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News items tagged 'In aid of Pilgrims Hospices'

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 [...]

Thanet District Beaver Scouts Hike

Posted on 30 January 2017

Beaver Scouts from all over Thanet took part in their annual sponsored walk in September 2016 to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices. Over 100 beavers took part in the 6km hike from Garlinge Primary School to Westgate Bay and back. The groups all gathered their own sponsorship through family and friends and over all managed to [...]

The sky’s the limit for superstar supporter Nigel

Posted on 26 January 2017

Pilgrims supporter Nigel Harrison enjoyed a skydive experience of a lifetime, read his story and be inspired to do something amazing for yourself and for Pilgrims Hospices too. ‘Do I have the courage to jump out of this plane?’ The whole experience was exhilarating, I will never forget it! That was what went through my mind on the [...]

Bryony’s 100 mile march

Posted on 25 January 2017

Charles Dickens School pupil, Bryony Stout, took part in the 4-day 100 mile Nijmegen march in July 2016 raising an amazing £412.50 for important Pilgrims Hospice care.  She took part in memory or her beloved Granddad who was in Pilgrims care last year. I feel like I’m giving something back to this truly wonderful team. 15-year old [...]

Paul Incredible supports Pilgrims Firewalk in 2017

Posted on 17 January 2017

Renowned fire performer and entertainer Paul Tanner better known as Paul Incredible will be back again this year to entertain everyone at all four Pilgrims Hospice Firewalks, in Canterbury, Folkestone, Tenderden and Deal in March. Paul, who lives in Canterbury, explains: “The hospice looked after my Dad when he was in his last days and they [...]

Trees of Love services raise over £60k for Pilgrims

Posted on 22 December 2016

A special remembrance event paying tribute to lost loved ones has so far raised over £60,000 to support people living with an incurable illness in east Kent. More than 1,500 people attended Pilgrims Hospices Trees of Love gatherings on Saturday 10 December which saw huge donated festive trees lit up in the gardens in the charity’s [...]

Stagecoach delivers seasonal cheer to Pilgrims

Posted on 13 December 2016

Stagecoach South East has been celebrating the anniversary of 100 years in service throughout 2016 with several of their fleet branded in the original maroon and cream livery. To mark the occasion, a range of exclusive centenary merchandise was produced for sale at various events across the region and from the travel shop at Canterbury [...]

Come together to remember loved ones with Trees of Love

Posted on 9 December 2016

This weekend you are invited to join Pilgrims supporters, staff and volunteers across east Kent showing true community spirit as we come together for Pilgrims Hospices Trees of Love remembrance services with carols. Over 1,600 hospice supporters across the county have already sent in their personal dedications written on decorative Trees of Love Doves, also sharing generous [...]

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 [...]

Sponsored swim makes a big splash

Posted on 29 November 2016

Local Minster girl Jessica Lidlow triumphs in her swimming challenge. The 12 year old who is a pupil at St Georges School, Broadstairs swam an incredible 4 miles which is 256 lengths of the pool, in just 1 hour 38 mins. Jessica was inspired to raise money through sponsorship when seeing the care and support given to her Grandad Leslie Copaz who [...]

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