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More than 100 tractors took to the streets of Smarden, Egerton and Headcorn on Sunday in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. The 15 mile route saw tractors of all sizes and shapes, pulling trailers, towing families and having a great day out in the sunshine. Organiser Mark Wilson said: “Each year we have run this event, more [...]
A team of staff, and their partners, from Sainsbury’s New Romney, are taking a walk to their local pub, the Captain Howey – via Eastbourne. Led by Kay Gray and Jodi Powell, the group will be striding out from Eastbourne back to their favourite watering hole, the Captain Howey pub in aid of Pilgrims Hospices on [...]
It was standing room only at Tenterden’s London Beach Country Hotel last Thursday as over 110 supporters gathered to enjoy afternoon tea in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. Diners enjoyed the freshly prepared teas with delicious scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam in the delightful surroundings of the hotel, which sits in 100 acres of parkland golf [...]
The Thanet Branch of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chose to use their Easter Beer Festival to help raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices.
Generous diners helped swell the Pilgrims Hospices funds by more than £1,000 on Wednesday during a charity lunch at Paul’s Restaurant in Bouverie Road West, Folkestone. More than 90 people enjoyed a sumptuous table d’hote lunch with £7 from every booking being given to the east Kent charity. The sell out event was organised by local Pilgrims [...]
This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week, a positive national campaign raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement. Pilgrims Hospices team is visiting local hospitals to allow the public and health professionals to find out more about the services it offers free of charge to patients, families and carers across east Kent. Leading the workshops is Suzz Keith, [...]
Sandling Park, the home of the Hardy family opened its gates once again to visitors in aid of Pilgrims Hospices on Sunday 12th May for one day only. With over 1000 people visiting, it is anticipated that about £6000 will have been raised. This fabulous garden renowned for its Rhododendrons and Azaleas was once again a [...]
The Garlinge Women’s Institute also took up the challenge and gathered together with friends and family and raised £152 for Pilgrims Hospices on the 24th April. Vi Smith a member of the Garlinge WI who kindly held the event in her garden said; “I was overwhelmed by the turn out and we all had an extremely enjoyable morning, in the much awaited sunshine, which made it extra special. There was a fabulous tombola, guess the weight of the cake and a plant sale. Great fun was had by all and we appreciated all the kind donations which raised this fantastic amount for our local Pilgrims Hospice.” Karen Kenward Regional Fundraising Manager said, “We need to raise in excess of £10.5 million each year in order to be able to provide palliative care services free of charge to the local community and we receive over 75% of this from the local community. Fundraising is of vital importance and it is only through the continued generosity of supporters such as the Garlinge WI group that enable us to provide the care to all who need it in east Kent.”
One thousand cyclists took to the roads of east Kent in warm sunshine on Sunday for a record breaking turnout in the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge. It’s the fourth time the ride has been held and offered cyclists the choice of a two 45 mile routes via Thanet and Canterbury or Ashford and Canterbury or [...]
For the past five years she has been a familiar face at both the Ramsgate and Broadstairs branches of Asda but now Kay Smith, community life champion is being seconded for the next six months to Pilgrims Hospice in Thanet as its fundraising and marketing assistant. In 2008, Kay was one of 22 Asda colleagues from [...]