Paws 4 Pilgrims: Frequently Asked Questions
With the event cancelled, what can I do about my entry fee and sponsorship that I've raised?
What happens to my entry fee?
In light of the event's cancellation, we would like to invite anyone who wishes to receive a refund of their entry fee to contact firstname.lastname@example.org before 1st April 2020.
If you wish to donate your Paws for Pilgrims entry towards our patient care, you do not need to do anything. All refunds will be processed on the 1st April deadline and any remaining entry fees will be put towards care of our patients and their families who are living with a life-limiting illness.
What happens to the sponsorship I've raised?
If you have raised sponsorship for your participation in Paws for Pilgrims, either online or via paper sponsorship forms, please contact email@example.com for further advise on what to do next.
Thank you so much for your continuing support of Pilgrims Hospices, especially during this time of uncertainty. Take care of each other and we hope to see you at another Pilgrims event in the future.
How much is it to enter?
Early Bird entry (closes 15/3/20)
- 12 years and over: £8
- 11 years and under: £4
- Family: £20
Standard entry (closes 26/4/20) and on the day
- 12 years and over: £10
- 11 years and under: £6
- Family: £30
Please note: Family entry includes includes two people of 12 years and over plus two people of 11 years and under.
Should I raise sponsorship?
We ask that you try to raise as much as you can through your loving dog, however you can still enter the event without sponsorship.
It costs Pilgrims Hospices £14 million a year to provide skilled and compassionate care to our community, and events like Paws 4 Pilgrims help us to continue caring for local people as they near end of life. Please download a sponsorship form, set up your own online fundraising page with JustGiving or call 01227 812 621. Don’t forget to encourage your sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box if they’re eligible to do so; for every £1 donated we’ll be able to claim an extra 25p from the Government at no cost to you or your sponsors. It makes a huge difference.
Can I enter the event without a dog?
Yes, indeed; we would love to see you!
What time does the event start and end?
The event starts and ends at the same location:
The Bandstand, Deal, CT14 7EB
Is the route hilly or flat?
It is a flat, circular coastal 5k walk.
What time does the event start and finish?
The walk begins at 10:30am and ends at 12pm. This will be followed by a fun dog show and agility events.
Can I park at the event?
There is off-street parking around the event and paid car parking areas, too.
How much is it to enter the dog show?
The fun dog show is £2 per class for people who have not entered the walk and £1 per for people who have taken part.
What do I get for my Paws 4 Pilgrims entry fee?
A pleasant coastal walk in the company of others supporting our charity and a dog medal for your dog at the finish line. Rosettes will also be given at the fun dog show for 1st to 4th places.
What should I wear?
Please wear something warm for yourself and your pooch, and wear comfortable footwear for your 5km walk. Keep an eye on the weather in the lead up to the event.
Can I just come and watch?
Yes, we would love to see you on the day and you will be helping to support Pilgrims Hospices.
Are there refreshments available at the event?
Yes, we have catering on-site with hot food and drinks. Please bring a bottle of water with you for the event itself.