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Write a will and support Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 10 February 2017

This February, you can make or update your will quickly and easily with Pilgrims Hospices Will Writing Month. The scheme for east Kent residents sees solicitors across the region kindly donate their time and expertise in exchange for a donation to the charity. The scheme is all about the local community working together. Sara Scriven, Individual Giving Manager at Pilgrims [...]

Fireman gets ready for lift with a difference

Posted on 8 February 2017

A Canterbury firefighter practiced a drill with a difference. Mark Jones, red watch manager at Canterbury fire station, has this week signed up for a new assignment – performing a ‘fireman’s lift’ over 800 degree hot coals for charity. Local Mum Amy Morris volunteers at the hospice as a receptionist and when she heard about the [...]

‘Step out and shine’ for the hospice

Posted on 25 January 2017

It’s official! The wraps are off a brand new fundraiser for Pilgrims Hospices for 2017. Our charity is celebrating the launch of ‘A Night to Shine’ – a brand new sponsored 5 or 10k walk taking place on 30 September that will bring together people from all across our east Kent community for one very special night of [...]

Christmas Carols at Godinton

Posted on 16 January 2017

Join us for traditional carols and support the amazing work of The Pilgrims Hospices.  Enjoy the ambience of the Great Hall, freshly decorated with festive swags and traditional tree.  Christmas classics, familiar favourites and traditional readings.  Booking essential, tickets limited all proceeds to Pilgrims.   Please contact Rachael for tickets.  

Sensational snappers reap rewards for Ashford ward

Posted on 6 January 2017

When Wendy Kelk, our Hospice Services Manager in Ashford, put out a call for new local-interest photographs to hang in the hospice ward corridors she wanted to provide a comforting and pleasing environment for patients and their visitors. Thanks to a great response from some keen photographers who got snapping straight away for us we have [...]

Christmas Carol Concert

Posted on 8 December 2016

Ashford Choral Society would like to extend a warm invitation to their Christmas Carol Concert at St Mary’s Church in the centre of Ashford. There will be a retiring collection on behalf of Pilgrims Hospices and Shelterbox. For full details of how to buy tickets click on poster for information.  

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 [...]

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 [...]

Deadline approaches for Kent-wide Christmas Draw

Posted on 7 November 2016

This week Raffles, Pilgrims Hospices mascot bear has been spotted around post boxes in east Kent encouraging supporters to hurry and send back their Pilgrims Hospices 20th Anniversary draw entries. The draw is closing in a couple of weeks’ time and he wants everyone to have a chance to win some prizes in time for [...]

Eyes down for a full house

Posted on 3 November 2016

Pilgrims Hospice Ashford bingo night is now in its 4th successful year. The last Friday evening of each month plays host to as many as 120 people playing for a Pilgrims ‘Full House’. It’s brilliant to see so many supporters  enjoying our bingo evenings. Gary Kirton, from Pilgrims Hospice Ashford maintenance department who organises the bingo evenings [...]