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February is Fundraising Month in Canterbury!

Posted on 3 January 2013

The Fundraising team at Canterbury Pilgrims Hospices have declared February as Fundraising Month. In an effort to recruit new volunteers, Deborah and Laura will be hosting ‘drop in’ sessions each week in February at the London Road hospice to allow potential volunteers to learn more about how they can get involved.

There are a wide range of activities that volunteers can take part in. Supermarkets and high streets across the Canterbury area often allow collectors in to raise funds and collections can be themed to fancy dress, seasons, or simply a group of colleagues or friends wanting to come and do something different.

There are three fairs held at the London Road site every year, Spring, Summer and Christmas. We always need volunteers to man stalls, sell refreshments, raffle tickets and programmes, provide signage and help us with promotion, both on the day and in advance.

Volunteering at the various sporting events that happen throughout the year is a great way of supporting Pilgrims Hospices.  The Moonlight Walk, Light Up the City, and the Cycle Challenge require a  large number of volunteers to marshal, register cyclists, walkers or runners, hand out medals, sell refreshments and merchandise and assist with the set up and clear up of the events. The hospice has joined forces with Sport Makers, a charity which recognises volunteering at sports based events. Volunteers who want to help at one of Pilgrims Hospices sports based events can sign up to be a Sport Maker on the website and will be able to log hours to go towards their Sport Maker accreditation. For more details or information about Sport Makers, please see For more details about any of our sporting events, please see the events pages.

Volunteers don’t need qualifications or any previous experience and we welcome all volunteers over the age of 16.

If you would like to attend one of the drop in sessions to find out more about how you can become a volunteer for Pilgrims Hospices, the details are below:

Tuesday 6th February – 9-11am

Wednesday 13th February 11am – 1pm

Tuesday 19th February 12-2pm

Tuesday 26th February 4-7pm

These sessions are an informal drop in session. You will be able to view information about volunteering, see photos of past events and find out more about how you can get involved. If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, but would like to know more, please contact Laura Duncan on 01227 812621 or email


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