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Daughter’s gift brings comfort for future families

Posted on 18 January 2017

Joy and surprise spread over their faces as the doors opened and, for the first time, Malcolm and Hilary Judge could see the full impact of their daughter’s legacy to the hospice. A plush new visitor’s room for families and patients – all thanks to their daughter’s selfless gift to the charity that cared for [...]

‘Simple things can make such a difference’

Posted on 18 January 2017

Karen Comber’s husband David has Motor Neurone Disease. He’s receiving support from Pilgrims Hospices as an outpatient and in the home. Karen attends a Pilgrims Carers group to ensure she is supported, too. Here, she explains how getting the right support and the right equipment has made a huge difference to living well. Simple things make such [...]

Paul Incredible supports Pilgrims Firewalk in 2017

Posted on 17 January 2017

Renowned fire performer and entertainer Paul Tanner better known as Paul Incredible will be back again this year to entertain everyone at all four Pilgrims Hospice Firewalks, in Canterbury, Folkestone, Tenderden and Deal in March. Paul, who lives in Canterbury, explains: “The hospice looked after my Dad when he was in his last days and they [...]

Tree Recycling continues to grow

Posted on 17 January 2017

This year Pilgrims Hospices Tree Recycling saw a surge, both in donations and in the numbers of trees collected. More than 1,100 trees were collected and an amazing £15,500 was raised through the generosity of local residents Volunteers spent the weekend collecting trees across the Ashford borough – from Wye to Wittersham, Willesborough to Woodchurch. Trees of all [...]

Free Film Afternoon – ‘What We Did on Our Holiday’

Posted on 16 January 2017

We would like to invite you to our special afternoon screening of What We Did On Our Holiday, a British Comedy starring Billy Connolly which deals with issues around cancer, death and end-of-life care. Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday [...]

Do something daring and make a difference in 2017

Posted on 16 January 2017

As we all look ahead at the fresh year to come, Pilgrims Hospices is inviting you to ‘experience one of the most inspirational journey you will ever undertake’ –  a barefoot walk over red-hot wood embers measuring up to 8,900 degrees! The Pilgrims Hospices Firewalk challenge is returning for 2017, last year 200 brave supporters hot-footed [...]

Re-gift this year to Pilgrims

Posted on 13 January 2017

Your decorations are down, your tree is about to be collected by the Pilgrims Hospices volunteers, the children are back to school and the time has come to clear all the Christmas clutter and find homes for all those wonderful presents you received. However, a dilemma presents itself. What should you do with 4 boxes of [...]

Pilgrims Canterbury donations drop-off days are back!

Posted on 13 January 2017

Donating your pre-loved items is a brilliant way of supporting Pilgrims Hospices. The 32 retail stores throughout east Kent and an online EBay Store are a valuable source of Pilgrims Hospice income, stocked with items donated by the local community and raising funds for important hospice care. Our shops include a specialist outlet in Canterbury offering [...]

30 things to do before I’m 30

Posted on 12 January 2017

Aimee Babbs from Ashford will be putting a tick next to Pilgrims Hospices Firewalk Challenge on her bucket list in March. This is just one of her 30 things to do before I’m 30 bucket list challenges. Aimee had been intrigued by the whole idea of a bucket list when doing some online research. As [...]

Personal challenges with Pilgrims Hospices in 2017

Posted on 9 January 2017

It’s that time again – Christmas is over, it’s a new year and New Year’s resolutions fill the frosty January air. If you’ve stuffed yourself silly and vowed to be more active in 2017, Pilgrims Hospices has got plenty of personal challenges to keep you going all year long. Whether you like to walk, run, cycle or [...]



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