A big thank you from all of us at Pilgrims Hospices; we can only do what we do with your continued support.
What does Pilgrims care mean?
We care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured, including cancer, heart failure, respiratory conditions and neurological diseases. We do this from our three hospice sites in Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford, in patients’ homes and via community programmes. Our support is also extended to families and carers. An estimated 30% of people who die in east Kent every year are cared for by us, and approximately half of all patients and families are supported in their own homes.
To keep delivering care to those who need it most, we need to raise more than £11 million each year.
How you help
Our services are provided completely free of charge so as a charity we rely heavily on donations. The NHS contributes around 25% annually; the rest is raised by people like you who fundraise tirelessly and come along to the many events we hold each year.
We are also thankful to have the support of our 1,500-strong band of dedicated volunteers, without whom our work could not continue.
Our patients, staff and volunteers can't thank you enough for the incredible support they receive, both in fundraising and time donated.
There are so many ways you can support Pilgrims:
- Join us at Pilgrims events
- Fundraise for us
- Choose to make a donation
- Get inspired with fundraising ideas
- Become a volunteer
- Join Pilgrims Hospices Lottery to be in with the chance of winning £20,000
- Shop with us online and in our hospice shops in east Kent.