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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.


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 [...]

Harmony in Europe support Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 1 June 2017

The Thanet Male Voice Choir presented a £1,500 cheque raised at the Harmony in Europe Gala Concert. The choir organised the event at the Winter Gardens in Margate with all proceeds donated to Pilgrims Hospices. The concert was supported by the Harmony Ladies Choir, Italy – Coro Monte Pizzo, Manner-Quartett “Frohsinn” 1925 Immendorf and the famous [...]

New milestone for Pilgrims Hospices Ashford Charity Funds

Posted on 30 May 2017

Gary & Maz pictured with Victoria Friar and DJ John “Webbo” Webster Gary and Maz Kirton, staff at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford, reached a new fundraising milestone on Friday 26th May.  A staggering £20,000 has now been raised through their longstanding Ashford Charity Funds support, with events including monthly Bingo nights at the Ashford hospice, football matches [...]

Pilgrims Hospice Thanet win Asda support from local community

Posted on 23 May 2017

Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager, Thanet  had the pleasure of receiving a cheque for £500 from Broadstairs store Manager Dave Bassingthwaite. Karen said: “This really is wonderful to know that the local Asda customers voted for us through the green tokens given out while shopping. The donation will help support palliative care both within the hospice [...]

Mayor & Mayoress of Broadstairs & St Peters Support Local Charity Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 10 May 2017

Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager, Thanet was overwhelmed on receiving a cheque this week for £1,000 from the Mayor and Mayoress of Broadstairs & St Peters this week. Karen said; This wonderful donation will help enable us to continue to provide care for all who need it, both within the hospice and at home. Pilgrims  Hospices relies on [...]

Rainbow Ride and Stride is back!

Posted on 26 April 2017

Enthusiastic Pilgrims Hospices volunteers will be organising the much loved Rainbow Ride and Stride event this year to support hospice care in east Kent. The much loved fun family and friends event is back and ready to go on Sunday 21 May. Come and cycle, ramble or dog walk from Toddlers Cove in Canterbury to Chartham [...]



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