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Day shines at night for Grandad

Posted on 20 September 2017

Care Worker Kathryn Day, 25, from Westgate will be taking part in Pilgrims Hospices A Night to Shine walk on Saturday 30th September at Broadstairs Pavilion to remember her Grandad Victor Day. Birchington local Victor, who worked at Steelcase plc in Margate for over 40 years, was cared for by the team at Pilgrims Hospice in [...]

Kennington pupils look forward to A Night to Shine

Posted on 19 September 2017

The head teacher of Kennington CE Academy Mrs Katie Wratten was pleased to show her support for the Pilgrims Hospices new night time walk, “A Night to Shine” which is on 30th September. This week she was able to show some of her pupils where the walkers will be laying their lanterns in memory of [...]

Hospice team: “Let’s make A Night to Shine Kent’s biggest charity walk”

Posted on 6 September 2017

Pilgrims Hospices nurses and staff will join together as a team to lead the way for the charity’s brand new sponsored walk, A Night to Shine. Workmates from Pilgrims Hospice Ashford will step out together for the twilight charity walk. It’s the first time Pilgrims will hold a sponsored walk simultaneously, on the same night, near [...]

A big challenge on three legs

Posted on 6 September 2017

Husband and wife duo Marilyn (Maz) and Gary Kirton will be walking and running on three legs around Ashford for Pilgrims Hospices, at the A Night to Shine family-friendly walk on the evening of Saturday 30 September. The brand new Pilgrims event will take place simultaneously in Ashford, Broadstairs and Canterbury. In each town there will [...]

Chairman pays tribute to ‘compassionate and wise’ Alasdair Hogarth

Posted on 1 September 2017

Alasdair Hogarth was a dedicated Trustee for Pilgrims Hospices for over 10 years. We have received the sad news that our friend and past Trustee of Pilgrims Hospices, Alasdair Hogarth, has died. He had been receiving end of life care after being diagnosed with cancer. Alasdair was a member of Pilgrims Board of Trustees for over ten [...]

Minster landlords and Dave the dog present cheque to Pilgrims

Posted on 25 August 2017

Pilgrims Hospices won the hearts of regulars at the Bell Inn in Minster who have raised an amazing £1,141.84 for their favourite local charity. They raised the money by holding an 80’s disco charity evening. Landlady and Landlord Fiona and Ken Shewring with Dave their four-year-old Irish Wolf Hound presented the cheque to Karen Kenward, Community [...]

Jocelyn will welcome A Night to Shine to Canterbury Cathedral

Posted on 24 August 2017

Canterbury Cathedral staff will join hundreds of supporters for Pilgrims Hospices brand new sponsored walk, A Night to Shine, in memory of their colleague Jocelyn Prebble’s husband Richard who was cared for by Pilgrims Hospices early in the year. The charity says it hopes to make this Kent’s biggest sponsored walk yet. Jocelyn’s colleagues were so inspired [...]

Úna’s marathon victory for Pilgrims

Posted on 22 August 2017

Behind the scenes at Pilgrims Hospices a range of professionals – nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors and doctors – work together to support individual patients, families and carers throughout their journey. Here, Pilgrims nurse Úna Leavy shares her personal experience of working at Pilgrims. In addition to her role at the hospice, this year Úna completed the Virgin Money London [...]

Pilgrims Hospice Thanet awarded ‘Good’ rating

Posted on 17 August 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Pilgrims Hospice in Thanet a ‘Good’ rating across all areas – praising the team there for providing a safe, ‘homely’ and supportive environment; with compassionate care and a culture of team work. The inspection took place on 15 and 16 June 2017, with the independent health regulator rating Pilgrims [...]

Pilgrims Hospices helps couple’s wedding wish come true

Posted on 16 August 2017

Bob Cook married his fiancé Sue in Pilgrims Hospices Canterbury family room with friends, family and members of Pilgrims staff to share their special day. The couple from Littlebourne near Canterbury asked Martyn Yates, Spiritual Care and Complementary Therapy Lead at the hospice if he could help to make their wishes come true. We are delighted to [...]



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