Events Diary

Join in with one of our organised events. They’re great fun and we’d love you to get involved.

2019 is our Twentieth Anniversary; that's 20 years of loving care for the people of Tameside and Glossop and we'd love you to join our celebrations throughout the year, by joining us for one or more fundraising events.

These range from challenge events such as the IKEA Abseil, convivial nights out with friends such as our Foods around the World, events where we want you to use your skills and imagination such as the 20/20 Challenge, family fun events like our Bubble Rush, and events where you can just kick back and relax with friends like our Cocktails & Dreams. There truly is something for everyone - just take a look at the events diary below.
More and more events will be coming online as details are posted, but if you want to plan your year in advance download our What's On. We'll also be bringing back some old favourites to celebrate our 20th Anniversary like the Midnight Wander, surely the most-loved sponsored event we have ever organised. Back in 2008 we had over 1,900 walkers taking part - can you help us beat that figure this year? Put Friday 20 September in your diaries now and keep in touch with us - we'll let you know as soon as we are ready to start taking registrations.
In the meantime take a look at our What's On to find out what else we have planned for the year.

If you are raising funds for Willow Wood, either by running a marathon, taking part in a sponsored swim, or organising a tea party or concert, please let us know. We can then help by providing on of our 'I'm Doing It For Willow Wood' T shirts, sponsor forms, and we can share your event and online fundraising page on our social media. Just fill in this form - and our sincere thanks for whatever you are doing for us!


Hospice Event

Coffee Morning - June 1st 10:00am - 12:00pm

Everyone welcome for coffee, cakes, stalls, raffles and more

Hospice Event

Bubble Rush 2019 - June 2nd 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Bubble Rush was a real winner in 2018, and the 2019 Bubble Rush promises to be bigger and better! Register now!

Hospice Event

Foods Around the World - June 4th 7:00pm - 11:00pm

A trip to Turkey for a delicious three course meal!

External Event

Great North Swim - June 7th - All Day
June 8th - All Day
June 9th - All Day

A series of open water swims in Lake Windermere

External Event

Tour of Tameside - June 13th - All Day
June 14th - All Day
June 15th - All Day
June 16th - All Day

The Tour of Tameside - four great runs over four days!

Hospice Event

Royal Ascot Ladies Lunch - June 20th 12:00pm - 6:00pm

This exciting event is always a sell-out. Make sure you don't miss out by booking online.

Hospice Event

Gee Cross Fete - June 23rd 11:00pm - 4:00pm

The annual Gee Cross Fete - fantastic family fun!

Hospice Event

Kids Com Car Boot Sale - June 30th 10:00am - 1:00pm

It's our last Kids Com! Let's make it the biggest!

Hospice Event

Drive In Movie - June 30th 1:00pm - 9:00pm

The great American Drive-In comes to Tameside with two great movies!

Hospice Event

Coffee Morning - July 6th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Everyone welcome for coffee, cakes, raffles and more!

Hospice Event

Mini Manc - July 7th 9:00pm - 12:00pm

Cyclists - like a challenge? There's one for you here, whatever your proficiency level.

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Summer Fete - July 13th 11:00am - 4:00pm

Always very well supported, our annual Summer Fete is back!

Hospice Event

Butterfly Memory Release - July 13th 10:00pm - 3:00pm

A wonderful spectacle, and an uplifting way to remember loved ones.

Hospice Event

Cocktails & Dreams - July 16th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
July 18th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
July 23rd 1:05pm - 8:00pm
July 25th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
July 30th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
August 1st 5:00pm - 8:00pm
August 6th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
August 13th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
August 15th 5:00pm - 8:00am

Why not spend a couple of hours in our lovely gardens - there's cocktails, cake and more!

Hospice Event

Coffee Morning - August 3rd 10:00am - 12:00pm

Everyone welcome for coffee, cakes, raffles and more!

Hospice Event

Coffee Morning - September 7th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Everyone welcome for coffee, cakes, raffles and more!

Hospice Event

Tandem Skydive - September 8th - All Day

Could you jump from 10,000 feet for us? Or even 15,000!

Hospice Event

Martin Wild Golf Day - September 13th 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Martin Wild, Willow Wood patron and twice Lancashire Amateur Champion, invites you to the Willow Wood 20th Anniversary Tournament.

External Event

London to Paris Cycle - September 18th - All Day
September 19th - All Day
September 20th - All Day
September 21st - All Day
September 22nd - All Day

An iconic cycle ride - are you in it? Can you raise funds for us?

Hospice Event

Midnight Wander - September 20th 10:00pm - 12:00pm

It's back - and it will be bigger and better than ever!

Hospice Event

Coffee Morning - October 5th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Everyone welcome for coffee, cakes, raffles and more!

Hospice Event

Willow Ball - October 5th 7:00pm - 12:00pm

An evening of glitz and glamour - the Willow Wood 20th Anniversary Ball!

Hospice Event

Firewalk - October 27th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

It's back! Can you face your fears and Firewalk for us?

Hospice Event

Coffee Morning - November 2nd 10:00am - 12:00pm

Everyone welcome for coffee, cakes, raffles and more!

Hospice Event

Garden of a Thousand Lights - November 19th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
November 21st 5:00pm - 8:00pm
November 26th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
November 28th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
December 3rd 5:00pm - 8:00pm
December 5th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
December 10th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
December 12th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
December 17th 5:00pm - 8:00am

Visit our beautiful gardens, transformed into a magical wonderland

Hospice Event

Light Up A Life - Glossop Dedication - December 3rd 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Remember your loved ones this Christmas, with choirs, brass bands and carols

Hospice Event

Coffee Morning - December 7th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Everyone welcome for coffee, cakes, raffles and more!

Hospice Event

Light Up A Life - Tameside Dedication - December 8th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Remember your loved ones this Christmas, with choirs, brass bands and carols


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