Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday 6th April to celebrate the 1980s and the birth of Florence Nightingale Hospice at our 80s Family Fun Run in Watermead.

So far, the event has already raised over £1,200 and we are hoping this figure will rise as offline donations come in.

Visit our Facebook page to see the photos from the day and see if you can spot anyone you know amongst all the runners!  Please do share the photos with your friends and family and include the link to our online fundraising page.


Event Information


A 2.5km and a 5km route around the Watermead lakes – we are hoping to see an array of 80s outfits for our 80s theme.

The 80s Family Fun Run will go around the lakes at Watermead, Aylesbury.
Registration for the event will be at Watermead Village Hall, The Piazza, Aylesbury, HP19 0FU.

10.00am – Registration at the Village Hall opens
10.45am – 80s Warm up led by JBD Fitness
11.00am – Off we go!

All participants must return to the Village Hall where they will receive their funky 80s medal and a drink.


Price – Adult £10 and child £6 (includes medal and a bottle of water)

Online registrations for the 80s Family Fun Run closed at midnight on Thursday 4th April.

You can turn up on the day and enter (as long as there are still places available), but please arrive by 10am so we can process your entry before the start at 11am.

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable. Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions for the Family Fun Run before you register.


The Charity is also hoping that people will raise a minimum of £20 in sponsorship which will help to fund hospice services such as the Breathe Well at the Hospice group, which helps those with lung and heart disease to live better with their illness.

Click here to set up a online fundraising page to get sponsorship for your 80s Family Fun Run.

Or you can download a paper sponsorship form here.




Why run for Florence Nightingale Hospice?

In the mid to late 1980s hundreds of people and businesses across Buckinghamshire were holding fundraising events and completing fundraising challenges to be able to open a new Hospice, serving Buckinghamshire, so that patients and their families didn’t have to travel to Milton Keynes and High Wycombe for hospice care. In October 1989 Florence Nightingale Hospice was opened at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury.

Since then Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has continued to fundraise to provide high quality of end of life care and extend the services which the Hospice can offer such as the Nightingale 24/7 team, Florrie’s Children’s Team and the Bereavement Support Service.

Event Information on the Day

Race numbers will be allocated on the day at Registration, with safety pins.

Don’t forget to wear your completed runner number & attach it to your funky 80s outfit.

If driving, please use the car park at Watermead Crematorium, HP19 0FY

We are looking forward to seeing an array of 80s outfits – neon legwarmers will be available on the day for £2 a pair.
Consider whether you require an extra or waterproof layer – although the forecast is currently dry and mild.
Comfortable running shoes or walking boots.

The Watermead Inn will be offering free teas, coffees and cakes from 11am to spectators and competitors.

Please do NOT bring any sponsorship monies with you on the day.  These can be dropped off at any Florence Nightingale Charity Shop or our Walton Lodge office after the event.

Sponsorship plays a huge role in the amount we can raise from our fundraising events so we ask that all entries commit to asking friends, family, colleagues and workplaces for sponsorship for taking part.

You can set up an online sponsorship page through Virgin Money Giving or download our printable sponsorship form directly from our website.

It is important that we help keep Watermead tidy.  Please put all litter and plastic bottles in the bins provided or take them home with you.
Health & Safety
The 80s Fun Run is all about taking part so run, jog, walk, scoot or crawl – we really don’t mind but please do listen out for announcements and follow guidance offered by our event organisers.

First aid assistance will be available should you require it – to help first aiders, please write any medical conditions or medication on the back of your runner number.  Please contact a Marshal or first aider if medical assistance is required.

Parts of the course take place on pedestrian footpaths and care must be taken at all times, especially when crossing roads.

If you decide to leave the run at any time you must hand in your runner number to a marshal (we need to know you are safe).

All young Fun Runners are the responsibility of their parent/guardian at all times.