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Local residents go green for Pilgrims

Posted on 16 January 2018

Last weekend saw teams of volunteers across Ashford and Tenterden collecting 2017’s Christmas trees to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices. With over 1000 homes taking part, the band of over 70 willing volunteers and colleagues from local businesses collected 1200 trees. The hospice’s Tree Recycling fundraising event is anticipated to raise around £18,000 for Pilgrims [...]

Hospice feeling chipper about tree recycling

Posted on 4 January 2018

With Christmas over, decorations coming down, presents to put away and the tree striped bare, what do you do with your tree? Try and get it to the dump, chop it up or let it rot at the bottom of the garden? Why not simply ask Pilgrims Hospices to come and collect it for you? Registrations [...]

‘Vantastic’ support for Pilgrims Tree Recycling

Posted on 14 December 2017

Local businesses in Ashford along with Pilgrims Hospice volunteers are getting ready to form one big festive fleet this Christmas to fundraise for Pilgrims. The colleagues and friends, who come from companies across the town including Givaudan, PSR Lighting & Signs, Medash, Countrystyle, Waitrose, Orbital Marketing Services as well as Pilgrims very own retail team have pledged their support to drive 19 vans to collect your real trees when the Christmas season is over as part of the charity’s annual Christmas tree recycling collection.

Channel 50 Cycle Challenge

Posted on 7 December 2017

The UK’s Flattest 50 Chose from 10, 30 or 50 mile flat circular routes around picturesque Romney Marsh, starting and finishing in the historic village of St Mary in the Marsh. Do it solo, or as a family, club or work group. Time yourself for the ride or take as leisurely pace as you wish. The start will be staggered allowing plenty of [...]

Variety Show

Posted on 16 November 2017

Ashford Barbershop Harmony Club proudly presents its Variety Show. East Kent Chorus & friends bring you an evening of music and fun in aid of the Pilgrims Hospices and chorus funds. Acts confirmed include a comedy duo, an American singer, a magician and of course the East Kent Chorus. Tickets are £8 per person and can be purchased [...]

Pilgrims Hospices Christmas fair raises more than £18,000

Posted on 14 November 2017

The annual Pilgrims Hospice Ashford Christmas Fair, held at The Towers School in Kennington on Saturday 11 November, has raised more than £18,000 for hospice care across east Kent. For the first time, Santa was joined by other special guests including Elsa from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Tinkerbell, Fireman Sam and several cast members of [...]

Harrisons Super Cafe

Posted on 31 October 2017

  Harrisons Super Cafe returns this year on Saturday 9th December 10am - 2pm at the Ashford Prep School, Great Chart. Lots of delicious cakes and refreshments for sale. Bid in an amazing auction to win golf days, glider flights and so much more. Win fabulous prizes in the raffle. Hope to see you there!    

Pick Your Own Pumpkin!

Posted on 5 October 2017

Pick Your Own Pumpkin welcomes you to become a ‘Pumpkin Picker’ and choose your perfect pumpkin for the Halloween celebrations! Just don’t forget your wellies! This is a working farm- there will be mud and at times a lot of it! Therefore we ask that Pumpkin Pickers, large or small, wear wellies and gloves. Sorry we do not allow [...]

Supporters step out to shine for Pilgrims in biggest walk yet

Posted on 2 October 2017

More than 1,410 supporters put their best foot forward on Saturday to take part in A Night to Shine, Pilgrims Hospices sparkling new fundraising stroll. For the first time, the walk took place simultaneously in the hospice’s three home-areas of Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet. Ashford Setting out from the Julie Rose Stadium, nearly 600 Ashford walkers chose [...]

Úna’s marathon victory for Pilgrims

Posted on 22 August 2017

Behind the scenes at Pilgrims Hospices a range of professionals – nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors and doctors – work together to support individual patients, families and carers throughout their journey. Here, Pilgrims nurse Úna Leavy shares her personal experience of working at Pilgrims. In addition to her role at the hospice, this year Úna completed the Virgin Money London [...]