Pilgrims progress: Meet the lady doing monthly fundraising challenges for Pilgrims hospice.
Caroline Leach, 31, from Sandwich is in the process of completing 12 different challenges throughout 2018, after losing her step father at the end of 2017.
It costs £14 million to run the three hospices in Kent and only 25% is funded by the government.
Caroline says: “My step dad Tony passed away on the 23rd of December 2017, he spent his final days in the Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury. They were truly fantastic and gave both him and my mum the most amazing care and comfort.
“I want to raise £500 in total but I’m hoping to raise more.”
Caroline has already completed 5 challenges so far as seen in the pictures above:
- January – 150 miles walked/ran
- February – swam 6 miles
- March – Tough mudder
- April – Glow in the park
- May – 50-mile bike ride.
These are the other challenges Caroline has planned:
- July – Pretty muddy
- August – Canterbury half marathon
- Sept – London moon shine marathon
- October – Thanet colour run, with my 8-year-old daughter.
- Dec – Herne bay Santa run, also with my daughter.
“I’m in need of a June and November challenge, one month I’m hoping to climb mount Snowden”
Around east Kent there are three Pilgrims Hospices: Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford. They provide palliative care free of charge to people who are terminally ill.
The £500 Caroline is hoping to raise is enough money for a hospice bed in the inpatient unit for one day or two Hospice sessions for a patient, amongst other things.
With £53 left until she reaches her £500 target she is well on her way to raising more for Pilgrims Hospice.
To donate and help Caroline on her journey click here.