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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.


First Donation of £1200 from The Snowflake Foundation

Posted on 27 May 2016

It was a pleasure to meet Andrew Martyn, Gordon Bishop and Liz Grant from The Snowflake Foundation at Pilgrims Hospices in Canterbury and to hear how they have been raising money for their year-old charity, The Snowflake Foundation. The charity was set up a year ago to honour the memory of Andrew’s wife and Gordon’s daughter, [...]

Lovelock Wall visits our Ashford shop

Posted on 26 May 2016

We are delighted to be McArthurGlen Designer Outlet’s chosen charity this year. As part of their support they created and displayed a Lovelock Wall on which people could display personalised padlocks in return for a £2 donation to the hospice. The wall is now on display in our Ashford furniture shop on Wellesley Road. Do stop [...]

Dominique’s artistic flair

Posted on 18 May 2016

Dominique Owen-Nicol is only 9 years old and is already an accomplished artist. Dominique, a pupil at The Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School created a beautiful painting for Pilgrims Hospice Ashford day hospice for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. In addition to showcasing her talents, she managed to raise a wonderful total of £175 for [...]

Charlie Prescott sings!

Posted on 18 May 2016

Charlie Prescott organised a concert at Cheriton Baptist Church in aid of Pilgrims Hospices earlier this year. Over 200 people attended raising funds and awareness for Pilgrims Hospices. Charlie who is 11 from Folkestone presented Sharon Burberry Fundraising Officer at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford with a magnificent cheque for £1,000. Sharon said: “Since Charlie presented Pilgrims with [...]

Woodley Coles 15 Charitable Days

Posted on 5 May 2016

Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge marks the start of ‘15 Charitable Days’as Woodley Coles celebrates its’ 15th Year in business. Woodley Coles, Construction Cost Managers, were delighted to be sponsors of the Pilgrims Hospices Annual Cycle Challenge on Sunday 1st May 2016. This is a significant year for the Kent, Cambridge and London based business as it [...]

Class of 1986 Reunion

Posted on 4 May 2016

Funkle Pie Tribute to George Michael An impromptu performance of George Michaels song Faith at the Sandwich Secondary School reunion raised an amazing £175 for Pilgrims Hospices Thanet to go towards the specialist nursing care provided to those with life limiting illnesses. Funkle Pie’s lead singer Steve Mitchell told the audience that he would do his [...]

Kieran’s Challenge ‘Walk 2500 Miles’ in 1 Year

Posted on 3 May 2016

Kieran Doble will be travelling 2500 miles on foot for Pilgrims Hospices Kieran said "An average person walks approximately 3 miles a day which equates to 1095 miles in a year... So from 1st April 2016 to 1st April 2017 I pledge to travel a total of 2500 miles by foot to raise money for both [...]

Marks and Spencer Charity of the Year

Posted on 29 April 2016

A huge thank you to Marks and Spencer in Canterbury for a fantastic 12 months as their chosen Charity of the Year! The Canterbury Hospice fundraising team went along to receive a cheque from the team at Marks and Spencer on Wednesday as our year of being their chosen charity came to a close. Deborah Kellond and [...]

Thank you to the Biketart Cycle Raffle!

Posted on 27 April 2016

A big thank you to Biketart and their suppliers for donating some fantastic prizes to the raffle that was held in aid of Pilgrims Hospices at the Canterbury Bikeshow over the weekend. The superb array of top quality prizes including cycle helmets, a fantastic sports watch, bike locks, services and the chance to use a Jaguar from Barretts [...]

Rolling out the red carpet at Folkestone

Posted on 27 April 2016

Longstanding Pilgrims Hospices supporters, Mike Hardern and Alan French, are holding their fifth Annual Ball in aid of the hospice. Raising in excess of £12,000 over the years, these events are not to be missed and feature a cocktail reception, three course dinner, fireworks, live music from Just 2 and a charity raffle. The 2016 Ball [...]



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