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‘Cycling in a group makes life easier!’ Neil prepares for May challenge

Posted on 30 March 2015

Neil Cannon is 43 and lives in Broadstairs. He owns and manages his own building firm CHI Ltd which is based in Margate. Here he tells us why he’s training hard for the Pilgrims Cycle Challenge for the third time this May. Nowadays I live in Broadstairs, but I used to live very close to the hospice in Margate. It [...]

Ashford Sings! Big Concert and Quiz is a sell out success for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 30 March 2015

On Sunday 29th March over 400 people attended the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone for the Ashford Sings! Big Concert and Quiz raising over £4300 for Pilgrims Hospices.

‘Pub Landlord’ supports Pilgrims Hospices with special performance

Posted on 25 March 2015

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, is supporting Pilgrims Hospice in Thanet by giving a special performance at the Theatre Royal, Margate on Sunday, 3 May 2015. The Pub Landlord said: “I am pleased to support such a great local charity. Pilgrims Hospices is an incredible organisation that offers care around the clock for people with terminal [...]

Pilgrims supporters stride into spring!

Posted on 23 March 2015

Over 300 people and many of their furry friends stepped out wearing bright rainbow colours in support of Pilgrims Hospices for our second Rainbow Ride and Stride event. It was fantastic to see so many people come together to support. The group enjoyed an 8-mile walk or cycle along the Great Stour Way to raise vital funds [...]

Pilgrims sends out appeal to all quizzers and treasure hunters

Posted on 20 March 2015

Over the coming weeks, Pilgrims Hospices have a variety fundraising events which will appeal to anyone who enjoys using their brain power to solve problems, answer questions and potentially win some lovely prizes. On Sunday 29th March, the Ashford Volunteer Fundraising Group are holding their first ever car treasure hunt. The event will start at the [...]

Reception volunteers needed at Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury!

Posted on 20 March 2015

Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury is urgently seeking reception volunteers for weekend shifts. The shift times are 9am-1pm, 1pm-4pm and 4-pm-7pm. Volunteer receptionists play an essential role at the hospices. Working in teams of two or three they meet and greet visitors, serve tea and coffee to in-patients and keep the reception areas looking welcoming and comfortable. Reception [...]

Preparing for Pilgrim’s Rainbow Ride and Stride!

Posted on 19 March 2015

Taking place for the second year running, the Rainbow Ride & Stride on Sunday 22nd March is set to be even bigger and better than last year, with 150 participants already registered. Pilgrims Hospices volunteer Ginny Taylor, who lives in Hythe and acts as a mentor and guardian for overseas students, is in the midst of [...]

Pilgrims wishes cleaner Doreen a happy retirement!

Posted on 17 March 2015

Doreen Jones from Willesborough has retired aged 62 after 14 years working at the hospice. She joined Pilgrims Hospice in Ashford as a cleaner shortly after it opened in 2001. At a retirement party organised by her colleagues last week Doreen said: “I’ve loved the job and the people I’ve been able to work with; there [...]

Silent Gliss work an hour for Pilgrims

Posted on 17 March 2015

Silent Gliss have raised an incredible £9,811.38 for Pilgrims Hospices since 2010, largely through donating the pay from their last hour of work of the year to the charity. Silent Gliss is based in Broadstairs and is the leading global supplier of motorised and manual curtain and blind systems in the high-quality market. Everyone at Pilgrims has [...]

Thanet College Lunch

Posted on 16 March 2015

The annual Thanet College Lunch held on Friday 13th March which has been going for 8 years now, was received by 83 supporters. The lunch served by the college was professionally prepared and tasted wonderful. Our thanks go the all the staff at the college who helped in serving a first class three course meal [...]



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