Our events

Each year, we host a variety of different events to help raise funds for the hospice. By tapping into the support of local businesses, who help support our events through sponsorship, we’re able to create fun, engaging ways for our local community to support the hospice.

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We have several different events that are held throughout the year. To find out more about each event, click on the buttons below.

The Big Virtual Challenge for Weston Hospicecare
1 April – 30 June 2020

Whether it’s running, walking or skipping either of the three distances. You set your goals, you decide your pace over 30 days.  All to show your support for Weston Hospicecare. Come and get involved with this fun-filled challenge today! 

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Strictly Fun Dancing for Weston Hospicecare
EVENT POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBC.
Our Strictly Fun Dancing event sees couples take on 10 weeks of dance training to learn two different styles of dance. Each couple then performs at the Grand Finale in the Winter Gardens Ballroom. 
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Weston Super Half
EVENT POSTPONED to Sunday 13 September
The Weston Super Half’s new date is Sunday 13 September. It is a single lap half marathon that starts at the Grand Pier. You will pass through Weston-super-Mare and the picturesque Somerset countryside. 
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Mission: 2020 Skydive
Friday 15 May & Sunday 18 October 2020

Weston Hospicecare has two jump dates coming up in 2020. The first will take place on 15 May with the second following in the autumn on 18 October. You will take off from Dunkeswell Airfield and embrace a tandem skydive from 15,000 feet – the highest altitude possible without needing additional O2!
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Mendip Challenge 
EVENT POSTPONED to Sunday 6 September
The ​Mendip ​Challenge ​is ​an ​exciting ​sponsored ​event ​for ​those ​looking ​to ​have ​fun, ​challenge ​themselves ​and ​raise ​money ​for ​Weston ​Hospicecare. ​The three ​routes ​- ​30, ​20 or ​10 miles ​- ​are ​open ​to ​all ​individuals, ​teams, ​families ​and ​dogs ​and ​take ​you ​along ​the picturesque ​West ​Mendip ​Way ​in ​the ​Somerset ​hills. 
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Mission: 2020 Wing Walk
Friday 19 June 2020, Rendcomb Airfield, Cirencester

Take to the skies in a once in a lifetime opportunity for Weston Hospicecare. Expert pilots will perform steep dives, banks and zoom climbs while you remain securely attached to the top of the bi-plane.
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Wedmore 40/30
Sunday 5 July 2020

Wedmore 40/30 is an exciting cycling challenge that sees bike enthusiasts across the South West take on a breathtaking 30, 40 or 70 mile course across the spectacular Mendip Hills and Somerset levels. There will also be a fun, family-friendly 12 mile course which returns by popular demand. Read more…

Mission: 2020 Abseil
Saturday 5 September 2020

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or have a life-long fear of heights to overcome, this 150-foot abseil event will appeal to people of all ages and abilities.
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Moonlight Beach Walk 
Saturday 12 September 2020
After the success of 2019’s revamped event, the ladies-only Moonlight Beach Walk will again offer two route options – 5K or 10k – along Weston Beach and will feature fantastic entertainment throughout. Join hundreds of local women as we light up the night sky with sparklers during the walk.  
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Light Up a Life  
Monday 7 December 2020, St Paul’s Church, Weston-super-Mare

Our annual Light Up a Life appeal is an opportunity for us to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. It’s a special and emotional evening of remembrance which also raises money for Weston Hospicecare, meaning we can continue to support those with life-limiting illnesses and their family and friends.  
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