Rowcroft’s 2016 Sleep Walk with her daughter and Mum and is now encouraging ladies to sign up and take part in the 2017 event.

She said: “My Auntie Liz was cared for by Rowcroft and the experience she had was unbelievable. The staff were so caring and nothing was too much trouble.

“We took part in The Rowcroft Sleep Walk in memory of Auntie Liz and to give something back – it was amazing! The atmosphere was epic; there is so much to see and everybody is so happy, we smiled from start to finish!”

She added: “Rowcroft staff are wonderful and caring but they need your support so please either take part or donate to the brilliant Sleep Walk ladies!”

To sign up for The Rowcroft Sleep Walk today, visit www.rowcroftsleepwalk.org.uk.

 

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! TAKE ON AN EXTREME FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE FOR ROWCROFT

Rowcroft Hospice is encouraging local people to welcome in the New Year by signing up to take on an extreme fundraising challenge and help raise money for local people living with life-limiting illnesses.

Adventurous fundraisers can choose to take on a number of challenges co-ordinated by Rowcroft in 2017, including cycling from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, Vietnam to Cambodia or London to Paris, skydiving from 15,000 feet, or trekking to Ben Nevis.

Community Fundraising Manager for Rowcroft Hospice, Hayley Norrish, explained: “January is an exciting time to start planning your adventures for the coming year and we would love a chance to inspire you with our selection of once in a lifetime fundraising challenges.

“We have a large number of UK and overseas challenges to choose from from, but whichever you decide to tackle, by signing up and raising funds for Rowcroft you’ll be making a huge difference to local people living with life-limiting illnesses in your community, while making memories to last a lifetime, and some new friends!”

“If you’re interested in finding out more we’d be happy to explain all the details you need to know, and once signed up we’ll support you and your fundraising every step of the way.”

As well as Rowcroft’s own catalogue of extreme fundraising challenges, the hospice is also able to support those who’d like to choose and tackle their own, personal challenge.

In 2016, Richard Scagell reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Rowcroft and said: “To take on a challenge of this nature is a once in a lifetime achievement so I would encourage anyone who is thinking of embarking on an adventure to go for it. This life is not a dress rehearsal so just do it and be proud of your achievement.

“If you are thinking of doing it for Rowcroft you will get all the support and encouragement you need. Rowcroft arrange all these extreme challenges through a company called Global Adventure who the fundraising team are in constant contact with and who I have personally found very helpful in every aspect when speaking with them. They keep you fully update with what is happening and what needs doing in plenty of time“.

To view Rowcroft’s full selection of UK and overseas fundraising challenges visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk or for more information email Community Fundraising Manager Hayley Norrish hayley.norrish@rowcroft-hospice.org.uk.

 

 

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