3rd December 2020

    Westerleigh Group continue their sponsorship of Trees of Love and Sunflower Memories

    The Westerleigh Group, who have been sponsoring Trees of Love and Sunflower Memories for the past 5 years, have supported Pilgrims once again with an incredible £23,000 donation.

    Although the events have been rather different this year, with Pilgrims being the first hospice in the UK to produce a Remembrance Film in July for Sunflower Memories, the response from supporters has been overwhelming.

    Despite the pandemic, this year has been our most successful Sunflower Memories to date, with over 800 people remembering a loved one with a sunflower marker, raising an amazing £50,200 for hospice care. It really goes to show how important it is to our supporters to have the opportunity to remember lost loved ones, even from home.

    Sara Scriven, Individual Giving Manager

    The hospice continues with this success for their festive remembrance, Trees of Love, replacing the events usually hosted across east Kent with a filmed service, including the switch on of the Tree lights, carols and festive readings.

    “We’re so grateful to Westerleigh for their continued sponsorship, and as one of our partners for Trees of Love, it is wonderful to hear that they also will be streaming live remembrance services from their Barham and Charing Crematoriums.”

    With Pilgrims’ Trees of Love Remembrance only around the corner, it’s not too late to dedicate a dove in time to have it with you for the release of the online Remembrance Service on Saturday 5 December at 5pm 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.

    Each year Pilgrims Hospices give care and comfort to over 2,500 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. 

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