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Head for all the fun of the fair at Ashford hospice

Posted on 28 July 2014

This Saturday 2nd August the Pilgrims Hospice Summer Fair will give visitors not only the opportunity to enjoy all the exciting sights and activities of the day, but the chance to witness Joanna Sutton from Folkestone bravely have her head shaved in aid of Pilgrims.

Pearlies support Pilgrims Hospice Thanet

Posted on 28 July 2014

Our wonderful Pearlie Queens have raised an amazing £2,000 for Pilgrims Hospices through supermarket collections so far this year. Karen Kenward said; “These are truly remarkable ladies who are so keen to raise awareness of Pilgrims Hospices and raise much needed funds to support the care we provide on a daily basis. It costs £20 an [...]

Quiz night raises £448 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 28 July 2014

Justin Rickwood and friends arranged a Quiz Night in memory of Collette Ann Barker who recently spent her last days at the Thanet Hospice. Justin said; “Collette used to have us in fits of laughter with the blood pressure monitor, so we felt it appropriate to fund a new one in her memory. The remainder of [...]

Man named Boardman wins racing bike!

Posted on 28 July 2014

Sandra Cook, who is raising thousands of pounds for Pilgrims Hospices, has held a prize draw for a £600 racing bike – for it to be won by a man named Boardman! It wasn’t the Boardman of cycling fame but Carl Boardman of the Sabotage Theatre Company, no relation by the way, whose name was first [...]

Full head of steam builds for Deal model railway exhibition

Posted on 28 July 2014

A world in miniature comes to Deal this weekend (Saturday 2 August) to create the town’s first model railway exhibition in around 30 years. Pilgrims Hospices is holding the event at the Astor Theatre, in Stanhope Road, on Saturday between 10am and 4.30pm. Dozens of model train layouts will be on show to help raise money [...]

Community shows ‘spectacular support’ for hospice Sunflower Appeal

Posted on 24 July 2014

Donate With just over two weeks to go, hundreds of local people have already raised more than £16,500 for Pilgrims hospice care with the Sunflower Memories Appeal. New for 2014, the appeal invites you to celebrate the life of a loved one and support hospice care. Donate whatever you can afford to Pilgrims Hospices to have the name of your [...]

‘Blackie’ proves dab hand with paint brushes

Posted on 23 July 2014

There’s still time to head to Birchington library’s art gallery where Thanet hospice patient ‘Blackie’ Blackman holds his first ever exhibition of paintings until Friday (25 July). Looking at the 17 exhibits you wouldn’t know that Blackie, 76, picked up a paint brush for the first time less than a year ago! Encouraged by the Pilgrims art [...]

Walkers take stroll at lightning pace in Broadstairs!

Posted on 21 July 2014

There were bright lights over Broadstairs as hundreds walked for charity on Friday night – it wasn’t stars but spectacular lightning that lit the way for the Pilgrims Hospices Starlight Stroll. A record 467 people signed up for the 80s themed 8km walk from Broadstairs Pavilion to Ramsgate harbour and back. The heavens opened just as [...]

Hospice tournament will bowl you over

Posted on 19 July 2014

With an eleven year history of success behind it and almost £15,000 raised so far, the Chislet Colliery Bowls Club is set for another fundraising tournament in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. This year’s tournament, on Sunday 27 July, will boast a full compliment of 24 mixed triples taking part. Sponsorship and donations are encouraged in aid [...]

Haddon Dene Primary School support Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 18 July 2014

Year six pupils from Haddon Dene Primary School, Broadstairs, chose Pilgrims Hospice Thanet as its charity of the year and produced a film which raised £262.04 this was then match funded by Chubbs Insurance bringing the total to £524.08. Karen Kenward, Regional Fundraising Manager viewed the film last week as well as some of the funny [...]



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