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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.


Alan moves up a gear with Cycle Challenge training ride

Posted on 25 April 2017

On Sunday, as part of a series of training rides run by our volunteers to prepare riders for this Sunday’s Cycle Challenge, Alan Martin led out 22 people to enjoy a 29 mile ride around the countryside. In preparation for the Cycle Challenge, Alan said: “I had a great turn out for my second Cycle Challenge [...]

Emma’s triumphant ‘channel swim’

Posted on 21 April 2017

After experiencing the level of care and support given to her family at Pilgrims Hospice Thanet Emma Wood from Margate wanted to push herself to the limits and beat injury to achieve her goal of swimming the distance of the channel between the UK and France. Supported by friends, family and her employers NHBC, Emma planned [...]

Thanet Gang Show’s performance for Pilgrims

Posted on 20 April 2017

The cast and crew of the Thanet Gang Show raised the roof at the Theatre Royal, Margate and donated £615 to Pilgrims Hospices Bank holiday Mondays performances wrapped up an Easter weekend of shows with money being raised from raffles held for each performance. The show was filled with catchy songs from James Bond to the [...]

St Peters Scouts sponsored row

Posted on 20 April 2017

On the 15th October last year the 1st St Peter’s Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (along with some leaders and parents to back up some very tired legs( took part in a sponsored virtual row for Pilgrims Hospices and group funds. The rowing machines were kindly loaned by Dane Court Grammar School.The Beavers started with a [...]

Westgate & Birchington Rotary Club Support Thanet Hospice

Posted on 19 April 2017

Karen Kenward; Community Fundraising Manager, was thrilled to receive a cheque for £1,000 in support of the fantastic care provided throughout Pilgrims Hospices. James Croall chose the Pilgrims Hospice Thanet as his charity of year as it was close to his heart, and he had seen the wonderful care that had been provided over a [...]

Ashford Charity Funds becomes a part of Pilgrims Family

Posted on 19 April 2017

Ashford Charity Funds was set up by husband and wife team Gary and Marilyn (Maz) Kirton in 2008 after Gary’s heart surgery as a way of giving back by fundraising for various charities, especially those he had reason to be grateful to. This year Victoria Friar, Pilgrims Hospice Ashford Fundraising Manager invited ACF to become an [...]

Local darts teams hit the bulls-eye for Pilgrims

Posted on 13 April 2017

Members of the White Swan darts teams held a very special quiz night at Bugsy’s Bowling and raised a amazing £916 for Pilgrims Hospices. Lorraine Cullip one of the organisers said: “We lost a dear friend and colleague last September and decided to hold a quiz night at Bugsy’s which was a great success. Over 100 [...]

Area 8 Masonic Lodge support Thanet Hospice

Posted on 10 April 2017

Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager, had the privilege of accepting a donation of £6,000 on Saturday. £3,000 was a donation and £3,000 was raised through a ladies evening. Karen said:  “I would like to thank each and every one of you from your individual lodges; you really make Pilgrims Hospices what it is today. Without local [...]

Teneka’s locks raise £288.53 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 22 March 2017

Teneka Walford took the leap at the weekend and cut her amazingly long hair off for charity. Whilst Teneka chose to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust, she asked for sponsorship and donations from the raffle on the night, to go to Pilgrims Hospices. Teneka said “over the years I’ve seen so many family [...]

The Godmersham Brownies keep their fundraising promise at Christmas Fair

Posted on 20 March 2017

On Tuesday evening, one of our volunteer ambassadors, Pat Stewart, went along to the Godmersham Brownies meeting to receive a cheque for a brilliant £200. The brownies chose Pilgrims Hospices to fundraise for at their Christmas Fair, and Pat went to say thank you and to also give a short talk to the Brownies about what [...]



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