15th June 2021

    Mike’s Folkestone 10K fundraising for Pilgrims

    Michael Moore from Elham Valley, Folkestone joined over 900 eager runners on this year’s popular 10-kilometre race from Folkestone seafront toward Hythe and back.

    The regular runner decided this year, to run and raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices along the way.

    Mike set aside time from his busy role as a keyworker, in a London university, to train for his charity dash and support the local charity.

    My wife Jackie was formerly a nurse at Pilgrims Hospices therefore I have an understanding and insight into the amazing and inspirational work of the dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

    Mike Moore

    Mike said: “I know how important Pilgrims is to the local community, the charity has been supporting end-of-life care in our area for more than 38 years.”

    Many participants of the popular annual 10K race regularly raise valuable funds for local charities. Mike added: “I’ve always taken time to look after myself and stay fit; I’ve entered organised running events before but this was the first time I’ve run for charity. It really was a beautiful sunny day and we all set off along the Folkestone Coastal Path, and I was delighted to have been placed 400th with a finish of 1 hour and 37 seconds on the day. I’d set myself a £200 target for fundraising which I was delighted to have achieved. Thank you to those who’ve made a contribution to my JustGiving page, we now have £215 for Pilgrims.

    “It was great to be cheered along by my wife Jackie and our 18 month old son.”

    You can add to Mike’s JustGiving fundraising page here.

    This year alone, Pilgrims Hospices has to raise £11 million through voluntary donations in order to run our full range of services. Sponsorship raised through events like these helps us to continue caring for local people at the end of their lives.

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