ENTRY TO ROWCROFT’S BUBBLIEST 5K NOW OPEN AND THE FIRST 500 ADULTS TO SIGN UP WILL GET £5 OFF THEIR ENTRY FEE!
Rowcroft Hospice has announced registration for its new family-friendly sponsored 5k, the Bubble Rush, is NOW OPEN and is offering the first 500 adults to sign up £5 off their entry fee by entering discount code WOSWBUBBLE17.
The Bay’s bubbliest 5k is bursting into Torbay Velopark, Paignton, on Saturday 9 September, replacing Rowcroft’s previously popular event, The Colour Rush Paignton.
The fun run with a difference invites families with children over three-years-old to walk, dance or even toddle their way around an easy 5k route while being showered in thousands of colourful bubbles.
Daniel Robson, Rowcroft’s Events Manager, explained: “We are so excited to be bringing this bubbly, frothy and colourful 5k to South Devon!
“Entry is open to everyone over three-years-old and the route is smooth, flat and easy, making it the perfect challenge for all the family!
“We have a full day of fun planned from 11am, with music from The Breeze, a delicious selection of food and drinks stalls and the 5k itself – with cannons blowing bubbles up to four feet high along the route!”
Rowcroft is delighted to be offering the first 500 adults the chance to sign up for the frothy 5k at a discounted rate, and to have introduced its first ever family event ticket.
Daniel explained: “Full price tickets for the Bubble Rush cost £20 per adult, £8 per child (aged 3 – 16-years-old) and we’re excited to have introduced our first family ticket for two adults and two children at a cost of £40.
“We’re also delighted to be offering the first 500 adults who sign up the chance to do so for a discounted rate and would urge anyone wanting to take advantage of this offer to sign up as soon as possible!”
Rowcroft’s Bubble Rush registration fee covers the event’s running costs but the hospice then asks that families raise as much in sponsorship as possible to help local families living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon to share precious time together.
Rachael Bryett, Rowcroft’s Head of Fundraising, explained: “In 2016 Rowcroft suffered a drastic funding shortfall and though we have regained financial stability we still need the local community to raise as much as possible to help secure the hospice’s long-term future.
“By signing up to take part in the Bubble Rush you will be helping to support thousands of local families who need your help!”
Sign up for the Bubble Rush today at www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/bubble-rush and use discount code WOSWBUBBLE17 to get £5 off your entry fee. But hurry! This code is only eligible for the first 500 adults who sign up!
ROWCROFT OPENING NEW DARTMOUTH BOUTIQUE
Rowcroft Hospice is excited to announce it is opening a new boutique shop in Lower Street, Dartmouth, on Saturday 17 June.
The shop marks the first time the hospice has had a presence in the town since 2007, despite its services supporting hundreds of local families in and around Dartmouth every year.
Caroline Wannell, Head of Retail at Rowcroft Hospice, explained: “Rowcroft’s services extend 300 square miles across South Devon and are provided in people’s homes, as well as residential homes and community hospitals.
“Many of the more than 2,000 people living with life-limiting illnesses we support every year live in Dartmouth and its surrounding towns and villages, so we are delighted to be opening a new shop in Dartmouth that will help to raise awareness of this and generate vital funds.”
John Cottington from Blackawton, whose wife was cared for by Rowcroft earlier this year, said: “Having a Rowcroft shop in Dartmouth will make people far more aware of the hospice and the essential services it offers our local community.”
The new boutique will stock a range of ladies and men’s clothing, including accessories, shoes and a small selection of bric-a-brac.
Caroline added: “Our new boutique was chosen because it requires very little renovation, ensuring the costs involved in opening it are kept to a minimum.
“It is also located in a prominent position, which will help to drive custom, and is an ideal size for stocking a selection of boutique items, including preloved designer handbags, shoes and items of clothing.”
Together with its new Dartmouth boutique, Rowcroft has 16 shops across South Devon, including a tea room in Churston, coffee shop in Ashburton and Furniture Outlets in Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbot.
Caroline explained: “In 2016 Rowcroft’s shops generated a contribution of over £350,000 to help local families facing the hardest days imaginable share precious time together.
“We continue to invest in and develop our retail offering in order to increase that contribution each year and maintain the long-term financial security of the hospice.”
Jon Hill, Rowcroft’s Finance and Commercial Director added: “We look forward to opening our new Dartmouth boutique in June, both for the contribution that it will make to the £6million the hospice has to raise every year to run its services, and also because of the opportunity it will give us to raise awareness of the hospice and its services in Dartmouth.
“Dartmouth already offers locals and visitors a wonderful selection of shops, cafes and restaurants and we hope our new boutique will be a welcome addition to the town.”
ROWCROFT ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW FAMILY FRIENDLY 5K WILL BE BURSTING INTO TORBAY VELOPARK THIS SEPTEMBER!
Rowcroft Hospice is bursting with excitement to announce a new family-friendly sponsored 5k, the Bubble Rush, is coming to Torbay Velopark on Saturday 9 September.
The fun run with a difference will invite families with children over three-years-old to walk, dance or even toddle their way around an easy 5k route while being showered in thousands of colourful bubbles.
The event will replace Rowcroft’s previously popular event, The Colour Rush Paignton.
Daniel Robson, Rowcroft’s Events Manager, explained: “We thought it was time to offer local families a new and novel way to support their local hospice; and what better way than by showering adults and children alike with thousands of foamy, light, colourful bubbles?!
“We’re planning a full day of frothy fun for the whole family, with cannons blasting bubbles along the route, music from The Breeze and a delicious selection of food and drinks stalls.”
Rowcroft is inviting families who’d like to take part in the super-frothy 5k to visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/bubble-rush to sign up for exclusive priority booking.
Daniel explained: “On 22 May we will be sending an email to all those who have signed up for priority booking with an exclusive discount code that will get you £5 off each adult ticket price. General registration will then open on Wednesday 14 June!”
Full price tickets will cost £20 per adult (£15 with a discount code!), £8 per child (aged 3 – 16-years-old) and £40 per family (two adults and two children).
Daniel added: “Once signed up, we ask that all families taking part raise as much in sponsorship as possible to help local families living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon to share precious time together.”
Tara Jones’ Mum was cared for by Rowcroft earlier this year and Tara, and her family, are now doing all they can to raise funds for the hospice. Tara said: “Rowcroft made such a huge difference to my Mum, she was admitted to the hospice’s Inpatient Unit for two weeks and came out a different person; eating again and with her mojo back!
“Rowcroft helped our family share so many special moments, including taking my daughter’s new puppy in to show their Nanny, giving us memory boxes that my daughters made with my Mum, and helping us all have a last Christmas together.
“One day someone you love may need to go into the hospice so if you can help your local hospice by fundraising, it would be extremely amazing!”
To register your interest in the Bubble Rush today, and sign up for the exclusive priority booking offer, visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/bubble-rush.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HOSPICE WITH ROWCROFT’S MOST DELICIOUS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Rowcroft Hospice is inviting people across South Devon to take part in its most delicious fundraising campaign of the year, The Big Bake.
During the month of June, South Devon’s local hospice is inviting lovers of tea, cake and all things baked to hold their own coffee mornings or bake sales and donate the funds raised to the hospice.
All the money raised will help to support local people and families who are living with life-limiting illnesses.
Community Fundraising Manager at Rowcroft, Hayley Norrish, explained: “Organising a Big Bake coffee morning or cake sale is the perfect way to get together with friends, family and colleagues, have fun and raise money for people in your community who need your help.
“Simply invite your friends over for a nice cuppa and a delicious slice of cake and donate the funds you raise to Rowcroft – it couldn’t be easier or tastier to take part!”
Every pound raised by the campaign will make a huge difference to Rowcroft, helping Rowcroft patients, and their families, to share precious time together.
Carolyn’s husband, David, was cared for by Rowcroft’s Hospice at Home team, she explained: “David was admitted to Rowcroft’s Inpatient Unit for a week of symptom and medication control. I vividly remember being welcomed by the nurses who were like angels to us.
“A week later our home had been transformed into a comfortable, but well equipped, mini ward by Rowcroft’s Hospice at Home team. The entire family, including new grandson, moved in to spend our last few days together. Because of the wonderful support of Rowcroft Hospice we have so many special memories made through extra days lived so well.”
By taking part in Rowcroft’s Big Bake, you’ll be helping more families like Carolyn’s to spend precious time with their loved ones during the hardest days imaginable.
Community Fundraising Manager for Rowcroft Hospice, Hayley Norrish, added: “You can organise your Big Bake coffee morning any way and anywhere you like. Whether it’s at home, work, school or at the village hall you’ll be making an amazing difference to local families by taking part!
“We are here to support you with everything you need to make it a flan-tastic event, including cake flags, icing toppers and an exclusively-designed Big Bake table cloth.
“As you may be aware Rowcroft suffered a drastic funding shortfall in 2016 so every pound you raise by taking part in this year’s scrumptious Big Bake campaign will make a huge difference – now more than ever.”
To take part in Rowcroft’s Big Bake, simply pick one day in June to hold a coffee morning, bake sale or bake off and either register online by visiting www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/big-bake or call 01803 210835.
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.
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.