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Extra Mile Challenge

1st July 2020 - 31st July 2020

Go The Extra Mile Challenge has certainly done that!  Challenge Complete!


Our amazing Go The Extra Mile supporters have gone even further and have so far collectively raised over £3,500 and covered a distance of over 1,200 miles and still counting!

We are so proud of everyone who took part in this month long challenge!  This was our first attempt of organising a longer virtual challenge and we couldn’t be more happier.

Not only has an incredible amount of money been raised but also we have heard so many personal targets achieved and smashed, people journeys and pushing their limits not to mention some of the beautiful scenery and our extended friends across the globe.

A heart felt thank you to everyone who has supported this challenge – the real superheroes out there that allows the Hospice to continue to do what it does best, providing support to patients living with a life limiting illness and their loved ones.  We couldn’t do it without you!






We’re excited to bring you a new virtual challenge – Go the Extra Mile for Hospice of the Valleys.





Every day Hospice staff go the extra mile to support patients living with a life-limiting illness and those who matter most to them.


In 2019 we supported;



During July we are asking supporters to be creative and go the extra mile; walk, jog, run, skip, hop, row, bike however you want either;

  • 27 miles
  • 41 miles
  • 69 miles

To raise vital funds for the Hospice during these unprecedented times.   One mile to represent per 10 patients we support.



Why Should You Take Part?



In these extraordinary times it’s important to stay active.                               Every penny raised, helps us to be there

Regular exercise is beneficial for both your mind and body.                           for patients with a life-limiting illness.



This is a virtual event so you can take part wherever you are, even at home;

– Walk or hop in the garden, walk or scoot around your neighbourhood, jog up and down stairs, bike or run in your local community, use a treadmill or rowing machine if you have one.



Why not encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join in and see who can clock up the most miles;

– there are fundraising prizes too!


So if you like being active, want to get a bit fitter or just fancy something to keep you focused, sign up today to take on the Extra Mile Challenge!





Early Bird Bargain – 1st June – 14th June;

Individual £8.00

Family £30.00 (Up to 2 adults and 3 children)

Standard – 15th June – 7th July;

Individual £10.00

Family £35.00 (Up to 2 adults and 3 children)




Every supporter registered receives his or her Extra Mile Challenge Finisher’s Medal and Certificate.



Fundraising Prizes


  • Raise £50 or more to receive FREE entry into our prize draw – Afternoon Tea for 2 at Bryn Meadows Hotel and Spa – this will pay for 2 home/care home visits by our Clinical Team


  • Raise £100 or more to receive your Hospice of the Valleys Buff – this will pay for 8 phone calls from Family Support Team to our patients, their carers and families for financial and benefits, emotional and wellbeing and bereavement support.


  • Raise £150 or more to receive FREE entry into our prize draw – 12 months Gold Membership with Fresh Active Gym, Tredegar – this will pay for a Healthcare Assistant to provide care and support for a night at a patient’s home, allowing their carers and family the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep.



Sponsorship must be raised and received by the Hospice by 10th August to receive your fundraising prizes.


The more you raise, the more prizes and FREE entries into prize draws to receive.


We’ll be with you virtually cheering you on,

every mile of the way!


Who Can Get Involved?


Anyone over the age 18 years of age is able to take part and register themselves.

We also welcome our younger supporters (under 18’s) to join in.  A parent/guardian must complete the registration form, providing consent to take part in the challenge and all under 16’s must be supervised by a paying parent/guardian over the age of 18 years.


By submitting a registration form, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.



How To Get Started?


It couldn’t be easier, just follow these simple steps:


  Sign up to the Extra Mile Challenge by clicking on Sign Me Up (below) – pick your distance.  You will receive an email welcome pack.


  Set up your fundraising page by linking to the Hospice of the Valleys Extra Mile Challenge Campaign on Just Giving.  Just Giving now allows you to link your strava to your just giving page – how to do this can be found on the Just Giving Page.


  Record your mileage on your Extra Mile Challenge Card and once you have completed your distance either email it to fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com of post it to the office.


  During your challenge send us your photos – we love to see our supporters getting involved and everyone loves to take a selfie these days.  Upload your challenge photos to our Events Face Book Page – Join Here


  Once you have completed your distance (and the Hospice has all the evidence) and your sponsorship has been raised and received by 10th August, we will send out your well-deserved finisher’s medal, certificate and fundraising prizes as outlined above.






Sign Me Up to the Extra Mile Challenge Here


Link to the Hospice Extra Mile Just Giving Campaign Here



Send your mileage in via Fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com

Or Hospice of the Valleys, Festival Drive, Ebbw Vale, Gwent. NP238XF


Hospice Events Face Book Page – Join Here


Extra Mile Challenge Terms and Conditions Here



Please respect Government Guidance on Coronavirus – The latest information on Corona-Virus can be found by clicking https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus









1st July 2020
31st July 2020
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