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Matthew’s story: My Firewalk for Pilgrims

Posted on 6 March 2017

In March 2017, hundreds of people across east Kent are braving a Firewalk to raise vital funds for Pilgrims Hospices. Pilgrims supporter Matthew shares his recent experience of walking on red hot wood embers and why he thinks everyone should follow in his footsteps. From time to time, I’ve been known to have a good idea. I’m [...]

‘My Pilgrims visit inspired me to train’

Posted on 8 February 2017

Jayne Ellender was surprised by what she discovered when she first visited Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury. Her visit inspired her to run the notorious 26-mile London Marathon. Jayne has since raised enough to pay for a new specialist bed and chair. This will help give comfort and independence to people with a life limiting illness using the service. Visiting Pilgrims [...]

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 [...]

Margate Football Club launches new away strip with charitable twist

Posted on 22 November 2016

Saturday saw the players of Margate Football Club step out in an inspiring new away kit in support of local charity Pilgrims Hospices. The launch celebrated the club’s fundraising partnership with the charity, and the team will sport the hospice logo on the front of their white and black shirts for the remainder of the season. Karen [...]

Children’s charity splash set to raise £2k for Pilgrims

Posted on 22 November 2016

Babies and young children splashing around in their pyjamas have helped raise vital funds of almost £2,000 to support local adults living with a life limiting illness and their families. Mums and Dads of the youngsters from Margate’s Puddle Ducks swimming club took part in a whole ‘Pyjama Week’ of activities, collecting donations and inviting people to [...]

Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge 2017

Posted on 31 October 2016

Kent's biggest charity ride is back for its eighth year. Get on your bike and explore the beautiful Kent countryside with friends, family and colleagues. Attracting over 1,200 riders every year, the cycle challenge is designed for cyclists of all abilities. You can ride it your way by choosing one of three ride distances: The Classic – 45 miles, The [...]

Record-breaking support for Light Up the City

Posted on 24 October 2016

A very special Pilgrims thank you to all those of you who came along on Saturday to support Light Up the City. We had a record-breaking turn out raising more than 18k as donations continue to come in. More than 1029 people flocked to the start point in Dane John, Canterbury to make the most of the bright [...]

Countdown to Canterbury’s Light Up the City – see you Saturday

Posted on 21 October 2016

An evening of charity challenge, family fun and fundraising for your local hospice awaits in the historic city of Canterbury this Saturday 22 October. Choose from a novel night-time 3km lantern walk where you can make personal dedications on our beautiful paper lanterns or take on the 5km run around the city walls. Whitstable Community Band, Samba [...]

Luke’s amazing Virgin London Marathon

Posted on 10 May 2016

Luke Verlander from Ramsgate a long-term supporter of Pilgrims Hospices completed his Virgin London Marathon and shaved an incredible 30 minutes off his previous personal best time. What an amazing achievement. Robert Grew, Pilgrims Events Organiser said: “Luke had a brilliant run, what an amazing achievement and a fantastic finishing time of 4:34.59.   We are so pleased [...]

Family’s first cycle challenge to raise awareness for hospice

Posted on 8 April 2016

A local family is pulling together to boost their cycling skills so they can take on a 48 mile road challenge for the hospice that cared for their loved one.  The Wilde family will join hundreds of fellow supporters to take to the Kent countryside for Pilgrims Hospices flagship fundraiser the Cycle Challenge. The event attracts cyclists of all abilities [...]

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