Walk for Wards 2023

Last updated: 09 May 2023

Walk for Wards is back for 2023 with a brand-new route!

Formerly known as the WardWalk, Walk for Wards is a great opportunity to raise funds for a ward or department of your choice. Last year, over 150 people signed up and over £15,000 was raised.

Join us this year by walking 7.5km in celebration of the NHS' 75th Birthday.

Everybody is welcome, and we would highly encourage you to take part in a team with family, friends or colleagues. Don't forget to include your furry friend as well-behaved dogs on leads are invited too!

This event is free for under 16's.

Every participant will receive free parking, water and snack. Adults will also receive a free charity T-shirt.


The first 75 people to sign up will receive a reduced registration fee of £10, sign up quick!

Registration will be £12 once the first 75 places are sold.

When: Sunday 9th July 2023 from 9:30am.

Start point: Staunton Country Park

Distance: 7.5km

Registration fee: £12 (£10 early bird offer)

Minimum sponsorship: £30


Sign up here


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What happened last year?



I've signed up, when do I find out more details about the event?

Information packs including a charity T-Shirt will be sent in the post in June. If you sign up after this date, they will be dispatched asap.

Is the route wheelchair or pushchair friendly?

The route would be suitable for an off-road buggy but the trail can get very muddy,  especially if there is bad weather before the event.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes! We highly encourage you to bring your furry friends along, but please make sure they are on a lead for the duration of the walk.

How much is registration?

£10 per person for the first 75 sign ups.

£12 per person after the first 75 places have been sold.

No registration fee or t-shirt for under 16's

How much do I have to raise?

We ask that all participants (excluding under 16's) raise at least £30 each.

By fundraising, you're helping to enhance patient care, and support staff wellbeing. Without your support, we can't continue to provide those extras which can make such a difference to our patients' care and treatment.

Collecting sponsorship

The easiest way to collect donations online is through a JustGiving page, you can set one up here.

The registration fee will cover the cost of the event, meaning that all sponsorship raised will go directly into the charity.

If you would like further advice about fundraising, or would like to speak with someone about more ways to reach your minimum sponsorship amount, please contact our charity team at fundraising@porthosp.nhs.uk and we will send you a fundraising pack.

How do I get a charity t-shirt? 

When signing up for the event through Enthuse, you will be asked for the T-shirt sizes for yourself and other participants in your group.

Where can I read the event T&C's?

Please click here to read the event terms and conditions.

Will there be photos / videos taken at the event?

Yes, by taking part or attending the event, all participants confirm they are happy for any photographs, video footage or stills taken during their participation in the Walk for Wards event to be used by Portsmouth Hospitals Charity to publicise the event and/or other fundraising purposes including but not limited to, advertising, publications, marketing material and any other documents that may be made available to the public.

If you would like to speak with a member of the team regarding this, please email fundraising@porthosp.nhs.uk.