22nd February 2024

    Pilgrims Hospice Kilo Sale raises over £1,500 and champions sustainability efforts

    Pilgrims Hospices is thrilled to announce the remarkable success of its recent Kilo Sale, held on Saturday, February 17th, at St. Peter’s Church Hall in Canterbury. This event not only generated important funds for local hospice care but also exemplified Pilgrims Hospices’ dedication to promoting greener living by diverting over 1,000 items of clothing from landfills.

    The Kilo Sale attracted over 500 enthusiastic shoppers, offering a wide variety of items, including ladies’, men’s, and children’s clothing. Ranging from brand-new pieces with tags to timeless vintage apparel, attendees delighted in discovering treasures, all while contributing to sustainability efforts and essential hospice services with purchases priced at just £5 per kilo.

    Mandy Hawkett, Pilgrims Retail Manager, expressed gratitude to the community, stating, “It is very important to Pilgrims to ensure we do as much as possible to make a positive difference to our environment and cut down on landfill waste while raising important funds for our services.” She further highlighted the event’s popularity, stating, “This was our third kilo sale in the Canterbury area, and each time we’ve had even more members of the public shopping with us. It’s definitely a fun event to attend, and finding that unexpected gem of clothing can be so rewarding!”

    The success of the Kilo Sale underscores the community’s commitment to supporting local hospice care and emphasises the significance of sustainable practices in retail. By breathing new life into pre-loved items, Pilgrims Hospices and its supporters are making a tangible impact on both the environment and the lives of those in need.

    Proceeds from the event, totalling an impressive £1,552, will directly benefit hospice care, providing essential support and services to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses. Pilgrims Hospices extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the Kilo Sale and confirms that additional sales are planned for Saturday 1st June and Saturday 31st August 2024.

    For more information about Pilgrims Hospices, upcoming events, and ways to support your local hospice charity, please visit www.pilgrimshospices.org/get-involved/.

    Pilgrims Hospices is a charity providing specialist care and support for individuals with life-limiting illnesses in east Kent. Their services are focused on enhancing the quality of life for patients and their families, offering a range of care options tailored to individual needs. With a commitment to compassion, dignity, and respect, Pilgrims Hospices strives to ensure every person facing a life-limiting illness receives the care and support they deserve.


    29th January 2024

    Kilos of Compassion: Pilgrims Hospices hosts exciting Kilo Sale at St. Peter Church Hall, Canterbury

    Pilgrims Hospices retail shops are thrilled to announce their upcoming Kilo Sale on Saturday, February 17, at St. Peter’s Church Hall in Canterbury, CT1 2BE. Following the tremendous success of previous events, this sale promises to be a treasure trove for bargain hunters and eco-conscious shoppers alike.

    Pilgrims Hospices has been organising kilo sales as part of its commitment to sustainable and community-driven initiatives. The concept revolves around offering pre-loved items at affordable prices, which are purchased at £5 per kilo, promoting a circular economy and reducing environmental impact. These sales have not only proven to be a hit among local residents but have also played a crucial role in supporting the vital work of Pilgrims Hospices.

    Shoppers will be welcomed by Pilgrims retail staff and volunteers, and they can browse and shop at their leisure. When ready, shoppers’ can bring the goods to be weighed, and they will be charged by the kilo. Attendees can expect a diverse range of high-quality items, including clothing, accessories, and household goods, all priced by weight. The Kilo Sale provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to find unique treasures while contributing to a worthy cause.

    Pilgrims Hospices is a local charity dedicated to providing compassionate care and support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses. The funds raised from the Kilo Sale will directly contribute to sustaining the hospice’s essential services and programs.

    “We are thrilled to invite the community to our upcoming Kilo Sale at St. Peter’s Church Hall,” said Mandy Hawkett, Retail Area Manager at Pilgrims Hospices. “These events have not only been a tremendous success in the past but also align with our commitment to environmental sustainability. By giving pre-loved items a second life, we not only reduce waste but also create a positive impact on our community and the planet.

    “Come along and pick from a huge range of pre-loved items for just £5 per kilo. Bags are provided. This event is free to attend, but donations are welcome.”

    Retail Pre Loved Kilo Sale St Peter’s Hall

    Mandy added, “Please tell your friends and join us for some bargain hunting along our stock rails. My team is looking forward to welcoming everyone to our special event.”

    The Kilo Sale at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Canterbury, CT1 2BE, promises to be a fun-filled day of shopping, socialising, and supporting a worthwhile cause. Pilgrims Hospices encourages everyone to join in the excitement on Saturday, February 17, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and discover the joy of sustainable shopping.

    For more information about Pilgrims Hospices and its initiatives, please visit www.pilgrimshospices.org/shops.

    Pilgrims Hospices is a local charity dedicated to providing palliative care and support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses. With a commitment to compassionate care, the organisation aims to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families. To learn more, visit www.pilgrimshospices.org.

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