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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.


Wheelie Bin Race strikes gold for Pilgrims

Posted on 10 August 2016

A record fundraising year for the team at The Three Horseshoes, Staple Street, Hernhill Weeks of meticulous planning and some sleepless nights definitely paid off as this year’s Wheelie Bin race at The Three Horseshoes broke their already fantastic fundraising record. Publicans, Buster McDonnell and Charlotte Feveyear, created a buzz around the event in advance where race [...]

Family Fun Day raises thousands in Memory of ‘Bocker’

Posted on 9 August 2016

On Sunday 31st July Chelsea, Rebecca, Tom and Rob organised a fantastic Family Fun Day at Tilmanstone Welfare Club in memory of Chelsea and Tom’s dad, Andrew ‘Bocker’ Boxell, raising an amazing £2755.00 for Pilgrims Hospices! The event, which included a barbecue, face painting, table-top sales, a variety of children’s and adults games and an inflatable slide [...]

B&Q Canterbury get creative for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 5 August 2016

Customers don’t often see a “rocking dinosaur” or a replica of the carriage from  TV programme, “Game of Thrones” at their local B&Q store but Canterbury is an exception. Mark Coombs, Store Manager, explained the motivation for the store’s  creative new fundraising initiative: “I hit upon an idea back in December 2015 whereby we could use [...]

Mr & Mrs Wall Give Wedding Donation Presents to Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 3 August 2016

Mr And Mrs Wall married on 16th July 2016. They asked guests to give donations to the hospice rather than accept presents direct for themselves. The total raised was £330, with gift aid this amounted to £412.50. Karen Kenward, Fundraising Manager said; ” We would like to thank everyone who supported this most generous donation and wish [...]

Norton Brothers Walk The West Highland For Pilgrims

Posted on 3 August 2016

Brothers Tom, Geoff and Terence Norton walked the West Highland Way Walk to raise vital funds in support of Pilgrims Hospices. Tom brought in his £385 sponsorship money to Karen Kenward, Fundraising Manager,Thanet with the remainder being handed into the Canterbury Hospice to follow. The total amount raised was £700. Karen said; “Walking 96 miles over 4 [...]

Sharon’s Race to the Stones

Posted on 1 August 2016

  On 16th July Sharon Patmore undertook the amazing challenge of running 50km’s of the ‘Race to the Stones’ ultramarathon along the Ridgeway; Britain’s oldest road running between the Chilterns in Oxfordshire and North Wessex Downs. Sharon said “My CEO Steve Sherry (RBLI) thought it would be a great idea to get a team together to complete [...]

Sarah’s Great North Run

Posted on 29 July 2016

Going the distance for Pilgrims Hospices Sarah Reynolds is competing in this years Great North Run to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices after we cared for a relative earlier this year. Sarah said "I'm definitely not at the same fitness level as I was last year but remembering my Granny's smile and laugh will get me [...]

The Amici Chorus Sings for Pilgrims!

Posted on 27 July 2016

On 29th June the Amici Chorus, part of the Canterbury Cantata Trust, held a fabulous concert at St Paul’s Church in aid of Pilgrims Hospices and raised a brilliant £552.00! Roshna, Anthea and Gill popped in on Thursday to meet with Sophie Douch, Community Fundraising Officer and Theresa Samworth, Fundraising Manager, to present their cheque and [...]

Oliver Scott’s Race to the King!

Posted on 21 July 2016

  Oliver Scott, Head of Export Sales at Shepherd Neame Brewery, recently took on the challenge of the ‘Race to the King’ ultra-marathon in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. Olly popped into the hospice on Friday to tell Sophie, our community fundraising officer, a bit more about the challenge he took on and to present a cheque for [...]

A Washed-Out Weekend with a Hot Jazz Finale

Posted on 19 July 2016

Saturday 25th June was a complete wash out for the people of Chislet who had spent weeks planning the annual Village Fair. Chislet Meadow was sodden and the organisers of the 25th Jazz Picnic, Roger Wisbey, Arthur Campbell-Walter and Ron Woodward surveyed the muddy field early in the morning and wondered how the busy day [...]



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