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New partnership will bring more support to carers

Posted on 30 September 2014

More than one million people in the UK care for someone who has cancer. Half of carers say they get no support. That’s why three east Kent charities have launched a new support service to help carers of and people with cancer or any life-limiting illness. The service will be launched across the area by Pilgrims Hospices, [...]

Join us for #HospiceLive

Posted on 29 September 2014

Join the team at Pilgrims Hospices for #HospiceLive a day of live online chat on Wednesday 8 October to raise awareness of the expert care the hospice offers across east Kent. More than 100 hospices across the UK are joining forces. The event will be part of this year’s national Hospice Care Week (6-12 October) when more [...]

Sisters complete 100 day charity challenge

Posted on 29 September 2014

Louise Jennings and Emma Goodman, sisters from Tenterden and Maidstone, presented Pilgrims with £2,148 having completed a charity challenge to cover 100 miles in 100 days. They did this in memory of their mum Dina Wood who had been a member of the Pilgrims Hospice fundraising committee in Tenterden for many years.

We have the way for you to have a will

Posted on 29 September 2014

People across east Kent are being urged once more to make their Will as local solicitors have waived their usual fees in exchange for a donation to Pilgrims Hospices. Pilgrims Hospices second Wills fortnight will run from Monday 20 October until Friday 31 October. Last year the scheme raised £10,000 for Pilgrims and it’s hoped that [...]

Council chiefs visit city hospice

Posted on 29 September 2014

Civic leaders from Canterbury City Council visited Pilgrims Hospice last Wednesday (24 September) following members resolving to help and support the charity. Chief Executive Colin Carmichael and Deputy Chief Executive Velia Coffey were shown around the London Road site by Chairman of Pilgrims trustees Richard Davis and senior nurse manager Lorna Pollock. They saw the inpatient unit which [...]

Walmer coffee morning success

Posted on 26 September 2014

Megan Gill and her supporters from Walmer kindly arranged a coffee morning at the Walmer Chapel to support Pilgrims Hospices on Friday. Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Regional Fundraising Manager, gave a talk to the supporters who complemented the charity on the services it provides throughout east Kent. Karen said: “It was lovely to meet everyone and spend time speaking [...]

Handy team lends help to the hospice

Posted on 24 September 2014

The Canterbury College maintenance team is giving their time and skills to improve a space for hospice patients. Led by team manager Craig Nimmo, the facilities team from the college will pick up their brushes at the crack of dawn and spend a busy day on 24 October at Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury working to create a [...]

Waitrose Calendar Boys bare all for Pilgrims

Posted on 23 September 2014

On a quiet day in May, a group of drivers from Waitrose Transport Division gathered together for a photoshoot. With a lot of laughter the 12 friends shed their clothing and donned minimum costumes for their photos. The result is a slightly risqué, but very special calendar. The calendar was the idea of driver Steve Budd. The calendar was the idea of driver Steve [...]

Thousands to be won in draw to raise funds for hospices

Posted on 22 September 2014

This week, more than 30,000 raffle packs are being mailed to households across east Kent for the launch of the hospice’s big Christmas Draw. Pilgrims Hospices Lottery Manager Shiralee Riddell, explained: “By purchasing tickets for the draw and supporting our charity you are joining a team of people dedicated to helping Pilgrims Hospices continue to maintain [...]

Pilgrims Hospices needs your vote!

Posted on 16 September 2014

Pilgrims Hospices Canterbury is asking supporters to vote for them after being shortlisted for a community fund from Lloyds Bank. The fund is worth an estimated £3,000 and is part of an annual public poll by the bank to provide grants to local charities across the UK. Pam Meller, regional fundraising manager for Pilgrims Hospices, explained: “This would be a big boost for [...]



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