Join with others this December to remember lost loved ones for Trees of Love 2023 

This festive season, we invite all across east Kent to dedicate a dove to the memory of loved ones, and join us for a remembrance service with carols.

We know this time of year can be the hardest for those of us who have lost loved ones, so we offer the chance to pause and reflect together with others who understand.

To take part, simply click below, or contact our Supporter Relations Team on 01227 782062, to dedicate a dove. Then we invite you to join us for the remembrance service at your choice of venue, where we switch on the Tree lights, and serve mulled wine, hot chocolate and warm mince pies. The beautiful doves will then remain on the illuminated Trees of Love, letting your memories shine throughout the festive season.

Saturday 2 December, 4pm
Pilgrims Hospices Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford

This is an outside standing event, so please wrap up warm and bring a torch.
Refreshments of mulled wine, hot chocolate and warm mince pies will be available.
Entrance to the main hospices will not be possible on the night.

Alternative indoor services taking place throughout December are listed below:

Venue Date Start Time
Firmager, St Nicholas Church, New Romney Saturday 2 December 3pm
St Peter and St Paul Church, River Sunday 3 December 4pm
All Souls Church, Cheriton, Folkestone Sunday 3 December 5pm
*NEW* St Leonards Church, Hythe Sunday 10 December 6.30pm
Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Road, Barham Wednesday 13 December 4.30pm
Charing Crematorium, New Court Wood, Charing Thursday 14 December 4.30pm

Many have dedicated a dove to their loved one for many years, as part of Trees of Love. If you have someone special to remember each year, you can sign up with an annual Direct Debit. This would ensure you receive a dove to dedicate automatically every year, along with your invitation to your chosen service.

If you would like to remember your loved one as part of Trees of Love every year, you can sign up for an annual Direct Debit by clicking the link below.

Share your memories on the Trees of Love 2023 Memory Wall.

Let us know who you are remembering this festive season by sharing your photos and messages on the online Memory Wall, and let their memory shine on.

£30 could pay for two complimentary therapy sessions for a patient, to give them a distraction from their illness,
and the opportunity to relax over the festive season.

£45 could help a Pilgrims counsellor provide a one-to-one      session with someone struggling to cope with their
first Christmas without their loved one.

£100 could allow our community nurses to continue making  home visits to our patients that wish to spend
their Christmas at home with family and friends.

Thank you so much for your support

Every generous donation from our amazing community of supporters helps to make sure we can be there for the next family who needs us.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness, find out about the full range of services Pilgrims can offer.