Its time to take the It’s a Knockout challenge

The hilarious Pilgrims Hospices It’s a Knockout challenge is back for another fun filled fundraising day on Sunday 9 July.

Events take place at Government Acre, Ramsgate and Faversham Recreation Ground, Faversham.

Amongst the teams of enthusiastic individuals at the Ramsgate event will be Pilgrims Hospices very own It’s a Knockout The HoSpice Girls team. The team consists of Pilgrims nurses, social workers and physiotherapists from the Thanet hospice.

We often get involved with community events and fundraising.

Sarah Brown, Pilgrims Community Team Leader told us: “We often get involved with community events and fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices. This just seemed like an excellent opportunity to do something just a little bit crazy!”

All the fun of the day with a little bit of ‘Zig A Zig Ah!

Team member Sophie Van Walwyk, Pilgrims Lead Social Worker said: “Several of the care team helped with Pilgrims Colour Run in May and agreed it would be good to do something fun. This event is perfect, we have named our team The HoSpice Girls and there will be two of each Scary, Posh, Ginger, Baby and Sporty HoSpice Girls.

“The girls are really excited and we’re looking forward to throwing ourselves into all the fun of the day and adding a bit of ‘zig a zig ah’ to the event!”

We can’t wait to see everyone having such a fantastic time.

Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Community Fundraising Manager said: “We can’t wait to see everyone having such a fantastic time at our It’s a Knockout challenge again this year. Its fun and laughter all the way, while raising important funds for Pilgrims.

“We have teams signed up already including last years winners Stagecoach Loop Team who will be doing the upmost to defend their reigning title.”

The event draws a great crowd, with many family, friends and local spectators to cheer the teams on. There will be refreshments available at the event.

Entry is £25 per person for a team of up to 10 adults (aged 16 or over).

For further details on the Ramsgate event contact  telephone 01843 233934 for the Faversham event contact telephone 01233 504111.

The HoSpice Girls are

Sarah Brown – Pilgrims Community Team Leader, Sophie Van Walwyk – Lead Specialist Palliative Care Social Worker, Zoe Stoneham – Palliative Care Social Worker, Louise Jarman, Nicola O’Shea, Julie Whiffin, Jo Karczewski and Maria Marley – Community Palliative Specialist Nurses, Jill Henry – Physiotherapist and Helen Welch – Senior Nurse for Community and Therapy Centres.

Each year Pilgrims supports hundreds of local people coping with a life limiting illness and their families. The charity offers a range of services: from end of life care given on its wards, to its new wellbeing and social programme supporting people after they are diagnosed to live well and stay independent.

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.