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Highworth pupils get set for Pilgrims Pyjama Walk

Posted on 2 May 2013

Where would you get a zebra and a tiger cuddling up? When pupils at Highworth Grammar School don their onesies and pledge their support for Pilgrims Hospice Pyjama Walk on Saturday 29th June 2013.

Assistant Headteacher, Susan Welch, explained: “Highworth has always sought to encourage pupils to think of others in the wider community. I am proud that the senior prefect team want to offer their support to this vital local charity.

“We are so aware of the help many of our pupils have had when relatives have been cared for by Pilgrims and are delighted that students have volunteered to help run the event and join the walk.”

Deirdre Mewse, Pilgrims fundraising assistant said: “The Pyjama Walk is one of our biggest fundraising events and we need your support. We would love to see other schools and youth organisations take up the challenge and join Highworth to make this year the biggest ever walk.”

Pilgrims Hospices has to raise in excess of £10.5 million a year to continue to provide services for patients and families across east Kent. Adds Deirdre: “We receive over 75% of our funding from the local community and events such as these really help us to achieve this target.”

If you would like to be a part of this fun event but would rather help than walk, a team of 100 marshals and other volunteers is needed for the night to make sure the event runs smoothly.

You can register online at or call the hotline 01233 504111, for individual or team entries. You can also ring the hotline for more information on how to volunteer.


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