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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.


Pilgrims Hospices is bowled over by generous donation

Posted on 25 August 2016

In July Chislet Colliery Bowling Club hosted its 13th annual Open Mixed Triples Tournament in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. Jim Harlow, the event organiser, club member and long term Pilgrims Hospices supporter presented Pilgrims an incredible £1,303.10 for hospice care. A full compliment of 24 teams from various clubs took part with each club playing 3 [...]

Doctor Flynn is running for Pilgrims

Posted on 22 August 2016

Stephanie Flynn is dusting off her running shoes for Pilgrims Hospices. She’s training with her cousin Kat and good friend Nicki to take part in the Richmond Half Marathon next month. Stephanie is raising funds to support hospice care after her Dad and Kat’s uncle, Brendan Flynn, was cared for at Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury in June 2015. She told [...]

Elizabeth uses pedal power for Pilgrims

Posted on 22 August 2016

Super fundraiser Elizabeth Carlotti presented an amazing £1313 cheque to Pilgrims Hospices. Elizabeth raised the most money by cycling 50 miles on the Divas on Wheels ladies cycle ride in June. Elizabeth told us: “I was quite new to cycling when my friends challenged me to the all girls together Divas ride. My girlfriends stayed with me [...]

Licensing service for the new Spiritual Care Lead in Thanet

Posted on 22 August 2016

On Monday, August 8th a licensing service was held in the Thanet hospice chapel to mark the ministry of Rev. Ken Cox as the Spiritual Care Lead for Thanet. Ken is one of two new Spiritual Care Leads recently appointed, the other being Martyn Yates in Canterbury. A licensing service takes place whenever a priest in [...]

Allotment Holders Grow Hospice Funds

Posted on 22 August 2016

Allotment Holders Grow Hospice Funds

Chris’s 100 mile cycle challenge

Posted on 18 August 2016

Keen cyclist Chris Coomber completed his biggest challenge yet, the London-Surrey 100 miler in memory of his nan Brenda Biddulph   After completing the gruelling challenge Chris said: “The effort of riding 100 miles is dwarfed by the 32 years of time and dedication that my nan and grandad, Brenda and Gordon, have given to Pilgrims.  I have fond memories of helping [...]

SGN team give time to support Pilgrims Hospices Summer Fair and Volunteer Tea Party

Posted on 15 August 2016

Over two days at the beginning of August volunteers from the gas distribution company SGN spent time helping Pilgrims Hospice Ashford prepare for two important events in its calendar. The volunteers offered their support as part of SGN’s Community Action Programme, in which every employee is given one day each year to help out in the [...]

Steaming to Success for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 12 August 2016

Dickie Winfield and Malcolm Price held a special celebratory meal in July in memory of Trevor Hallett on Kent and East Sussex Railway aboard the Wealden Pullman raising £1200 in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. Malcolm explained: “Trevor was cared for by Pilgrims Hospice Ashford and as a close friend I wanted to do something special to remember [...]

Kings Own Scottish Borderers Association’s final farewell is for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 12 August 2016

Rab Perry from Hythe along with Bryan Niven presented £462.59 to Pilgrims Hospices this week as the last act of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Association. Rab explained: “From 1964 – 1967 the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment were based in Shornecliffe Barracks and during that time many of us met and married local girls [...]

Wacky Team Rallys on down to Rimini

Posted on 11 August 2016

A big thank you to our wacky rallyers who raised an incredible £3,230 for Pilgrims Hospices! James and Glen Charter, Roger Fagg and Ian Gilbert successfully completed their superhero mission from the UK, across Europe and the Alps and down to Rimini in Italy. Ian said “the journey all went well apart from a small run [...]



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