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Treecycling team appeals for volunteers

Posted on 25 November 2015

For the fourth year running Pilgrims Hospice Ashford is holding its popular Treecycling scheme on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January. Volunteers will come out over that weekend and will collect your tree from your doorstep in return for your chosen donation, saving the need for your car to be full of pine needles as you try [...]

Herne Bay High School sings a cappella for Trees of Love

Posted on 25 November 2015

Bay Bellas a cappella singing group from Herne Bay High School will be singing festive songs at the Pilgrims Hospices Tree of Love remembrance service in Canterbury while beautiful festive trees bearing dedications are illuminated for the season. We are honoured to support such a worthwhile cause. Alia Short, Music Teacher at Herne Bay High told us: [...]

Brave supporters getting set for ‘hottest challenge yet’

Posted on 20 November 2015

Register The first of our brave supporters are signing sign up for the first ever Pilgrims Firewalk this Spring – now launched online! This exciting new challenge will take place in February and March 2016. It offers supporters the chance to embark on an inspirational journey; walking barefoot over red-hot embers measuring up to 800 degrees. I can’t wait [...]

‘At Trees of Love we can all help in a small way’

Posted on 20 November 2015

In this blog, June Bennett shares the very special story of why she will be joining in with our beautiful Trees of Love remembrance service this December. “When my husband was given a diagnosis of cancer it was a dreadful shock to both of us. At first he was not advised by his GP that the [...]

Brand new location for Pilgrims Christmas Market

Posted on 20 November 2015

Pilgrims Hospices will be holding their Christmas Market at The Spitfire Ground in Canterbury for the first time on Saturday 28 November. Deborah Kellond, Pilgrims Hospices Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We are really excited about the new Christmas Market venue this year. The Chiesman Pavilion at St Lawrence Cricket Ground is a fantastic location that allows us [...]

Barn dance held for Pilgrims as a thank you

Posted on 18 November 2015

Alan Plommer organised a Barn Dance on Saturday 17 October to raise funds and say thank you for the wonderful care provided by Pilgrims Hospice at home team. Alan said: “My wife was cared for by Pilgrims Hospice at home team. Their wonderful services were so much appreciated at such difficult and sad times. I wanted [...]

Dedicate a memory dove on the Pilgrims Trees of Love

Posted on 18 November 2015

Donate Pilgrims Hospices is welcoming all to its Tree of Love remembrance services, held in the grounds of each hospice on Saturday 12 December at 5pm. Beautiful festive trees bearing dedications will be illuminated on the night and stay lit for the festive season. Supporters, staff and volunteers can come to the services to celebrate the lives [...]

Volunteers pull out stops for ‘record-breaking’ hospice fair

Posted on 18 November 2015

A cheerful army of volunteers defied the wet weather and attracted crowds for Pilgrims Hospices Ashford Christmas fair this weekend, raising a record breaking £14,000. Over 100 volunteers gave their time as well as many donations of cakes, mince pies, knitted goods, craft items and much more to help make the day such a success. The Mayor [...]

Santa will be joining in the fun at Pilgrims Thanet Christmas Fair

Posted on 18 November 2015

Pilgrims Hospices will be holding their Christmas Fair at the Margate hospice to bring some Christmas cheer and raise vital funds to support hospice services in east Kent on Saturday 5 December Karen Kenward Community Fundraising Manager said: “Our fairs are always so very well supported by the local community, we really cannot thank them enough [...]

Hospice draw raises thousands for patient care – still time to support

Posted on 18 November 2015

With less than three weeks to go, Pilgrims Hospices Christmas Prize Draw has so far raised an amazing £48,881.50 for hospice care in east Kent – and there’s still plenty of time to grab your tickets for your chance to win a fantastic top prize of £2,500. Play online today or telephone the Pilgrims Christmas Prize Draw [...]



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