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News items tagged 'In aid of Pilgrims Hospices'

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 [...]

Bowled over by support at Christmas Market

Posted on 28 November 2016

Hundreds of supporters enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Market raising funds for Pilgrims Hospices at the Spitfire Ground on Sunday 27 November. Keen volunteers had been involved in baking cakes, servicing refreshments, manning stalls and using their creative talents, over £8500 was raised to help provide important hospice care in our area. Over 40 stalls made up [...]

Christmas market promises ‘retail therapy’ that makes a difference

Posted on 23 November 2016

It’s an exciting time for the Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury fundraising team with preparations for Christmas Market in full swing for the Sunday 27 November festive fundraiser. You can join them at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, between 11am-4pm. Entry is free and there will be lots of stalls stuffed full of Christmas gifts, local crafts, [...]

Hundreds prepare to light up hospice Trees of Love

Posted on 17 November 2016

This week, staff and volunteers at Pilgrims Hospices have started to prepare to welcome people from across Kent to the hospice’s beautiful Trees of Love services in December. Every year, Pilgrims Hospices touches the lives of 1 in 4 people in east Kent by giving free care and support where and when it’s needed. Through Trees [...]

Christmas cheer on menu for Ashford Fair

Posted on 28 October 2016

Generous local businesses share in the community spirit and support Pilgrims Hospices Christmas Fair with fabulous prizes. Supporters who get behind this important fundraising event at Towers School on Saturday 12th November can try to win some of these fabulous prizes taking Christmas cheer home and helping to provide amazing care for those who need [...]

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