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Thanet Colour Run draws 1,400 strong crowd

Posted on 19 October 2016

Pilgrims Hospices 5K Colour Run arrived in Thanet with a blast of colour on Sunday. Over 1,400 adults and children attended in colourful glasses, white tshirts and threw paints, prior to a fun warm up from DW Sports. After a count down from Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager, the sky was filled with colour to [...]

Super baker Sandra raises over £550

Posted on 19 October 2016

Sandra Wright held a ‘Big Get Together’ tea party for Pilgrims Hospices on Saturday raising over £550 for hospice care. I can’t believe it, everyone was so generous! Sandra from Acrise near Folkestone said: “I can’t believe it, everyone was so generous! The Big Get Together fundraising event seemed like such a great way to get my [...]

Pilgrims Hospice volunteers make supporting the Christmas Fair a part of their daily lives.

Posted on 17 October 2016

On Saturday 12 November many visitors will be able to enjoy a great family day out at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford Christmas Fair at Towers School from 10.30am to 3.30pm. This year it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Many of the volunteers who help make the day such a great success begin preparing weeks and [...]

A big achievement for little legs

Posted on 17 October 2016

Keen cyclist, Thomas Allan, aged 3 has been riding a bike without stabilisers since he was 2 ½ years old. Already at the age of 3 he has completed 2 previous charity cycle rides of 3 miles as well as regularly cycling the three miles from home in Orchard Heights to his nanny’s house at the top of Hythe Road.

Team Charlotte runners will Light up the City again this year

Posted on 12 October 2016

This year once again, on Saturday 22nd October at 7:45pm a team of runners will show their support of Pilgrims Hospices by taking part in Light Up The City 2016 5km. Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury provided a level of support that could not be found anywhere else. The Van Orsouw family and friends group will be taking part [...]

Pilgrims Hospice Ashford Christmas Fair is on the move

Posted on 3 October 2016

Raffles, the Pilgrims Hospice bear, along with the Ashford Hospice fundraising team recently sought the expertise of Andrew & Co. Estate Agents. As with all growing families, the time had come once more for a new place to house the Pilgrims Hospice Christmas Fair. Saturday 12 November 10.30am until 3.30pm Towers School, Faversham Road, Ashford. The request was for larger [...]

Tina hosted a Big Get Together at the local inn

Posted on 3 October 2016

Tina Godden held her Big Get Together raising an amazing £316 to support people who need hospice care in her area on the day. She is one of the thousands of people supporting hospices right across the Southeast this October. “I’m a busy teacher so thought a Big Get Together with my friends at our local [...]

Exciting Pyjama Walk News

Posted on 3 October 2016

The ever-popular Ashford Pyjama Walk for Pilgrims Hospices raised over £46,000 this year. Victoria Lawrence, Community Fundraising Manager for Pilgrims Hospice, Ashford said: “I’m delighted and thrilled to share the news with our community supporters, the total of over £46,000 is amazing. More than £31,000 of this total was raised through participant sponsorship which really goes [...]

Family’s experience inspires friends’ generosity

Posted on 29 September 2016

When Peter Collins’s healthcare team at the hospital suggested he might benefit from Pilgrims Hospices support he was so scared he almost didn’t come. Peter thought using hospice services meant there was no hope, but when he came in to see for himself he found the help on offer made a positive difference for him [...]

New Pilgrims Wellbeing and Social Programme launches

Posted on 25 September 2016

A new service to help people with a life limiting illness to access the support they need earlier is set to launch across east Kent. The Wellbeing and Social Programme is free for anyone in the later stages of a life limiting illness and aims to enhance their wellbeing in mind and body. Cate Russell, Pilgrims Hospices Chief [...]



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