Turkey and all the trimmings

Turkey Christmas meals for over 600 patients, visitors, volunteers and staff will be generously supplied by Appledore Turkeys again this festive season.  Ian Ashton, Pilgrims Hospices Catering Manager collected the donation and distributed across all three hospice sites this week.

Ian said: “Appledore are regular supporters, their kind donation of turkeys has been helping my team to prepare delicious festive turkey meals for a number of years now.

“Not only do we prepare a traditional feast for service users within our Therapy Centres, for visitors and, staff during the festive season; we plan creative dishes and alternative menus for those who require more specialist dietary requirements.


“Their generous donation makes an enormous difference to our kitchens, helping us to provide a really special traditional festive treat for those within our care.

“I would like to send a huge thank you to owners Andrew and Clive Wreathall, their families and colleagues at Appledore Turkeys who always think of us here at Pilgrims Hospices and help us to deliver some truly special Christmas meals.”

The family run business has a farming heritage dating back to 1940 when grandfather Frank Wreathall first started rearing turkeys. Today the farm has over 1,200 hectares of Crown Estate farmland on the Romney Marsh.

Pilgrims Hospices is grateful for the support of local businesses who provide donations of fresh goods, sweet treats, crackers and napkins and so much more, all of which help to make difficult times special for all of us.

Thank you and, merry Christmas.

Each year Pilgrims Hospices give care and comfort to over 2,400 people in east Kent coming to terms with an illness that sadly cannot be cured.  The charity supports patients to live life as well as possible until the very end, free from pain and distress.