Day of selfies are 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.pilgrimshospices.org/ fundraising.
Sandra Fisher, Pilgrims Hospices fundraising officer Rachel Edged, Richard Harvey and Jasmin Harvey