Festive Fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas is a time to enjoy the warmth and love of those closest to us. A time of giving, and a time to make lasting memories.

Pilgrims nurses will be caring for hundreds of people across east Kent who are living with an incurable illness this Christmas. Our specialist end-of-life care will provide comfort, aid independence and enable families to make the most of the time they have together.

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There's plenty to get you and your family into the holiday spirit with Pilgrims Hospices range of festive fundraising activities, including:

Santas on the Run!

'Tis the season for the jolliest jog of the year and this year, Santa Claus and his friends are coming to town.

Come and celebrate the countdown to Christmas at Santas on the Run!, Pilgrims Hospices festive family fun run taking place on Sunday 10th December 2023.

We're inviting you to choose from a 3k, 5k, or (NEW) 10k challenge and dash your way along Herne Bay's scenic seafront with hundreds of fellow Santas in aid of a good Claus.

Santas on the Run! is an event for everyone. So gather your friends, family, colleagues, or neighbours, and step into Christmas with Kent's biggest Santa run!

Sign up for Santas on the Run!

Donate an Hour of Pay

This Christmas, before you set your out of office for the festive break, we are asking you to donate an hour of pay to make a big difference in the lives of those under our care.

By donating your last hour of pay, you will be helping patients and their families make the most of their time together this Christmas, creating special memories they can cherish forever.

Whether this is in one of our inpatient units or in the community, you will be part of the reason we are here, caring for those who need us, now and in the future.

Click here to Donate an Hour of Pay

Pilgrims Hospices Christmas Fair & Craft Market

We’re pleased to announce our Christmas Fair and re-introduction of the Craft Market coming to Kingswood, Grosvenor Hall on Saturday 25th November.

There will be stalls brimming with seasonal crafts, gifts, delicious homemade refreshments, entertainment and games for all the family.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect present or simply want to get in the Christmas mood by soaking up the live festive music there’s something for everyone.

You can also visit the man of the moment – all the way from the North Pole – Santa himself with his elves in his new ‘Yurt’ grotto.

Find out more about the Pilgrims Christmas Fair

Christmas Tree Recycling

When it comes to saying farewell to your festive fir, Pilgrims can help you enjoy a hassle-free end to the festive period with our environmentally-friendly service.

Leaf the hard work to us, as our team of volunteer elves will collect your real tree from your doorsteps across the Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford areas, and take it to a local recycling centre for you.

All you have to do is, register your tree on the Pilgrims website and make a donation of your choice. In return, your kind support will help Pilgrims Hospices to continue supporting patients to live well for the time they have.

Find out more about Christmas Tree Recycling

Pilgrims Hospices Christmas Card Shop

There's nothing like receiving a Christmas card through the post and knowing that someone is thinking about you.

Fans of sending traditional Christmas cards through the post can find our full range of beautifully illustrated designs in our online Christmas card shop; including local scenes of east Kent.

With every pack purchased, you'll be supporting the care of thousands of people, and their families, each year who are living with an incurable illness, thank you.

View the full range of traditional Christmas card packs

Trees of Love

Trees of Love, will return this year to our hospice grounds with carols and warm mince pies, and various indoor venues across east Kent, throughout December.

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.

You can also take part by receiving a beautiful dove to dedicate and hang on your Christmas tree, or in a special place at home.

To take part click here to complete the online donation form, or contact Supporter Relations on 01227 782062.

Find out more about Trees of Love

The Gift of Giving

Give your loved ones the chance to win up to £20,000!

Pilgrims Hospices Lottery gift vouchers make unique presents for friends and family. It could be the best gift you ever buy them, with an amazing 106 guaranteed cash prizes given weekly to our Lottery members.

Each gift voucher comes with a card; just tell us your details and the name and address of the gift voucher recipient and we'll do the rest.

Buy Pilgrims Hospices Lottery gift vouchers online

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