Day of self­ies are help­ing oth­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A group of friends and fam­ily held a ‘Selfi­ethon’ at a pub in Smeeth in aid of two char­i­ties.

The event at The Wool­pack pub raised funds for Pil­grims Hos­pices and Red Nose Day and to­gether they raised £130 for hospice care in east Kent.

Or­gan­iser Tracey Har­vey said: “We wanted to do some­thing to get the com­mu­nity to­gether and hold an event to raise money for two fan­tas­tic char­i­ties.

“We started at 8am and fin­ished at 8pm and packed a lot of dif­fer­ent self­ies into the 12 hours.

“All age ranges got in­volved and we had a great time pos­ing with all the dif­fer­ent props.

“I take part in a lot of char­ity events to show my daugh­ters Jas­mine and Chloe the im­por­tance of giv­ing back, as some­times I feel peo­ple take and ex­pect so much nowa­days.

“We chose Pil­grims Hos­pices be­cause it is a fab­u­lous lo­cal char­ity that’s re­ally im­por­tant to our com­mu­nity.”

She thanked Michelle and Dave Church from The Wool­pack for host­ing the event, and ma­gi­cians Stu­art Weller and Richard Har­ring­ton for en­ter­tain­ing on the day.

Rachael Edmed, Pil­grims’ com­mu­nity fundrais­ing of­fi­cer, said: “It was great fun hav­ing my selfie taken and be­ing part of this event.

“On be­half of Pil­grims Hos­pices we would like to say a big thank you to ev­ery­one who took part and got into the spirit of things on the day.”

To find out more about fundrais­ing for Pil­grims call the fundrais­ing team on 01227 812609 or visit www.pil­grimshos­ fundrais­ing.

San­dra Fisher, Pil­grims Hos­pices fundrais­ing of­fi­cer Rachel Edged, Richard Har­vey and Jas­min Har­vey

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