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Ron is still making a difference at 90

Posted on 6 November 2017

Pilgrims Hospices will welcome Ron Taber and his wonderful wooden creations to the hospice annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 11 November. Ron is one of their longest serving volunteers, he is still making a fantastic contribution to the hospice even while he is busy making plans for his 90th birthday this December.

Ron, whose wife Joyce was cared for at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford over 20 years ago, has been an avid member of Pilgrims Folkestone Fundraising Group ever since. With his amazing talent for woodwork he has created over 50 beautiful handcrafted traditional rocking horses, along with the many other unique wooden items, all of which have been sold or raffled on behalf of Pilgrims.

In total Ron has raised £90,000, an outstanding achievement and a massive contribution to Pilgrims care.

In total Ron has raised a whopping £90,000, an outstanding achievement and a massive contribution to Pilgrims care in the local community.

Volunteers like Ron are truly valued.

Sandie Gillett, Pilgrims Community Fundraising Officer, said: “Volunteers like Ron are truly valued and to raise £90,000 is simply amazing.

“All our volunteers donate so much time and effort to help raise the £11 million we need each year to run the three hospice sites. We really could not continue without all their help and dedication.

“All of the staff and volunteers at Pilgrims would like to take this opportunity to thank Ron for his years of help and to wish him a very happy 90th birthday.”

If you would like to come and meet Ron and purchase one of his wonderful creations, you will find him along with over 80 other seasonal craft, gift and food stalls at Pilgrims Hospices Christmas Fair.


The festive fair will be held at The Towers School, Faversham Road, Ashford, TN24 9AL, between 10.30 am and 3.30pm on Saturday 11 November.

For further details contact Ashford Fundraising Office on 01233 504111 or email

Each year Pilgrims supports hundreds of local people coping with a life limiting illness and their families. The charity offers a range of services: from end of life care given on its wards, to its new Wellbeing and Social Programme supporting people after they are diagnosed to live well and stay independent.


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