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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 [...]

‘Reaching the summit for Mum felt amazing’

Posted on 12 September 2014

Fresh from her 5,895m trek to the peak of Africa’s Kilimanjaro, Sandra Cook shares what made her overcome any setbacks to go the distance for Pilgrims Hospice. I’d heard about the hospice and always put money in the collecting bucket, but I’d never realised just how much help the charity gives and how much that means when you need [...]

Pilgrims Hospice Ashford seeks green-fingered volunteers.

Posted on 11 September 2014

Pilgrims Hospice Ashford is seeking to recruit some new volunteer gardeners. The grounds of the hospice are delightful and varied and bring much pleasure to the patients and their families as well as staff and other visitors. They would like people who could give a few hours a week to help look after both the formal [...]

‘Light Up the City’ to raise awareness and funds for hospice

Posted on 8 September 2014

Pilgrims Hospices’s popular Light Up the City Walk in Canterbury is back for Saturday 25 October 2014.

100 mile pilgrimage for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 8 September 2014

On Monday September 22nd the Mayflower Three of Linda Baker (50), Mo Foreman (60) and Maria White (58) will be making a truly old fashioned pilgrimage from London’s Southwark Cathedral to Canterbury Cathedral in aid of Pilgrims Hospices.

Rollover climbs to £7,000

Posted on 2 September 2014

Pilgrims Hospices Lottery Rollover has still not been won and is now worth a spectacular £7,000. The Lottery team in their mascot car Lotty who takes them out to meet members! So don’t delay, join our lottery today! It’s lots of fun and there’s a guaranteed weekly first prize of £2,000 plus more than 100 other cash prizes. Then of course [...]

Tankards of cheer raise money for Pilgrims

Posted on 2 September 2014

Morris dancers camping during last month’s Broadstairs Folk Week bought dozens of pewter tankards to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices. Pilgrims retail’s Ian Bullock and volunteer Geoff Turner spent a day at Folk Week’s campsite, just outside town, to set up a table laden with tankards donated during the past 12 months. In the space of five [...]

Read the new issue of Pilgrims Matters

Posted on 1 September 2014

Look out for the Autumn issue of Pilgrims Hospices supporters magazine Pilgrims Matters. It’s winging it’s way to you in the mail this week. As you will see, it’s packed with news about our charity and our growing range of support services. Extra copies are also available from any of our hospices. Or if you prefer to read online, [...]



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