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Freemasons donate £10,000 to Pilgrims Hospices

A national charity has donated £10,000 to Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent, after months of dedicated fundraising. The money was donated by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, and will be divided equally between the hospices in Canterbury, Margate and Ashford. Presenting the money Peter Rodd, Assistant Provincial Grand Master said: “Local lodge members, including those in Canterbury and Thanet, have contributed …

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Wide range of volunteer opportunities at Pilgrims Hospices

PILGRIMS Hospices could not exist without the amazing volunteer support they receive from across the community. With a range of positions available, there is something for everyone — with a number of positions urgently required across the Canterbury area – so why not join Pilgrims as a volunteer in 2015? • Qualified volunteer complementary therapists are needed at the hospice …

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Hospice reconsiders Canterbury ward closure

PUBLIC meetings arranged by the Pilgrims Hospices in Margate and Ashford have been cancelled, as trustees reconsider plans to close the inpatient ward at Canterbury. The planned closure in 2016, which senior trustees and executives had described as “necessary”, has been heavily criticised, with hundreds of angry members of the public storming out of a meeting last month. Dr Richard …

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Hospice closure backlash

Fears donations could drop after shock announcement of closure of Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury. Bosses at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice are standing their ground over the planned closure of the 16-bed care unit despite a growing campaign to force them to change their minds. They claim the charity-run centre – which opened in 1982 – is “no longer fit for purpose” …

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No more wheelie bin race or horse show donations

THINK AGAIN Save our hospice – special report The Pilgrims Hospices could suffer a devastating slump in donations as a result of closing the Canterbury centre, it is feared. Already a major fundraising event planned for July has been cancelled and the organisers of another event say they will donate the proceeds to a different good cause. There are also …

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Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice to close

“Hospice closure means we can care for more patients” A hospice boss says closing a third of its inpatient beds will mean more people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses can be cared for at home. Steve Auty, chief executive of Pilgrims Hospices, said hospice care was not about buildings but delivering care where people needed it, whether at home, in …

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