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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.

The Walnut Tree refreshment stop for thirsty cyclists

Posted on 9 April 2014

On Saturday 5th April 36 cyclists took to the road to train for Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge on 4th May. Their stop off point for a drink and a bite to eat was The Walnut Tree Inn, Aldington, who have supported Pilgrims Hospices in the past with their Soap Box Derby. From the refrehsments on the [...]

Clare Loran raises £1300 for her 10k run

Posted on 9 April 2014

On Saturday 5th April 2014 Clare Loran ran in memory of her Mother, Jane Tickner, who was cared for at the Pilgrims Hospices. Her three friends, Gemma, Jill and Laura, ran alongside her for support. Clare raised over £1300 for Pilgrims Hospices. She said “Having benefited from the work of the hospice to this extent, I feel moved to [...]

Givaudan Ashford donate £3788 to Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 8 April 2014

Pilgrims Hospices were delighted to receive a donation of £3788 on Thursday 3rd April from Givaudan Ashford.

Spring Quiz Success

Posted on 7 April 2014

On the 1st March, 16 teams of quizzers came to the Ashford Volunteer Fundraising Group’s latest quiz night making a fabulous £682 for the hospice, a record amount raised for the group’s regular quiz nights. Teams battled their way through rounds that included sport, music, brand catchphrases and antiques! It was a close fought contest with [...]

Two Lodges support Pilgrims Hospices with a Burns Night

Posted on 31 March 2014

Members of two local lodges recently held a Burns Night held at Lympne Castle in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. On Friday 28th March, Eric Dodd, Worshipful Master of Stour Lodge and Stanley Donald, Charity Steward of Lodge St George Bahrain presented £380 as a result of a fabulous evening. Lindsay Goode, Pilgrims Hospice trustee was delighted [...]

Whisky Galore

Posted on 25 February 2014

For the last year and a half members of Willesborough Conservative Club have been putting their spare change into a very large whisky bottle on the bar. On Tuesday 25th February this was emptied and the contents, £336.97, were donated to Pilgrims Hospices. Deirdre Mewse, fundraising assistant who received the money, said: ”It was certainly a [...]

Chartham Surgery Raffle proves a success

Posted on 18 February 2014

Chartham Surgery put together a hamper to raffle at the practice. They sold tickets to patients and staff which raised a fantastic £280 for Pilgrims Hospices. Hannah Johnson who organised the raffle presented the cheque with Dr Hanrath to Rosie Bell at the Canterbury Hospice last week. Rosie says “Thank you to those who supported Pilgrims Hospices through buying tickets. [...]

Canterbury Flower Club raises £100

Posted on 18 February 2014

Canterbury Flower Club raised £100 for Pilgrims Hospices through providing refreshments at meetings over the past year. Chairman, Anthea Rishworth presented Rosie Bell, Fundraising and Marketing Assistant, with the cheque at their last meeting which was a tutored workshop by NAFAS Kent area demonstrator, Robin White. Rosie said “Thank you to everyone who donated money for [...]

Golf day raises over £1,000 for Pilgrims

Posted on 9 January 2014

Dickie Leitch, Director of DL Utilities, hosted an end of year golf day at Westgate and Birchington Golf Club on Saturday 28th December 2013 which raised £1118.73. This is the second year Dickie has organised the event in aid of Pilgrims Hospices to remember his Father-in-law, John Solomon, who was cared for at the Canterbury hospice. Forty-one [...]

Salon 88 do Toy Story for Pilgrim Hospices

Posted on 31 December 2013

Clients to Salon 88 in Broomfield were surprised to see some unusually dressed hairdressers when they came for their hair cuts last week. Claire Barton, owner of Salon 88, decided she would like to give something back and raise some money for Pilgrims Hospices who cared for her Cousin, Vicky Comfort and Uncle, Robert Bofourth. The team [...]



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