Sparkle for Heart of Kent Hospice and Sign up for the next Moonlit Memories Walk

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Enjoy a ‘Moonlit Memories Walk’ with friends and family in aid of Heart of Kent Hospice to reflect, celebrate and remember loved ones on Saturday 23 September 2023.

This event is one of Heart of Kent Hospice’s most loved and celebrated events and the ‘Moonlit Memories Walk’ brings together family and friends for a fun, unique and truly unforgettable experience.   The 8-mile circular includes a walk through a magical lit field.

Included with tickets this year will be a special flashing wrist band which will be given out to all participants when they arrive for the Moonlit Memories Walk.

Everyone will also receive a special edition Moonlit Memories Walk 2023 t-shirt when they raise £50 sponsorship.  The t-shirts will also be available to buy online at time of booking.  After completing the walk everyone will receive a special edition Moonlit Memories Walk 2023 medal.

Anyone coming along in fancy dress will be in with a chance to win a prize.  There are prizes for the best dressed individual and a chance to be entered into a prize draw if they raise over £100.

From 6:30pm everyone can enjoy the pre-event entertainment and activities at Capel Morris Centre including music, face painting, and all the fun warm-up exercises to get everyone limbered up and ready to go when the walk starts at 7:30pm.  The circular route will pass through Aylesford, Larkfield and Leybourne before stopping at the refreshment station in West Malling.

There will be trained marshals along the route and there is no rush to complete the walk, which will take between two to three hours.  On the return route to Capel Morris Centre, everyone will experience a little bit of magic as they walk through a beautifully lit field to celebrate their Moonlit achievement.  The walk will start and end at Capel Morris Centre.

All ages are welcome to take part, whether you have a link with the Hospice or not.   There will also be an opportunity to leave a message of remembrance for loved ones at the Hospice memory wall, or online via the Hospice virtual wall.

Dogs are allowed to come too, but they must be kept on their lead.

There will be a friendly welcome at the West Malling refreshment station which will be serving cakes and cold drinks.  Refreshments will also be available to celebrate your return to Heart of Kent Hospice.

Tickets purchased in advance will include a free wrist band to wear at the event:

Adult over 16 – £22

Children under 16* – £12

Tickets purchased on the day will include a free wrist band to wear at the event:

Adult over 16 – £25

Children under 16* – £15

*please note all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

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For anyone who is not able to take part in this year’s event but would still like to fundraise for Heart of Kent Hospice, we have introduced a new virtual event.  Details are available on the Hospice website –


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.

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