Throughout the year we host a number of community events, and run a range of campaigns to fundraise for local hospice care. Whether you're looking to remember a loved one, enjoy a sociable day out with friends and family or simply support Pilgrims Hospices, there's something for everyone.
Make a Will Month
Make a Will Month celebrateed it's 10th year milestone in 2022. The 2023 scheme will begin in April 2023.
Solicitor firms from our local community kindly donate their time and expertise to write wills in exchange for a donation to Pilgrims Hospices. Participating solicitors each year can be found across east Kent, including Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet.
All money raised from Make a Will Month will be donated to Pilgrims Hospices to help people facing a terminal diagnosis, and their families, to live well in every moment. It is suggested that donations of £150 are kindly made for a straightforward single will, or £250 for an uncomplicated double will.
During the months of the scheme simply call your chosen solicitor, book your appointment and help us be there for next family who need us.
Each July you can dedicate a sunflower to your loved one at our summer remembrance.
Remember a loved one by dedicating a beautiful sunflower memory marker to plant in one of our hospice gardens, or your own garden. Sunflower Memories offers a lovely opportunity to dedicate a sunflower to someone you love. We'll write your chosen dedication on a striking sunflower memory marker and plant it in the grounds of your chosen hospice throughout July, or post it to you to cherish at home.
Sunflower Memories will be returning to our hospice gardens in July 2023.
Pilgrims Summer Fair
Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family each August.
Our much-loved summer fair takes place in the beautiful village of Mersham in the lovely surroundings of The Farriers Arms. With a wide range of traditional stalls to visit, there will be something for everyone. Whether you want to take a chance on one of our tombolas's or just play a few games, there are lots of prizes to be won, food to be eaten and fun to be had.
Or, you can bring your own chairs and blankets and simply sit back, relax and be tempted with an afternoon tea, yummy homemade cakes and a selection of savouries. Maybe have a browse around some of the popular stalls including a plant stall, local produce and crafts or our very own Pilgrim's market place with a selection of many new goods.
Trees of Love
Dedicate a beautiful dove to remember a loved one on Saturday 3rd December.
Celebrate the warmth and brightness of someone special, by dedicating a beautiful dove to them, and joining us at our Trees of Love remembrance events across east Kent. Trees of Love, east Kent's largest festive remembrance, takes place at our hospice grounds and alternative indoor venues, throughout December. Dedicate and decorate a beautiful dove to your loved one, and join us for a remembrance with carols.
Trees of Love will be returning this December.
Check out our event calendar, or contact our community fundraising team to find out more about our latest fairs and fundraising events.
You can also keep up to date with community fundraising events happening in your local area by joining our Community Fundraising Facebook Groups!
If you’re a Canterbury City Council resident, register your real Christmas tree for collection or drop off for a chosen donation to Pilgrims Hospices.
If you’re a Thanet District Council resident, register your real Christmas tree for collection for a chosen donation to Pilgrims Hospices.
If you’re an Ashford Borough resident, register your real Christmas tree for collection for a chosen donation to Pilgrims Hospices.