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Showbiz Showcase performances bring in £350 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 30 October 2014

On Sunday 19th October, nearly 100 students from the Showbiz Academy put on two special showcase performances in aid of Pilgrims Hospices at the Tower Theatre, Folkestone. This week they donated £350 as a result of their efforts.

College team repaints hospice chapel

Posted on 27 October 2014

A five strong team from the building services department of Canterbury College spent Friday repainting the chapel in the city’s Pilgrims Hospice. Their target was to complete the job in a day – the team’s own version of Makeover Challenge, they said. During Friday the team, of Craig Nimmo, Natalie Keeler, John Penfold, Mick Powell and Malcolm [...]

Young fundraisers show initiative

Posted on 27 October 2014

Fundraisers Michaela Beach aged 6, Alesha Beach aged 6 (twins) and Jordan Beach aged 5 proudly presented Pilgrims Hospices charity with a cheque for £60 at the hospice on Wednesday. Valerie Bishop, a long-term friend of the Beach family was there when the children, all from St Mildreds Infants in Broadstairs, came up with the idea. She said: [...]

Light Up The City attracts record entry

Posted on 27 October 2014

A record 950 people took part in Pilgrims Hospices fundraising event Light Up The City in the centre of Canterbury on Saturday evening. Setting out from Dane John Gardens, walkers covered three kilometres circular route around the city walls, past the high street shops, through the cathedral precincts and past the Marlowe Theatre before receiving medals. Later, [...]

Volunteers help open new Morrisons store

Posted on 24 October 2014

Pilgrims volunteers were joined by local schoolchildren this week to help open a new supermarket in Whitstable. David Boorman and Elaine Finlay were joined by four children from Whitstable County Juniors to cut a ribbon across the doorway of a new Morrisons store on Wednesday morning. Store staff have chosen to support Pilgrims Hospices over the [...]

Golf club donates £300 to hospice

Posted on 24 October 2014

Captain of Westgate and Birchington Golf Club, Stewart Wilkinson, presented a cheque for £300 to Pilgrims Hospices recently.

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 [...]

Dyson Dash raises £1,000 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 22 October 2014

The Broadstairs Sailing Club presented a cheque recently for £1000 to Pilgrims Hospices, which was raised from the Dyson Dash Sailing event that they hold on August Bank Holiday Monday each year in memory of Steve Dyson. The Dyson Dash has been an important part of their calendar over the past six years.

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.



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