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New scheme could bring benefits to the home

Posted on 26 May 2016

For many people who need the support of end of life care, it is important to be able to spend their last days in their own homes. Across the UK, up to 90 per cent of palliative care takes place in a patient’s home and national surveys report the majority of patients – and their families – [...]

Hundreds came together for ‘Big Conversation’ about living and dying well

Posted on 26 May 2016

School pupils, university students, GPs, nurses, hospital staff, hospice patients, families and members of the public joined together for a week of activities to open up conversations about living and dying. Led by Pilgrims Hospices, the East Kent campaign took place to coincide with a UK-wide conversation for the national Dying Matters Awareness Week from 9-13 [...]

PJ Walk is back – tell your friends!

Posted on 26 May 2016

Raffles Pilgrims Hospices mascot bear and friends will be doing the Pyjama Walk on Saturday 25 June to raise sponsorship and awareness for important hospice care in east Kent. Why not join him for a sponsored 10km walk though the heart of Ashford? Walk for fun, fitness or in memory of a loved one. This is [...]

Bill and friends prepare for night of fundraising and special memories

Posted on 26 May 2016

Bill Peak from Hamstreet is getting together with friends and family to celebrate the lives of loved ones and support the local hospice that cared for them with the charity’s Pyjama Walk on Saturday 25 June. The walk is just one of the fantastic fundraising events that Pilgrims Hospices holds each year in and around east [...]

GP Gillian inspired to go extra mile for hospice

Posted on 26 May 2016

Dr Gillian Corble from Herne Bay will be tackling her second 48 mile cycle in just 8 weeks to raise funds for the hospice she says is a ‘vital’ part of our community’s local health care. On Sunday 12 June, Gill will join hundreds of other women for the fantastic Divas on Wheels ladies cycle ride [...]

Pilgrims nurses report on Nurses Day celebrations

Posted on 19 May 2016

Nurses’ Day takes place on 12 May each year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It’s a chance to celebrate the remarkable difference nursing staff around the world make every day. It’s also a time for to thank nursing staff for their dedication and care. This year, staff at Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury came together to celebrate this special [...]

Calling all volunteers

Posted on 18 May 2016

Can we fix it? Yes we can! It’s absolutely vital that our nurses and doctors have a relaxing space for their breaks, when they are working their round the clock shifts. From Friday 17 June to Monday 20 June, we are asking our supporters to help us carry out a ‘mega-make-over’ in our Thanet Staff/Volunteer dining room. This is our [...]

Divas on Wheels are back!

Posted on 18 May 2016

This Pilgrims Hospices fundraising ride has it all: strength in numbers for female riders, a ride through the beautiful Kent countryside with all funds going to local hospice care. Pilgrims Hospices Divas on Wheels ladies only cycle ride will be held on Sunday 12 June. Setting out from Freewheel Cycling Café and Pub, in Graveney near Faversham, women [...]

Bring your pre-loved items to Pilgrims donation drop-off days

Posted on 17 May 2016

Donating your pre-loved items is a brilliant way of supporting Pilgrims Hospices. The 32 retail stores throughout east Kent and an online EBay Store are a valuable source of Pilgrims Hospice income, stocked with items donated by the local community and raising funds for important hospice care. Among our shops we have specialist outlets in Margate [...]

Teams all winners with hospice’s It’s a Knockout

Posted on 17 May 2016

Teams of friends, family, local businesses, a 50th birthday celebration and even two hen parties competed for the coveted title of Pilgrims It’s A Knockout champions this Sunday – only one team went home with the challenge cup but they were all fundraising winners raising vital funds for local hospice care. 190 participants put their [...]



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