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Friends donate £750 in memory of John

Posted on 2 July 2015

Friends of Ashford man John Hall have made a generous donation to the hospice charity that cared for him to give a legacy that ‘supports their work for the future’. Members of Snar Gate Lodge, where John was well known and loved, donated £750 to Pilgrims Hospices in his memory. Wendy Hall, John’s widow and his daughter [...]

A message from Cate Russell to our patients, families and friends

Posted on 2 July 2015

This is a message to our patients, their families and friends and our east Kent community of supporters: As you may have seen – Kentish Gazette and Canterbury Times have chosen to go ahead this week with articles based on allegations they came to us with last week, to which we gave a full and lengthy [...]

Huge hospice thank you to Pyjama Walkers who stepped out to support

Posted on 29 June 2015

This Saturday was a balmy June evening in Ashford unlike any other as hundreds of friends and families stepped out in style – dressed in their jazziest nightwear for the hospices annual Pyjama Walk. Now in its seventh year, the charity fundraiser calls on walkers from across east Kent to take on the 10k overnight walk [...]

Pilgrims plans Thanet Summer Fair

Posted on 29 June 2015

Pilgrims Hospices in Thanet is getting ready to host its summer fair within the Ramsgate Road hospice grounds. This year’s fair will be held on Saturday 4 July from 11am until 3pm. Karen Kenward, Regional Fundraising Manager said: “Our summer fair is a real highlight in our fundraising calendar. We are always extremely lucky with the help [...]

Pilgrims shares research achievements

Posted on 27 June 2015

Healthcare professionals from across the local region came to hear the latest research findings from Pilgrims Hospices, and discuss best practice in end of life care for the charity’s first Research Symposium. Meeting at Pilgrims Ann Robertson Centre for education an audience of over 50 hospice staff, local NHS professionals and researchers heard from a range of [...]

Scratch card winner Stephen wins £1,000

Posted on 26 June 2015

Local businessman Stephen Brackenbury scooped the top prize of £1,000 as a winner with Pilgrims Hospices Scratch Cards. Wendy Kelk from the hospice’s Ann Robertson Centre and Shiralee Riddell from the charity’s lottery team sold (unbeknown to them!) the winning ticket on their stand at the recent Kent 2020Vision event, so met Stephen again to present [...]

Canterbury Summer Fair fun draws crowds

Posted on 26 June 2015

A big Pilgrims Hospices thank you to everyone who supported the Canterbury Summer Fair. The hospice grounds were turned into an Aladdin’s cave of exciting gift stalls, books, games, plants, tasty treats and fun for the family. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a beautiful warm summer afternoon and raised £4050 for hospice care in just a few hours. Marie [...]

Pilgrims Lottery amazing £10,500 rollover

Posted on 19 June 2015

This weeks Pilgrims Hospices Lottery draw could have a top prizewinner of an incredible £10,500! A lucky player could win the rollover amount on Friday, in addition there are over 100 prize amounts to be won with a first prize of £2,000 plus other prizes of £50, £25, £10 and £5. What would you spend [...]

Claire’s Care Bears get set for Pyjama Walk

Posted on 18 June 2015

Late registration Sarah Norrington will be joining hundreds of walkers in the Pilgrims Hospices 10K Pyjama Walk on 27 June in memory of her sister. Claire Lancewood sadly died of cancer at the young age of 38 in September 2014. Also walking in memory will be Claire’s wife, also called Sarah and six friends, Alex Gray, Natalie [...]

Nurses don habits for Pilgrims Pyjama Walk

Posted on 18 June 2015

Late registration Nursing and care staff from Pilgrims Hospice Ashford will be joining the wonderful 10K Ashford Pyjama Walk on Saturday 27th June in fancy dress wearing nun’s habits. Two of the seven strong team, Sarah Smith, Health Care Assistant and Ward Sister, Angela Padgham explained how they will be supporting patients and carers with their efforts. “We [...]



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