Country Pub Makes Double Donation to Charity

Posted: 15 April 2014

Blog category: News, Pubs

East Kent charity Pilgrims Hospices is to benefit from two fundraising events at the Walnut Tree Inn in Aldington this month.
Karen Barrett, licensee at the historic Shepherd Neame pub, welcomed a group of cyclists training for the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge last week.

The group of 36 were cycling around East Kent in preparation for the charity event, and stopped off for morning refreshments at the Walnut Tree on Saturday, April 5.
Karen provided the party with free food, including bacon rolls, sandwiches, homemade sausage rolls and scones, in return for a donation to Pilgrims Hospices, raising over £100.
She is also hosting a quiz in aid of the charity on Sunday, April 27. It starts at 7.30pm and admission is priced £1 per person, including snacks.
Karen said: “I was delighted to welcome the group of cyclists to our pub. They are training for a very worthy cause, and I was happy to help. We hope the quiz will boost the funds we can donate to the Pilgrims Hospices, a charity which has made a big difference to the lives of many people in our community.”
Fundraising and marketing assistant Rosie Bell said: “We would like to thank the Walnut Tree Inn for their generosity. Pilgrims Hospices rely on the support of the local community for approximately 80% of its funding.”
This year’s Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge is taking place on Sunday, May 4. Cyclists can choose from four routes around Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet. For information visit