A campaign to stop a Canterbury hospice from closing has attracted more than 13 thousand supporters - causing trustees to reconsider. A trustee of Pilgrims Hospice said she was "extremely concerned" about the level of opposition.
The public meetings organised by Pilgrims Hospice due to be held on 9th June and 19th June in Margate and Ashford have been postponed so that the Trustees can review their plans, due to the reaction of the Charity's supporters at their first public meeting held last month.
A hospice in Kent will stop providing inpatient care in Canterbury within the next two years.
Pilgrims Hospice plans to look after terminally ill patients in their own homes, hospitals and care homes. It'll keep inpatient beds in Ashford and Thanet.
The new strategy will allow Pilgrims to redeploy staff into the heart of the communities in east Kent. This will mean Pilgrims will no longer provide inpatient beds in the Canterbury hospice building but will keep inpatient beds at its other hospices in Ashford and Thanet.
Canterbury will remain an important centre as Pilgrims increases its investment in the delivery of education and development of its own staff and volunteers as well as for health and social care professionals across east Kent.
If you saw Spiderman, a bear and a clown running across the Kent countryside today don't worry - you haven't been over-indulging. They were just some of the characters to line up in a village near Canterbury to raise money for a good cause - the Pilgrims Hospices. Here's Iain McBride.