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Come together to remember loved ones with Trees of Love

Posted on 9 December 2016

This weekend you are invited to join Pilgrims supporters, staff and volunteers across east Kent showing true community spirit as we come together for Pilgrims Hospices Trees of Love remembrance services with carols. Over 1,600 hospice supporters across the county have already sent in their personal dedications written on decorative Trees of Love Doves, also sharing generous [...]

Pilgrims solves a Prickly Problem

Posted on 7 December 2016

Whilst for many the festive season is by far the busiest time of the year, Pilgrims Hospice Ashford has found a way of making the Christmas clear-up a little easier whilst cleverly raising much needed funds at the same time. The charity’s Tree Recycling campaign has been a great success raising £14,000 last year alone to [...]

Harrison and Hayden’s home baked cakes promote community spirit

Posted on 5 December 2016

In November Harrison and Hayden Hopkins decided they wanted to make cakes and sell them in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. So one Saturday they donned their chef’s outfits baked cakes and then changing into hospice tee shirts, visited houses close to their home in the community of Challock offering cakes for a donation. They raised [...]

Community spirit grows new ward garden

Posted on 5 December 2016

Staff, volunteers and supporters were welcomed for pre Christmas celebrations on Saturday when Pilgrims Hospices new Canterbury ward garden was officially opened. The Mayor and Mayoress of Canterbury cut the ribbon then Tesco and Groundwork presented a £12,000 cheque which funded the project from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Also attending the celebration was Kent-based garden [...]

Santa gets ready for fun and fundraising at Thanet Fair

Posted on 1 December 2016

Santa will be paying a visit to Pilgrims Hospices Thanet Christmas Fair on Saturday 3 December, bringing Christmas cheer and helping raise vital funds to support hospice services in east Kent throughout the festive season. Karen Kenward, Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We were so proud and grateful last year when our Thanet Christmas Fair raised over £4,500 for [...]

Margate musician releases Christmas song for Pilgrims

Posted on 30 November 2016

When Margate singer-songwriter Alex Hills first had the idea of recording a special Christmas song in aid of a local charity, he had an inkling he wanted the money to go to the hospice charity that cared for his sister in laws Mother at the end of her life. Since then he’s grown even more determined [...]

Shepway choir brings ‘love and warmth’ to ward

Posted on 29 November 2016

Pilgrims Hospice in Ashford was filled with warmth and song thanks to a visit from some very special, and talented volunteers. The 30-strong choir from local group Shepway Voices came to sing songs for patients and families currently being cared for on the inpatient ward. It was an especially poignant performance as one of the patients, John [...]

Sponsored swim makes a big splash

Posted on 29 November 2016

Local Minster girl Jessica Lidlow triumphs in her swimming challenge. The 12 year old who is a pupil at St Georges School, Broadstairs swam an incredible 4 miles which is 256 lengths of the pool, in just 1 hour 38 mins. Jessica was inspired to raise money through sponsorship when seeing the care and support given to her Grandad Leslie Copaz who [...]

Bowled over by support at Christmas Market

Posted on 28 November 2016

Hundreds of supporters enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Market raising funds for Pilgrims Hospices at the Spitfire Ground on Sunday 27 November. Keen volunteers had been involved in baking cakes, servicing refreshments, manning stalls and using their creative talents, over £8500 was raised to help provide important hospice care in our area. Over 40 stalls made up [...]

Community support makes for record breaking Ashford fair

Posted on 28 November 2016

More visitors than ever visited the Pilgrims Hospice Ashford’s Christmas Fair at Towers School on Saturday 12 November, raising a record breaking £22,341 towards the work of the hospice. With over 70 stalls to tempt everyone, it was a wonderfully festive event. People came from across Kent to support the day and everybody spoke in glowing terms [...]

 

 


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