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Pilgrims launches sociable walks

Posted on 16 April 2014

Do you enjoy a walk in fresh air with good company? Would you like to begin some gentle exercise to get fitter? Would you like to make new friends? Come and join us for Pilgrims Hospices first ever sociable walk on Monday 21st April! Deirdre Mews, fundraising assistant at Pilgrims Hospices, has launched the walks as a fun [...]

P&O Ferries get behind Sponsor a Nurse Campaign

Posted on 16 April 2014

A significant donation has been made this week to Pilgrims Hospices for the hospice charity’s fundraising campaign Sponsor a Nurse. Launched in 2013 the campaign aims to raise vital funds to care for the increasing number of patients using hospice services in east Kent. Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Regional Fundraising Manager received a cheque from P&O Ferries for [...]

Congratulations to our London Marathon runners – part two

Posted on 15 April 2014

A couple more of our runners who took part in Sunday’s London Marathon to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices have been in touch to let us know how they got on. Sharon Patmore from Canterbury was delighted to finish in four hours 25 minutes – despite tripping over a pothole and grazing her knee slightly while [...]

Onesies at the ready for ‘bigger than ever’ Pyjama Walk

Posted on 15 April 2014

It’s the night in the calendar everyone looks forward to: when Ashford’s streets fill with hundreds of revellers young and old, dressed in their PJs, with flashing head gear, crazy wigs, teddy bears and more, all in support of Pilgrims Hospices. Last year over 1,100 local people came out in force to raise a staggering £50,000 [...]

Congratulations to our London Marathon runners – part one

Posted on 14 April 2014

Congratulations and very well done to all our London Marathon runners yesterday (Sunday). We hope you don’t have too many aches and pains today as a result. We were able to photograph five of our 13 strong team as they paced the 26 mile route around the capital with 30,000 others in warm sunshine – ideal [...]

Time to Create group ready for Faversham Hat Festival

Posted on 14 April 2014

Expect mad hatters and more with just days to go until Faversham’s first hat festival when millinery creations from hospice patients and their families will join centre stage. Working in partnership with West Street hat shop owner Rachel Thapa-Chhetri since February, Pilgrims Hospices Time to Create Group have been putting their all into making colourful hats of all shapes and [...]

Razor Ruddock gives £15,000 to hospice that ‘works so hard’

Posted on 11 April 2014

Former Premier League Footballer and Ashford man Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock today presented a cheque for £15,000 to the charity that cared for his Dad, Ted. Razor and seven year old daughter Pebbles won the money on ITV’s Big Star Little Star in March. The game show sees three celebrity contestants and their children answering cheeky questions about [...]

Step through the looking glass with hospice hatters

Posted on 9 April 2014

Join Alice in her magical Wonderland as Pilgrims Hospices Frocks ‘N’ Stock Margate opens its doors for a two-week Easter extravaganza celebrating all things hat! ‘The Mad Hatter’ event runs 14th-27th April. Volunteers from the charity will be dressing the windows at 9 Market Street to create a fairytale feel. Look out for a display of hats [...]

Marathon finish for Carla and Lorrain

Posted on 9 April 2014

Just getting their breath back from completing Sunday’s Brighton Marathon are Carla Jones and Lorrain Powderham who both work in Thanet. Carla is manager of Pilgrims Hospice in Margate while Lorrain is a practice nurse at East Cliff Medical Practice in Ramsgate.  The two friends have been running for the past three years and last Sunday’s [...]

Mike’s big day in Brighton

Posted on 8 April 2014

Mike Burke from Smeeth, near Ashford, pictured above right, with friend Ben Court, were among our Brighton Marathon runners supporting Pilgrims Hospices and completed the route in an impressive three hours 43 minutes. Here Mike, who turned 40 just a few days ago, shares his story:   What a way to start the best decade of my life by [...]

 

 


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