Runners raise £6000 for Pilgrims Hospices


Our Athletics and Cross Country team, who ran over 200 miles from our Canterbury campus to Paris, have raised £6000 for Pilgrims Hospices.Runners raise £6000 for Pilgrims Hospices – University of Kent

The runners completed over 26 miles a day for eight consecutive days – the equivalent of over eight marathons in a row.

Watch the video of the Campus2Campus challenge.

Jon Solley, the student who organised the run said, ‘We never imagined we’d raise so much, so today is truly something special. The legacy the project has left its testament to the team’s hard work.’

Pam Meller, Acting Fundraising Manager from Pilgrims Hospice said:

‘We are so grateful to the team for choosing to support Pilgrims Hospices in this impressive Campus2Campus challenge. We realise how much planning and work must have gone into making this possible, both before and during the event, and we think Billy and the team should be really proud of themselves for this fantastic achievement.

‘With the majority of Pilgrims Hospices funding coming from the local community, this huge contribution is wonderful and really will make a difference to what we do here. We look forward to working with the team again in the future’.