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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.


Surgery staff coastal cycle ride

Posted on 15 August 2017

Northdown Surgery team cycle ride raises £890.11 to support hospice care. The team cycled along a beautiful coastal route taking in all the sites around the Isle of Thanet. Passers by cheered them on as they took in all the beautiful coastal sites east Kent has to offer. Viv Smith, paramedic practitioner at the surgery said: [...]

Allotment holders grow hospice funds

Posted on 14 August 2017

Chilton Lane East allotment holders enjoyed their annual BBQ and raffle event while raising money for Pilgrims Hospices. Families and friends enjoyed an extra special afternoon down on their allotments with a huge BBQ spread laid on by a group of volunteers led by Kaye and Paul Daniels. When Kaye and Paul started their allotment journey they [...]

Tractors, Tanks and Tigermoths… Oh my!

Posted on 8 August 2017

Pilgrims Hospices are proud to be the main chosen beneficiary of the 2017 Tractors, Tanks and Tigermoths event. Held on 24 and 25 July, the event attracted visitors from far and wide to Pent Farm in Postling, where a stunning array of vintage aircraft, military vehicles and farm machinery were on display. There was also the chance [...]

Southern Gas help out with the Summer Fair

Posted on 8 August 2017

Many thanks to the team from Southern Gas who gave two days of their valuable time to help with the Ashford Summer Fair. On Thursday 3 August, the team spent the day erecting marquees and gazebos, setting up tables and getting thousands of items of stock into place ready for the big day.  Then on Tuesday [...]

Hope & Lily Complete Their First Triathlon!

Posted on 2 August 2017

Kidstri East Grinstead Triathlon saw two participants take part for a cause close to their hearts on 21st May 2017. Hope Webster, aged 9 and Lily Norris, aged 7, were there to complete their first ever triathlon in memory of Hope’s Grandad Ian Webster, also known as Grandad Cheeky Chops. Hope and Lily wanted to raise [...]

Birchington Horticultural Society supports Pilgrims Hospice Thanet

Posted on 26 July 2017

Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Community Fundraising Manager attended the Birchington Horticultural Society to receive a generous donation of £193.30 from Brenda Barton. Karen said: “This really is so lovely to be invited along for many years now to receive donations made from the groups raffles throughout the year. We really cannot thank you enough for your continued [...]

Barclays volunteers visit Pilgrims Ashford

Posted on 21 July 2017

Many thanks to Tagan Isted and the team from Barclays for giving their time to Pilgrims Hospice Ashford on Friday 21 July. As they did last year, the team of 15 Barclays staff kindly helped the Fundraising Team’s staff and volunteers to prepare for the Ashford Summer Fair, which is set to raise thousands of pounds [...]

Marc Marches through 8 hour TABathon for charity

Posted on 11 July 2017

On 30th April Marc Kemp undertook a grueling 8 hour, 23 mile TABathon in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, after they cared for his wife’s nan, Florence Bridges. The TABathon involved walking for 8 hours on a treadmill at Aylesham Welfare Leisure Centre, whilst carrying a 30lb rucksack, and covering 23 miles. With a military past, and [...]

Jodie raises an incredible £5,639.85 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 11 July 2017

On 11th July, Jodie Waddington presented Community Fundraising Officer, Sophie Douch, with an incredible donation of £5,639.85 for Pilgrims Hospices. After Jodie’s Dad, Ian was cared for by Pilgrims Hospices in 2016, she wanted to give something back to the hospice, and decided on running Tough Mudder, a 12 mile obstacle course, and putting on a [...]

Sweet Treats raise funds for hospice

Posted on 7 July 2017

Cakes and goodies all round for the Thanet Children’s Speech & Therapy team Julie Gray and the team at Mill House in Margate thoroughly enjoyed their fundraising activities throughout the year as cakes were in abundance. They wanted to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices as their colleague, Barbara Bird, had been cared for by Pilgrims Hospice [...]



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