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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.

Duncan Perkins Memorial Concert

Posted on 21 October 2014

The Duncan Perkins Memorial Concert held on Friday 26th September at Canterbury Cathedral raised a wonderful £2,922.70 for Pilgrims Hospices. The concert, which was attended by 240 people, featured the Lay Clerks of Canterbury Cathedral performing a selection of sacred and secular music in Duncan’s memory. Duncan Perkins, who was a member of the Cathedral choir for 40 years and sang [...]

Coty Manufacturing combines fun with fundraising

Posted on 9 October 2014

Pilgrims Hospices was delighted to receive a cheque this week for £2151.17 from Coty Manufacturing UK Ltd as a result of a family fun day held there.

Catriona Completes Reigate Half Marathon

Posted on 7 October 2014

A huge thank you to Catriona Sanderson for running the Reigate Half marathon on Sunday 21st September in memory of her father, Louis Mann.   Approaching a wonderful £600 for Pilgrims Hospices, Catriona hopes that just a few more donations will allow her to reach her fundraising target. Catriona says “I really enjoyed running my first ever half marathon. The [...]

Young volunteers celebrate green-fingered success

Posted on 3 October 2014

Robbie Curtis and Mary Phillips from the National Citizen Service programme with a special report on their volunteering project at Pilgrims Hospices. A local group of young adults, assembled just weeks ago as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme, have completed an ambitious garden project at Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury. The rejuvenation of a depleted [...]

Half Marathon Monsoon

Posted on 2 September 2014

570 determined runners took part in this year’s Canterbury Half Marathon which is held at Merton Farm. Despite the unkind weather participants flocked from all over Kent, London and out of county too. Organisers, Nice Work, were very pleased with the event which they have now been involved with for the second year running.  The Canterbury Forest [...]

Eve is Loom Crazy

Posted on 1 September 2014

Eve Boulton aged nine from Ashford has been busily making loom bands throughout her summer holiday and has sold them to family and friends raising the fantastic sum of £87.  Eve is a dedicated supporter of Pilgrims Hospices along with her sister Louise and mum Gill having sadly lost their dad and husband Mark.  Nigel Donkin, Regional [...]

Soroptimist International Canterbury raise £650 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 29 August 2014

A huge thank you to the lovely ladies from the Soroptimist International Canterbury group who presented Pilgrims Hospices with a cheque for £650. Treasurer, Maureen Keppler, opened her garden in Wye to family and friends and asked for donations for Pilgrims in lieu of presents for her significant birthday! Su Rennison, one of their long time members, [...]

Akon Security Football Match

Posted on 19 August 2014

A huge thanks to the team at Canterbury door security firm, Akon Security, who challenged Canterbury Police Station to a football match for charity. Although the final result was not to their liking, the team of security men were winners in the sense that they raised an incredible £2000 for Pilgrims Hospices which MD, Oli Nonis, [...]

Mike Howland and Sam Giles raise over £4500

Posted on 13 August 2014

Keen mountain biker and commuter cyclists, Mike Howland and Sam Giles, completed the Pilgrims 100 in May, only having invested in second-hand road bikes in November!  They were driven to take part when Mike’s father had sadly passed away in the Ashford Hospice in 2013 and more recently since his mother has also been diagnosed [...]

Sarah Kitteridge cycles from London to Paris

Posted on 12 August 2014

Thank you to Sarah Kitteridge who cycled from London to Paris in July to raise £340 for Pilgrims Hospices. The team cycled from London to Newhaven and then hopped on the Ferry to Dieppe and then cycled to Paris. They were unlucky with the weather with 33 degree heat followed by thunder, lightening and torrential rain. Sarah says [...]



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