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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.

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 [...]

Football Match raises £126.56

Posted on 12 August 2014

 We would like to say thank you to Lee Bentley for organising a football match on Sunday 3rd August. The match was held at Chartham memorial field where Juventus Football Club took on Chartham Real Stars and raised £126.56 for Pilgrims Hospices. The money was raised through refreshments, which were donated by The Old Buttermarket, the bouncy castle, provided free [...]

Septum Masonic Lodge raise over £750 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 8 August 2014

Septum Masonic Lodge raised £777.96 for Pilgrims Hospices at their ladies night. Thank you very much to everyone who supported the event. Elaine Finlay, Canterbury volunteer, kindly accepted the cheque from outgoing president, Graham Hogben at the Red Lion in Dunkirk.

Helen & Charlotte raise over £300 at the 10K London Run

Posted on 31 July 2014

Thank you so much to Helen Power & Charlotte Page for raising £336.61 for Pilgrims Hospices by running the British 10K London Run. They completed the race in 1 hour 15 minutes and 39 seconds which is a brilliant achievement. Helen says “We wanted to support Pilgrims Hospices as we know of the fantastic work they do in the local [...]

English in Action raise £1940 at their Quiz Night

Posted on 28 July 2014

A huge thank you to English in Action for raising an incredible £1940 for Pilgrims Hospices and particularly in memory of Ben Edge and Sally Burgess. Their quiz and fun night went really well and the organization and directors donated additional money to make up this fabulous total.



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