Charity cycle ride

Watkins CAD Operator, Darran Pitcher, completes 100 mile charity cycle ride for Pilgrims Hospices

On Saturday 22 August 2021, Darran Pitcher, a CAD Operator at Watkins completed the 100 mile Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge in memory of his late father.

Darran successfully raised over £2,000 in donations from work colleagues, friends and family for Pilgrims Hospices who cared for his father in 2018.

Watkins are pleased to be contributing another £300 to the fundraising bringing the total to £2,300!

Pilgrims Hospices is East Kent’s largest hospice charity and helps people facing incurable illnesses to live well in every moment. The charity bike ride started from the University of Kent in Canterbury and took riders on a tour of the East Kent countryside before finishing back at the university.

Pilgrims Hospices said “You’ve done sensationally well with raising much-needed sponsorship for Pilgrims and we can’t thank you enough for all of your efforts. Hopefully you’ll enjoy joining us again for next year’s ride!”

Congratulations Darran, a fantastic achievement for such a worthy local charity.

Image supplied courtesy of