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March for Men

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“Thank you to everybody that joined us for March For Men. Your support will enable us to enhance our services for the treatment of men’s health at University Hospitals Dorset Consultant Urological Surgeons.”

On Saturday 25 March 2023, we saw 231 fantastic supporters join us for March For Men! Whether you chose to walk or run 5k or 10k.

March For Men helps enable the charity to enhance our services for the treatment of men’s health at University Hospitals Dorset. It was a fantastic event with such a fun atmosphere down at Bournemouth Pier Approach with music coming from Hot Radio and everybody getting warmed up for the event.

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Kevin Turner said: ‘With every step our supporters take along the seafront, we can continue to improve health services for every man in our community. March for Men helps us to do so much more for our patients.’

‘We can purchase state of the art equipment to streamline diagnosis and improve treatment. We would not have been able to purchase technology like the blue light camera system to improve bladder cancer treatment without the funds raised from previous March for Men events for example.’

This event was kindly sponsored by Oak Services again this year and supported by Coles Miller.

Stay tuned over the next 6 weeks to find out how much we raised and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to see the photos and videos taken on the day for March for Men 2023.

Elf Dash

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at Branksome, Dene Chine for our sold out Elf Dash 2022.

A special thank you to Coles Miller who donated an amazing £1,500 and sponsored the event.

After the dash, the Rapid Relief Team provided a lovely hot meal and refreshments for our dashers. There was also an opportunity to meet Father Christmas who gave us an early Christmas present of toy reindeers that were kindly donated by Haskins Garden Centre, Ferndown.

Throughout the event, Mr Pop Balloons was there to provide some excellent balloon art and those at Oak Services supported us with our transport. It was a fun-filled festive day raising money for the UHD Charity projects, which includes the purchase of Christmas presents for patients who will be spending the season in hospital.

Thank you to everyone that attended and was involved to make Elf Dash 2022 so dashing!

Camino Way Charity Trek

By Challenges
October 2023
100km Charity Trek through rural and coastal northern Spain.

The Camino Portugues Coastal from Vigo to Santiago last 100km, is the last stretch of the Camino Portugues Coastal. This coastal route starts in the dynamic seaside town of Vigo, in the heart of the Rías Baixas, famous for its Albariño white wine and delicious shellfish. The weather along the route can be mildly rainy during the year but it clears up in the summer months and the climate is comparable to the Pacific North West region of North America.

There are many things to see on this route that should appeal to those interested in a more simplistic life, filled with history, great food, wine, and beaches. In Vigo, stroll along the seafront enjoying views of the magnificent Cíes Islands. The fishing city of Vigo boasts many fine buildings of Romanesque architecture with a host of museums that will keep any history buff entertained. In addition, a visit to the historic town square (Casco Vello) is advised as is taking some time to relax on one of the city’s many beaches.

The Camino Portugues Coastal last 100km joins the classic Camino Portugues Central in the town of Redondela where you will start meeting fellow pilgrims. You will continue your journey passing many small villages and towns such as Pontesampaio, wonderful Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas de Reis and Padrón, home of the famous peppers.

This self-guided trek is rated ‘medium’ difficulty.

Our charity challenge includes:
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Pilgrims dinner
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • UHD Charity T-shirt
Not included:
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Single room supplements apply (subject to availability)
  • Lunches & beverages
Event participation costs:
  • £225 deposit on booking
  • £500 final event participation balance
  • £500 Sponsorship requirement

Option to pay balance by instalments – please contact the events team for details

Please email for further information.


You can sign up now by making paying your deposit below:

Ultra Challenge Series

By Challenges
Ultra Challenge Series

Walk, jog or run Britain by taking on an Ultra Challenge for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity.

The Ultra Challenge series offers participants the opportunity to choose from a range of challenges ranging from 25km to 100km including virtual versions so family and friends can join in!

Head to the Ultra Challenge website to view the full range of opportunities on offer. Once you’ve found your challenge, simply select us as your chosen charity when you sign up…it’s that easy!

Upcoming challenges include:

Isle of Wight Challenge 29-30 April 2023

Jurassic Coast Challenge 13-14 May 2023

South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge, 5th August 2023

South Coast Ultra Challenge, 2-3 September

Walk for Wards

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Stay tuned to hear more about our annual Walk for Wards event.

In 2022, Walk for Wards was cancelled but stay tuned for 2023 details

​Following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, we were in an official period of mourning and it would not have been right to go ahead with this event. As an NHS Trust, we postponed non-medical events during that time however, please stay tuned for information coming soon about our Walk for Wards event.

This has become our flagship annual fundraising event and it was great to see people taking part in Walk for Wards 2022 ‘virtually’.

Some of you chose a route of your own and some of you were guided by our planned routes around Upton Country Park, taking in the stunning scenery through woodlands and along Poole bay.

Whether you walked for loved one undergoing treatment, have a personal experience of receiving care at our hospitals, or wanted to show  your support for our hospital staff who go over and above to deliver exceptional care – thank you.

Watch the space – more information for 2023 will be coming soon.

2023 Twilight Walk

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2023 Twilight Walk – Watch the space for the date for this year’s Twilight Walk

You can view and download the full gallery of images here

So far, Twilight Walk has raised over £8,000 for women’s health services at University Hospitals Dorset.

Twilight Walk 2022 was kindly sponsored by Stock Shop.

Check back here for updates on Twilight Walk 2023…


By Challenges
Taking part in the charity tandem skydive is the experience of a lifetime and one you will never forget! You’ll take a leap of faith as you exit the aircraft to soar through the skies overlooking breathtaking scenery!
About the skydive

You can choose to skydive from 10,000ft or 15,000ft.

The charity tandem skydive experience is like nothing on earth and it’s pretty much accessible to all.

Want to see what a skydive involves? Louise is a staff member at UHD and recently took on a charity skydive – watch her video below:


Important information

Whilst there’s no physical preparation required prior to the day, you’ll need to make sure you meet the jump criteria. Here’s a few things you’ll need to know in preparation for your charity tandem skydive.

• You need to be at least 16 to do a tandem skydive, if you are aged between 16 and 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign to give their consent. There is no upper age limit.
• On the day you’ll need to declare your fitness by signing a declaration form.
• The weight limit is up to 18 stone.
• Further details can be found by visiting

How to book

Signing up is easy! You can sign up to take part on our charity day on Sunday 23 July 2023 or choose any other available date. For available dates and to book your place click here.

To sign up you’ll pay a registration fee of just £50. You’ll need to raise a minimum sponsorship of:

£475 (10,000 ft jump)
£520 (15,000 ft jump)

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Once you’ve signed up our fundraising team will be in touch to provide you with all the information you need to get your fundraising started. We’ll be on hand to provide support and advise to help you reach your target. All skydivers will receive a UHD Charity T-shirt and memories to last a lifetime!

If you would like further information about taking part in the Charity Tandem Skydive, we are always pleased to hear from you – give us a call us on 0300 019 4060/8449 or email

The charity tandem skydive for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity is organised by GoSkydive, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury SP4 6EB

TCS London Marathon

By Challenges

Get ready for the 2023 TCS London Marathon!

As #teamUHD are training  hard for the 2022 event, we are launching our ballot to take part in the 2023 TCS London Marathon on Sunday 23 April. It’s the first time in London Marathon history that there will be less than seven months before the next edition!

​London Marathon Ballot is closed however if you have your own place and would like to run for UHD NHS Charity please email for a fundraising pack.

Closing date for ballot entries was Sunday 23 October 2022.

Entries will be drawn following the public ballot w/c 24 October 2022.

Event terms and conditions can be found here.

Why run for your local hospitals?

​Knowing that you’re raising money for your local hospitals can give you a sense of purpose and an even bigger goal to work towards. Supporting us can give you the boost you need to get up and train in the cold, wet winter months – particularly if our hospitals have helped you, or a loved one, through tough times.

By joining #teamUHD you’ll receive the full support of our team to help you achieve your fundraising target which includes motivational meet ups, a fundraising pack and your very own UHD Charity technical running vest.

Wing Walk

By Challenges
Feel the wind in your hair as you soar over 2,000 feet above sea level through the skies at speeds of 130mph on the wings of a Boeing Stearman Biplane.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of flight and Wing Walking is an innovative and exciting way to fundraise for us whilst enjoying spectacular views and making memories to last a lifetime!

Important Information

To take part in Wing Walk, there is an £80 registration fee with minimum sponsorship target of £650.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

If you suffer from high blood pressure, epilepsy, fainting, blackouts / dizziness, heart or lung disease you are unfortunately unable to participate. If your medical condition is being managed; you may be able to participate and should discuss this with your GP / Consultant and provide proof of this before you fly.

How to book

Signing up is easy! We have various dates to choose from. Contact us for availability. Your place will be confirmed on receipt of your deposit.

Once you’ve signed up our fundraising team will be in touch to provide you with all the information you need to get your fundraising started. We’ll be on hand to provide support and advice to help you reach your target. All Wing Walkers will receive their very own UHD charity T-shirt too!

If you would like further information about taking part in the Wing Walk, our events team would love to hear from you – please give them a call on 0300 019 4060/8449 or email