Community supporters – thank you!
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:
Magical Santa Grotto in Ramsgate
Let your little ones enjoy a magical experience meeting Santa in his little lit up log cabin and meet all of santas little helpers and receive a gift Minimum donation £2.50 per child
Lucky dip 50p
Hot chocolate, tea, coffee 50p
Cakes and mince pies 35p
Santas Grotto will open on Monday 9th December right through to Monday 23rd December open 7 days a week
4.30PM – 6.30PM
HELD AT 54 PARK ROAD
NEXT DOOR TO
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 01843 446208
A sweet success for Euromotive and Pilgrims Hospices
Yvonne Goldup explained how they raised the money: “We used to have a van that come around to the company selling snacks, drinks and ice cream. However they stopped coming and the staff missed their treats. So I decided to set up our own “tuck shop”, with the profits being donated to Pilgrims Hospices. It is a delight to be able to present this money as a result. “
Pam Meller, fundraising assistant offered her thanks: “What a brilliant way to raise funds for Pilgrims. The staff are kept happy and Pilgrims benefits. Definitely a win win idea. Pilgrims depends on the community for 75% of its funding and it is always great when companies run schemes that enable them to support us especially in a time when many of them are struggling. “
If your company would like to find ways of helping Pilgrims please contact the Ashford Fundraising Office 01233 504111
Capel dog training walk
Warwick Charity Gig
Warwick Eldred is playing a Charity Gig at the Sportman Inn, Cliffsend in Aid of Pilgrims Hopsices on 22nd December for the second year running. Christmas popular songs, as well as some Christmas Carols – with song sheets provided for a festive sing a long. The Land Lady Teresa is also organising a raffle. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Halloween fundraising at Deco 5
A huge thank you goes to Sarah Gould who dressed the Whitstable wine bar for the themed evening which raised over £200 for Pilgrims Hospices.
The Lord Mayor and Lady mayoress joined the group and got in to the spirit of the evening by dressing up.
Rosie Bell, fundraising and marketing assistant, says ”It is so great that the team at Deco 5 have turned a fun night out into a great way to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices. It is only through their hard work that made the event a succes. We thank Tizi the land lady for her support.”
St Marys Church Hall Indoor Fete
Save the date: St Marys Church Hall, Dover is holding a fete in aid of Pilgrims Hospices in April 2014. We look forward to seeing you all there! Further information to follow next year.
Fundraising begins young
Isabel Moir aged 6 from year 2 at Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School in Wye heard about the work of Pilgrims Hospices in school. One of her friends had previously raised money on our behalf and she decided she would like to do something too.
She explained what she did: “On the 5th October my mum (Sarah) and I cycled from Kingsdown to Sandwich Bay, taking 1 ½ hours. I asked friends and families to sponsor me.”
So on 30th October Isabel presented a cheque for £150 to Pilgrims Hospices.
Isabel went on to say: “Next year I plan to recruit several school friends and do some sort of running race with a planned finish line. I want to be greeted at the end by family and friends.
Sharon Burberry, fundraising assistant received the cheque on behalf of Pilgrims. “What an amazing girl Isabel is. I was very touched that someone so young should be so caring about the needs of others. Isabel is a very special girl. The money she has raised will help us to continue to provide care for those who need our support.
Hospice Supporters take to the skies above Kent to raise funds.
This Autumn, two supporters took to the skies of Kent to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices.
Jessica Driver from Walmer Deal wanted to do something special and a sky dive hit the spot for her. After months of planning and preparation she finally took to the skies above Headcorn Aerodrome. She was delighted to be able to present a cheque for £653.70 as a result of her exhilarating dive.
Jessica said: “It was the most amazing experience! And I was so proud to be doing it in aid of the hospice!”
Only days apart, Jessica Dando from Bromley in Kent also rose to dizzying heights above Kent for her tandem skydive.
Jessica Dando enthused bout her dive saying: “It was an amazing experience and I am overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity. I hope the money raised will help support Pilgrims Hospice with the amazing things that they do.”
Sharon Burberry fundraising and marketing assistant, “On behalf of Pilgrims we would like to say a huge thank you to both Jessicas for chosing to support Pilgrims with their sky dives. It looks like they both had a fabulous time. ”
If anyone else would like to organize a sky dive please get in contact with the Ashford fundraising office on 01233 504111
The Rambling Roses donate their quilts to Pilgrims
Paula Harvey came to Canterbury Pilgrims Hospice to donate some beautiful quilts and syringe bags. Her sewing group, the Rambling Roses get together to share their passion for quilting. Pilgrims Hospices were lucky enough to receive the finished products.
Rosie Bell, Fundraising and Marketing Assistant for Pilgrims Hospices, says “We are so grateful to receive such wonderful, artistic pieces. They are fantastic for our patients and really brighten up the beds. A huge thank you to Paula, Norma, Ann, Heather, Marie, Margaret, Susan & Christie for their hard work and generosity.”
Ben and Sarah swim the channel
On Thursday 5th September Ben and Sarah Hall left Shakespeare Beach at 7:45am to begin their channel crossing swim in memory of their Grandad who was cared for by Pilgrims Hospices.
They were part of a 6 person relay swim of which all members were between 12 and 18 years old. Ben and Sarah’s Mum, Jo Shrimpton, says “The swim took dedication and strength. Ben and Sarah trained every Sunday morning starting in April when the sea temperature was just 7 degrees. They also had to do a night swim in Dover harbour. On the day the team completed the relay in 13 hours and 27 minutes with Ben landing in France in the dark and fog that evening.”
The brother and sister raised over £800 for Pilgrims Hospices. Rosie Bell, Fundraising and Marketing Assistant says “This is an incredible amount for the young supporters to raise. This challenge took hard work and dedication. Ben and Sarah should be proud of what they have acheived. Their sponsorship money will help care for those suffering with life limiting illnesses supporting both those in the hospice and at home.”