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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.


The Amici Chorus Sings for Pilgrims!

Posted on 27 July 2016

On 29th June the Amici Chorus, part of the Canterbury Cantata Trust, held a fabulous concert at St Paul’s Church in aid of Pilgrims Hospices and raised a brilliant £552.00! Roshna, Anthea and Gill popped in on Thursday to meet with Sophie Douch, Community Fundraising Officer and Theresa Samworth, Fundraising Manager, to present their cheque and [...]

Oliver Scott’s Race to the King!

Posted on 21 July 2016

  Oliver Scott, Head of Export Sales at Shepherd Neame Brewery, recently took on the challenge of the ‘Race to the King’ ultra-marathon in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. Olly popped into the hospice on Friday to tell Sophie, our community fundraising officer, a bit more about the challenge he took on and to present a cheque for [...]

A Washed-Out Weekend with a Hot Jazz Finale

Posted on 19 July 2016

Saturday 25th June was a complete wash out for the people of Chislet who had spent weeks planning the annual Village Fair. Chislet Meadow was sodden and the organisers of the 25th Jazz Picnic, Roger Wisbey, Arthur Campbell-Walter and Ron Woodward surveyed the muddy field early in the morning and wondered how the busy day [...]

Local press reporter raises over £500 for Pilgrims care

Posted on 18 July 2016

Local journalist Bess Browning cycled her way to raising an amazing £505.35 for Pilgrims Hospices and presented a cheque to Deborah Kellond, Community Fundraising Manager for Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury. Bess told Deborah: “I raised the sponsorship on the Divas on Wheels ladies cycle ride last month. I hoped to raise around £100 or £200 for Pilgrims [...]

Thanet Quilters

Posted on 12 July 2016

Pilgrims Hospice, Thanet received some beautiful quilts from The Thanet Quilters to be placed on to our wards. These quilts are so very valued and admired by our patients and their family members and friends. We really cannot thank them enough for their continued support to our charity. Thank you

Friends walk the North Downs Way to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 7 July 2016

On Friday 22nd June Beth Trice from Ashford visited Pilgrims Hospice Ashford to present a cheque for £1325.60. In May, she and 13 other friends from the area took part in a sponsored walk from Wye to Canterbury along the North Downs Way which took them 8 hours. With Beth walked Kathleen Battery, Nigel Battery, Tricia [...]

Open Farm Sunday at Chandler and Dunn

Posted on 6 July 2016

On 5th June, Chandler and Dunn farm in Ash joined in with national Open Farm Sunday and raised money for charity, split between the local autistic society and Pilgrims Hospices. On Monday Alice Dunn popped in to meet Deborah and Sophie from the fundraising team and present a fantastic cheque for £746.92 raised from the day! The [...]

Family shares local memories in aid of Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 6 July 2016

A new book, ‘Memories of a Tilmanstone Colliery Miner’ went on sale this week sharing   Copies of the new book ‘Memories of a Tilmanstone Colliery Miner’ have gone on sale. The book has been created from notes written by Tony (Sammy) Sansum who worked for many years as a coal miner at the colliery. Tony, who [...]

Stevens Estate Agents show their support

Posted on 4 July 2016

Pilgrims Hospice Ashford are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Multi Awarding Estate Agents in Ashford, Stevens Property Sales & Lettings who buy, sell, rent and manage properties in Ashford and the surrounding areas. Stevens were crowned Guild Gold UK Winners in 2015 and this year received the Telegraph South East Silver Award. We are delighted [...]

Come to Pilgrims Margate for a Traditional Summer fair

Posted on 29 June 2016

Pilgrims Hospice, Thanet is ready to host its annual summer fair within the Ramsgate Road hospice grounds. This year’s fair will be held on Saturday 2 July from 11am until 3pm. Karen Kenward, Regional Fundraising Manager said: “Our summer fair is a real highlight in our fundraising calendar. We are always extremely lucky with the help [...]



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