Personal challenges with Pilgrims Hospices in 2017
Posted on 9 January 2017
It’s that time again – Christmas is over, it’s a new year and New Year’s resolutions fill the frosty January air. If you’ve stuffed yourself silly and vowed to be more active in 2017, Pilgrims Hospices has got plenty of personal challenges to keep you going all year long.
Whether you like to walk, run, cycle or skydive – no matter your level or ability – there’s a Pilgrims charity challenge for you.
You’ll be helping yourself, whilst also helping people facing a terminal diagnosis, and their families, to live well in every moment. You can help Pilgrims be there for them if you take action with a fantastic hospice fundraising challenge.
Want to know more? Call the fundraising team on 01227 812609 and press 2 to speak to Robert.
Thanet 5k Colour Run, 14 May 2017
An explosion of colourful fun at The Oval, Cliftonville. Run, jog or walk through brightly coloured paint clouds and support Pilgrims along the way.
Canterbury Half Marathon, 28 August 2017
The Pilgrims annual half marathon returns. By getting sponsored to run this 13-mile course against the beautiful backdrop of the Kent Downs, you’ll help to care for hospice patients in east Kent.
Pilgrims Cycle Challenge, 30 April 2017
Move up a gear for the Pilgrims Cycle Challenge, designed for cyclists of all abilities. You’ll begin at the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus. Choose one of three distances to ride through the beautiful Kent countryside – 45, 75 and 100 miles – using pedal power to raise money for Pilgrims.
Divas on Wheels (Ladies only event), 18 June 2017
Be part of this fun, supportive ladies bike ride and help to support the next family that needs Pilgrims.
You’ll start at the Freewheel Cycling Pub in Graveney near Faversham. Enjoy a great atmosphere, support along the route and plenty of pampering afterwards.
Nepal Trek with hospice project, 11-22 November 2017
Perfect for intrepid explorers, this 11-day challenge will see you raising awareness of and funds for Pilgrims whilst also supporting an international hospice project in Nepal.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to explore the world and make a difference, this is the charity challenge for you.
Firewalking, March 2017
Brave the Pilgrims Firewalk – a barefoot walk over red-hot wood embers up to 800 degrees.
Anyone can take part, and with every step you’ll be making an incredible difference to patients and their families.
Firewalking takes places across several dates and locations. Early bird registration (£20) closes on 3 March 2017, so be quick to sign up.
Skydiving, 3 June and 9 September 2017
Calling all thrill-seekers: Take on a tandem skydive at Headcorn Airfield to raise vital funds for hospice care in east Kent.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just want to conquer a fear of heights, the sky is (literally) the limit with Pilgrims skydiving days.
Helpful links and information
Check out the links below to find out more about upcoming events and fundraising for Pilgrims:
- Events 2017 brochure
- Online fundraising guide
- Fundraising pack
- Sponsorship form
- Pilgrims Hospices JustGiving page.
To speak with someone on the phone, call the fundraising team on 01227 812609 and press 2 to speak to Robert. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilgrims is always looking for volunteers to support their work – by volunteering, you’ll help them be there for patients and their families across east Kent.
From helping out in one of their shops, to volunteering at an event or in the hospice making tea for visitors, to donating time if you have a professional skill (e.g. photography) – Pilgrims wants to hear from those who can help.
Check out the volunteering page to find out about current opportunities.