Clouds of colour and 1,000 amazing runners at Thanet 5k event for Pilgims Hospices

Warming up for the Thanet 5k Colour Run

Some 1,000 people ran through clouds of colour today (October 21) in support of Pilgrims Hospices.

The Thanet 5k Colour Run participants took part in a  warm up by Bek from Zumba Margate and enjoyed a display of fountain colours before setting off from the Oval on Eastern Esplanade, Palm Bay.

Karen Kenward, community fundraising manager and organiser of the event said; “This is just an amazing colourful event that brings so many supporters together for our charity. I would like to thank each and every one of them for their continued support to our charity.

“The funds raised from this event will help provide palliative care. How very proud you should all be to be part of this wonderful day.”

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Chair of Trustees; Richard Davis who came to watch the spectacle said: “I was really blown away by this event, with so much support from the local community.   I’m always humbled to see how many people support our charity.”

The event was supported by Your Leisure, Big Red Branding, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, Margate Ambulance, Thanet District Council, Copy Shop, Andre the DJ, Matt and Vino from Mini Stores – Deal, Bek and Bex for the warm up and Raffles the Bear, all the staff and volunteers.

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Each year Pilgrims Hospices give care and comfort to over 2,400 people in east Kent coming to terms with an illness that sadly cannot be cured.  The charity supports patients to live life as well as possible until the very end, free from pain and distress.

Care is provided from three hospice sites in Thanet, Canterbury and Ashford 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.

Diary date

If you missed this amazing event and would like to join in the next event and with your dog this time, why not sign up for Paws 4 Pilgrims on March 24, 2019. Call Karen Kenward for further details on: 01843 233934 or email: [email protected]

Read here: £1million project to transform Thanet hospice announced