Walkers raised £21,000 for Heart of Kent Hospice in Aylesford on the annual ‘Moonlit Walk’ which took place on Saturday 23 September 2023.
The total raised included £1,380 raised by Hospice Ward Staff Pam Martin, Michaela Share, Leah Bishop, Debi Golding, Chloe Hazelwood and Sara Henderson who walked alongside supporters and families. Their fundraising page is named ‘Shining Bright’ and donations can still be made on their fundraising page.
After enjoying the pre walk entertainment and warm up exercises, everyone enjoyed an 8-mile circular walk round Aylesford, Larkfield and Leybourne. Medals were awarded to everyone who took part.
Events Manager at Heart of Kent Hospice, Maisie Bass, said: “It was amazing to see 200 of our supporters light up the streets of Maidstone as they took part in our annual Moonlit Memories Walk, which has raised over £21,000 to date!
A huge thank you to all of those who took part and fundraised for the Hospice and also a big thank you to the 45 volunteers without whom the event could not take place.”
The next Hospice event will be ‘Light up a Life Remembrance Service’ where everyone can light a candle and dedicate a star in memory of their loved ones at The Friars, Aylesford Priory on Sunday 10 December, at 4:30pm. To book visit https://www.hokh.org/support-us/events/light-up-a-life-remembrance-service-2023/
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 32 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.