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Hundreds are lining up for Pilgrims Cycle Challenge

Posted on 23 April 2014

More than 750 people have already entered the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge and with only a few days to go, hopes are high that as many as 1,000 people will join in. Sunday 4 May will see cyclists starting from the charity’s three hospices in Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet for a choice of circular routes between [...]

DMA helps raise £6k to support hospice nurses

Posted on 23 April 2014

A local engineering firm has donated £6,000 to Pilgrims Hospices Sponsor a Nurse campaign, it has been announced today. The first £3,200 was raised by staff, friends, family and supporters from an event organised by Pat Jackson, Managing Director, Building Services and Maintenance at the Pavilion in Broadstairs in January. This figure was then match funded with [...]

Easter walkers enjoy practice stroll for Pilgrims Pyjama Walk

Posted on 22 April 2014

About 25 supporters of Pilgrims Hospices aged from 20 to 70 enjoyed a beautiful stroll on Easter Monday through Mersham Hatch Deer Park. The sun shone as they made their way around the park and the deer came out to greet them.

Giant Easter egg raises £300

Posted on 17 April 2014

The Easter draw for a giant sized chocolate egg was held earlier today at Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury. Visitors, patients and staff have been able to buy tickets in the reception area during the past few weeks for the two feet tall egg – now that cash has been counted, we are happy to say it [...]

Pilgrims launches sociable walks

Posted on 16 April 2014

Do you enjoy a walk in fresh air with good company? Would you like to begin some gentle exercise to get fitter? Would you like to make new friends? Come and join us for Pilgrims Hospices first ever sociable walk on Monday 21st April! Deirdre Mews, fundraising assistant at Pilgrims Hospices, has launched the walks as a fun [...]

P&O Ferries get behind Sponsor a Nurse Campaign

Posted on 16 April 2014

A significant donation has been made this week to Pilgrims Hospices for the hospice charity’s fundraising campaign Sponsor a Nurse. Launched in 2013 the campaign aims to raise vital funds to care for the increasing number of patients using hospice services in east Kent. Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Regional Fundraising Manager received a cheque from P&O Ferries for [...]

Congratulations to our London Marathon runners – part two

Posted on 15 April 2014

A couple more of our runners who took part in Sunday’s London Marathon to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices have been in touch to let us know how they got on. Sharon Patmore from Canterbury was delighted to finish in four hours 25 minutes – despite tripping over a pothole and grazing her knee slightly while [...]

Onesies at the ready for ‘bigger than ever’ Pyjama Walk

Posted on 15 April 2014

It’s the night in the calendar everyone looks forward to: when Ashford’s streets fill with hundreds of revellers young and old, dressed in their PJs, with flashing head gear, crazy wigs, teddy bears and more, all in support of Pilgrims Hospices. Last year over 1,100 local people came out in force to raise a staggering £50,000 [...]

Congratulations to our London Marathon runners – part one

Posted on 14 April 2014

Congratulations and very well done to all our London Marathon runners yesterday (Sunday). We hope you don’t have too many aches and pains today as a result. We were able to photograph five of our 13 strong team as they paced the 26 mile route around the capital with 30,000 others in warm sunshine – ideal [...]

Time to Create group ready for Faversham Hat Festival

Posted on 14 April 2014

Expect mad hatters and more with just days to go until Faversham’s first hat festival when millinery creations from hospice patients and their families will join centre stage. Working in partnership with West Street hat shop owner Rachel Thapa-Chhetri since February, Pilgrims Hospices Time to Create Group have been putting their all into making colourful hats of all shapes and [...]



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