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Pilgrims Lottery 20th Anniversary Draw  

Posted on 22 September 2016

The Pilgrims Hospices 20th Anniversary draw is well underway, with tickets already sent to over 31,000 supporters and an option to take part online for those that don’t receive a pack or would like more entries. Click here to take part in our fabulous 20th Anniversary Draw today! We have fantastic cash prizes including a brilliant £2,000. Shiralee Riddell, Pilgrims [...]

New Pilgrims Wellbeing and Social Programme launches

Posted on 21 September 2016

A new service to help people with a life limiting illness to access the support they need earlier is set to launch across east Kent. The Wellbeing and Social Programme is free for anyone in the later stages of a life limiting illness and aims to enhance their wellbeing in mind and body. Cate Russell, Pilgrims Hospices Chief [...]

Friends say yes please to afternoon tea 

Posted on 21 September 2016

Sandra Wright will be holding an afternoon tea next month to support Pilgrims Hospices Big Get Together October fundraising event. Sandra from Acrise near Folkestone told us: “I’m holding my Big Get Together in memory of my sister and parents Ernie and Yvonne Amos. I’ve invited friends, family, work colleagues along with members of the local [...]

Local architects help to Light Up the City

Posted on 21 September 2016

Clague Architects from Burgate, Canterbury are supporting Pilgrims Hospices by sponsoring the popular Light Up the City on the evening of Saturday 22 October.   The Clague team are often seen at Pilgrims Hospices fundraising events, with staff entering teams and supporting with their enthusiastic community spirit. We are delighted to offer our support. On this occasion Tim [...]

Free Film Night – ‘The Descendants’

Posted on 15 September 2016

As part of a series of events we are hosting for Hospice Care Week, we would like to invite you to our special screening of ‘The Descendants,’ an academy award winning film starring George Clooney in which a father seeks to reconnect with his two daughters in the face of a family tragedy. After the film [...]

Hospice Care is . . . having the big conversation

Posted on 15 September 2016

As part of Hospice Care Week we are hosting a FREE communication event for senior health professionals ‘Hospice Care is . . . having the big conversation The event will be hosted by Pilgrims Hospices’ Medical Director, Dr Andrew Thorns, this exciting event will look at how best to initiate those difficult conversations about death and dying in an accessible [...]

Inflatable fun brings in valuable funds for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 15 September 2016

Sunday 11 September saw 10 teams of excited individuals take part in Pilgrims Hospice Ashford’s first ever It’s a Knockout which was held at Sandyacres in Ashford. The event raised over £11,000 with further sponsorship anticipated towards Pilgrims care which is provided free of charge to the people of east Kent. Inflatable obstacles, superb costumes and madcap [...]

Spectacular Samba band gets ready to Light Up the City

Posted on 14 September 2016

The Samba Pelo Mar community samba band will be filling the streets of Canterbury with vibrant music as they lead Pilgrims Hospice supporters out for this year’s annual Light Up The City walk or run. Pilgrims annual event in Dane John Gardens is supported by 100’s of fun runners, family walkers with dogs and more. This year [...]

Pilgrims Hospice Thanet shares first CQC progress update

Posted on 13 September 2016

Pilgrims Hospices has shared today (13 September) the first of a series of updates to inform the public of the steps it is taking to respond to recommendations from the CQC for its Thanet hospice. In the recent inspection, independent regulator the Care Quality Commission confirmed the site provides ‘compassionate, person centred care with a clear direction’, [...]

New volunteer fundraising ambassadors ready to spread the word about the work of the hospice

Posted on 9 September 2016

We are so grateful for the support from our local communities around our three hospices. To support our busy fundraising teams, and to ensure we can attend all the kind invitations we receive to speak at community events and attend cheque presentations we recently held two training session for volunteers who have offered to help us [...]



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