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Discovery Park pledges to Sponsor a Nurse for a year

Posted on 27 April 2015

Discovery Park in Sandwich has set itself a challenge to raise enough money to ‘Sponsor a Nurse’ for the year at Thanet’s Pilgrims Hospice, as part of an exciting new partnership with the Kent charity. Over the coming months a number of fundraising events will be taking place in support of the hospice. Tenants at the [...]

Sky Dive for Pilgrims

Posted on 27 April 2015

Pilgrims Hospices is launching a mass tandem sky dive at Headcorn Aerodrome on Saturday 26th September 2015. Over the years many individuals have taken part in a sky dive to raise funds for this vital local charity, however this will be an opportunity for 20 people to jump on the same day, all in aid of [...]

A bicycle made for two

Posted on 24 April 2015

Craig Mackinlay and his wife Kati are to cycle 50k on a tandem to raise money for the Pilgrims Hospice in Margate.They have entered the KMFM Big Bike Ride this Sunday (April 26) and will join other cyclists on a circular route round Thanet. The ride will take them through Sandwich, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate, Westgate-on-Sea, Reculver [...]

Pilgrims Hospices works in partnership with local charity FareShare Kent

Posted on 23 April 2015

In March representatives from Pilgrims Hospice Ashford and Thanet attended the launch of the FareShare Kent at Doddington Place Gardens, Sittingbourne. Cedric Towning, Pilgrims catering manager was invited to give a speech at the event. He outlined the huge benefits of working with the organisation, which diverts good food that would otherwise be wasted to people [...]

Chloe’s sugar free challenge raises funds for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 23 April 2015

For the month of February, young Chloe Ribchester (aged 10) from Canterbury set herself the challenge of giving up sugar for the whole month. On Monday 30th March, she was delighted to be able to present a cheque for £215.70, which she raised through sponsorship, to Cate Russell. Chief Executive of Pilgrims Hospices. Chloe wanted to raise funds [...]

Guest Blog: Ella Brocklebank on tackling two marathons in one week

Posted on 23 April 2015

Pilgrims supporter Ella Brocklebank writes a guest blog in between two back-to-back marathons in 2015. Ella lives in Chartham, works as a Business Development Manager and has a 7 year-old daughter, Gracie. It’s really good to be back. After an incredible ‘Magic 13‘ year in 2013 that raised £11,000 (13 running and cycling events) I took some [...]

Guest blog: Paul Barrett gets set for Pilgrims Cycle Challenge

Posted on 22 April 2015

Paul Barrett of Barretts Jaguar Canterbury writes about his love of cycling, preparing for the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge and what makes supporting Pilgrims so special. I got into cycling 12 years ago when I was in my early forties and decided to get fit. For me running wasn’t an option and swimming has always seemed boring. Cycling looked [...]

Top Hat cast visits Canterbury hospice

Posted on 21 April 2015

The spotlight shone on Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury last week when the stars of Top Hat visited the ward. Alan Burkitt (who plays leading man, Jerry Travers) and Charlotte Gooch (who plays leading lady, Dale Tremont) visited in full costume immediately after the matinee performance and visited Alan’s mum, Ruth Burkitt, who is receiving care in the hospice. [...]

New chief executive shares special message in Pilgrims Matters

Posted on 16 April 2015

Download here Over past week, we’ve mailed thousands of our valued supporters across east Kent with our free Pilgrims Matters newsletter. Inside you can hear first-hand from our patients how our care has made a difference. You can learn too about the range of services we offer and about the inspirational fundraisers whose generosity and hard work allows [...]

Community Support benefits Pilgrims Hospice Gardens.

Posted on 16 April 2015

Pilgrims Hospice Ashford was delighted this week to receive some wonderful new signs for their gardens which will direct visitors to the Pilgrims Pathway, Sensory Garden etc. The signs were paid for by supporters and volunteers Alan French and Mike Harden from the proceeds of their summer ball held in aid of Pilgrims. Medash, the company that [...]



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