Supporters took on the 6 mile route, starting from the Hospice in Pembury and reaching the edge of Dunorlan Park lake, which was lit for the occasion. Many walked in memory of loved ones cared for by the Hospice, and carried lanterns they had decorated in their memory and Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough Rock Choir performed at the start of the event to send the walkers on their way.
The route finished back at the Hospice where participants were invited to include their lanterns in a beautiful heart-shaped light decoration, remembering and celebrating the lives of those they walked for.
“The event really moved me and touched me, from the moment we arrived with the choir singing to the moment darkness fell and the lanterns twinkled as we all walked together. We really felt proud to be part of such an incredible event, all of the volunteers and staff worked so hard to make it special, especially the labyrinth at the end which was the perfect place to stop and reflect with others.”
Emma Ferris, who took part in Starlight Stroll, in memory of her Gran who was cared for by the Hospice almost 8 years ago.
Lou Wardle, Head of Fundraising, commented:
“We know the Hospice holds a special place in the hearts of so many, and it was really wonderful to be able to welcome them back, and to see how many families took part. Thank you to our wonderful walkers and to Hendy Services who sponsored the event.”