Chairman pays tribute to ‘compassionate and wise’ Alasdair Hogarth

We have received the sad news that our friend and past Trustee of Pilgrims Hospices, Alasdair Hogarth, has died. He had been receiving end of life care after being diagnosed with cancer.

Alasdair was a member of Pilgrims Board of Trustees for over ten years. He also spent 25 dedicated years as the head of Archbishop’s School in Canterbury, where he received many accolades including the Kent Teacher of the Year Award in 2008.

Here, his friend and colleague Pilgrims Chairman Richard Davis pays tribute:

Alasdair’s wisdom, common sense and compassion were all part of the considerable contribution he made to the work of the hospice in his time as a Trustee.   

He was a good friend to me from the moment I first became Chairman. He was always ready to offer support and help whenever I, or any of the team, needed it. He has been a great and positive influence for me, and for many others in our community. He certainly made a difference to life in Canterbury and leaves us with a huge legacy through his good work. He will be much missed.

I know that our Chief Executive Cate Russell, and all the staff and volunteers at Pilgrims, join me in extending our thoughts and best wishes to Alasdair’s family and friends at this difficult time.