Our community events are a lovely, sociable way to get together with friends and family to support Pilgrims.
Pilgrims Hospices is very closely monitoring the situation concerning the Covid-19 virus. The ongoing health crisis is at the forefront of many of our minds, and here at Pilgrims Hospices, we've been continually monitoring the guidance from authorities to inform how best we can do our part to protect our patients, staff, volunteers, and of couse, our wider community that we serve. You can read the latest advice and hospice information here.
What's on offer?
If you're not quite ready for a physical event or challenge, getting involved with an event in your community is an equally amazing way to help us provide vital, compassionate care to local people and families. Throughout the year, come rain or shine, our communities join together to celebrate and support local hospice care.
Pilgrims Ashford Christmas Fair is a great example of how the community can pull together to make a difference for their local hospice. My friends and I had so much fun playing games, buying beautiful Christmas gifts and enjoying delicious homemade treats. The next fair is already in the diary!
Kate, Pilgrims supporter
Pilgrims remembrance events offer a peaceful, reflective way to pay tribute to a loved one in return for a donation. Sunflower Memories takes place at each hospice site during the summer, inviting you to dedicate a sunflower memory marker and place it in our gardens. Trees of Love is our series of special, festive remembrance services that take place in December at each hospice and in the wider community. You can dedicate a dove to hang on our illuminated Trees of Love and remember those we aren't able to spend time with at Christmas.
In January, Ashford Borough Council residents can have their Christmas trees collected by us in return for a donation to Pilgrims. Our Tree Recycling volunteer teams brave the cold to come out and help us send them off for recycling.
Go above par for Pilgrims Hospices this year as part of our brand-new Pilgrims Golf Series. We're proud to announce not only new Charity Golf Days at North Foreland, Boughton and Tenterden golf clubs this year, but also our Golfers Marathon Challenge and how you can become a Pilgrims Golf Champion by hosting your own golf day.
We're also proud to be part of the Kent Sheds movement, giving local people the chance to learn new skills and make new friends. Find out how you can get involved.
Our Education team host Time to Talk community events throughout the year for the general public, aiming to open up the conversation about death and dying; with film screenings, poetry readings and Death Cafes and much more, there’s something for everyone.
We encourage donations at all of our community events so that we can continue supporting patients and families to live well in every moment.
Check out our event calendar or contact your local fundraising team to find out more about our latest community events.
Grub by the Greene at Sene Valley Golf Club is the Halfway Hut making a difference to local hospice care.
If you’re an Ashford Borough resident, register your real Christmas tree for collection for a chosen donation to Pilgrims Hospices.
Kent Police Pantomime Group present Jack and the Beanstalk to raise vital funds for Pilgrims Hospices’ vital end-of-life care in east Kent.
The Forest of Blean Rotary Club presents The London Welsh Male Voice Choir raising vital funds for Pilgrims Hospices and Canterbury Umbrella.
Don your best panto outfit and take part in the inaugural Panto Horse and Dame Fun Run organised by the Herne Bay Fundraising Group to raise vital funds for Pilgrims Hospices.