Go the Distance

Last updated: 01 June 2020

Go the Distance

Join Portsmouth Hospitals Charity and take part in Go the Distance 2020

Take part in our virtual 'lockdown' fundraiser and walk, run or cycle for a ward or department close to your heart at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.  

Now, more than ever it's so important to keep your mind and body active and healthy.

By taking part in our virtual 'lockdown' fundraising challenge, not only will you be able to keep active but you will also be raising vital funds to support staff and patients at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The money you raise will help to enhance the care provided for current and future patients at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

Choose your distance...

Choose your distance below to walk, run or cycle to one or more of the sites which offer services by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT).

Distance 1 - Queen Alexandra Hospital to St Mary's Hospital (Portsmouth): 3.7 miles  

Complete the distance between Queen Alexandra Hospital (PO6 3LY) and St Mary's Hospital in Portsmouth (PO3 6AD)

Distance 2 - Queen Alexandra Hospital to Gosport War Memorial Hospital: 10 miles

Complete the distance between Queen Alexandra Hospital (PO6 3LY) and Gosport War Memorial Hospital (PO12 6PW)

Distance 3 - Queen Alexandra Hospital to St Mary's Hospital (Isle of Wight): 18 miles

Complete the distance between Queen Alexandra Hospital (PO6 3LY) and St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight (PO30 5TG) where local residents are treated by the Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust Renal Services.

Don't worry you don't have to swim to complete this one!

Distance 4 - All Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Hospital Sites: 32 miles

Complete the distance of all the above Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Hospital sites.

Distance 5 - All Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust sites in and around Portsmouth: 72 miles

For those of you looking to take on a challenge, why not complete the distance of all Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust sites, here you will not only cover the distance between all hospital sites but also external buildings around the city including from Procurement and IT.

Support an area of your choice at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust...

You can choose to fundraise for a ward or department of your choice at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. You can also raise funds for the Portsmouth Hospitals Charity 'General Fund' which supports all wards and departments across the Trust. You may also wish to choose to fundraise for the Portsmouth Hospitals Thank You Appeal, all donations made to this appeal will support staff within the Trust who are currently working around the clock to support patients through the current situation.


There is no registration fee for this virtual fundraiser. To register to take part in this event please complete the following registration form

Setting up your online fundraising page...

Set up an online giving page to collect your donations throughout your fundraising challenge. You can do this through the online platform: Just Giving - to set up your page, click the following link. Remember to write in the description your chosen distance and the area or appeal you have chosen to raise money for at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. 


Take on the challenge alone or with friends or family. Keep it fun but please ensure that you are following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing at all times: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Share, Share, Share...

We would love to share a photo of your fundraiser! Take a photo of you walking, running or cycling and send it to Portsmouth Hospitals Charity: fundraising@porthosp.nhs.uk or tag us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #GotheDistance4PHC and we will share it!

Once completed...

Contact us at fundraising@porthosp.nhs.uk  once your challenge is complete with a picture or tracking evidence. If you raise over £20 you will receive a free medal in the post to display with pride.