Head shave raises £2,000 for Pilgrims Hospices

Sally Gibbs has supported Pilgrims Hospices with a spontaneous head shave to help raise vital funds to support end of life care. To make this challenge even more memorable Sally’s head was shaved by her mother- in-law, Sylvia Gibbs who is currently receiving care in Margate.

Sally said; “I would just like to thank everyone that supported me and donated towards this amazing charity.

“Pilgrims Hospices go above and beyond to help and care for loved ones. I just wanted to show my appreciation for everything they do.

“By shaving my head, together we raised £2,000, which was a great effort. Thank you and everyone and stay safe.”

Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager said; “Having incredible people like Sally and Sylvia supporting our charity helps us to continue to provide daily palliative care throughout east Kent to the next person that needs us.

“£25 would pay for one hour of specialist nursing care in one of our inpatient units.  Sally, Sylvia, family and friends have helped provide 80 hours to the next person that needs us.

“Thank you to each and everyone of you that made a donation to make this possible, and most of all thank you Sally for taking on this courageous challenge.”

Care is provided from three hospice sites in Thanet, Canterbury and Ashford as well as in patients’ own homes.  To offer these services to patients and their families the charity must raise £11 million each year from the generous local community.

If you would like to take on a challenge in support of our charity, please contact:

Karen Kenward on 01843 233934 on email: karen.kenward@pilgrimshospices.org  or look at our new virtual site for ideas: www.pilgrimshospices.org/event/stayhomehospicehero/

We need you more than ever.

Each year Pilgrims Hospices give care and comfort to over 2,500 people in east Kent coming to terms with an illness that sadly cannot be cured.  The charity supports patient’s to live life as well as possible until the very end, free from pain and distress.