Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

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We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Weldmar and the services we offer.

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Take on a challenge for Weldmar

From thrilling skydives to inspiring oversea treks and running marathons, taking on a challenge for Weldmar is not only a fantastic way to help us continue our care but also an opportunity to take part in something extraordinary!

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There are many reasons why you might want to take on a challenge for Weldmar.

To support Weldmar – a cause that you care about. When you take on a challenge you are helping to raise money and awareness, make a difference, and help families who need the specialist end of life care that we provide in Dorset.

To challenge yourself and achieve a goal. Taking on a challenge can be a great way to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and achieve something that you never thought possible. It can also be a great way to build confidence and self-esteem.

To have fun and meet new people. Taking on a challenge can be a lot of fun, which you could do on your own, with family or friends, or can also be a great way to make new friends.

We’ll support you all the way, to help you achieve your goals and your fundraising targets.


Our most epic Overseas Challenges yet…

To mark Weldmar Hospicecare’s 30th anniversary in 2024, we have two incredible Overseas Challenges to choose from - the magical island of Madagascar, and one of the seven modern wonders of the world - Machu Picchu!

Find out more here
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So, what would you like to do?

London Marathon

The most famous running challenge of them all. No matter what time of year, you can register your interest in taking part for Weldmar in the next available London Marathon.

Run the London Marathon for Weldmar

Bournemouth Supersonic 5K, 10K and Bournemouth Half Marathon

Breathtaking views of the sea, cool coastal routes and the highlights of Poole and Bournemouth will be on show at this fantastic Half Marathon and Festival event.

Register for Bournemouth Supersonic and Half Marathon

Southampton Running Festival

Take a trip along the south coast to Southampton in the new year for this brilliant event on Sunday 18th February and Sunday 16th June. Beginning and ending in the picturesque Southampton Common, it’s the perfect route for a PB featuring woodland, grassland, ponds, wetlands, lakes and parkland in the well used green open space in the centre of the city. You can register for various distances – 5k, 10k, and half marathon.

Register for Southampton Running Festival

Great South Run

The AJ Bell Great South Run is probably the world’s favourite 10-miler, with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed. Portsmouth’s supporters will keep your spirits and motivation up the whole way round, with blaring music, cheers, high fives, fist bumps, all part of the incredible AJ Bell Great South Run experience. Plus, there’s a medal, exclusive finisher t-shirt and bragging rights at the finish line. There’s a reason 99% of runners say they’d recommend it to a friend – lots of reasons, in fact.

Register for the Great South Run

Oxford Half Marathon

This awesome course is fast and flat, it proudly guides runners through the pristine and winding streets of Oxford in all its historic delight. The Oxford Half Marathon begins in the centre of the city and winds past Old Marston village, the River Cherwell and onto the very impressive Lady Margaret University Hall, the finish line stands at Parks Rd.

Register for the Oxford Half Marathon

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Charity runners will glide through four of London’s stunning Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, St James’s Park and The Green Park. The 13.1m extraordinary route brushes past London’s most famous landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, all on closed roads. Plus, the event village in Hyde Park hosts a fantastic food and fitness festival, ensuring a brilliant day out for runners and supporters alike.

Register for the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Edinburgh Running Festival

Fancy a trip to Scotland, and one of the most picturesque cities to take on a running challenge? This takes place on Sunday 26th May 2024, with distances ranging from a 5k to a full marathon.

Register for Edinburgh Running Festival

Paris Marathon

Following the same route as the Olympic athletes! Open to everyone aged 20 and over, this marathon, which will set out from the Hôtel de Ville at 9pm and finish on the Esplanade des Invalides, in Paris by night, looks set to be truly unforgettable. On Sunday 7th April, 2024

Paris Marathon


Could there be a more thrilling way to raise money for Weldmar? Experience the buzz of jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft, or being attached to the top of a plane that swoops around the Dorset countryside!


Join our Skydive Day on Friday 14th June with Skydive Buzz at Dunkeswell Aerodrome in Honiton! Touch the sky, experience pure adrenaline from 15,000ft, with the earth below you a breathtaking canvas! Dare to leap, become a legend, it’s one jump but a lifetime of stories! And all for an the most amazing cause.

Find out more here

Watch Neil Greenway from local estate agent DOMVS take on the challenge here.


We can arrange for you to take part in this thrilling experience right here in Dorset, with one of the most experienced wingwalking teams in the UK.

We were thrilled to organise this experience for Maria, who is currently receiving care from Weldmar and wanted to take on this exhilarating experience, and raise money for Weldmar.

To arrange a skydive or wingwalk experience, please fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page, email fundraisers@weld-hospice.org.uk or call our team on 01305 261800.


Get ready to bounce your way through The World’s BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Courses! There are events across the UK that you can register to take part in to support Weldmar Hospicecare.

More details about Inflatable 5k courses


If you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure that can help you to conquer your fears and build confidence, or just give you incredible thrills, bungee jumping is a great option. We have places available in bungee jumping events across the UK.

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We are looking for 30 adventurous supporters to join us for our exhilarating new Abseil Challenge to help celebrate Weldmar Hospicecare’s 30th anniversary – a great way to face your fears AND fundraise for your local hospice! The abseil will take place on Portland, part of the stunning Jurassic Coast. The specific location will be weather dependent.

Sign up for the abseil


To mark Weldmar Hospicecare’s 30th anniversary in 2024, we have two incredible Overseas Challenges to choose from!

In November 2024, join us on the magical island of Madagascar. Or, in March 2025, you could be taking on one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.
We’ll support you all the way with training and your fundraising.

More about Madagascar and Machu Picchu Overseas Challenges


Contact Fundraising Support

If you have any questions for our fundraising team, please click the button below to fill out a simple contact form. Alternatively, you can email fundraisers@weld-hospice.org.uk, or call 01305 261800.

Don’t forget that our Fundraising Hub has more useful information on how we can support you as you support Weldmar Hospicecare, including how we can help out with resources such as posters and collection buckets.

Contact Fundraisers

Get in touch with our Fundraising Team for any queries or questions about your own fundraising activities for Weldmar.

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