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.


    9th August 2023

    Grab a bargain at Kent’s second Pop-up Reuse Shop at Pilgrims Hospices this Weekend!

    On Saturday 12th August, FCC Environment and Pilgrims Hospices will be hosting Kent’s second pop-up reuse shop from 10am-2pm at Pilgrims Hospices, 56 London Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8JA.

    There will be a variety of good quality, preloved items to purchase at the pop-up shop which will be available at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Items for sale on the day will include toys, bikes, electricals, furniture, garden and homeware.

    This event follows on from the success of Kent’s first pop-up reuse shop held at Canterbury Household Waste and Recycling Centre where over half a tonne of pre-loved items were sold to help raise funds for the hospice.

    Kate Duddell, Head of Fundraising and Projects at Pilgrims Hospices commented, “There are a huge number of high quality items that are sent to the local Household Waste Recycling Centres. The teams from FFC Environment have a keen eye for detail and are trained to pick out some of the items that are in good condition and could be saved to be repurposed and loved all over again.”

    The concept of recycling and reusing, helps reduce our overall environmental impact

    Kate   –   Pilgrims

    “The vast variety of items donated by members of the public at the Centres will then be sold at the Reuse Pop-Up Shop to help raise funds for local hospice care. The concept of recycling and reusing, helps reduce our overall environmental impact. Additionally, this can be a great way for people to find affordable goods while contributing to environmental sustainability by reducing the demand for new products. We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Kent County Council and FCC Environment on this sustainable initiative, whilst also raising awareness about the importance of Pilgrims end-of-life care for the east Kent community.”

    Joanne Fordham, FCC Environment’s Contract Manager for Mid & East Kent added, “Since introducing the reuse containers at Margate and Canterbury Recycling Centres we have been amazed by the huge number of good quality items kindly donated by members of the public. This is not only fantastic for the environment as it is diverting waste, but it is also preventing the CO2 emissions associated with the manufacture of new products. I am proud of the team’s achievements and excited to expand the reuse revolution to more recycling centres in Kent soon!”

    Pilgrims Hospices cares for thousands of local people each year, free of charge, during the most challenging time in their lives. They offer care and support in people’s own homes, in the community and in their inpatient units as well as running a 24-hour advice line.





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