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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.


Vote for Pilgrims Hospices to be Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year

Posted on 13 June 2017

We’ve had some very exciting news here at our Canterbury Hospice. We have been shortlisted by two of our local Sainsbury’s stores to be their Local Charity of the Year partner for 2017 / 18! Both main Sainsbury’s stores in Faversham and Whitstable have shortlisted us: Sainsbury’s, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham ME13 7UD Sainsbury’s, Reeves Way, Chestfield, Whitstable [...]

Canterbury Christchurch University perform for Pilgrims

Posted on 13 June 2017

Canterbury Christchurch Music Society have raised £333, after adopting Pilgrims Hospices as their charity of the year for 2016/17. The society committee came into Canterbury hospice on Friday to present Sophie Douch, community fundraising officer, with the cheque and to tell her a little more about how they’d raised the money throughout their year of fundraising. Aaron [...]

There was Gold at the end of the Rainbow for Volunteer’s event

Posted on 13 June 2017

The Great Stour Way between Canterbury and Chartham dazzled with colour as dozens of walkers and cyclists took party in Rainbow Ride and Stride on 21st May. This year the event was held in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, and organised by a team of dedicated volunteers. The Rainbow Ride and Stride attracted around 70 people, and [...]

Halsion engineers fantastic result from Hospice Raffle

Posted on 12 June 2017

On Friday 9th June, Community Fundraising Officer, Sophie Douch, received a cheque for £2,230 from Chris Powell and Phoebe Carpenter at Halsion. The local engineering services company held a fantastic raffle for the hospice on 7th June, where the incredible list of prizes included a signed Chelsea football, signed boxing gloves, hundreds of pounds worth of [...]

Siesta helps Rainbow event Shine Bright!

Posted on 9 June 2017

A huge thank you to Siesta Crafts, a local Canterbury store selling ethically sourced global clothing, musical instruments and gifts, for raising £145.47 for the Rainbow Ride and Stride event on 21st May. The store both donated rainbow coloured hats for volunteers to sell at the event, and also donated 20% of all the profits from [...]

Team cycles from Lands End to Margate to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 8 June 2017

For 4 days at the end of May and beginning of June, an intrepid team of cyclists cycled from Lands End to Pilgrims Hospice Margate to raise vital funds for the work of Pilgrims Hospices. So far they have collected over £7000. Sean Calnan one of the team members described the adventure: “We left Lands end on [...]

Flying Horse boosts Hospice funds

Posted on 8 June 2017

Flying Horse publican Tom Wood and his regular customers proudly presented Caroline Dixon, Community Fundraising Officer for Pilgrims Hospice Thanet with a cheque for £2,000.  The funds were raised through regular quiz nights and fun raffles.   Tom said: “We arrange these events to support our local hospice in Thanet, most of us know someone who has [...]

Local Record Producer to Release Album in aid of Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 7 June 2017

Jak Wellard, founder of local record label and artist management agency, Safari Records, is releasing a new album this month with all proceeds being donated to Pilgrims Hospices. The album features 13 Kent based, well known music producers, who will collaborate on an album named Kent Collective VA compilation. Sophie Douch, Community Fundraising Officer in Canterbury [...]

Ragnar Relay Challenge for Macknade Fine Foods Team

Posted on 5 June 2017

A team from Macknade Fine Foods have signed up for the inaugural Ragnar White Cliffs Relay on the 23rd & 24th September 2017 – a 175 mile nonstop running relay starting in Maidstone, travelling through Faversham and finishing in Brighton more than 24 hours later. The team will be raising money for Pilgrims Hospices, a [...]

Walmer Pharmacy smashes fundraising target for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 2 June 2017

The staff at Walmer Pharmacy presented a magnificent £4,870 cheque to Pilgrims Hospices.  They amazed themselves by smashing their fundraising goal of £2,000 in memory of a colleague and achieving a staggering £4,880. They were fundraising through a number of events in memory of their dear friend and colleague Donna Lawson.  Donna was cared for at [...]



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