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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.


George’s Colour Run Fun

Posted on 27 October 2016

Teenager George Coulman was thrilled to take part in the ‘ Thanet 5K Colour Run’  event. George, who attends Parkwood Hall Academy  took part with his aunt and was delighted to be part of such a big event. George was inspired to take part because his uncle is currently benefiting from our therapy centre services. [...]

Big Fun Run Edinburgh for Uncle Dode

Posted on 27 October 2016

On Sunday 9th October, Samantha Fulton and her Nana, Agnes, ran the Edinburgh 5k Big Fun Run in memory of Sam’s ‘Uncle Dode’. They raised an amazing £463.15 from the event through the generosity of their friends and family who had been touched by the support of Pilgrims Hospices. Samantha said: “My Uncle was cared for [...]

Bikers boost hospice funds

Posted on 20 October 2016

More than 300 bikers from the Toy Run Association arrived at the Margate hospice on Sunday 11th September with cash donations totaling £920 for Pilgrims Hospices, more funds were raisied on the groups Just Giving page. Run organiser Damian Hughes was overwhelmed by the responce he got when he asked the bikers to join in for this special [...]

Matt’s solo bike & hike challenge

Posted on 18 October 2016

Matt Seward set off on his epic journey to ride solo from John O’Groats to Lands’ End with a hike up Ben Nevis on the way. He was facing a journey of over 950 miles plus the climb of 1,346 meters and was hoping the challenge would take him around 8 days. Matt said: “I have [...]

Eleanor runs to raise awareness for Pilgrims

Posted on 10 October 2016

Proud grandmother Carol Barker from Walmer has been supporting her granddaughter Eleanor Schone aged 16 with her charity running for Pilgrims Hospices. Eleanor has recently completed the Greenwich Park 5K run in memory of her wonderful grandpa Geoffrey Baker, raising a fabulous £160. Mr Baker was cared for at Pilgrims Hospice, Margate one year ago. Carol said: [...]

Supporter story: New centre sees ‘dream realised’

Posted on 9 October 2016

When Linda Taylor first came to visit Pilgrims day hospice she was touched by the work that went on there to support people with a life limiting illness day to day to live each day well. As the then Lady Mayoress of Canterbury, Linda chose Pilgrims Hospices as one of her two official charities. She visited [...]

Stephens ‘Great British Beard Off’

Posted on 5 October 2016

Sacrificing his beard to support hospice care Stephen Walker of Minster in Ramsgate decided he would put the fate of his much loved beard in the hands of family and friends and launched a virgin money giving page asking them to donate with a message ‘Stay’ or ‘Go’. The reaction was incredible and the final verdict [...]

Folk Week Fundraiser for Miles & Barr

Posted on 5 October 2016

Broadstairs Team Raise £100’s for Hospice Care The Miles & Barr team in Broadstairs raised an amazing £637.22  during folk week by handing out their mini footballs and asking for donations to support Pilgrims Hospices. Steve Cort, Marketing Director for Miles & Barr said: “It was so busy during folk week and passers by were very generous when [...]

ISG ‘Have a Ball’ raising thousands for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 30 September 2016

Our fantastic supporters, ISG Retail in Whitstable, recently held a Summer Ball in aid of Pilgrims Hospices and completely exceeded all of their expectations by raising the amazing sum of £3,822.78! The ball, held at the Marine Hotel in Whitstable on 9th September, saw 120 employees, their families, and sub-contractors of the international construction services company, join together to [...]

Simon’s Charity Cockpit Challenge

Posted on 21 September 2016

Simon Austen aimed high when he looked for a challenge that would honour his late father and help raise over £1,000 for Pilgrims Hospices. During his challenge Simon was able to recreate the image of his Dad stood by the concorde in New York.             Simon told us: “Over the last year I have been doing a [...]



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