Two Charities Working Together…
In this tough economic climate it can be difficult to find your way but Pilgrims Hospices and Brogdale Collections have decided that life can be a lot easier with a friend by your side.
Last week Regional Fundraising Manager, Deborah Kellond and Pilgrims Lottery Manager, Shiralee Riddell visited Brogdale Collections in Faversham in Lotty, their Lottery promotional Smartcar and put on their best smile for a few photographs to mark the new partnership they are making.
The two charities will be working together to support each other and help raise awareness of what each charity is doing in the local and wider communities.
Brogdale will also be raising money for Pilgrims at their three fruit festivals and there will even be a ‘no bake’ off run for finalists from the east Kent Brownies and Guides local bake-offs which are taking place throughout the region.
Bernie Cranfield commented on the partnership, ’Brogdale Collections are thrilled to be partnering Pilgrim’s Hospice Canterbury in this our Diamond Jubilee Year. Two local charities working together and sharing their expertise and knowledge is innovative and exciting. Our Cherry Festival on 7th/8th July at Brogdale, will be the first event on this joint venture and we are determined to make this a huge success’.
There will be expanding volunteer opportunities with the two charities who rely on volunteer support in many different aspects of the organisation.
Deborah Kellond said “We are delighted to be collaborating with Brogdale this year. We both have special anniversaries this year – our 30th and Brogdale’s 60th – and it seemed very fitting for us to support each other. Our Day Hospice patients have been involved already and have made some incredible vintage-style bunting for use at each of the festivals and a volunteer came to our summer fair to educate our supporters about Brogdale. It’s a great start!”