6th October 2022

    Community project helps Pilgrims clean up

    County Square domestic team member with Sharon Tomey, Carol Kennedy and Marilyn Kirton from Pilgrims domestic team and Stacey Bell, Retail Scheme Director of County Square Shopping Centre

    County Square Shopping Centre recently purchased new equipment to support Pilgrims Hospices’ domestic team with funding from their Community Project.

    County Square is a Gold Service Award winner for best cleaned shopping mall in its class; and as long-term supporters of the local hospice, they continue to help clean up by funding new trollies to make keeping the hospice spic and span, just that little bit easier.

    Two Kärcher Eco cleaning trollies worth more than £2,000, have been delivered to the grateful domestic team. Stacey Bell, Retail Scheme Director of County Square Shopping Centre visited the hospice to see the trollies in action and chat with the staff who are putting them into practice.

    Stacey said: “We are extremely pleased to support Pilgrims Hospices by providing the new cleaning trollies to help the amazing domestic team with their important and valuable work. We’re delighted the trollies are proving so useful. I hope the new easy to move eco carts go some way to helping with the busy domestic roles.”

    Marilyn (Maz) Kirton, from Pilgrims domestic team told us:

    “It’s great to have the wonderful new eco trollies, we can contain all of our equipment as we work throughout the hospice, they are helping to make our work more streamlined. We’ve had lots of comments from patients and colleagues as we support throughout the hospice departments, with lots of smiles and laughs about our brand new sports model trollies!

    “We are very thankful that Stacey and her team at County Square were thinking of us; we are so pleased with the new equipment.”

    Each year Pilgrims Hospices give care and comfort to thousands of people in east Kent who are coming to terms with an illness that sadly cannot be cured.  The charity support patients to live life as well as possible until the very end, free from pain and distress.

    10th October 2018

    Paws to give presents for Pilgrims

    A cube devoted to collecting presents for Pilgrims Hospices opened in the County Square, Ashford this week on route of the magical Snowdogs Discover Ashford arts trail.

    The collection point located outside Costa Coffee in the shopping centre is being used to collect donations of new items such as toys, games, stocking fillers, beauty products, ladies’ and men’s gifts and chocolates to help the local charity with their fundraising.

    The present cube in the County Square shopping centre Ashford


    Fans of the very popular art trail can drop a present into the cube whilst visiting the Snowdogs such as Sparky, Zeus, Socks or the County Paws pack who are positioned nearby.

    We always welcome new donated items throughout the year

    Victoria – Pilgrims Hospices Fundraising

    The donated goods will then be used on stalls in the hospice’s upcoming Christmas Fair being held at The Towers School, Faversham Road, Ashford on 10th November from 10am-3pm.

    Ashford Fundraising Manager Victoria Friar said: “We always welcome new donated items throughout the year to use in our fundraising, especially new children’s toys and games. So if yourself or a child you know have enjoyed the trail and would like to make a contribution we would really appreciate a present dropped into the cube.”

    Each year Pilgrims Hospices charity supports hundreds of local people coping with a life limiting illness and their families. The charity offers a range of services: from end of life care given on its wards, to its Wellbeing and Social Programme supporting people after they are diagnosed, to live well and stay independent.

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