Christmas is just around the corner, and we have a wide range of events to bring Christmas cheer and fun for all the family, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping our Hospice to continue offering outstanding care to our ever-increasing number of patients, carers and their families. Please consider supporting us this festive season.

West Malling Christmas Festival – 20 November 

Enjoy a  free day of live entertainmentincluding Santa’s grotto, face painting, fun fairground rides, food, drink and shopping.

Enjoy a great free day out for all the family this festive season and enjoy live entertainment on stage all afternoon.What's included:

  • Santa’s Grotto
  • Face painting
  • Fun fairground rides
  • Food, drink and shopping

Santa starts the fun at noon and the light switch-on will take place on West Malling High Street at 4:30pm.

For stall and entertainment bookings please email

Hospice Homemade Christmas – 23 & 25 November 

Do you fancy learning some new skills and trying your hand at producing your own homemade Christmas decorations this year? We will be delivering a selection of workshops that will teach you how to make your own Christmas adornments. 

Taking part at our Monckton Education Suite, next door to the main Hospice building, you will spend one and a half hours under expert guidance making something unique and special to you.

All equipment and materials are included in the cost of your booking.


Light Up A Life – 4 December 

We invite you to join us for a service of remembrance and reflection, to light a candle and dedicate a star in memory of your loved ones at The Friars, Aylesford Priory on Sunday 4 December, at 4:30pm.

From the moment that you arrive at The Friars you will find a tranquil and calm setting, joining others who are remembering their loved ones and coming together to share stories and moments of quiet reflection, whilst listening to beautiful seasonal music and readings.

If you would like to come along to our Light up a Life service, please call the Fundraising Team, on 01622 795695 or email to reserve your place.

Christmas Carol Concert – 7 December 

Join Peter Brice and his Vox Cantium Choir for what will be a special evening of music and merriment in support of our Hospice.

All funds raised at the concert will ensure that Heart of Kent Hospice can continue to provide specialist care and support to terminally ill people and their loved ones in our local community.

Carol Concert starts at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm and the evening will close at 9:00pm. There will be a 20 minute interval during the concert where refreshments will be served. 

Christmas Fun Run – 10 December 

Are you ready to bring a flash of red to Mote Park with hundreds of runners all dressed as Santa? Mote Park will transform into a festive course for young and old, with two routes available. A 5k and a family friendly 1k. 

Our very own Heart of Kent Hospice Santa will be here on the day playing festive favourites and compère the event from the warm-up stage. He’ll be joined by Mrs Santa, who will lead a high-energy runner’s warm-up session before you head out on your Fun Run.


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