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Our community champions

We are indebted to our community supporters for the help they have given us over the years.

You can read more of the latest news from some of our community champions here.

If you are inspired to support us with your own fundraiser click here or email us.


Thanet District Beavers celebrate fundraising success

Posted on 6 December 2017

Thanet District Beavers celebrate fundraising success at Christingle Service Over 70 of Thanet’s Beavers took part in an annual sleepover over the first weekend of December at Garlinge Primary School. The Beavers, from colonies within Thanet have been supporting Pilgrims Hospices by undertaking an annual 10K hike raising an amazing £693.88 this year.  The sleepover was [...]

Thriller chillers for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 17 November 2017

The Morrisons Foundation has donated an amazing £4,860 to Pilgrims Hospices. The money will purchase blast chiller cabinets for the hospices in Canterbury Ashford and Thanet. The cheque was presented by Jane Oliver, Morrisons Community Manager and her team from Morrison’s Wincheap, Canterbury store during Halloween celebrations. The cabinets will support Pilgrims catering staff to produce [...]

Folkestone Life Skills Centre Raises £565

Posted on 15 November 2017

Many thanks to everyone at the Life Skills Centre in Folkestone for raising a fantastic £565.01 through their recent cake sale and open day. The Ashford Fundraising Team were delighted to meet the Centre’s dedicated fundraisers when they visited Pilgrims Hospices on 14th November.  The group had a great time baking and selling dozens of cakes [...]


Posted on 8 November 2017

On 3 November, the hospice’s Catering Services Manager, Ian Ashton, and Ashford Community Fundraising Manager, Victoria Friar, were delighted to introduce The Tuesdays Choir to the chiller van which their many concerts have funded for Pilgrims Hospices. The £10,000 van will enable food to be safely transported between the three hospice sites in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet, [...]

Thanet & Wantsum Metal Detecting Club

Posted on 6 November 2017

Pilgrims Hospices would like to thank Thanet & Wantsum Metal Detecting Club for their continuous support to our charity. Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager said: “In 2016 the group raised £245 and this year they managed to raise an incredable £410, together these wonderful donations will help support just over 32 hours of palliative care. “Thank you to everyone who helped [...]

London to Brighton Cycle Challenge Completed!

Posted on 30 October 2017

Mother and Daughter team Lizzie & Julie Norcott took on the London – Brighton cycle challenge! A 54 mile bike ride starting at Clapham Common, taking you through the beautiful Surrey and Sussex country side and ending at Brighton Seafront. The cycle route saw Lizzie & Julie take on a total ascent of 2113.75ft with a [...]

4 by 4 Minster Mudders Smash it for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 26 October 2017

Chris Birch organised a ‘Minster Mudders’ Event in support of Pilgrims Hospices, Thanet earlier this year to raise vital funds in support of palliative nursing care. Chris said: “Minster Mudders are a small group of off roading enthusiasts that at some point have all benefitted from the fantastic care that Pilgrims Hospices offer. We felt that [...]

Thanet Earth support Pilgrims Hospice, Thanet

Posted on 20 October 2017

Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager was delighted to be asked to accept a donation from Thanet Earth after been chosen as their Charity of the Year. Steve Hatt, Marketing Manager said: “It was great to meet Karen from Pilgrims Hospices this week. We were very proud to be able to present a cheque for a whopping £5,000 raised for [...]

Sophie & Stuart tackle Mount Everest Base Camp!

Posted on 20 October 2017

Sophie and Stuart took on a challenge like no other to do their part to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices, they took on a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp on 21st September 2017! Mount Everest Base Camp sits 17,600 ft above sea level, which is give or take Canterbury Hospice piled up on top of [...]

Silver lining for concert fundraiser

Posted on 17 October 2017

Birchington Silver Band’s afternoon concert for Pilgrims Hospices pulls in the crowds Following a very successful quiz night in September the band held their fundraising concert on Sunday 15th October in the Alpha Centre, Birchington. The musical programme included pieces from ‘Singing in the Rain’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and a medley of Frank Sinatra hits. The band [...]



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