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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.


Astor College’s fabulous fundraising

Posted on 29 June 2017

Astor College students raise £1147 for Pilgrims Hospices from their 5K run. The year 9 & 10 girls came together on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in May to take part in a special 5K run to raise funds for their chosen charity. Following a talk given to them back in March by community fundraising officer, Caroline [...]

From Tresses to Bob for Allisa

Posted on 20 June 2017

On Thursday 8th June, Allisa James bravely cut her tresses off in aid of Pilgrims Hospices and underwent a hair transformation!                     19 year old Allisa decided she wanted to fundraise for Pilgrims after the Canterbury hospice cared for her nan, Joan Mills, in May this year. Allisa said “Although my nan was only at the hospice for [...]

Rotary Boxing Event boosts hospice funds

Posted on 19 June 2017

The Rotary Club of Thanet held their annual Boxing Evening at The Winter Gardens, Margate. The event raises funds for the Rotary Club’s nominated charities, which includes Pilgrims Hospices. The black tie event attracted a number of local people and money was raised through an auction, raffle and the ticket price. Pilgrims Hospices community fundraiser, Caroline [...]

Mellissa’s brave ‘Charity Chop’

Posted on 19 June 2017

After the hospice cared for Mellissa’s Uncle David 2 years ago, she decided to shave all of her hair off for charity and give something back to Pilgrims Hospices. Mellissa has always enjoyed having a different hairstyle and has experimented with many styles and colours over the years. She’s always fancied shaving it all off to [...]

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 [...]



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