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Vintage tea goes down a treat

Posted on 26 July 2017

Pilgrims Hospices Vintage Tea and Fair took place in the award winning Westgate Gardens, Canterbury on Saturday 15 July. Staff and volunteers transformed the gardens for visitors to enjoy delicious tea and homemade cakes along with live music, gift stalls and many of the traditional and much loved raffles and tombola. The afternoon raised over [...]

Pilgrims Hospice Ashford Summer Fair promises fun for all the family

Posted on 25 July 2017

On Saturday 5th August Pilgrims Hospice Ashford will be holding its ever popular summer fair in the grounds of the hospice in Hythe Road from 12noon to 4pm. Entry is free.

Green fingers grow sunflowers for Pilgrims Memories Appeal

Posted on 17 July 2017

Volunteer gardeners Isobel and Carol have been busy planting and carefully tending the young sunflowers in readiness for Pilgrims Sunflower Memories remembrance appeal later this month. All of the plants, compost and pots have been generously donated by Jackie Young, owner of Westgate Garden Centre.  Sunflower Memories, now in its fourth year, is a beautiful [...]

Harrison’s Night to Shine for Pilgrims

Posted on 14 July 2017

On Saturday 30 September, 8 year-old Harrison Cummins will bring all his family along to take part in A Night to Shine, Pilgrims Hospices new signature walk. Harrison’s mum Holly Loudon, then aged 28, was cared for by Pilgrims Hospice Ashford in 2015. Elaine Williams, Holly’s mum, explained how Harrison began to fundraise: “When Holly became very ill, pre-school [...]

Champions of Charity Week

Posted on 14 July 2017

Thomas Sharman House students celebrate a successful charity week by raising £1026.40 for their chosen charity Students from Thomas Sharman House at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School in Ramsgate took part in their annual charity week to support Pilgrims Hospices. Throughout the week activities were held including cake sales, funky tie and shoes day and one [...]

Pilgrims launches awards for improvements in end of life care

Posted on 13 July 2017

Pilgrims Hospices nurses came together this week to mark the launch of east Kent’s very first Patricia Morley Awards for Improvements in End of Life Care. The new award for nurses and Allied Health Professionals was inspired by the memory of leading local nurse Patricia Morley (pictured). The awards celebrate excellence in the end of life care [...]

With the summer comes Pilgrims Vintage Tea and Fair

Posted on 3 July 2017

Pilgrims Hospices Vintage Tea and Fair will take place at the Tower House, Westgate Gardens in Canterbury on Saturday 15 July. After the roaring success of last years’ event, Pilgrims would like to invite everyone to share the afternoon tea party with traditional cream teas, cakes, luxury vintage craft stalls and more. Sophie Douch, Pilgrims Hospice [...]

Its time to take the It’s a Knockout challenge

Posted on 3 July 2017

The hilarious Pilgrims Hospices It’s a Knockout challenge is back for another fun filled fundraising day on Sunday 9 July. Events take place at Government Acre, Ramsgate and Faversham Recreation Ground, Faversham. Amongst the teams of enthusiastic individuals at the Ramsgate event will be Pilgrims Hospices very own It’s a Knockout The HoSpice Girls team. The team [...]

Hospice gardens grow Sunflower Memories

Posted on 27 June 2017

Pilgrims Hospices has launched its fourth annual summer Sunflower Memories Appeal. In return for a donation of their choice, the public can dedicate a beautiful sunflower plaque to be planted in the hospice’s wonderful gardens over the summer to remember someone special to them. Each of the three hospices sites in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet will [...]

Amazing skydive challenge for Rose

Posted on 27 June 2017

Super star fundraising volunteer, Rose Link from Tankerton On Sea Nr. Whitstable, is 76 ½ years young and will take tandem skydive on 28 July to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices. Rose is a regular volunteer at Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury and can be seen at most of the community supermarket collections chatting with the public and [...]



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