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Santa gets set for Canterbury Fair

Posted on 24 November 2014

[ 29 November 2014; 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. ] Santa has been busy already supporting our hospice events and this week is no exception – he joined staff and volunteers preparing for the Canterbury Christmas Fair this Saturday 29th November from 11-3pm. The fair is a chance to browse many stalls of homemade cakes and preserves, gifts, arts and crafts, antiques, refreshments and of course to [...]

Excitement builds for Pilgrims Big Christmas Draw

Posted on 24 November 2014

With only a short time to go to the Pilgrims Hospices Big Christmas Draw, excitement is building. With sales already raising over £63, 000 for the charity the aim of exceeding last year’s total is in sight. With prizes of £2,500, £750 and £250, any of the prizes would help make Christmas special this year. Shiralee Riddell, [...]

Pilgrims Hospices names new chief executive

Posted on 21 November 2014

Pilgrims Hospices is delighted to announce the appointment of Cate Russell as its new CEO. With over twenty years’ experience in the health and pharmaceutical industry, Cate will be joining Pilgrims Hospices from Danone where she is a global leader. Cate will be joining Pilgrims Hospices in February 2015. Cate will lead the charity in its commitment [...]

Stars come out for Pilgrims 100 Pieces of Art

Posted on 19 November 2014

Guest auctioneers included Ian Towning of TVs Dickinson’s Real Deal (pictured above) Tracey Emin, Jools Holland, Joanna Lumley, Bradley Walsh, Will Young, and Jo Brand were among the celebrities who gave artworks of all shapes and sizes for Pilgrims Hospices’s 100 Pieces of Art Auction on Saturday. Tracey Emin, Jools Holland, Joanna Lumley, Bradley Walsh, Will Young, [...]

Students take the lead for week of fundraising

Posted on 18 November 2014

They’ve washed cars, baked and eaten cakes, worn their best fancy dress to raise over £850 for the hospice – and say there’s even more to come! Sixth formers from Archbishop’s School Canterbury, held a week-long fundraising extravaganza in aid of Pilgrims Hospices as part of a local volunteering scheme. Pupils chose charity The care the hospice gives is [...]

Huge hospice thank you for Ashford Christmas Fair success

Posted on 17 November 2014

The sun shone in people’s hearts at the Pilgrims Hospices Christmas Fair at Norton Knatchbull School Ashford on Saturday even though the rain fell in bucket loads outside! The crowds poured in and so with more visitors than ever, a fabulous £10,123 was raised on the day, £800 more than last year. Ros Sawyers, Pilgrims Hospices fundraising [...]

Tom’s Tough Mudders raise £6,000 for hospice

Posted on 12 November 2014

The family who took on the notorious Tough Mudder challenge in memory of their younger brother Tom O’Sullivan has raised over £6,000 for Pilgrims Hospices. Ellen and Jack O’Sullivan teamed up with eight close friends to tackle the 12 mile obstacle course, which organisers say, tests ‘strength, stamina and teamwork’. They wanted to raise money in memory [...]

Hospice elves prepare for Christmas Fair

Posted on 11 November 2014

Following last year’s stunningly successful Pilgrims Hospice Ashford Christmas Fair. A dedicated team of Hospice volunteer elves are busily preparing once again for this year’s fair at Norton Knatchbull School on Saturday 15th November.

Alex Hollywood begins her hunt for Christmas treasures

Posted on 7 November 2014

She describes herself on Twitter as ‘Hollywood Wife: Food Obsessive, Tiger Mother, recipe scribbler’’. Alex Hollywood has been a supporter of Pilgrims Hospices for many years, but her passion is a little less talked about… I am an avid charity shop fan and will often break a journey if I pass one that looks particularly interesting! We go foraging [...]

Brenda Blethyn accepts cheque for hospice

Posted on 7 November 2014

Film and TV actress Brenda Blethyn paid a visit to Pilgrims Hospice Thanet recently to receive a £3,000 cheque on behalf of the charity from the isle’s Cancer Care Appeal. Brenda, who originally hails from Ramsgate, is best known these days for her TV role of DCI Vera Stanhope. She was delighted to be given a [...]



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