THE WEEKEND HAS ARRIVED!

It’s time for the Sunflower Walk with Mountbatten

We are all very excited and looking forward to welcoming you to the Broadlands Estate.

Registration opens from 9am
Speeches beginning at 9.45am followed by a Zumba warm up with Bernie

Last entry at 1pm

We can accept a limited number of participants on the day on a first come first serve basis, due to COVID restrictions.

Entertainment includes:

  • Sweet Charity Choir
  • 14th Eastleigh Scout & Guide Band “The Spitfires”


Please feel free to take photos and tag yourself and friends Mountbatten Hampshire #MSW2021 @mountbattenhampshire

Parking is available at Romsey Football Club and all the local council car parks. The Council operate pay and display car parks in Romsey at Broadwater Road, Church Road, Newton Lane, Lortemore Place, Crosfield Hall, Princes Road, Alma Road and Romsey Rapids. For more information visit www.testvalley.gov.uk/transportparkingandstreets/car-parks/romseycarparks. We have also been given permission to park at the Romsey Football Club, on a first come first serve basis, to the left-hand end of the ground.

Some quick reminders:

  • Can I bring my dog? Unfortunately doggies need to stay at home for this event. Please do not leave your dog in your car, especially if it is a warm or hot day.

  • Can spectators come? Only those registered at the event are allowed to enter Broadlands Estate. If you know someone who wants to see the lovely venue, why not get them to sign up with you.   We can accept a limited number of participants on the day on a first come first serve basis, due to COVID restrictions.   It is of course not too late to sponsor a participant. 

  • Covid 19: We will be following the Government guidelines, rules and restrictions which can be found on the www.gov.uk website. Step 4 of the Government's Covid 'road map' is due to start soon, so this event will be a true celebration of coming together.

Nigel Hartley, CEO of Mountbatten, said: “Although further easing of COVID restrictions has been rolled forward to 19 July the fact that our Sunflower Walk is held in the open air and beautiful grounds of the Broadlands Estate and the fact that we will all be on the move, makes it possible for us to proceed with the Sunflower Walk, one of our flagship events.  This last year has been challenging for us all.  At Mountbatten, our vital work caring for those living with death, dying and bereavement has continued.  However, our usual fundraising efforts, which support our essential and growing work, have been curtailed.  Now you can help us, with your family and friends, by joining our Mountbatten Sunflower Walk on Sunday 4 July.”

Fundraising is vital to ensure Mountbatten can continue its essential work for the dying and bereaved:

  • £100 could provide a course of bereavement support sessions. 
  • £200 could give someone a day of personal care, helping them remain in the comfort of their own home. 
  • £250 could pay for a Mountbatten Nurse to be with a dying patient at home during the night.  
  • £350 could pay for a 24-hour stay in a bed on our hospice ward.  

Nigel continued: “We’re very grateful to the Countess Mountbatten of Burma for agreeing to a special opening of the Broadlands Estate at Romsey.  We’re also very grateful to all our sponsors.   Taking part in the Sunflower Walk within the beautiful surroundings of Broadlands is a really special occasion and we are very thankfull to everyone who participates to raise funds for Mountbatten Hampshire, your local hospice and end of life care service. Please do everything you can to join us on what will undoubtedly be a very special day”

Rebecca Billington, Staff Nurse at Mountbatten Hampshire said: “If you live in Southampton and west Hampshire, Mountbatten Hampshire is your local Hospice.  Every penny helps, and everyone’s support can help ensure that our services continue for those living with death, dying and bereavement.  By joining in, participants can remember their loved ones.”