6th June 2022

    Popular Thanet 5k Colour Run returns to Margate

    With an explosion of colour, the family-friendly 5k colourful Colour Run event comes to Palm Bay Green, Cliftonville, Margate later this year.

    Each year, this popular event brings fun and laughter to fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices, and awareness of how important it is to support the local charity in its continued end-of-life care within the community.


    So far, over £178,000 has been raised since it was established in 2016; this year, Pilgrims would love to achieve the magical £200,000 with your help.

    Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Community Fundraising Manager said: “We absolutely love this event, watching participants having so much fun while raising important funds for us, it’s just so uplifting.

    “We have a wide variety of people who take part, so don’t be put off if you are not a runner, come and jog, walk or dance your way along our clifftop route. We just want you to have the best time, while knowing you are doing something really special for people who need our help the most.

    “Some of our regular Colour Run participants are already registered, so please do come and join them, you can get the best price for entering if you register early. Help us to achieve our goal of 1,000 participants.”

    Everyone who registers will get a white t-shirt to blast some colour on, some funky sunglasses and a paint sachet to start the experience with a colour explosion. The colour stations along the route will fill the air with clouds of brightly coloured powder, you will most certainly be multi-coloured when you return to receive a finisher’s medal.

    Karen added: “The event takes place on Sunday 2 October but please register early and take advantage of our early bird entry. Ages 12 and over – £18, ages 11 and under – £12.  Your registration fee and any fundraising you do will be making a huge difference for the people of east Kent who need our support now and into the future.”

    You can find out more or register to take part at pilgrimshospices.org/colourrun or contact Karen by email at karen.kenward@pilgrimshospices.org or call her on 01843 233 934, she will be delighted to speak to you.


    Care is provided from three hospice sites in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet 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.

    30th September 2021

    Colour Run returns in Thanet for Pilgrims Hospices

    The Pilgrims Hospices 5k Colour Run returned to Thanet with a blast of colour on Sunday 26 September 2021.

    Over 400 adults and children attended, complete with colourful glasses and white t-shirts, all ready to run and walk through the clouds of vibrant and multi-coloured powders.


    Those taking part warmed up with a fun warm-up with Bex from Zuma Margate, followed by the countdown from Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Hospices Community Fundraising Manager. The sky was filled with colour as the lively crowds made their way through the colour stations and along the coastal route from The Oval, Clintonville, Margate. The atmosphere was filled with the sound of laughter as everyone set off along the coastal route down towards Palm Bay.

    Karen said: “It was so lovely to see many attend and some familiar faces for the fifth year of this Colour Run in support of Pilgrims Hospices. This really is such a colourful event to be seen and be involved in, plus an incredible way to raise much needed funds to support palliative care for the next person who needs us. It was just wonderful to welcome back our supporters and to see the enjoyment it brings to all those who attend and help support the event on the day.

    “A huge Pilgrims thank you to all who helped in supporting the event, our volunteers and staff who helped make the event possible and most importantly, each an everyone of you for taking part on the day.”

    Click here to view photographs from the day on our Facebook page.

    Date for your diary

    If you missed this amazing event and would like to join our next event why not sign up for our Firewalk on Saturday 6 November.

    Please call Karen Kenward for further details on 01843 233 934 or email karen.kenward@pilgrimshospices.org.


    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 patients to live life as well as possible until the very end, free from pain and distress. 

    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. 

    24th August 2021

    Local solicitors Boys & Maughan join in the Colour Run fun

    Pilgrims Hospices’ Thanet 5k Colour Run is back!

    Many supporters have already signed up to run, jog or walk along the cliff tops of Palm Bay, Cliftonville, Margate on Sunday 26 September to raise vital funds to support end of life care in the local area.


    Participants will take part in a 5k run with locations along the route where coloured powders are thrown over the runners.

    Pilgrims supporters local Boys and Maughan solicitors, will be taking part again in this fun-packed event by entering their staff team. Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Community Fundraising Manager said: “It’s great to have the Boys and Maughan team with us again, they’ve taken part in the event in previous years and have been regular supporters of Pilgrims Hospices for some time now. Thank you so much for your continued support.”

    “We really like how people of all ages and fitness levels can join in. Some of our staff plan to walk part or all of the way, or jog very slowly, and they know that this doesn’t matter.

    Ian Priston, Boys & Maughan Solicitors

    Ian Priston from Boys and Maughan Solicitors said:  “Taking part in the Colour Run means a lot to us at Boys and Maughan. There are 13 of our staff taking part, and we hope to increase our sponsorship total we achieved when we last joined in back in 2018.

    “Our team is thoroughly looking forward to being part of the day and getting covered in powdered coloured paints from head to toe. Adding colour to the run makes it a lot more fun and is sure to provide some great photo opportunities for families and friends who are planning to watch.

    “We really like how people of all ages and fitness levels can join in. Some of our staff plan to walk part or all of the way, or jog very slowly, and they know that this doesn’t matter.

    “Most people in east Kent have had some personal experience of the support Pilgrims Hospices provides to individuals and families. There can be no doubt that it makes a huge contribution to the community, so we are always on the lookout for ways in which we can raise money for the hospice or lend a helping hand.”

    This spectacular family fun event has raised over £159,500 for the charity since it began in 2016.

    Karen continued: “The event was so popular, we simply had to offer our supporters an opportunity to take part again. What a great fun way to restart the roll out of our fundraising events here in Thanet, raising important funds for hospice care locally.

    Everyone will receive a running number, white t-shirt, funky colourful glasses and a colour sachet on the day. Be prepared to get messy. You can purchase extra powdered colour sachets at the event for even more spectacular paint clouds. And… what’s more, you will receive a thank you medal from Pilgrims when you cross the finish line.

    The Pilgrims staff and volunteers will be ready and waiting for everyone from 9:00am on Sunday 26 September, with the fun starting at 11.30am.

    Registration is open and will cost £20 for adults and £15 for under 11s until Sunday 5 September, thereafter on the day prices will apply.

    Sign up now at pilgrimshospices.org/colourrun or contact Karen Kenward for further information:

    Photo (left to right): Ian Priston, Emma Moor, Chloe Louca, Mollie Telford, Beverley Thomas, Kelly Ashton and Paula Patton.


    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 support patients to live life as well as possible until the very end, free from pain and distress.

    20th November 2019

    Mayor of Ramsgate raises funds for Pilgrims Hospices

    The Mayor of Ramsgate Councillor Raushan Ara, proudly presented an amazing fundraising cheque for £1,010 to Pilgrims Hospices. Councillor Ara took part in Pilgrims 5k Colour Run last month. Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager for Pilgrims Hospice Thanet accepted her generous donation on behalf of the charity.


    Raushan said: “On Sunday 20 October, I completed the 5k Colour Run, to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices.

    “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their kindness in sponsoring me and, helping to achieve over £1,000 for hospice care in our local area.

    “This year my father was cared for at Pilgrims Hospices; I was fortunate enough to be there at the end of his life.

    I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their kindness in sponsoring me.

    Raushan Ara, Mayor of Ramsgate

    “Pilgrims Hospices provide a wide range of support services, which include therapy sessions, clinics, support in people’s homes and help and advice for carers.

    “However, the hospice needs funding to keep it running at current levels.

    “Pilgrims Hospices are a vital service within our community; the funds raised will be helping more people who need Pilgrims care. Thank you – everyone!”

    The Mayor of Ramsgate Raushan Ara with Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Hospices Community Fundraising Manager

     

    Karen said: “This is a wonderful donation, we cannot thank our very own Mayor of Ramsgate enough for her wonderful support and kind words of support to our charity.

    “This really is a most colourful and fun event and sponsorship from the event is still coming through each week, we are just over £30k at the minute which is incredible. If you missed out this year, why not register your interest now for next year. The event will be on Sunday 27 September 2020. Find out more at www.pilgrimshospices/colourrun.”


    Each year Pilgrims Hospices give care and comfort to over 2,400 people in east Kent 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.

    30th September 2019

    Ramsgate firefighters support Pilgrims Colour Run

    The Ramsgate firefighters are supporting this year’s 5K Colour Run in memory of their friend and work colleague Dave Halls, who was a watch manager for many years.


    Brett Andrews, friend and work colleague said: “We want to give something back to Pilgrims Hospices in support of the wonderful palliative care Dave received this year. We feel this fun and colourful event is a perfect way to reflect Dave’s memory and raise funds and awareness for the charity that cared for him and his family.

    “The charity 5k Colour Run is taking place on Sunday 20 October at The Oval, Cliftonville, Margate if anyone wants to join us, or you can make a donation to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brett-andrews.”

    This family-friendly 5K event is an explosion of colour fun

    Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Hospices

    Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager and organiser of the event said: “This really is a fun event; with a Zumba warm-up, followed by an amazing colour blast prior to the start and even more colour as you run, walk or jog through colour stations along the coastal route. Everyone receives a colour sachet, white tee shirt and funky glasses on the day and a stunning Colour Run medal at the finish.

    If you would like to join this event; waste no time and sign up today! You will have fun and laughter all the way and knowing that you will be helping provide care for the next person that needs us, will make this even more special.”

    Thanet 5K Colour Run – Sunday 20 October 2019

    The Oval, Palm Bay, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2GB

    This family-friendly 5K event is an explosion of colour fun. Take in amazing coastal views as you run, walk or jog through clouds of brightly coloured powder paint around the route.

    Standard entry price until 14 October, you can also sign up on the day, registration desks open at 9.30am.

    Sign up today at www.pilgrimshospices.org/colourrun.


    If you or someone you know is coping with a life-limiting illness and you think you may benefit from Pilgrims support, talk to your GP or Healthcare Professional about the options or click here to read about our Wellbeing Programme.

    29th August 2018

    Pilgrims’ Thanet Colour Run is back for the third year

    Pilgrims Hospices’ Thanet 5K Colour Run is back. Hundreds of supporters have already signed up to run, jog or walk along the cliff tops of Palm Bay, Cliftonville, Margate on Sunday 21 October to raise vital funds to support end of life care in the local area.


    The event is inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, where participants take part in a 5K run with locations along the route where coloured powders are thrown over the runners.

    Supporters all have something in common; raising money for Pilgrims Hospices, who touch the lives of so many individuals and families throughout east Kent, and sharing the experience with other hospice supporters in celebrating the lives of so many loved ones.

    This year, local solicitors Boys and Maughan are supporting the fun-packed event by entering their own staff team.

    Ian Priston, Marketing Manager for Boys and Maughan, said: “Taking part in the Colour Run means a lot to our staff.

    “The hospice is a charity with which many people within our firm have had personal experiences. Pilgrims Hospices offer compassionate care to so many individuals who require end of life care, along with support and services to help those families and friends who are dealing with the loss of their loved ones.

    Taking part in the Colour Run means a lot to our staff.

    Ian Priston, Marketing Manager at Boys and Maughan

    “Our team of 13 can’t wait to get messy and colourful, and it’s all the better because we know that we will be doing something really worthwhile by taking part. It would be great if other local businesses join in to help make the event an even greater success. We will certainly be encouraging them!”

    Last year this spectacular family fun event raised in excess of £37,000 for the charity, with more than 1,000 people taking part. Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager for Pilgrims Hospices, said: “The event was so successful we simply had to offer our supporters an opportunity to take part again.

    “To have the support of so many individuals helping to raise such a huge amount for our charity in just one day is quite incredible.

    “We’re delighted to have the support of the Boys and Maughan team. We have colour stations where the powder paint clouds will fill the air and cover our supporters, and we can definitely guarantee them an explosion of colour and a fun-filled day, with much laughter.”

    Ian Priston, Anna Leach, Demi Constantine, Victoria Stone, Lauren Corrigan, Ellie Bowden and Vicki Attwood, members of Boys and Maughan Colour Run team

     

    Everyone will receive a running number, white t-shirt, funky glasses and colour sachet on the day. Be prepared to get messy. You can purchase extra paint sachets at the event for even more spectacular paint clouds. And… what’s more you will receive a thank you medal from Pilgrims when you cross the finish line.

    The Pilgrims staff and volunteers will be ready and waiting for everyone from 9:00am on Sunday 21 October, with the fun starting at 11.30am.

    Registration is open and will cost £20 for adults and £10 for under 11s. Sign up now at pilgrimshospices.org/colourrun or contact Karen Kenward for further information:


    If you or someone you know is coping with a life limiting illness and you think you may benefit from Pilgrims support, talk to your GP or Healthcare Professional about the options or visit click here for information on the Wellbeing and Social Programme.

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