Heart of Kent Hospice were delighted to welcome walkers of all ages on Sunday 30 April 2023 to enjoy a six-mile bluebell walk through the Kent countryside in aid of the Hospice.
This year’s bluebell walk has so far raised an incredible £30,000, with the total expected to rise further when final sponsorship money is collected.
1226 walkers of all ages participated in this year’s event.
Events Manager at Heart of Kent Hospice Maisie Bass said: “The weather was perfect for this year’s bluebell walk and we were thrilled to see so many supporters turn out to enjoy our flagship event which included a special ‘Field of Memories’ picnic spot where walkers could remember a loved one.
We want to thank everyone who took part in this year’s event as all the donations and additional sponsorship raised will help ensure that we continue to give outstanding care to those who need it most.
“Over 50 volunteers generously gave their time to park cars, register walkers, marshal the routes, hand out certificates and take photographs. Without our amazing team of Hospice colleagues, volunteers, sponsors and partnership suppliers it would not be possible for our longest running event to take place, everyone was truly amazing!”
Early bird discounts are now available when you book your place on the 2024 event which takes place on 5th May 2024.
Each year the Hospice events team organises a calendar of exciting events to raise vital funds for the Hospice. From sporting challenges to family events, there is something for everyone. To find out more visit www.hokh.org/support-us/events/
About Heart of Kent Hospice
Heart of Kent Hospice has been providing free, compassionate, end-of-life care to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones in Maidstone, Aylesford, Tonbridge and Malling and the surrounding towns and villages for the past 31 years.
The Hospice has built an excellent reputation within the local community for the quality of its care, which has been further endorsed by the Care Quality Commission who awarded us with an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ following an inspection in February 2017.
Our vision is for everyone living with a terminal illness in our community to achieve the best quality of life. We are committed to achieving this by enabling them to live in comfort, with independence and dignity to the end of their lives, and to support those closest to them.
Last year the Hospice cared for over 1,800 patients and their families in their own homes or at our Aylesford-based Hospice. Our services cost £5 million a year to run, and we depend heavily on our loyal community of supporters, whose generous donations and fundraising activities raise over £4 million.