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Go the Extra Mile 30 Challenge

1st June 2021 - 30th June 2021

Can you Go the Extra Mile for the Hospice and help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary in style?  This June it’s all about the play on 30.



Thank you for being there over the last 30 years.  With your help we have been able to support 10,124 patients and those who matter most to them.  Making sure people have the care and support they deserve when they need it the most.





Every day Hospice staff Go the Extra Mile to help support patients living with a life-limiting illness and those who matter most to them.


In 2020, we supported;



Throughout June, we are asking supporters to be creative and Go the Extra Mile with a play on 30 and help us celebrate 30 years of great community care;


Looking for some ideas to do during the month of June – check out our suggestions below;


Flex those biceps and challenge yourself to do 30 press-ups a day or aim to achieve 30 press-ups in on go at the end of the 30 day challenge



Swim 30 lengths a day for 30 days



For the leg and glute lovers out there, can you do 30 squats a day


Read a book for 30 minutes a day



Strengthen those ab muscles with a 30 second plank every day or for those – can you increase this to a 3 minute hold by the end of the 30 days?


Bike 30km a day for 30 days

Bike 300 km or miles in 30 days



Run every day for 30 days (set yourself a 30-day total or set miles/km each day)



Can you climb the stairs in your house 30 times a day for 30 days




Walk 3 miles a day for 30 days



  Can you give something up for 30 days – sweet things, bread, alcohol



How about keeping it fresh and doing a different challenge each day – 30 for 30



Why should you take part?



In these extraordinary times is it important                                      Every penny raised, helps us to be there for patients

to stay active.  Regular exercise and challenging                              with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones.

the brain is beneficial for both your mind and body.



Over the last 30 years our yearly patients figures have greatly increased from 6 to 758 and so too has the cost to provide the services of the Hospice, by supporting us, you can ensure we are there to support patients and their loved ones for the next 30 years.




None of us know what the next thirty years will hold, but we need to make sure that we can still be here to support anyone in our local community who needs our support, with your continued help we can do this. 


This is a virtual event so you can take part wherever you are – even in your garden or home.

Why not encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join in – there are fundraising prizes too!


So if you like being active, want to get a bit fitter, give something up for 30 days or just fancy something to keep you focused, sign up today to take on the Go the Extra Mile 30 Challenge!




Individual (18+) Child (up to 17) Family

(Up to 2ad + 3ch)

Early Bird Bargain £8.00 £5.60 £24.00
Standard £10.00 £7.00 £30.00


Every supporter registered receives his or her Go the Extra Mile 30 Challenge Finishers Medal and certificate.



Fundraising prizes


  • If you manage to raise £30.00, it will pay for a patient visit by our Nursing Team to support with managing symptoms and pain.

You will also receive your FREE limited edition Hospice Anniversary Tech T- shirt for adults and FREE EGNI admission voucher for children.


  • If you manage to raise £112.00, it 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.

You will also receive your FREE Hospice of the Valleys Buff and FREE entry into our prize draw for Afternoon Tea for Two.


  • If you manage to raise £250 it will pay for 20 phone calls from our Family Support Team to our patients, their carers and families for financial and benefits, emotional and wellbeing and bereavement support.

You will also receive FREE entry into our well-being prize draw for a Costa Hamper and 12 months FREE Fresh Active Gym Membership.


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


The more you raise, the more prizes and FREE entries into prize draws you’ll 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 Go the Extra Mile 30 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 Go the Extra Mile 30 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 Go the Extra Mile 30 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 July, we will send out your well-deserved finisher’s medal, certificate and fundraising prizes as outlined above.




Link to the Hospice Go the Extra Mile Just Giving Campaign Here

Send your challenge in via Fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com

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


Hospice Events Face Book Page – Join Here



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


Help us to be there for the next 30 years – together we can do this!


With special thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters


Proudly Sponsored by

EGNI is an indoor children’s activity centre based in Tredegar and we are proud to be supporting Hospice of the Valleys and their Six Mile Race with incentive prizes. We hope to re-open our indoor ninja style obstacle course soon.

An alternative to soft play for all abilities, we believe making fitness fun for all is a key to unlocking a fettle lifestyle, follow us on Facebook for up to date news and information. 








Some photos from last years Go the Extra Mile Challenge





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