Laura Ash

Barry's Super Beard Shave

Fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices In East Kent
£3,895
raised of £5,000 target
by 76 supporters
In memory of Carole Ash
We provide skilled and compassionate care to people with a life-limiting illness.

Story

On 7th December 2021, our lives were turned upside down when we learned the sad and tragic news that Baz's Mum had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

We had no warning and no idea what was to come. We never dreamed that we would be in a situation like this. A situation that really you only read about or watch movies about.

Sadly on 19th January 2022 (just 5 weeks later), Carole passed over leaving a huge hole in our lives and the lives of her other family members and friends.

In her last few days, Carole spent some time at The Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury where the staff and nurses cared for her.

Why the Pilgrims Hospice?

They say that you remember people by how they left you feeling. We can say that the staff and nurses at the Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury left a long-lasting level of gratitude and thankfulness for everything they did for us and Carole in the final stages of her illness.

The kindness we and Carole were shown in those last few days was phenomenal. The kindness and caring of the staff at the Hospice was something we will never forget

Unfortunately, like most Charities, The Pilgrims Hospice has suffered over the COVID period.

People have not been able to do as much fundraising which has caused an issue for some of the services that the hospice offers. These services help families like ours and maybe yours one day.

It is because of this and the care and love that we was shown that we want to raise money to help them help more families and thank them for all they did for us

Why Super Heros?

For anyone that knows us you know that we have a passion and love for all things SuperHeros - especially Wonder Woman and Superman.

We made the decision last year that 2022 was going to be a year of giving back for us.

We decided to splash out and buy some superhero costumes and join our friend Paul who own Get Ready Comics in Rochester, Kent and join him in doing some charity work.

Paul is a real role model and pillar of the charity community. He dons his cosplay - Spiderman, Cap, Thanos, Deadpool and Batman and works with The Make A Wish Foundation and visits various Children's Hospices to spread some smilies and read comic books.

COVID has taken so much away from us that we wanted to give back.

Carole knew about this idea we had and sadly did not get to see us in action. She loved the idea and even welled up at the thought of it. We know that she would be smiling down on us. 

Why The Beard Shave?

Well Superman does not have a beard, does he! This is our chance to raise some money, have some fun and bring some smiles to people's faces.

When and where?

On 23rd April we will be doing a Charity Beard Shave for The Pilgrims Hospice outside Get Ready Comics in Rochester, Kent

We would love to have you join us outside or even live when we shave Baz's Superman Beard and raise some money for a wonderful cause

PLUS we will be in full Cosplay - Loz as Wonder Woman, Baz as Superman and Paul as Batman.

The Justice Leauge will assemble for this momentous occasion

Who are the Pilgrims Hospice?

At its heart, Pilgrims is dedicated to providing skilled and compassionate care, free of charge, to people living with an incurable illness in east Kent. 

Their vision is that people with a life-limiting illness are supported and empowered to live well in mind & body, making the most of the time they have. 

They care for over 2,500 patients a year, at their 3 inpatient units in Canterbury, Thanet & Ashford, their therapy centres, or in patients’ own homes. 

With 80% of their funding being voluntary contributions, your support cannot be overstated.

About the charity

Pilgrims Hospices is a charity providing palliative care, free of charge, to people in east Kent. For people with a range of life-limiting illnesses, specialist services are provided from our three hospices in Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet, in patients' homes and via community programmes.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,894.39
+ £710.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,356.39
Offline donations
£538.00

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