7th August 2020

    Plantlet in Broadstairs raises £1,450 for Pilgrims Hospices

    Izzi Brown the owner of Plantlet in Broadstairs has supported Pilgrims Hospices by making face coverings and selling a staggering 290 to her regular customers.

    Izzi said; “After making myself a plant themed face covering, customers began asking where they could get them. So I decided to make some to sell in the shop and raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices.

    “I couldn’t believe the demand! In just under 2 weeks, I have made and sold 290 face covering, selling them at £5 each and therefore raising £1,450. This involved many very late nights and early mornings! I only intended on making a few masks in the hope of raising a little bit of money.

    Thank you Izzi for being so creative and thinking of us at such difficult times for all.

    Karen – Pilgrims

    “I have been blown away by the support of my wonderful customers. Unfortunately as I also run the business, I have now made the decision that 290 masks is where I am going to have to stop!

    “I have had family members cared for by the hospice; I am so pleased to have done something to help support them during these difficult times for charities.”

    Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager said: “Izzi and our local community provide ongoing donations that enable us to continue to provide daily palliative care throughout east Kent to those who need us most.  We really need them more than ever now in these challenging times.

    “We cannot thank you all enough for every penny donated to support our care. £1,400 would cover the cost of our community care teams at one of our sites for 24 hours. Thank you Izzi for being so creative and thinking of us at such difficult times for all.”

    If you would like to take on a challenge in support of our charity, please contact: Fundraising to find your local area Pilgrims Hospices fundraising manager, or look at our new virtual site for ideas: StayHomeHospiceHero.

    We need you more than ever, Thank you.

    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.

    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.







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