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How can Pilgrims support my family?

Posted on 23 March 2017

As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to reflect on the women in our lives who so often nurture, encourage and care for us. For anyone who has lost a loved one, or whose family member is living with a life limiting illness, Pilgrims Hospices know that days like these can be difficult. Here, you will find information about the help Pilgrims [...]

Pilgrims Lottery launch scratch cards

Posted on 22 March 2017

Pilgrims Hospices Lottery have launched brand new scratch cards in all Pilgrims shops. If the spring sunshine has got you feeling a little more optimistic, now’s the time to try your luck and support your local hospice at the same time. Pilgrims Lottery scratch cards are available from the reception areas at all three hospices – Ashford, Canterbury and [...]

Richard’s Dry 2017 and 100-mile Pilgrims Cycle Challenge

Posted on 20 March 2017

Richard Perkins from Folkestone has set himself an awe-inspiring challenge – to give up alcohol for the whole year and take on the 100-mile Pilgrims Cycle Challenge. Here, Richard shares what motivated him to take on these two tests of endurance for Pilgrims Hospices. Pilgrims holds a very special place in my heart; my mother sadly passed away [...]

It’s time to move up a gear for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 17 March 2017

Kent’s biggest charity ride is back for its eighth year on 30 April 2017. Pilgrims Cycle Challenge offers cyclists of all abilities the chance to ride 45, 75 or 100 miles to raise vital funds for hospice care. The University of Kent at Canterbury will host the event village from their Cycle Hub, a recent university initiative that promotes cycling on campus. It’s great [...]

Hospice helps family’s white wedding dream come true

Posted on 17 March 2017

When Joanne Perkiss and Allan Pippard from Faversham announced their plans to marry, the family were overjoyed and dreams of a fairy tale wedding began. Then, while arrangements were being made, Joanne’s Mum Diane Mewett became ill and needed care from Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury. Diane had dreams of sharing her daughters’ special day so, without hesitation, [...]

Local fire fighters support Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 17 March 2017

Canterbury fire fighters present a cheque for £1,395.13 collected from the generous local community. Mark Jones, Watch Manager for Red Watch, and his team presented Sophie Douch, Pilgrims Community Fundraising Officer, with the cheque at Canterbury Fire Station. Each year we’re asked to select charities to support. Mark said: “Each year we’re asked to select charities to support. [...]

Pilgrims patient and carer packs launched

Posted on 15 March 2017

Pilgrims Hospices has launched new resources for patients and carers coping with a life-limiting illness. Together with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT), Pilgrims can now provide additional support through new patient and carer packs. Wendy Hills, Pilgrims Hospices Director of Nursing and Care Services, said: “When patients receive the news that they are nearing the final stages of life, they [...]

Four easy ways to support Pilgrims

Posted on 15 March 2017

There are lots of ways you can fundraise for Pilgrims Hospices – from taking on an event or challenge, to volunteering or donating. But there are also other, surprisingly easy ways to fundraise day-to-day. Theresa Samworth, Pilgrims Fundraising Manager, shares four unique initiatives that can help you help Pilgrims. Did you know that you can support Pilgrims anywhere, at any [...]

Alex and Will are in training for marathon fundraising

Posted on 14 March 2017

William Zurawel and Alex Butter will be striding out to support Pilgrims Hospices in this year’s Virgin London Marathon in April. They hope to achieve an amazing £4,000 of fundraising for hospice care. They’ve already achieved over £1,000 toward their overall target. Will and Alex, who live in central London, have joined the iconic marathon as [...]

Tips from Pilgrims: Fundraising after your challenge

Posted on 13 March 2017

If you’ve just completed a charity challenge like Firewalk for Pilgrims Hospices, well done! Many of you will have been fundraising online in the lead up to your challenge, but did you know that around 20% of donations come in after an event? £10 could pay for a patient’s meals for the day £20 could pay for an hour [...]



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