We’re delighted to announce our 2020 Main Partner Charity is the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or another terminal illness (such as heart, lung or neurological disease) across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire

. For over 35 years they have provided supportive and end of life care to local people, serving 550,000 residents.

Every day Phyllis Tuckwell support over 250 patients, carers and relatives in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford.

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care has three core services:

  • In-Patient Unit
  • Care at Home (including our Hospice Care at Home nursing team)
  • Living Well services (including Day Hospice)

The NHS/Government only covers 20% of their costs, which means they rely heavily on the support and generosity of our local community. All services are free of charge to patients and their families, but they need to raise over £20,000 a day to offer such an exceptional standard of clinical care and support.

Little Lumpy is a long running charitable bike race that demonstrates the Haslemere Fringe Festival and Haslemere Festival’s roots in our local community.

It is a ‘not-for-profit’ event, with monies raised being distributed between Haslemere Festival and an elected partner charity.  The 2016 partner charity is the Haslemere Citizens Advice Centre.  Little Lumpy offers you the chance to experience the charms and challenges of the proven designated routes.

Setting off again from Haslemere, we take you through the prettiest parts of the Sussex and Hampshire Weald to the South Downs at South Harting where the Challenge and Epic routes branch off to take you over some testing little climbs.   

Why not find out more and sign up here:  Little Lumpy.  As in previous years, you will be able to enjoy the warm welcome and home baked cakes at the feeding stations around the course. This added attraction is only possible with the dedicated group of volunteers whose efforts seem to have become legendary with the tempting selection probably the best to be found at any Cycling Sportive throughout the country.