Jim Martin

Jim's London Marathon 2022

Fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices In East Kent
raised of £1,000 target
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Event: London Marathon 2022, on 2 October 2022
We provide skilled and compassionate care to people with a life-limiting illness.


I am running the London Marathon Virtually on October the 2nd, 2022 on behalf of the fantastic 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.

I will be running along the South Coast, in Hythe where I live, using the Royal Military Canal as my route. Much as I love the built environment and streets of London. I can assure you that running in Hythe, "where the countryside meets the sea" along the banks of the Royal Military Canal, beats running through Shadwell!

I have run many marathons in the past, but this will be my first marathon, running as The Mayor of Hythe and the Speaker of the Cinque Ports. Please note, I will not be running in my robes and chain!

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.

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