Local housing association tee off again for Pilgrims Hospices

Staff at Orbit Group in Maidstone chose to support Pilgrims Hospices for a second year in July at their annual Charity Golf Day at The Ridge Golf Club in Maidstone.

More than 130 golfers from across the construction industry attended the 8th annual golf day, helping to raise an incredible £13,351.09 for hospice care.

Regional Contracts Manager for Orbit Group, Wayne Shultz said: “Thanks to the generosity of our guests and our own employees in the Maidstone office, we’ve been able to support a worthy local charity.”

Leila Ilkhan, Community Fundraising Manager for Pilgrims added: “The team at Pilgrims would like to thank the staff of Orbit Group for supporting us for the second year running.

“The golf day was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who took part. The money raised will make a huge difference to those who receive our care locally.”

Teams supporting the event included Jenner, McIntyre Electrical, and Kent Design Studio.

Those competing in the charity day enjoyed the popular par 71 course set in some of the most beautiful countyside in Kent.  After trying their luck at ‘the longest drive’ and ‘closes to the pin’, everyone tucked into a tasty two-course meal shared golfing stories and raised even more vital funds by taking part in the big prize charity raffle.

Wayne Shultz added: “Pilgrims is very close to many people’s hearts and truly demonstrates our ‘building communities’ ethos.”

Pilgrims rely on the generous support of the local community to ensure continued specialist care and support to those living with incurable illnesses in east Kent when they need it the most.

Patients and their families are supported at the hospices in Ashford, Canterbury, and Thanet, in the community and in the own homes.

If you would like to find out more about Pilgrims or if you and your colleagues would like to organise a charity event then please contact your local fundraising team.

Each year Pilgrims supports hundreds of local people coping with a life-limiting illness and their families. The charity offers a range of services: from the end of life care given on its wards to its Wellbeing and Social Programme supporting people after they are diagnosed to live well and stay independent.