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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.


Generous Givaudan staff raise £10,500

Posted on 31 May 2016

Staff at Givaudan UK Ltd recently presented a cheque to Victoria Lawrence and Theresa Samworth from Pilgrims Hospices for an astounding £10,500. The funds raised by staff at Givaudan’s Ashford site over the last few months will make a massive difference in our ability to provide care and comfort to patients and their families, friends and carers.  [...]

Raffles visits Andrew & Co

Posted on 31 May 2016

Our hospice mascot Raffles recently visited Andrew & Co Estate Agents to thank them for sponsoring this years Ashford Pyjama Walk. Raffles helped the team hand out Pyjama Walk fliers in Ashford town centre. If you missed them you can click here to register your own team with friends and family, but hurry! The earlybird price ends [...]

Fun Run in the Sun for Astor Girls

Posted on 31 May 2016

Astor College Year 10 girls challenge A sports field on a beautiful sunny Tuesday afternoon with a view of Dover Castle in the background was the venue for the first Astor College 5K Fun Run for Pilgrims Hospices. The students were all taking part to raise awareness of the importance of health and fitness while also raising [...]

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 [...]



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