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

20/20 Challenge - March 1st - All Day
April 1st - All Day

Are you up for the Challenge? Can you turn £40 into much more for Willow Wood?

External Event

More Crimes! - April 4th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A delicious afternoon tea, and a humorous look at crimes & conmen!

Hospice Event

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

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

Hospice Event

IKEA Abseil - April 27th 9:00pm - 1:00pm

The IKEA Abseil is back! Sign up online for this exciting challenge.

Hospice Event

20/20 Challenge - April 30th - All Day

It's the end of our three month 20/20 Challenge!

Hospice Event

Coffee Morning - May 4th 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

External Event

Flower Festival - May 11th 10:00pm - 4:00pm
May 12th 11:00pm - 4:00pm

Always a lovely weekend - this year's theme is Children's Books

External Event

Boxathon - May 12th 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Here's something a bit different!

External Event

The Ultimate Boyband Experience - May 18th 7:00pm - 11:00pm

They're back - and they're joined by Lotty Winehouse!

External Event

Great Manchester Run - May 19th 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Are you in it? Can you raise funds for us while you're doing it?

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!

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

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

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

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!


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