Robbie Fowler among supporters taking on Cycle India Challenge for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, Liverpool

This November, 50 dedicated fundraisers will take on the challenge of a lifetime as they cycle an incredible 450km across the stunning landscapes of India to raise funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, Liverpool.

Zoe’s Place recently launched an urgent Capital Appeal to raise £3.5m for a new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built home in West Derby when the lease on its current hospice expires next year.

Funds from the Cycle India Challenge will go directly to the appeal, allowing Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice to continue its life-changing work for babies and families across the North West.

Adding a touch of star power to the event, Liverpool Football Club legend, Robbie Fowler and comedy podcasters, Adam Rowe and Dan Nightingale will join the team of intrepid cyclists as they tackle India’s diverse terrain, from bustling cities to serene countryside.

Robbie Fowler explained what he was most looking forward to about the challenge:

“Basically to see if I can do it! Being an ex-sportsman, I’m quite competitive so I think we’ll

all drive each other on.

“For me, it’s also about being part of a team again, it’ll be a fabulous occasion, raising money with good people as well.”

Plans for the new hospice at the former Bowling Green, Haymans Green, West Derby were submitted to the council in March.

This week, the budding cyclists visited the proposed site to hear about what was in store for the new hospice, which is set to open in the charity’s 30th year.

Adam Rowe, comedian and Have a Word podcast co-host said: 

“Zoe’s Place is somewhere that I have worked and raised money for since being in school; it’s a charity that’s always stuck with me – you look at the work they do and it’s absolutely unbelievable. 

“I think the plans for the new home look incredible; it’s important that Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice stays in West Derby so the next generation can have the same affinity that we’ve got and continue to support it.”

Gina, Senior Corporate & Major Donor Fundraiser at Zoe’s Place, said: 

“We are thrilled and deeply grateful for the incredible commitment shown by our supporters.

“The Cycle India Challenge is not just about raising funds, it’s about coming together to

support our vision of providing a home-from-home for every child and family in need. 

“With the backing of Robbie Fowler, Adam Rowe, and all of our amazing cyclists, we are confident that we will reach our goal.”

For more information about the Cycle India Challenge or the Zoe’s Place New Home Capital Appeal, visit or contact the fundraising team on / 0151 252 0055.