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Jingle Bell Jog 2018

2nd December 2018

Free – 25$

Ardgowan Hospice’s Christmas fun run returns for 2018!

Join the festive fun by getting together with your family, friends and colleagues to raise money for your local hospice. On December 2nd, put on your Santa hat, reindeer antlers, elf scarf or snowman suit and join us along the Greenock Esplanade for this sponsored 3k.

You can walk, jog or run the route, it’s entirely up to you. Be sure to enjoy the beautiful snow covered hills across the Clyde in what must be one of the most picturesque Christmas fun runs in the country.

The event starts and ends at the Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club. You’ll then be invited to warm up with refreshments in Laser Matrix.

To buy your ticket, just fill out the form at the foot of this page.

The event is backed by The Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club, Funworld, Golden Casket, Sainsbury’s and Laser Matrix along with Specsavers, who are giving you the opportunity to WIN a pair of designer glasses. The winner will be the fundraiser who raises the most sponsorship!

We suggest that participants raise £30 which should be paid to the hospice by the middle of January (so you can keep collecting after the event!).

Ticket Prices:

  • Adults: £10 (every adult ticket includes One FREE child’s ticket!)
  • Children: £5 (Ages 5-15. 4 and under go free!) 
  • Visit Santa’s Grotto: £4 (Only available our junior joggers!)
  • Family Jog & Santa Pass: £25 (2x Adult + 2x Child + 2x Santa’s Grotto)

Why take part?

By signing up to Jingle Bell Jog, you can help the hospice provide services such as:

  • In-Patient Unit care: It costs around £600 for 24 hours of care in our In-Patient Unit for a single patient.
  • Ardgowan Community Nurse Specialists: Some people believe we use Macmillan Nurses, but this is incorrect. Our ACNS staff are funded by Ardgowan.
  • Free Patient Transport Service: Help fund fuel to keep our volunteer drivers on the road. These volunteers transport patients to and from hospital appointments in locations such as The Beatson at no cost to the patient.
  • Butterfly Service: Helping children understand and learn coping mechanisms when facing illness and bereavement in the family.
  • Day Hospice Therapies: Providing physical and emotional support to patients and their families

These are just some of the areas that may benefit from your jog!



Is the route wheelchair & pram accessible/friendly?

Yes. The jog takes place on the pavement of the esplanade. There are no steps/ledges, please be aware that there is a slight incline at the start/end.

Are Santa hats etc provided?

No. Please be sure to bring your own festive adornments as we simply can’t provide this for everyone.

Is Jingle Bell Jog a race?

No. Jingle Bell Jog is an all ages and all capabilities event that’s about raising money and having a fun festive time. Feel free to race against your teammates though!

Is there a minimum sponsorship?

No. However we do suggest £30. Any sponsorship raised should be handed over to the hospice in January – date to be confirmed.

Do I/my children have to cross any roads?

No. The event takes place along the Greenock Esplanade on a straight pavement with no road crossings. Runners are separated from the road by a wide strip of grass and car speed is kept down with speed bumps the length of the Esplanade.

Other safety concerns

Jingle Bell Jog will have First Aiders ready and on standby for the duration of the event. The route itself will be marshaled and hospice representatives will be on site to oversee the event.

Weather concerns

Jingle Bell Jog takes place in December in Scotland so remember to wrap up warm! We can make no guarantees for weather (though last year was a beautiful crisp day!). Please pack a bag accordingly.

How can I find out more information/collect sponsor forms?
You can get in touch with us at


2nd December 2018
Free – 25$


Ardgowan Hospice
01475 726830


Greenock Esplanade