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What's On Outside Marden

HEART OF KENT HOSPICE- - 01622 790195
First Sunday of every month - 10.30am to 12.30pm
Dementia Café, Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford ME20 7PU

If you have any dementia or are caring for someone with dementia then you are warmly welcome to the Dementia Café at the Hospice where you can find out more about the support available locally whilst enjoying a tea or coffee.

Barn Dance and Supper - Saturday 25th April 7.30pm to 11.00pm
Grove Green Community Centre, Maidstone ME14 5BT

Do-si-do down to a Barn Dance and Supper in aid of Heart of Kent Hospice featuring live music from Boughton Ceilidh Band.  No dancing experience required.  Ticket price is £15.00 - over 14s only - and includes a ploughman's supper.  There will be a bar on the night selling a selection of wines, beers, gin and tonic and soft drinks only.
Doors open at 7.00pm with dancing and raffle from 7.30pm
To book tickets visit , call 01622 790195 or [email protected]. 

The Bluebell Walk 2020 - Sunday 3rd May 2020
Starting and finishing at Harrietsham Village Hall, ME17 1AP
Starting any time between 8am and 10.30am
Dogs on leaves are welcome.

The Bluebell Walk follows a picturesque leisurely six mile ramble taking you amongst the stunning bluebells and through enchanting woodland.  This year we are also offering an alternative to the traditional route.  The alternative route flows a steeper incline on the North Downs Way bypassing the stiles at Lower Dean Farm which gave rise to congestion last year.  You will be able to select your route while you are on the walk with marshalls directing you along the way.  Both routes offer cold drinks at 2 and 4 miles and an opportunity to remember a loved one by placing a wind spinner and message in the Field of Memories near to the picnic spot where hot or cold drinks will be available.

This year we are also offering a "mini Bluebell Walk" of two and a half miles for little legs or those not able to complete the full 6 mile walk.  This route takes in part of the beautiful Bluebell Walk across the North Downs but does not pass through the Field of Memories or picnic stop although cold drinks will be provided en route.

On your return to the Village Hall why not buy a well-earned treat from our legendary cake stall.

For full details of all entry fees or to make a booking please visit, contact us on 01622 790195 or pick up a form from one of our shops or the Fundraising desk at the Hospice.  Early bird prices apply to all bookings made by 3rd April.

Challenges 2020
Are you looking for an exciting way to support Heart of Kent Hospice?  Is there something you have always wanted to do?  If so, why not take a look at our challenges for this year.
Wing Walking
Reach for the skies and achieve your wing walking dreams by taking part in our bespoke Wing Walking day at Headcorn Aerodrome on Sunday 7th June.
Tandem Sky Dive
Take on the thrill of a lifetime by taking part in a Tandem Skydive jumping out of an aeroplane at 12,000 feet harnessed to a professional instructor falling at over 120mph.  Various dates available at Headcorn Aerodrome. 
2020 Vitality London 10,000
If you want to keep your feet on the ground we can offer you a place on the 2020 Vitality London 10,000 as a personal challenge or as part of a team.  This race, which starts and finishes on The Mall on Monday 25th May 2020, will take you around the capital's most famous landmarks.  We can also offer you the opportunity to join us for the autumnal Royal Parks Half Marathon through Hyde Park, Green Park, St James' Park and Kensington Gardens on Sunday 11th October. 
For full details, terms and conditions, registration fees and sponsorship requirements please visit or contact Emma Greenwood on 01622 790195 / email [email protected]

Concert of Favourite Music
Invicta Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone, ME14 5DS
Saturday 25th April 2020 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm (doors open 5.30pm)

Please join us for a concert of favourite music featuring Heart of Kent Orchestra conducted by Thomas Shelbourn with pianists Simon Proctor and Oliver Poole.
The programme includes The Blue Danube, Mars, Jupiter, Elizabethan Serenade, Sabre Dance, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Simpsons, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 as well as Simon Proctor's Original and Hollywood Piano Concertos.
Tickets are £15.00 for adults and £7.00 for children.   A 20% discount will apply for groups of 10 or more if booked by 6th April.
To book your tickets please visit, call us on 01622 790195 or email [email protected]

Volunteer Open Morning
Heart of Kent Hospice, Aylesford ME20 7PU
Friday 20th March 2020 - 10am to 12noon
You are invited to come along and find out about the amazing contribution our volunteers make by giving the gift of time regularly and on an ad hoc basis.
We know from speaking to our existing volunteers that doing good does you good and we are keen to meet everyone who would like to work with us.
We have a variety of roles in our shops, with patients in the community or on our Inpatient Unit, at our events or our Living Well sessions.  We are particularly interested in volunteers with training in the arts, music, storytelling, exercise techniques and complementary therapies.
To find out more please call Volunteer Services on 01622 792200 ext 225 or email [email protected]



Held monthly on the third Wednesday at 2.30pm at Goudhurst Village Hall
Goudhurst & District U3A covers several villages including Curtisden Green, Horsmonden, Brenchley and Marden.