Each year, golfers combine their love for the sport with supporting local hospice care. In 2019/20 nearly £60,000 has been raised in the most recent Captain tenures. The golf community is helping to make a big difference to patients living with a terminal illness and their families in east Kent.
With the support of club members, Captains choose a charity to raise vital funds for by organising events and setting challenges for everyone to take part in.
Pilgrims has gratefully received the support of a number of clubs recently including Chestfield GC, Whitstable and Seasalter GC, North Forelands and Ashford GC.
Canterbury Community Fundraising Manager, Leila Ilkhan said: “The generosity among clubs, members and their families is wonderful to see and evokes a fantastic sense of community spirit among clubhouses.”
It is not only golf clubs that tee off in aid of charity but also our supporters who raise vital funds on the greens. Richard Foulger, who is a long-term Pilgrims supporter and member of the Tenterden Fundraising Group hosts an annual golf day at Tenterden Golf Club.
Richard said: “Since 2008 the club has generously supported our annual golf day with many of the club members taking part, helping to raise vital funds. Over the years we’ve welcomed hundreds of supporters who enjoy a brilliant day of hospitality and cheer.”
Together, golf clubs have helped to continue providing vital palliative care across our three hospice sites and in patients’ homes and the community.
We really cannot thank you all enough.
Karen Kenward, Thanet Community Fundraising Manager
Thanet Community Fundraising Manager, Karen Kenward said: “The continued ongoing support from golf clubs is just incredible. Together, golf clubs have helped to continue providing vital palliative care across our three hospice sites and in patients’ homes and the community. We really cannot thank you all enough.”
On behalf of everyone at Pilgrims, a very special thank you to the Captains and members at:
- Ashford Golf Club
- Canterbury Golf Club
- Chestfield Golf Club
- Etchinghill Golf Club
- Fountain Inn Golf Club
- Hythe Golf Club
- Littlestone Golf Club
- North Foreland Golf Club
- Rye Golf Club
- Tenterden Golf Day
- Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club
Please note: All photos featured were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.