Registration is open

Registration for Mountbatten Sunflower Walk 2021 is now open!    Formerly known as the Sunflower Memory Walk, the event takes place at the Broadlands Estate, Romsey, SO51 8GG between 10:00am and 2:00pm (Registration opens at 9.00am) on Sunday 4 July 2021.   There is a five-mile walk and the option, if you can’t make the day, to ‘Walk the Sunflower Walk Your Way’.

Nigel Hartley, CEO of Mountbatten, said:

“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.

“We’re very grateful to Countess Mountbatten for agreeing to a special opening of the Broadlands Estate.   Taking part in the Sunflower Walk within the beautiful surroundings of the Broadlands Estate in Romsey is a really special occasion and we are very grateful to everyone who participates to raise funds for Mountbatten, your local hospice and end of life care services for Southampton and west Hampshire.”

Fundraising vital to Mountbatten Hampshire 

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  

Entry fee includes T-shirts

Sunflower Walk participants are encouraged to sign up now via the Mountbatten Hampshire website.  The entry fee is only £23.50 for adults (18+) and £13.50 for children (5-17 years) which includes a T-shirt but it is participants sponsorship, fundraising and donations that  help us to raise much needed funds and will ensure that our expert teams can continue their important work for the growing number of people and families who need them.

Staff encourage participation

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.

Michelle Jones Mitchard, Health Care Assistant at Mountbatten Hampshire said: “The Sunflower Walk is a lovely event where everyone can get together, and we can reflect on the past year and bring a few smiles to everyone’s faces.  Hospices are not all ‘doom and gloom’.  The hospice can be a jolly place at times with lots of smiles.”