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Remembering loved ones at Christmas

Posted on 17 November 2017

Trees of Love, Pilgrims Hospices annual remembrance services with carols will take place at the hospices and additional venues this year throughout December. Brenda and Paul Walsh will be adding their dedication to the trees in memory of their daughter Cheryl who was cared for at the Canterbury hospice. After Cheryl passed Brenda and Paul soon [...]

Nurse Jan’s care pack wins award

Posted on 17 November 2017

A Kent nurse of 30 years has won funding for a new scheme she hopes will bring comfort to families in times of need. Jan Hyde from Dover won first prize in the Pilgrims Hospices Patricia Morley Award for 2017 with her ‘Comfort Care Packs initiative’. An idea she had while working on the wards as [...]

Award-winning cake finds a special home at Pilgrims Hospice Thanet

Posted on 14 November 2017

Expert baker Nicola Bradshaw has donated her prize-winning cake to Pilgrims Hospices, her chosen charity. Nicola, from Westgate-on-Sea, runs her own small business Little Brown Fairy Cake. She uses her artistic skills to create cakes for all occasions. Her beautiful, handmade A Christmas Carol cake has just made a star appearance at an international cake competition [...]

Pilgrims Hospices Christmas fair raises more than £18,000

Posted on 14 November 2017

The annual Pilgrims Hospice Ashford Christmas Fair, held at The Towers School in Kennington on Saturday 11 November, has raised more than £18,000 for hospice care across east Kent. For the first time, Santa was joined by other special guests including Elsa from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Tinkerbell, Fireman Sam and several cast members of [...]

Ron is still making a difference at 90

Posted on 6 November 2017

Pilgrims Hospices will welcome Ron Taber and his wonderful wooden creations to the hospice annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 11 November. Ron is one of their longest serving volunteers, he is still making a fantastic contribution to the hospice even while he is busy making plans for his 90th birthday this December. Ron, whose wife Joyce [...]

Hair raising skydive

Posted on 26 October 2017

Respected local hairdressing salon, Steven James of Market Place Faversham, has presented Pilgrims Hospices with an incredible £3,000 cheque. James Flower, the owner of Steven James salon, with stylist Siobhan Miles, took to the skies with tandem skydives, all to raise important funds for hospice care in their local area. People’s generosity is always overwhelming. Faversham salon [...]

Local mum Rebecca takes on hospice running challenge

Posted on 23 October 2017

Rebecca Knock from Herne Bay is a regular Pilgrims Hospices fundraiser. She’s been running to support Pilgrims services for some time and now adds her name to others who are joining the ‘Santas on the Run’ 5K fundraiser on Sunday 3 December. The family-friendly event will take place in Herne Bay where hundreds of supporters, all [...]

Festive Fun with Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 23 October 2017

Volunteers and staff at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford are busy preparing for its annual Christmas Fair, which will be held at The Towers School, Ashford on Saturday 11th November commencing at 10.30am to 3.30pm. You can shop till you drop with over 80 seasonal craft, gift and food stalls to choose from. With a variety of games, [...]

Family legacy gift continues to help others

Posted on 17 October 2017

Georgina Braithwaite, Pilgrims Hospice Thanet Head Chef welcomed dedicated fundraiser Barry Nix and his family to meet her team and view their legacy gift in action. Pilgrims Hospices cared for Barry’s wife Jo in February of this year. Jo had oesophageal cancer that made swallowing difficult. Jo enjoyed a healthy diet and fresh tasty juice was important [...]

Summit man raises mountains of cash

Posted on 17 October 2017

Summit man, Ty Smith from Folkestone is a former Royal Marines Commando. Ty is planning to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world to raise £50,000 for Pilgrims Hospices, in memory of his mother, Heather. Heather suffered from an aggressive form of cancer and was terminally ill. The family made the decision to care for Heather [...]



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