Slimming World members donate Christmas goods in aid of Pilgrims Hospices
Three Slimming World consultants have brought in gifts to Pilgrims Hospices donated by slimming clubs across Ashford.
Julia Males, Amanda McLaren and Angie Bishop were delighted to present Alison Wilshire, Community Team Leader at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford, with a large selection of goodies that will be used to boost fundraising.
Julia explained: “After Christmas, many of our members are unsure what to do with some of the wonderful food gifts they’ve received, which whilst delicious are somewhat calorific and not very diet-friendly.
We would like to say a huge thank you to every member who has donated a gift. They will be used throughout the year by the fundraising team to raise much-needed funds for local hospice care.
Alison Wilshire, Community Team Leader at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford
“With a renewed enthusiasm for losing weight in the New Year, these are often temptations that are too hard to bear, but many are reluctant to simply throw them away. So the perfect solution was to collect them all in and donate to Pilgrims.”
Alison said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to every member who has donated a gift. They will be used throughout the year by the fundraising team to raise much-needed funds for local hospice care.
“Care is provided from our three hospice sites in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet, as well as in patients’ own homes. To offer these services to patients and their families we must raise £11 million each year from the generous local community.”
If you have items you’d like to donate to Pilgrims, you can drop them off at:
- Your local hospice reception in Ashford, Canterbury or Thanet
- Your local Pilgrims shop
- One of our monthly Retail van collections at each hospice site; keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter for more information.
We appreciate each and every person who considers donating items to Pilgrims. Your donations raise vital funds to help us continue providing compassionate care in east Kent.
Find out more about how money raised by your donations can help.