Fundraising Events

 
Edinburgh Marathon Festival (2)
Sat, 27/05/2017
If you would like to take part in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the organisers to register for the event then please get in touch with us where we will be delighted to offer you support.  Whether it's sponsorship forms, t-shirts or running vests, we would be delighted to support you with your fundraising.
 
 
Edinburgh Marathon Festival (3)
Sun, 28/05/2017
If you would like to take part in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the organisers to register for the event then please get in touch with us where we will be delighted to offer you support.  Whether it's sponsorship forms, t-shirts or running vests, we would be delighted to support you with your fundraising.
 
 
2017 Summer Ball
Sat, 03/06/2017
FULLY BOOKED!  - If you would like to be added to our waiting list for tables or would be interested in supporting this event in other ways by sponsorship, programme advertising or donating an auction/raffle prize please contact Graeme on 01292 288488 or events@ayrshirehospice.org  Situated on the stunning Ayrshire coast, offering elevated views over the Irish Sea, Ailsa Craig and Arran, Turnberry provides a fabulous setting to enjoy this year’s Summer Ball. You will be welcomed to the fabulous five star resort with a drinks reception before being served a sumptuous dinner prepared by Turnberry’s award winning chefs. After dinner there will be entertainment followed by an evening dancing the night away to big band music.  Tickets are £100 each and tables seat 10 or 12 – please note that smaller groups may be asked to share.    
 
 
Great Women's 10K (1)
Sun, 04/06/2017
If you would like to take part in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the organisers to register for the event then please get in touch with us where we will be delighted to offer you support.  Whether it's sponsorship forms, t-shirts or running vests, we would be delighted to support you with your fundraising.
 
 
Kiltwalk Aberdeen
Sun, 04/06/2017
If you would like to take part in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the organisers to register for the event then please get in touch with us where we will be delighted to offer you support.  Whether it's sponsorship forms, t-shirts or running vests, we would be delighted to support you with your fundraising.
 
 
'Ladies Who Lunch' at Seamill Hydro Hotel (10)
Thu, 08/06/2017
You are invited to join the 'Ladies Who Lunch' at Seamill Hydro Hotel where you will always receive a warm and friendly welcome.  The club provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, listen to entertaining guest speakers and enjoy a beautiful lunch while raising money for your local hospice.  With £10 annual membership and £15 for lunch per month, the club meets every second Thursday of the month, 12 noon for 1pm (September to June) at Seamill Hydro Hotel. Today's speaker will be Kay Fegan who will be giving a talk on "Portencross Castle". To join or for more information, please contact Lyn on 01292 288488 or email community@ayrshirehospice.org.
 
 
Play on the Pitch
Sat, 10/06/2017
Registration open now! Download a form here. It's back!! Following the resounding success of Play on the Pitch 2016, Stewarton Ladies Netball are once again holding their fantastic outdoor netball tournament on Kilmarnock FC's football pitch, this time on Saturday 10th June 2017.   Hundreds of netballers will once again take over Rugby Park - a Premier League football stadium - to participate in this unique outdoor netball event. The all-weather football pitch will be turned into 8 netball courts with 32 teams from all over, competing in a cup and plate tournament. With loads of family entertainment going on throughout the day, make sure that you invite your friends and family to come and cheer your team on from the terraces. Trophies and awards will be presented directly after the tournament when you can celebrate and relax enjoying a well-earned, complimentary burger from the BBQ, beer (or soft drink) and some great live music. Tournament costs: £250 per team, with a £50 discount for teams who provide a qualified, non-playing umpire.  (This discounted rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the 12 umpire slots are filled) Once again all money raised will go towards reaching the £30,000 fundraising target to be shared between nominated charities - Scottish Austism, Scottish Disability Sport and Ayrshire Hospice. Don't delay - book today! £100 deposit per team to be paid by 17th March 2017 to secure your place.  Balance to be paid in full by 14th April 2017.   
 
 
2017 Arran Cycle
Sat, 17/06/2017
Get on your bike for the Ayrshire Hospice and join our annual Arran Cycle on Saturday 17th June 2017. The Isle of Arran offers a challenging cycle for all abilities and we have two routes to choose from depending on your personal cycling ability and choice; 56 miles or 35 miles. There will also be regular rest stops along the way for you to refresh and refuel before finishing with a celebratory BBQ and drinks at the Douglas Hotel in Brodick. The £25 registration fee covers all expenses involved in administering your place and it is not refundable. Registration fee includes ferry fares, support cycle team and vehicles, snack stop refreshments and lunch at the halfway point. Please note that your £25 registration fee is not a donation to the Ayrshire Hospice and we will issue each participant with a sponsorship form of which we anticipate they will raise sponsorship for us. There is no minimum sponsorship but we hope that each participant will try to raise as much as they can. The Douglas Hotel have kindly agreed to offer their premises as our base for the start/finish of the cycle. We will also have the use of changing and showering facilities if you wish. There will be a celebratory BBQ afterwards from 2pm where a burger and a beer (or alternative soft drink) will be available to all participants and any friends or family for £9.50 For more information or to register, please call Graeme on 01292 288488 or email events@ayrshirehospice.org Conditions of Entry In registering, you confirm your undertaking to raise sponsorship and remit all sponsorship money raised to the Ayrshire Hospice. You declare that you are medically fit, will abide by the instructions of the group leader(s) and understand that you are entering this challenge entirely at my own risk. We request that all participants wear a cycle helmet, those who don’t cannot take part! You are not permitted to use any sponsorship money you raise in relation to your entry to pay for expenses. All sponsor money must be passed directly to the Ayrshire Hospice by Friday 1st September 2017. Should you, for whatever reason, not take up your place, all sponsor forms and sponsor money collected must be forwarded to the Ayrshire Hospice. Travel arrangements, itinerary etc may be subject to change without notice although we will strive to keep you informed of any changes as they arise.  The interests and reputation of the Ayrshire Hospice are of paramount importance. Places on the Arran Cycle can be withdrawn at the discretion of the Ayrshire Hospice if the organisation believe it is in the best interests of the charity. Any photograph/video footage taken on the Arran Cycle may be used for publicity purposes. By completing the registration form, you indicate your consent to receiving information and marketing messages from us. If you do not wish to receive such messages please let us know when you register.  The Ayrshire Hospice does not share or sell any of our supporters details The Ayrshire Hospice is not liable for any accident, injury, loss or damage incurred during participation. Any participant who has a concern about his/her physical condition is advised to consult their own doctor before taking part in the event.
 
 
Ladies Lunch Club at Western House Hotel (9)
Wed, 21/06/2017
You are invited to join the Ladies Lunch Club at Western House Hotel in Ayr where you will always receive a warm and friendly welcome.  The club provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, listen to entertaining guest speakers and enjoy a beautiful lunch while raising money for your local hospice.  With £10 annual membership and £15 for lunch per month, the club meets every third Wednesday of the month, 12 noon for 1pm (September to June) at Western House Hotel in Ayr. Today we will be joined by the Wellington School Choir alongside Dennis Haggarty. To join or for more information, please contact Lyn on 01292 288488 or email community@ayrshirehospice.org.
 
 
2017 Golf Day
Mon, 14/08/2017
Gather your work colleagues or friends and join us for an enjoyable round at our annual golf day at the challenging links course at West Kilbride Golf Club, once again sponsored by Munro Partnership, the Scottish Regional Office of 1825. Teams will consist of four players and the format for the day will be a texas scramble with a shotgun start. There will be two shotguns, one at 8.30am and one at 1.30pm. The cost for a four ball is £300. Bacon rolls before, and a delicious meal after the rounds, are included in the cost for all team players. There is also the opportunity to support the event further by sponsoring a hole for a cost of £100, or you can support by sponsoring a prize to a value of your choice. Please note that hole sponsors can display their company’s banner or branding at the relevant tee, plus have their company’s logo included in the event programme. If you are interested in booking a team or any sponsorship opportunities, contact Justine on 01292 288488 or email events@ayrshirehospice.org
 
 
Afternoon tea by the sea
Thu, 17/08/2017
Following on from the success of the past two years, with over 300 guests in attendance, we are returning for a wonderful afternoon at Seamill Hydro Hotel on Thursday 17th August.  This year's afternoon tea will be held in the new stunning new Firth Pavilion at Seamill's beautiful resort. Spoil yourself and join us at 1pm for a glass of fizz followed by a wonderful Afternoon Tea (2pm).   Enjoy a demonstration by a member of Cunninghame Flower Club, a gin cocktail demonstration followed by a fashion promenade courtesy of M&Co, Irvine. There will be a chance to do some shopping at our lovely stalls as well as enjoying the beautiful sea views. Tickets are £22 each. Please contact Lyn on 01292 288488 or email community@ayrshirehospice.org for further information or to purchase tickets.
 
 
Kilwalk Dundee
Sun, 20/08/2017
If you would like to take part in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the organisers to register for the event then please get in touch with us where we will be delighted to offer you support.  Whether it's sponsorship forms, t-shirts or running vests, we would be delighted to support you with your fundraising.
 
 
2017 Colour Dash
Sun, 10/09/2017
Our award winning Colour Dash event is returning to Eglinton Park on Sunday 10th September 2017.  Registration will open on Monday 29th May 2017 so don't miss out! Guaranteed to be the most colourful, fun 5k you’ll ever do! You don't have to run - you can walk, skip, jump, dance or even hop the distance - whatever takes your fancy. Just be prepared for a kaleidoscope of colour to rain down over you and your fellow runners, leaving you looking like a brightly- coloured rainbow. Lots of entertainment to get you warmed up beforehand and even more afterwards, when you can sit back and enjoy your well-deserved complimentary burger! Registration fee, which includes a pristine (not for long!) white t-shirt, sunglasses and at the finish, water, fruit chocolate snack and a Colour Dash medal, is £20 for adults, £10 for under 16s. All under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Please note this event is not suitable for under 4's. Family ticket of two adults and two children costs £50. We hope that each participant or family will raise a minimum sponsorship of £50, but will be extremely grateful for any amount raised. Conditions of entry Your registration fee covers all expenses involved in administering your place and it is not refundable.  You cannot register on the day and participants must have an official sponsor form You agree to raise sponsor money for the Ayrshire Hospice. Registration forms must be completed and signed - one per person. Any photograph taken at the Colour Dash may be used for publicity purposes. By completing this form, you indicate your consent to receiving information and marketing messages from us. If you do not wish to receive such messages please let us know at registration. The Ayrshire Hospice does not share or sell any of our supporters details. After the Colour Dash we print all participants names in our local newspapers; mainly the Ayrshire Post, Kilmarnock Standard and Irvine Herald. If you do not wish your name to be printed please let us know at registraton. You are not permitted to use any sponsorship money you raise in relation to your entry in the Colour Dash to pay for expenses. All sponsor money must be passed directly to the Ayrshire Hospice by Friday 13th October.  The Ayrshire Hospice is not liable for any accident, injury, loss or damage incurred during participation. Any participant who has a concern about his/her physical condition is advised to consult their own doctor before taking part in the event.
 
 
Kilwalk Edinburgh
Sun, 17/09/2017
If you would like to take part in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the organisers to register for the event then please get in touch with us where we will be delighted to offer you support.  Whether it's sponsorship forms, t-shirts or running vests, we would be delighted to support you with your fundraising.
 
 
2017 Race Day
Thu, 21/09/2017
Be first past the post and book now for our annual Race Day! You will be welcomed with a sparkling wine reception. Then sit back and enjoy a 4 course lunch whilst picking your winners from the racecard. Watch the races from the private viewing terrace, then celebrate with afternoon tea.   A great way to spend the day raising money for the Ayrshire Hospice. Priced at £120 per person, this includes your club badge, racecard, sparkling wine reception, 4 course lunch and afternoon tea. To book your tickets contact Mary on 01292 288488 or email events@ayrshirehospice.org.
 
 
2017 Autumn Ball
Fri, 29/09/2017
Join us for our Autumn Ball on Friday 29th September 2017 in the newly created Firth Pavilion at Seamill Hydro which is once again being kindly sponsored by Buckredan Care Centre.  You will be welcomed with a drinks reception which will be followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner prepared by the Executive Chef, Scott Gilmour and his dedicated team, before dancing the night away to some fabulous music. Tickets are £75 per person and tables seat 10 – 12 people. (please note- smaller parties may be asked to share) For tickets or for more information, call Justine or Mary on 01292 288488 or email events@ayrshirehospice.org
 
 
Great Scottish Run
Sun, 01/10/2017
If you would like to take part in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the organisers to register for the event then please get in touch with uswhere we will be delighted to offer you support.  Whether it's sponsorship forms, t-shirts or running vests, we would be delighted to support you with your fundraising.
 
 
Ayr Town Centre bucket collection
Sat, 07/10/2017
If you would be able to help at this collection please contact the community fundraising team on 01292 288488 or email community@ayrshirehospice.org.  Whether you can spend one hour or two hours, your support will be greatly appreciated.
 
 
Go Purple
Fri, 13/10/2017
We're getting ready for our sixth annual Go Purple day on Friday 13th October 2017 and hope you'll join us. It's easy to get involved, so why not hold a "dress down purple" day, bake a purple cake, take a purple selfie and donate...whatever you do, just go purple! Last year Go Purple raised almost £22,000 thanks to the groups and organisations across Ayrshire that took part. Some held "wear it purple" days, wore purple wigs, held purple ice cream making contests and enjoyed purple themed afternoon teas!  We would love it if you, your workplace or school could take part in Go Purple this year. We want to build as much momentum as possible and would like to invite you to post Go Purple selfies leading up to the event and on the day. You can post pictures on our Facebook page @AyrshireHospice, use #gopurple2017 on Twitter or email photos to community@ayrshirehospice.org. For more purple fundraising ideas and support materials contact the community fundraising team on 01292 288488 or email community@ayrshirehospice.org. Mandy Yule, Chief Executive of the Ayrshire Hospice said: "Go Purple is a fantastic fundraising initiative which unites communities across Ayrshire with everyone getting involved and having fun. The support we get is fantastic and I'd like to encourage everyone to Go Purple in whatever way they like - take pictures and tell us what you're doing!"
 
 
Winter Fair
Sat, 18/11/2017
Ayrshire’s biggest Christmas Craft Fair is back!  With over 80 stalls it’s the ideal shopping opportunity with lots of unique gift ideas, beautiful cards and sweet treats!   Enjoy a full day out with live entertainment, bottle stall, tombola and of course a raffle!  With many children’s activities including face painting and Santa’s Grotto it’s perfect for all the family.   To complete the day visit the all new petting corner with reindeer from Ayrshire reindeer centre! (Included in admission) Come along and join in with the Christmas spirit of the Ayrshire Hospice Winter Fair. Admission £3 under 5's go free 10.00 – 4.00pm Stall holders - We are now accepting applications for this years Winter Fair - please complete the webform here and we'll be in touch soon. Downloadable Application Form 2017 Event Terms & Conditions 2017 Thank you for your interest in our event.  
 
 
Light up a Life Christmas Concert (1)
Sun, 26/11/2017
We are returning to the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 7pm following the success of our two previous Light up a Life Christmas Concerts. The evening will include performances from local community groups and will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together to remember loved ones at what can often be a very poignant time of year. Tickets £10 adults / £6 for under-16s and you can pay at the door at the Grand Hall from 6pm on Sunday night. Doors open at 6pm where hospice Christmas cards, calendars and raffle tickets will also be available.