Pilgrims Hospices It’s a Knockout challenge is back for another fun-filled, fundraising day on Sunday 9 July. The event takes place at Government Acre, Ramsgate.
Amongst the teams of enthusiastic individuals will be Pilgrims Hospices own The HoSpice Girls team. The group is made up of Pilgrims nurses, social workers and physiotherapists from the Thanet hospice.
Sarah Brown, Pilgrims community team leader, said: “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!”
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 looking forward to throwing ourselves into all the fun of the day and adding a bit of “zig a zig ah” to the event!”
The Pilgrims HoSpice Girls team are:
Sarah Brown – Pilgrims Community Team Leader
Sophie Van Walwyk – Lead Specialist Palliative Care Social Worker
Zoe Stoneham – Palliative Care Social Worker
Nicola O’Shea, Louise Jarman, Julie Whiffin, Jo Karczewski and Maria Marley – Community Palliative Specialist Nurses
Jill Henry – Physiotherapist
Helen Welsh – Senior Nurse for Community and Therapy Centres
Teams signed up already include last year’s winners Stagecoach Loop 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.
Entry is £25 per person for a team of up to 10 adults (aged 16 or over).
It’s a Knockout will run from 11:30am-3: 30pm
Register a team by contacting Karen.Kenward@pilgrimshospices.org or telephone: 01843 233934, Monday –Friday 9am – 5pm