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Our community supporters news

We have some amazing supporters throughout east Kent and beyond.

From our wonderful community groups to intrepid people who have risked life and limb to raise money – here are just a few of them and their stories. To find out how you or your organisation can support contact your local regional fundraising office for help, advice and resources.

Outside shade for Ashford Hospice Day Patients

Posted on 25 November 2015

A team of staff and volunteers celebrated the arrival of new hospice awnings with cake. The awnings were provided as a result of a fundraising ball in the summer hosted by Alan French and Mike Hardern. The ball which had the theme of a Black and Bling 007 was held in the Channel Suite at the Leas [...]

Elham Christmas Market raisies record £2,700

Posted on 23 November 2015

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to this year’s Elham Christmas Market. The terrific evening was a great success, with the hall looking lovely – beautifully festive with bundles of laurel and thousands of fairy lights – and, once again, a fantastic turn-out. The hundreds of people who attended thoroughly enjoyed the whole [...]

Thank you to Broadstairs Sailing Club for an amazing contribution

Posted on 13 November 2015

Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager at Pilgrims Hospices, was presented with a very generous cheque for £12176.92 from The Broadstairs Sailing Club. This was achieved by fundraising throughout 2015 by its members and was followed swiftly by the presentation of another £78 the following week, taking the grand total raised by the club toto £12,254.92. The club’s fundraising events included [...]

Friends raise £1,028 running Ealing Half Marathon

Posted on 9 November 2015

Amy Jones and friends have raised a fantastic £1,028 for Pilgrims Hospices by taking part in the Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday 27 September. The friends from London consisted of Amy, Poppy, Caroline, Nikki and David who ran in memory of mutual friend Stef’s father, Brendan Flynn. “We decided to fund-raise for Pilgrims Hospices as one of our [...]

Smashing clays raise over £2,000 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 9 November 2015

Over 150 clay shooters attended the Charity Clay Shoot in aid of Pilgrims Hospices and The National Gamekeepers Organisation Educational Trust held on the 21 June 2015 at the Lees Court Estate, near Faversham, raising a fantastic £2,109.50 for Pilgrims. The event was attended by some of the best clay shooters in Kent, with several having [...]

Bramling Produce Show raises £529.11 for Pilgrims

Posted on 27 October 2015

The annual Bramling Produce Show took place on Monday August 31, in the garden of the Haywain pub. Torrential rain did not impede the show’s usual tremendous support, and there was a constant stream of competition entrants and customers for the stalls. Bramling is different from other produce shows, and includes competitions that are fun and [...]

Adam Taylor raises £730 in the Great River Race

Posted on 27 October 2015

Adam Taylor, from Maidstone, is an experienced rower who took part in the Great River Race on Saturday 12 September. The challenging 21.6 mile race from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey attracted 330 boats and Adam was part of the ‘Percy Saville’ crew which finished at a respectable 237 in 3hrs 30 mins. Adam wanted [...]

Barbecue raises £630 for Pilgrims Hospicces

Posted on 7 September 2015

A huge thank you goes out to Mr and Mrs Padgham who held their 3rd annual barbecue in memory of their son David. They raised £630 for Pilgrims Hospices with a further £630 going to Cancer Research UK. The family held a barbecue in their daughter’s garden and invited over 80 friends and family members. During [...]

The Just Reproach quiz success

Posted on 3 September 2015

On Sunday, a great evening in which Deal’s keenest minds chose to stay at home, 48 people battled their way through The Just Reproach customers, Colin and Anstey’s quiz. While most teams were content to rely on collective knowledge and intellect one, in a ‘cash for answers’ scandal which has rocked the pub quiz world, [...]

Village Coffee Morning raises £640 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 11 June 2015

Vanessa Ware, Barbara Rumens and Andrea Ware arranged a coffee morning at Hamstreet Village Hall on Saturday 30th May. Providing some delicious cakes to eat ant great company to share, they raised an amazing £640.70.



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