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! Tri-Series

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

Ho, ho ho, clear your diary this December as we've got just the thing to get the whole family in the festive spirit whilst raising vital funds for local hospice care this Christmas.

We're inviting you to join your local 3k or 5k fun run in Herne Bay, Folkestone or Margate, or challenge yourself to all three and join our our tri-series to celebrate the countdown to Christmas.

Santas on the Run! Tri-Series is an event for everyone so join us for the magic of Christmas.

Sign up for Santas on the Run! Tri-Series

Letters from Santa

See the magic in their eyes this Christmas by requesting a personalised letter for a loved one, written by Santa Claus himself!

Each letter is personalised by our team of elves, based on the information you provide, and comes printed on one of six beautifully illustrated Christmas-themed papers.

Inside the envelope postmarked from the North Pole, you'll find not only Santa's letter, but also a personalised Certificate of Achievement showing that your loved one is officially on Santa's Nice List.

Request a Letter from Santa

Pilgrims Victorian Christmas Fayre

We're pleased to invite you to our all-new Victorian Christmas Fayre on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November, held in the historic Kennington Hall, Ashford.

Get Christmas all wrapped up by finding the perfect gifts among stalls brimming with seasonal crafts, presents, delicious refreshments, entertainment and games for all the family.

The fayre will be full of festive merriment, from live music, a magician, and special guest appearances from Frozen's Elsa and Anna, to visiting Santa himself with his elves in his grotto!

Find out more about the Pilgrims Victorian Christmas Fayre

Christmas Tree Recycling

Once the big day is over, let us take the hassle out of recycling your Christmas tree.

Pilgrims Hospices Tree Recycling fundraising campaign offers Christmas tree collections from homes across the Ashford Borough Council, Canterbury City Council and Thanet District Council areas!

Simply register a real Christmas tree for collection and make a donation to Pilgrims Hospices in appreciation of the service.

There’s no need to mess up your car with pine needles, Pilgrims volunteers will do all the hard work for you and, in turn, you will be helping to support the vital end-of-life care of local people through your donation.

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, east Kent's largest remembrance, will return this year to our hospice grounds with carols and warm mince pies, and various indoor venues across east Kent, throughout December.

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.

Then, on Saturday 3rd December 2022, we will release a Trees of Love 2022 remembrance service for you to watch on the Pilgrims Hospices YouTube channel and website.

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

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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