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Wedding couple ‘feel the love’ with Pilgrims gift list

Posted on 24 February 2017

Pilgrims Hospices supporters, Michelle Bordoli and Christopher March from Ashford, are about to embark on a great adventure. The couple will be motor biking across the USA and celebrating their wedding ceremony at Graceland Tennessee in August this year. In recognition of the important work that Pilgrims Hospices does for patients and families in east Kent, the [...]

Last chance to register for Pilgrims Hospices Firewalks 2017

Posted on 21 February 2017

The countdown is on for Pilgrims Hospices Firewalks 2017, and time is running out to register! Raise vital funds for end-of-life care by braving the ‘hottest, shortest sponsored walk in the world’ and become a hospice hero. Read on to find out how you can take part. If you’re already signed up, discover everything you’ll need to know for [...]

Laura’s Pilgrims challenge of a lifetime

Posted on 21 February 2017

Each year more than 6,000 Pilgrims Hospices supporters take on a Pilgrims challenge. By doing so, they help to provide skilled and compassionate care for people living with a terminal illness. Supporters run a 5k or a marathon, walk through Canterbury’s streets and across red-hot coals. So, what makes people go the extra mile for Pilgrims? Local nurse Laura [...]

Building confidence in caring

Posted on 15 February 2017

Pilgrims Hospices recognise that carers play an essential role for patients and believe they should be supported, too. Pilgrims Carers programme is designed to support people with the practical and emotional issues they may face as a carer. Sue Kitt from Seasalter cares for her husband John who is receiving outpatient support from Pilgrims. She explains [...]

Write a will and support Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 10 February 2017

This February, you can make or update your will quickly and easily with Pilgrims Hospices Will Writing Month. The scheme for east Kent residents sees solicitors across the region kindly donate their time and expertise in exchange for a donation to the charity. The scheme is all about the local community working together. Sara Scriven, Individual Giving Manager at Pilgrims [...]

‘My Pilgrims visit inspired me to train’

Posted on 8 February 2017

Jayne Ellender was surprised by what she discovered when she first visited Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury. Her visit inspired her to run the notorious 26-mile London Marathon. Jayne has since raised enough to pay for a new specialist bed and chair. This will help give comfort and independence to people with a life limiting illness using the service. Visiting Pilgrims [...]

Pilgrims Hospices challenges: Five fundraising top tips

Posted on 8 February 2017

If you’re looking for inspiration to meet your fundraising target for a Pilgrims Hospices challenge, look no further. Rob Brady from Regal Estates in Canterbury took on a Pilgrims Firewalk in 2016. Incredibly, he exceeded his sponsorship pledge of £100 by a huge margin. Here, Rob shares five fundraising top tips for taking on a Pilgrims challenge to raise vital funds for hospice care, [...]

Fireman gets ready for lift with a difference

Posted on 8 February 2017

A Canterbury firefighter practiced a drill with a difference. Mark Jones, red watch manager at Canterbury fire station, has this week signed up for a new assignment – performing a ‘fireman’s lift’ over 800 degree hot coals for charity. Local Mum Amy Morris volunteers at the hospice as a receptionist and when she heard about the [...]

Love Your Hospice: 6-17 February 2017

Posted on 6 February 2017

Why do you love Pilgrims Hospices? From 6-17 February 2017, join in with the Love Your Hospice campaign to share your stories. Read on to discover some of the many different reasons why people love Pilgrims. Share your own story by visiting Pilgrims Facebook page or tweeting @PilgrimsHospice. Elaine, Pilgrims Hospices Volunteer “I love Pilgrims Hospices because where else can you [...]

Pilgrims Wellbeing: Tips to manage fatigue

Posted on 5 February 2017

When you are living with a serious illness, it can sometimes be the little things that make a big difference to improving your wellbeing.   One of the most common physical side effects of a life limiting illness is fatigue. For patients with cancer and other conditions such as lung or heart disease this extreme tiredness can be one of [...]



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