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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.

Whitstable Choral Society carol for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 19 December 2014

Whitstable Choral Society took to Fenwicks store in Canterbury on Thursday 11th December to help raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices. During the one hour performance, volunteer collectors managed to raise over £90 for the hospice whilst late night shoppers were entertained by the beautiful, festive sound of the choir. This is the second year that Whitstable Choral [...]

David wing walks for Pilgrims Hospices and raises £820

Posted on 18 December 2014

On Friday 22nd August David Pollock took to the skies, wing walking in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. The 20 minute adrenaline rush took place in the early evening at Headcorn whilst the sun set, creating a beautiful backdrop to the experience. Not only a fantastic achievement in itself, David has also managed to raise a wonderful [...]

Coffee Morning adds £300 to Pilgrims Hospices Funds

Posted on 18 December 2014

On Friday December 5th, Joy Gerkin and her family organised a coffee morning in aid of Pilgrims Hospices as they wanted to do something to recognise the importance of the hospices within the local community. They raised £300 during the morning which they donated this week. Joy described the day: “A number of events took place [...]

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 weather [...]

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, [...]



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