How can I support Pilgrims as a teacher or youth worker?

Education is an essential part of the work we do at Pilgrims, so we need your help to promote a wider understanding of the vital care we provide within the local community.

Supporting Pilgrims can form a part of your school curriculum; there are many simple opportunities to integrate our work into your planning. The most obvious way to do this is by discussing charities or death and dying in PSHE. Other methods could include writing a persuasive speech about Pilgrims in an English lesson or counting how much money was raised in a fundraising activity in maths.

Download Pilgrims schools curriculum document

How does fundraising benefit young people?

Fundraising can help develop a young person's self esteem by:

  • Increasing their confidence
  • Giving them a sense of empowerment and achievement
  • Making them feel good about doing something worthwhile
  • Providing them with evidence for a personal portfolio or CV.

And, perhaps most importantly of all, it's fun!

Together, we make a difference

Pilgrims provide skilled and compassionate care and services, completely free of charge, to more than 2,300 people across east Kent annually; to keep that up, we need to raise more than £11 million each year. Most people know about the 24/7 care provided by our nurses and specialists; less talked about is how Pilgrims can support people in their own homes and in the community through our Wellbeing and Social Programme.

80p in every £1 we spend goes on care. By helping students or young people fundraise for Pilgrims, you can help us raise the vital funds we need. See how money you raise can help.