Winter Wish Christmas prize draw raises massive funds for Pilgrims Hospices

Thousands of people bought and sold Pilgrims Hospices, Winter Wish draw tickets over recent months.  The Christmas draw raised a staggering £72,624 for end of life care for this important local charity.  This bumper figure is by far the highest amount raised for the annual draw for a number of years.

The draw took place on Wednesday 9th December with the first prize of £2,000 being won by a lucky Herne Bay resident with ticket number 0316181.  The second prize is going to a Faversham supporter, ticket number 0412920 and third prize will wing its way to Folkestone with ticket number 0390468. Seven other prizes are going out across the county.

Congratulations and thank you so much for your phenomenal response to our annual Christmas draw you have made it a truly super draw!


Shiralee Riddell Pilgrims Hospices Lottery Manager

Shiralee Riddell, Pilgrims Lottery Manager said: “Firstly I would like to thank everyone who generously purchased tickets for our Winter Wish draw.  It has been a very difficult year for charities in general and we are enormously grateful to our supporters who have continued to be there for us, when we have needed them the most.”


No need to claim, our lucky prize winners cheques and gift vouchers will be automatically sent out in plenty of time for Christmas.”

The Pilgrims weekly Lottery draw, scratch cards, gift vouchers and its annual prize draw generate more than £1.1 million for Pilgrims Hospices care each year and are an important part of how the charity continues to raise funds for care across east Kent, on its wards, within the community and in people’s homes.

“Congratulations and thank you so much for your phenomenal response to our annual Christmas draw you have made it a truly super draw!” added Shiralee.

If you would like to become a Pilgrims Hospices Lottery member, with a chance of winning one of more than 100  cash prizes each week, please contact or call the friendly lottery team to find out more 01227 379741. Entries are just £1 each per week!  By playing the Pilgrims Lottery you are helping us to support people with incurable illness to live well in every moment.  It’s an affordable and easy way to support your local hospice charity.


Care is provided from three hospice sites in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet as well as in patients’ own homes. To offer these services to patients and their families the charity must raise £11 million each year from the generous local community.