Congratulations to our Removals Office Manager, Emily Martin. She has recently completed a moonlight charity walk around the city of Canterbury, Kent to raise money for the Pilgrims Hospice. Emily completed the 3km charity walk in under 40 minutes and helped raise £16,000 so far for the Pilgrims Hospice.
Night Charity Walk
Emily started the charity walk with over 800 people dressed in bright fluorescent colours and some even had fairy lights on. Moving from Dane John Gardens the route passed Fenwicks, took in Canterbury Cathedral, Kings School and the Marlowe Theatre, loitered at the Canterbury Tales before finishing where it all began.
The Pilgrims Hospices provide end of life care across Kent at sites in Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet. This vital care is provided free of charge to some of the neediest and vulnerable in our society. Over 2300 people are referred to the Hospice every year to help them and their families deal with their life-limiting illnesses.
It costs £20 an hour to provide care for one person and we are elated that the moonlight walk has contributed to approximately 800 hours of nursing care. Overall the Pilgrims Hospices needs to raise in excess of £12 million a year to continue providing services across east Kent. Over 80p in every £1 raised is spent on patient care, which for the those facing incurable illness is priceless support.
You can help by donating or raising money through many ways. Pilgrims Hospices organises its own series of fundraising events throughout the year and these include sponsored cycle rides, night time themed walks, cake baking, bonded places in marathons and events for young people. These are all described on the Pilgrims Hospice website. Alternatively, you can donate any unwanted furniture, books or clothes to one of the Pilgrims’ 34 shops that are located across east Kent.
With everyone’s help, the priceless services that Pilgrims Hospice deliver for the people of Kent can continue and remain free to patients. Well done to Emily for supporting this truly worthy cause and for completing the moonlight walk. We wish the Pilgrims Hospice well and thank them for supporting our local community. To learn more about supporting or donating to Pilgrims Hospice check out their website – http://www.pilgrimshospices.org.