College lunch raises nearly £600
More than 70 people enjoyed a gastronomic delight at the East Kent College restaurant in Broadstairs to raise nearly £600 for Pilgrims Hospices. The lunch was the latest arranged by Michael Shipley a volunteer with the hospice, who has raised much needed funds for Pilgrims for several years.
There was also an array of raffle prizes to be won on the day, presented by volunteers Lil Smith and Doreen Daw, which further boosted the funds.
Michael Shipley said: “We thank everyone for their support, many of whom have enjoyed our lunches over the years, but it was lovely to welcome some new faces. We would also like to thank the students and tutors and everyone involved with the organisation and presentation of such a wonderful meal.”
It costs more than £9.5 million each year to provide free care to all in east Kent who need it from the hospices in Thanet, Canterbury and Ashford as well as caring for patients in their own homes.