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Rotary Club of Thanet supports Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 19 August 2014

The Rotary Club of Thanet presented Regional Fundraising Manager Karen Kenward with a cheque for £5,000 on Monday. The funds were raised through a boxing event held back in February at the Winter Gardens in Margate. Karen said: “We are very grateful to everyone at the Rotary Club for all their wonderful continued support to our charity [...]

Sunflower appeal raises £26,000 for Pilgrims

Posted on 18 August 2014

Hundreds of bright yellow wooden sunflowers, set in matching wheelbarrows, are adorning the gardens of Pilgrims Hospices in Canterbury, Margate and Ashford until the end of this month. More than 600 sunflowers went on public display on Sunday as the culmination of a fundraising appeal which has now raised more than £26,000 for the charity. The [...]

Big Knit Raises £2k For Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 12 August 2014

The Rotary Club of the Isle of Thanet Sunrise raised an amazing £2,000 from their Knitting Event which was held back in March this year. Regional Fundraising Manager; Karen Kenward who attended the event said: “This really was a wonderful event which was attended by so many keen knitters who wanted to use their talents to gain [...]

The Great British Ball raises £1800 for Pilgrims Hospice

Posted on 11 August 2014

£1800 was raised last month for Pilgrims Hospices as guests enjoyed a Great British Hospice Ball in Folkestone.  The Channel Suite in the town’s Leas Cliff Hall was the venue for the third annual Pilgrims Hospices Ball. Decorated with Union Jacks, English, Scottish and Welsh flags and red, white and blue balloons it was the epitome [...]

Aquathon will make a splash in Whistable

Posted on 6 August 2014

If you like to be beside the sea, look out on 10 August as over 100 runners gather on the shoreline to pit their wits against the Whitstable Surf and Turf Aquathon challenge. The event is a sand-side run, swim and sprint to finish all over grass, promenade and off road. Organising is keen runner Elliot Ruff, [...]

Cycling friends will create splash of Yellow for hospice awareness

Posted on 6 August 2014

A group of keen cyclists are preparing for a very special journey. The 119 strong Friends of Pilgrims Hospices Social Cycling group began when the charity started regular rides in the lead up to it’s big annual Cycle Challenge in May. The group has now gone from strength to strength, with several members volunteering to put on [...]

‘Supporting helps me pay tribute to my husband’

Posted on 5 August 2014

Sue Barrett-Austen has joined hundreds across east Kent to get behind Pilgrims Hospices Sunflower Memories Appeal by making a donation to name a sunflower in memory. Here she shares why the campaign is so close to her heart. When I lost my husband Richard in 2012, my support of the hospice campaigns became very personal. Richard was cared [...]

Summer Fair raises record £21,000 for hospice

Posted on 4 August 2014

The sun shone and the crowds came to Pilgrims Hospices Ashford Summer Fair on Saturday. Held over an acre of gardens at the hospice there was something for everyone to enjoy with a coconut shy and cakes, human fruit machine, bargain basement and barrow of booze, duck fishing and day hospice stall, books and the ever popular bottle tombola, plus much more!

Model railway exhibition is a runaway success

Posted on 4 August 2014

Hundreds of people poured into Deal’s Astor Theatre on Saturday to enjoy the town’s first model railway exhibition since the mid 1980s. Organised as a fundraiser for Pilgrims Hospices, visitors were queuing up before doors opened at 10am and more than 200 people arrived in the first hour. They were able to enjoy a variety of model [...]

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.



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