Popular cream teas raise vital funds
Posted on 20 May 2013
It was standing room only at Tenterden’s London Beach Country Hotel last Thursday as over 110 supporters gathered to enjoy afternoon tea in aid of Pilgrims Hospices.
Diners enjoyed the freshly prepared teas with delicious scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam in the delightful surroundings of the hotel, which sits in 100 acres of parkland golf course in the heart of the Kentish weald. London Beach Hotel donated the money for each tea to Pilgrims handing over an amazing £1,100.
The afternoon also included a talk by the inspirational force behind the hospice movement in east Kent, Pilgrims founder and president Ann Robertson OBE.
Ann gave a fascinating insight into the history of Pilgrims and also talked about the new directions the charity is taking within its three hospices and out in the community.
Carol Stevens, chair of the Tenterden fundraising group, said, “It was a hugely successful afternoon. To hear Ann speak was a real privilege and encouraged us to do more for this important charity
“We would like to thank London Beach Country Hotel for its ongoing commitment to Pilgrims and the work it does. Pilgrims Hospices need to raise over £10.5 million per year to provide services free of charge for patients and families, so the support of the local community is vital.”
* If you would like to find ways to support Pilgrims Hospices please contact the fundraising office on 01233 504111 for more information. Look out too on the Pilgrims events section of the website for more events from the London Beach Country Hotel and other supporters.