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The Gingerbread house that just kept giving

Posted on 3 December 2012

A lone gingerbread house has brought both money and happiness to patients at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford, and children in the Padua Ward at the William Harvey Hospital.

Sharon Burberry, Fundraising assistant explained, “Maria White, a Hythe supporter of Pilgrims made the house in November and then spent the morning in the day hospice with patients decorating it.

“The house was then raffled as part of our Christmas Fair, but by a twist of fate, was won by Maria’s husband David! He promptly donated it back to the hospice and it was then auctioned off.

“The winner of the auction, Mr David Lowe, whose wife Jennifer is a patient at the hospice in Ashford was delighted by the win, but decided he would like the house to be donated to the Padua ward at the William Harvey hospital.”

Staff Nurse Charlotte Hayes expressed her delight at the wonderful gift. “This is such a beautiful Christmas gift which the children will really enjoy. Such a generous donation at this time of year will bring a real Christmas spirit to the ward. “

Pilgrims Hospices offer a full range of community programmes and Day Hospice activites as well as care for in-patients.

If you would like to find out more about what is happening at the hospice, visit, like Pilgrims Hospices on Facebook or follow @Pilgrimshospice on Twitter.


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