Walkers after the Moonlit Memories Walk in Portsmouth.

The Moonlit Memories Walk is a 12 mile night time sponsored walk to raise funds for the Rowans Hospice.

The Rowans Hospice supports patients with life-limiting illnesses resident in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, all care is given free of charge, by supporting this walk you can help raise funds, allowing Rowans to continue with their invaluable work.


Annually more than 1,000 people take part in the Moonlit Memories Walk to raise much needed funds, and having fun with friends and family at the same time, the organisers hope that the walk will raise approximately £300,000 for the Hospice.

Rowans Hospice depends on just under £10,000 in donations a day to provide the free care for patients with life-limiting illness resident in Portsmouth and South-East Hants, their relatives and carers.

The walk, which starts at 11pm, starts and finishes at Castle Field ,Southsea and passes along Southsea Seafront, into the Historic Dockyard and on into Old Portsmouth.

En-route the Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Seafront and HMS Victory will all be illuminated, there will also be entertainers to help guide you through the walk.

You can register online or by telephone,
Telephone: 02392 238533

Location: Castle Field, Southsea
Route Length: Choice of 6 miles or, new for the 10th anniversary year, 10 miles
Earlybird Registration Fee (1-10 March): £10 (£20 thereafter)
Minimum Sponsorship Pledge: £100 suggested target

The walk starts at Castle Field, Southsea walking west towards Clarence Pier, through the Historic Dockyard and Old Portsmouth and returns to Castle Field from Eastney.

Rowans Hospice

The Rowans Hospice is a local charity which provides specialist hospice care and support to patients with life-limiting illness resident in Portsmouth and South-East Hants, their relatives and carers.

All the care given is without charge.

Services include:

  • 19 In-Patient rooms, all en-suite and 2 relative rooms
  • Day care for up to 16 patients per day
  • Heath Centre an intensive therapeutic clinic offering a wide range of help and support
  • Support at home
  • Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy
  • Bereavement Support

The Rowans Hospice strives to create an environment which is conducive to the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well begin of all people referred.

The Hospice team works with the NHS specialist palliative care Team to achieve optimal quality of life for families affected by life limiting illness both within the community and at our hospice. With the support of volunteers and other care services the hospice support families during illness through to bereavement.

It costs over £4 million each year to provide hospice care and to ensure the hospice building and grounds are well maintained, offering a haven for rest and recuperation.

To find out more about the work of the Rowans Hospice visit their website at