If you have a story to share you can chat to our friendly Gifts in Wills Team on 01227 782060.

Shirley's story

Shirley Johnston experienced Pilgrims vital care first-hand, when her mum and husband both needed us at the end of their lives.

"I could never have cared for either my husband or my mum in the way the hospice cared for them. I’m leaving a gift to the hospice to ensure that this incredible service continues to be here for future generations, for my children and grandchildren."

Read Shirley's story

Verity's story

Verity wanted to help us make the experience for families better. The gift she left in her Will means that families have a welcoming place to spend time in with their loved ones.

"Every moment together matters when someone in your family is seriously ill. The way a space looks and is organised makes a huge difference to comfort and wellbeing. Thanks to Verity’s generosity and vision, this room now brings a real feeling of home comfort. Her family kindly worked with us to realise these renovations."

Sue Sharp, Director of Income Generation and Marketing

Hazel's story

Hazel Hayward's passion for Pilgrims came from a lifetime career of nursing. In her retirement she volunteered in one of our first fundraising teams. She helped raise funds for a brand new hospice in the Isle of Thanet and went on to receive a certificate of merit for her decades of community fundraising. Leaving a gift in her Will was her final act of kindness.

"I first met Hazel when I was a nurse at the hospice, she was incredibly cheerful and so happy to be playing her part in keeping the hospice running

Mary Annett, friend of Hazel Hayward

Read Hazel's story


The impact of your legacy could go further than you think. Find out more about how your contribution will help, and read about our vision, how we are funded and the high standards we work to.

Your kindness will mean we can be there for the next family that needs us, not just today but always. Together, we make a difference.


The contents of this webpage are not intended to constitute as legal advice. If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Pilgrims Hospices, we suggest you seek your own professional advice.