Hos­pices can gain from weight loss

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

SLIM­MERS hop­ing to shed a few ex­tra pounds in the New Year can help to raise cash for the Pil­grims Hos­pices in a new cam­paign. The Love Your­self slim­ming chal­lenge, sup­ported by east Kent GPs, slim­ming and health clubs, is hop­ing to give di­eters a lit­tle ex­tra mo­ti­va­tion by help­ing the hos­pices in Ash­ford, Can­ter­bury and Thanet. Nigel Donkin, Pil­grims Hos­pices’ re­gional fundrais­ing man­ager, said: “I have been mean­ing to lose weight and get fit for a long time and this great in­cen­tive has given me the push I needed. “For ev­ery pound I lose I will get spon­sor­ship and help pro­vide vi­tal funds for the pa­tients, car­ers and fam­i­lies who use the ser­vices of Pil­grims Hos­pices.” Di­eters rais­ing the most spon­sor­ship could win a make-over by Clar­ins at Deben­hams in Ash­ford, Can­ter­bury or Westwood Cross, and there will be a give­away of 10 Buff Head­wear items ev­ery month. To join the chal­lenge, down­load a spon­sor­ship form from www.pil­grims hospice.org or visit the Pil­grims Hospice shop on Cas­tle Street, Ash­ford, or the hospice on Hythe Road to pick one up.

A Tree of Love ser­vice to re­mem­ber loved ones who have died was held at the Ash­ford hospice on De­cem­ber 12.

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