Pilgrims Hospices Music and Media Sale draws enthusiastic crowd

On Saturday 18 May 2024, St. Peter’s Church Hall buzzed with activity as Pilgrims Hospices hosted a fantastic Music and Media Sale, attracting a large number of eager shoppers.

The event was a massive success, with numerous treasures found and many happy customers leaving with smiles and bags full of bargains.

The event, organised by Jonathan Gummer, Pilgrims’ E-commerce Manager, with his team, raised an impressive £3,025, all of which will support Pilgrims Hospices’ end-of-life care services.

The team expressed their delight at the outcome, stating, “The event was a pleasing success. We were thrilled by the turnout and the enthusiasm of attendees, many of whom have already expressed interest in seeing more events like this in the future.”

The sale featured a diverse range of pre-loved items, including DVDs, vinyl records, CDs, books, t-shirts, toys, and much more. Shoppers had the opportunity to purchase these items at affordable prices, making the event not only a fundraising triumph but also a cost-efficient shopping experience for all who attended.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who helped make this event such a wonderful success for Pilgrims Hospices. Your support enables us to continue providing essential care to those in need.

Pilgrims’ eBay team

One of the standout benefits of the sale was its emphasis on environmental sustainability. By promoting the purchase of pre-loved items, the event contributed to reducing waste and the demand for new products. This eco-friendly approach aligns with Pilgrims Hospices’ commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Shoppers were able to find unique items while also knowing that they were making a positive impact on the environment.

Additionally, the event showcased the financial advantages of buying second-hand. With the rising costs of new media and merchandise, purchasing pre-loved items offers a more affordable alternative without compromising on quality. Many attendees were delighted to find rare and valuable items at a fraction of their original cost.

Volunteering played a crucial role in the success of the event. Pilgrims Hospices relies heavily on the dedication and support of its volunteers. The Music and Media Sale was no exception, with numerous volunteers helping to organise, set up, and manage the event. Their efforts were instrumental in ensuring everything ran smoothly and efficiently.

The success of the Music and Media Sale was a testament to the community’s support and the hard work of everyone involved. Pilgrims’ eBay team extended their heartfelt thanks to all who attended and contributed to the event: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who helped make this event such a wonderful success for Pilgrims Hospices. Your support enables us to continue providing essential care to those in need.”

Overall, the Pilgrims Hospices Music and Media Sale was not just a fundraising success but also an event that brought the community together, promoted sustainable shopping practices, and highlighted the importance of supporting local charities. With the positive feedback and the enthusiasm shown by attendees, there is a strong possibility that similar events will be organised in the future, further benefiting Pilgrims Hospices and the community it serves.

Date for your diary

The next Music and Media Sale is planned for Saturday 14 December 2024; keep an eye on Pilgrims Hospices’ website and social media for updates.

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