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Wendy takes the Firewalk Challenge for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 9 February 2016

Wendy Hills, Director of Nursing and Care Services Pilgrims Hospices who is originally from Thanet; will be taking the Firewalk Challenge to raise much needed funds for patient care. Pilgrims Hospice Service Manager, Liam Corbett, Pilgrims staff members along with many volunteers and supporters will be testing their nerves over red-hot embers with Wendy at [...]

Brave band ‘faces the flames’ for Pilgrims

Posted on 2 February 2016

It won’t be an average day at the office for Holiday Extras’ Anouk Agussol when she joins five of the company’s team for a barefoot walk over red-hot embers of 800 degrees – but with a target to raise of £1,000 for the hospice it will be well worth facing the flames. The exciting new fundraising [...]

Our fundraising philosophy: caring for our supporters

Posted on 26 January 2016

Theresa Samworth, Pilgrims Hospices Fundraising Manager. Charity fundraising has made the headlines this week with a high profile debate about what should be done when organisations don’t follow best practice. It is important we don’t forget the majority of charities work extremely hard to treat each and every supporter with the utmost respect and care, Theresa [...]

Will Writing to support Pilgrims

Posted on 19 January 2016

This week sees the launch across east Kent of the new Pilgrims Will Writing Month, which will run throughout February. In support of local hospice care, a number of local solicitors have waived their usual will writing fees in exchange for a donation to Pilgrims Hospices. Last year local support for Pilgrims Hospices Wills Writing initiative [...]

Success for new Canterbury hospice campaign

Posted on 6 January 2016

A special message from Cate Russell, Pilgrims Hospices Chief Executive, following the news last night that planning permission has been granted for Canterbury’s Thanington Park development which will include a new hospice for our charity.  We are absolutely thrilled to learn that the planning committee has voted in favour of the Thanington Park development that includes a brand new, [...]

Hospice draw raises over £66,000 for patient care – thank you

Posted on 6 January 2016

Pilgrims Prize Draw winning ticket brings extra treats for the Hummel family. Mrs Joyce Hummel from Hythe was over the moon to be first prize-winner of the Pilgrims Christmas Prize Draw. Shiralee Riddell, Pilgrims Lottery Manager, presented a cheque for £2,500 in time for the Christmas celebrations. I was completely taken by surprise by the news I [...]

Pilgrims celebrates colleagues 15 year service

Posted on 5 January 2016

A huge Pilgrims thank you to our colleagues who celebrate 15 years service with Pilgrims Hospices Lottery. There are over 20,000 members in Pilgrims Lottery, it’s lots of fun and there’s a guaranteed weekly first prize of £2,000, along with more than 100 other cash prizes and a rollover which can rise to as much as £20,000. Andrea Honour and [...]

‘Overwhelming support’ brings record sales to new Tenterden hospice shop

Posted on 23 December 2015

A new-look Pilgrims Hospices shop in a central location in Tenterden has brought a boost in funds for hospice care, thanks to huge community support. The charity’s staff and volunteers from across the county worked through the night to prepare the new premises for shoppers in the lead up to the opening of the new store [...]

A Pilgrims choir Christmas cracker

Posted on 22 December 2015

Newington Community Primary School choir are the listeners’ favourites in the Seaside Radio East Kent and Pilgrims Hospices carol competition. The school’s performance of A Holy Night and Drapers Mills’ version of I Saw Three Ships were close front-runners from the start of the festive competition A Carol for Pilgrims that saw more than 3,000 people voting [...]

Local rotary club brings Christmas donation magic to Canterbury

Posted on 22 December 2015

David Denne, Les Leslie and Bryan Collings from The Forest Blean Rotary Club joined Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury fundraising team to share a little Christmas spirit by presenting a fantastic donation for £1,200. The funds were raised by marshalls at The Canterbury ½ Marathon earlier this year when 40 dedicated rotary members directed runners, assisted with traffic control [...]



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