Start Date - Saturday 1 October 2022
End Date - Saturday 1 October 2022
Venue - Heart of Kent Hospice
Time - Pre walk entertainment from 6.00pm. Walk departs at 7.00pm.Book now
Join us from 6.00pm at Heart of Kent Hospice for pre-event entertainment and activities. The walk departs at 7.00pm, passing through Aylesford, Larkfield and Leybourne, before stopping at the refreshment station in West Malling. On your return to the Hospice, you will walk through a lantern lit field, as we celebrate your Moonlit achievement.
Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed on the night as well as for both the individual and team that raised the most through sponsorship.
All ages are welcome to join us at the event, whether you have a link to the Hospice or not.
Book early and take advantage of our discount prices:
Tickets booked before Saturday 3 September 2022:
Adult over 16 - £19
Children under 16* - £9
Groups of 8 - £133
Tickets booked from Sunday 4 September 2022:
Adult over 16 - £21
Children under 16* - £11
Groups of 8: £147
*please note all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Pre-walk entertainment from 6.00pm including music, face painting and the opportunity to purchase glow merchandise such as glow sticks, bunny ears and flashing wands
Fun group warm-up exercises to get you limbered up and ready to go
A friendly welcome at our West Malling refreshment station, who will be serving cakes and cold drinks
Support from our trained marshals who will be stationed throughout the walk
Celebration on return to the Hospice with cakes and hot drinks
A Moonlit Walk 2022 medal
Our Hospice services cost £5 million to run, with over £4 million raised through the generosity of our local community, including through events like Moonlit Walk. Your support makes a huge difference and enables us to care for even more terminally ill patients and their families. Why not ask your family, friends, colleagues and contacts to sponsor your walk and help us raise even more money through this event. We suggest a minimum target of £50.00. Our fundraising team are here to support you, and offer helpful tips on how best to encourage sponsorship. You can contact the team at email@example.com or call 01622 790195.
If you are booking your tickets online, you will be automatically redirected to our fundraising platform, Enthuse, where you can create your fundraising page. Alternatively you can use another provider such as Just Giving or create a fundraiser on Facebook or other social media platforms.
Marion tells how the Hospice Community Team supported her in caring for her husband Peter, enabling him to die at home surrounded by his family.
"The Hospice made such a difference. Joerg and the community team helped me more than they will ever know. With their help, Peter was fighting to the end. When he died, he knew I was with him. He had his children around him and his ‘mutleys’ - our two Westies - lying across his legs."
Are children welcome? All ages are welcome to join us at the event.
Can I bring my dog? Yes, but they must be kept on their lead.
Will there be food and drink at the event? Cake and cold drinks are available at the refreshment stop in West Malling, and hot drinks and cakes will be available at Heart of Kent Hospice.
Are there toilets? Toilets will be available at Heart of Kent Hospice as well as at the refreshment stop in West Malling. Should you require urgent assistance while on the walk, please speak to one of our marshals.
How long does the walk take? Everyone can go at their own pace and there is no rush, but it takes on average 2-3 hours to complete the 8-mile circuit.
Is the route accessible, for example those with buggies or wheelchairs? Yes, the route is accessible. The final stretch back to the Hospice passes through a field which may have an uneven surface so we advise caution and lantern lights will be provided.
When will I receive my t-shirt and merchandise? T-shirts and any pre-ordered glow merchandise can be collected from Heart of Kent Hospice on the following dates and times:
Thursday 22 September - 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 27 September 4pm to 7pm
Thursday 29 September 12pm to 7pm
Friday 30 September 10am to 2pm
If you are unable to collect over these dates and times your t-shirt and merchandise can be collected when registration opens at 6pm on Saturday 1 October.