Fair raises thousands in the rain
Charity bosses say more than 2,000 defied the i nclement weather to enjoy an annual fun day.
The Pilgrims Hospices Summer Fair was held in the grounds at the charity’s site in Hythe Road on Saturday.
Activities included hook-aduck, a coconut shy, a tombola and avoiding the torrential downpours.
There were also craft and produce stalls and superheroes such as Spider-Man and Captain America showed their superpowers at the coconut shy.
It was sponsored by estate agents Andrew & Co, with support from companies such as Stagecoach, K&L Wines and Faversham Ices.
Pilgrims Hospices Ashford area fundraising manager Victoria Friar said around £20,000 was made. She said: “I am always blown away by the tremendous levels of support for our charity. It was great to see so many familiar faces and lots of new ones too.
“People travel from far and wide to attend this event and after many months of planning we are thrilled that so much money has been raised, enough in fact to fund more than 1,000 hours of the services we provide completely free of charge.
“A huge thank you to everyone who showed their support and to the many individuals and community groups who kindly volunteered to help make this event so successful.”
For more information about the hospice, visit www. pilgrimshospices.org.
Thousands enjoyed the Pilgrims Hospices Summer Fair despite the poor weather