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Light Up the City: line up for a fabulous night

Posted on 22 October 2014

So you’re all registered to join the fun at this Saturday’s Light up the City in Canterbury? Or perhaps you’re still deciding whether to give up your cosy Saturday night on the sofa? Supporter and regular Pilgrims blogger Ella Brocklebank shares her top tips to ensure you join in to enjoy a great night of entertainment [...]

5 minutes with…Elspeth prepares for first Light up the City

Posted on 21 October 2014

In less than a week, hundreds will come together for Pilgrims Hospices Light Up the City run or walk to raise money for hospice care. Elspeth Hardie will be there, taking on her first 5k run in memory of a good friend. We caught up with her to see how her training is going as the big day [...]

Sky’s the limit for Val and Yvonne

Posted on 20 October 2014

Two friends Val Harris and Yvonne Weeks have fulfilled a lifelong ambition of skydiving. They chose to raise money for a charity close to both their hearts.

Help hospice top target for big draw

Posted on 20 October 2014

It’s less than a month since the Pilgrims Hospices Big Christmas Draw appeal was launched and already, hundreds of local people have supported to raise money for people with life-limiting illness in east Kent. The draw has raised more than £42,000 from the raffle ticket sales already! With the help of more generous people like this we [...]

Marcello Salon hair raiser proves popular for Pilgrims

Posted on 15 October 2014

Marcello Marino and his team of hairdressers has presented Pilgrims Hospices with a fantastic £470.55 this week after holding a two-day event at their salon in Ramsgate.

Why ‘walk the walk’ for Pilgrims?

Posted on 15 October 2014

If you’re new to Pilgrims Hospices Light Up the City you may be wondering what to expect from this night-time charity challenge. Ella Brocklebank is supporting for the fourth year in a row, so she’s the perfect person to give you the low down. As the autumn evenings draw darker it’s that time of year when we [...]

Ramsgate’s Wheatsheaf pub supports Pilgrims

Posted on 15 October 2014

The Wheatsheaf pub in Ramsgate has been running quiz nights every other week to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices. Karen Kenward, Regional Fundraising Manager, was privileged to receive a cheque for £2,000 on Wednesday evening.  John Mannering has organised the events for more than 12 years, raising over £10,000 for charity. His friends felt this should be recognised [...]

Join in and help us Light Up The City

Posted on 14 October 2014

Children at Blean School, Canterbury, are getting behind the forthcoming Light Up The City fundraiser later this month now that they have chosen Pilgrims Hospices as their charity of the year. They lost no time unfurling a bright yellow banner in the school playground last week for everyone to see. Pilgrims regional fundraising manager Pam Meller said: [...]

White Cliffs Symphonic Winds plays for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 13 October 2014

Karen Kenward, Regional Fundraising Manager, proudly accepted the £500 raised from the evening’s event for Pilgrims Hospices by The White Cliff Symphonic Winds on Saturday evening. Karen said: “The evening opened with Graham Harvey conducting a rousing rendition of Strike up the Band. That was followed by the beautiful voice of Sophia Lyons singing Ave Maria, then on [...]

An Old Fashioned Pilgrimage for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 13 October 2014

The Mayflower 3, Linda Baker, Mo Foreman and Maria White successfully completed their 100 mile pilgrimage from Southwark Cathedral to Canterbury Cathedral in aid of Pilgrims Hospice having raised £1000.



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