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Day shines at night for Grandad

Care Worker Kathryn Day, 25, from Westgate will be taking part in Pilgrims Hospices A Night to Shine walk on Saturday 30th September at Broadstairs Pavilion to remember her Grandad Victor Day.

Birchington local Victor, who worked at Steelcase plc in Margate for over 40 years, was cared for by the team at Pilgrims Hospice in Margate.

Kathryn explains: “Grandad was cared for on the ward for a while then Pilgrims staff did everything they could to help him return home at the end of his life as he had wanted. They supported us as a family as well as Grandad with visits from the nurses several times a day. We can not thank them enough and wanted to raise as much money as we can to help others that might need their care.”

Kathryn will be joined by family and friends on the 8k route. To sponsor Kathryn in Victors’ memory please visit Just Giving.

A Night to Shine’ is Pilgrims Hospices brand new sponsored 5k, 8k or 10k walk in Ashford, Broadstairs and Canterbury on Saturday 30 September 2017.

At each town walkers will enjoy music, a party atmosphere, energetic warm up and lots more, before setting off simultaneously into the evening at 7pm; amid a sea of lantern light.

There will also be a quiet pause, during which supporters can remember loved ones. Everyone who takes part will receive a memory lantern with their registration pack. Whether you walk in memory of someone special or simply to show your support, lanterns can be personalised to bring along on the evening.

Standard entry is £15 (£12 under 18’s) and includes a t-shirt, lantern, medal and more. Pre registration will close on 24 September, after which you can register in person on the night for £20 for Adults and £15 under 18s. All under 3s go free. Visit A Night to Shine or call 01227 782 062.

Ashford: Julie Rose Stadium, Willesborough Road, Ashford TN24 9QX

Broadstairs: The Pavilion, Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1EU

Canterbury: Canterbury Christchurch University, Pilgrims Way, Canterbury CT1 1PH

The Day family photo: Back row – Reece Kallmeier, Alexandra Day, Donna Day, Kathryn Day, Charlotte Day, Travis Tarrant, Barry Elks and Stuart Day. Front row – Trevor Day, Willow Day, Frances Day and Kevin Day.

Every day in east Kent 19 people receive the news that they have an incurable illness and have less than a year to live; a number that is set to rise. We believe each one of them deserves quality care so that they, and their family, can live each and every moment they have well. If you or your family are experiencing Pilgrims care, find out about the support Pilgrims can offer through our Wellbeing and Social Programme.