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Posted on 15 July 2013

Raffles the Pilgrims mascot riding on a tank: It’s a sight you don’t see every day, but it’s on the cards if you pay a visit to the War and Peace Revival show.

Pilgrims Hospices has been chosen as the event’s Charity of the Day on Friday 19 July so volunteers will be there to meet and greet around the arena along with their collection buckets. Also on sale will be the popular Pilgrims wristbands while the charity’s famous tombolas will take place throughout the day.

Running from 17-21 July at Folkestone Racecourse, War and Peace Revival is the biggest show of its kind in the world, with action-packed battle re-enactments, static displays, vintage fashions and the songs, sounds and smells of wartime.
The main grandstand at this unique venue will provide superb views of the action, as well as a range of restaurants and bars, including a Jazz bar and 1940s tea room. Thousands of military vehicles are also expected to gather from around the world representing the armies of the 20th century, including tanks, artillery, armoured and amphibious vehicles, cars, Jeeps, bicycles and motorbikes, emergency and commercial vehicles – and lots more.

In addition to the daytime events, Pilgrims Hospices will have a stand in the ‘V Marquee’ in the evening with a super raffle. First prize is a large remote control model tank and among the other prizes, all tickets sold will be included in Pilgrims Hospice Ashford’s Summer Draw which will be drawn at its Summer Fair on Saturday 3 August. This offers the chance to win a five star holiday in Spain for up to six people.

Nigel Donkin, Pilgrims regional fundraising manager, said: “We are delighted to be a part of this exciting event. Some of our staff and volunteers have been familiar with the War and Peace Show over the years at its previous venue, and are really thrilled to see it so close to ‘home’.

“The War and Peace team have worked hard to ensure a smooth transition to Westenhanger, and it is great to see they are working with the local community in this way.”

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