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Catering students gain skills in our hospices

Posted on 5 March 2015

Pilgrims Hospices in Margate and Ashford have embarked on an exciting new project with catering students at east Kent College in Broadstairs and Folkestone. The hospices have given the students an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills they have acquired at the colleges by working with experienced chefs in their kitchens. The students’ development programme [...]

Freemasons donate £10,000 to Pilgrims

Posted on 5 March 2015

A donation from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to the Pilgrims Hospices in east Kent has further improved the resources available to local people with terminal illness. £10,000 presented to the charity last week will be divided equally between the hospices in Canterbury, Margate and Ashford. Presenting the money Peter Rodd, Assistant Provincial Grand Master said: “Local lodge [...]

Record breaking Clubbercise session raises £700 for Pilgrims

Posted on 18 February 2015

Fitness class ‘Clubbercise’ exploded into life in Ashford with a Valentine’s themed launch party in aid of Pilgrims Hospices which raised £700 for the charity. The Clubbercise launch, which has been confirmed to be the biggest in history saw 140 people, many dressed in pink or red attend the class at The North School to join [...]

Slimming World donates goodies to Pilgrims

Posted on 18 February 2015

This week, three Slimming World consultants brought in gifts to Pilgrims Hospices from 14 Slimming Clubs across Ashford. Keli Cooper (Beaver Green), Liz Mills (Ashford Oaks) and Julia Males (Wyvern School) were delighted to present Ros Sawyers, fundraising assistant at the Ashford hospice with a large selection of goodies that will be used in the next [...]

The Flying Horse Pub raises £3,750 for Pilgrims

Posted on 17 February 2015

Patrons and staff of the Flying Horse pub, Ramsgate, have raised £3,750 for Pilgrims Hospices. Pub manager Tom Wood commented: “We raise money for the Pilgrims as my father spent the end of his life there. Everyone at Pilgrims works tirelessly to provide a brilliant service; they really are an integral part of our community. Everyone at [...]

It’s a Knockout launches for 2015!

Posted on 17 February 2015

It’s a Knockout! will take place for the third consecutive year on 31st May at Government Acre in Ramsgate Last year’s event saw hundreds of Pilgrims Hospices supporters join in teams to raise sponsorship for the charity. Challenges include carrying vessels of water over bouncy castles, feats of agility and a lot of water! Challenges include bouncy [...]

Ashford hospice passes inspection with flying colours

Posted on 14 February 2015

The team at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford is absolutely delighted to have been graded as ‘outstanding’ by the national care regulator. The Care Quality Commission carried out an inspection of Pilgrims Hospice Ashford in January. Of the last 165 inspections posted on the CQC website only one has been scored as outstanding The role of the CQC is to [...]

Mother Goose Nursey & Babycare support Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 11 February 2015

Karen Kenward, regional fundraising manager has accepted a donation from the parents and children of the Mother Goose Nursery & Babycare in Ramsgate. Karen commented: “To have raised £120.00 in aid of Pilgrims Hospice is a great achievement. The raffle, games and singing were a lot of fun too. We cannot thank you all enough for your [...]

‘Pennies for Pilgrims’ from Haddon Dene School

Posted on 11 February 2015

Pupils from Haddon Dene School, Broadstairs presented a glittering mound of ‘pennies for Pilgrims Hospices’ today after a month of collecting their change. They took 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p pieces for this week’s big collection, which they used to spell out the charity’s name across the school hall in a creative money mosaic. Haddon [...]

Rainbow Ride & Stride set to bring colour to countryside

Posted on 9 February 2015

Dog lovers, ramblers and cyclists have the chance to brighten up the countryside with a sponsored walk between Canterbury and Chartham, in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. Taking place for the second year running, the Rainbow Ride & Stride on Sunday 22nd March is set to be even bigger and better than last year, where a fantastic [...]



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