PAINT THE TOWN ORANGE
Hospice charity ellenor is inviting Kent Life readers to help paint Gravesend orange for its biggest event yet, the Twilight Walk, returning on 21 September to Cyclopark.
The event will see hundreds of supporters of all ages and abilities taking part in an evening of fun, celebration and remembrance to help raise funds for ellenor, which provides vital hospice care to people of all ages.
Emma Bowles, senior events fundraiser, said: “Entries for the ninth Twilight Walk are now open and following the huge success of last year’s walk, we are looking to raise even more funds to provide the very best palliative and end-of-life care for people with terminal and life-limiting conditions in Kent.
“Last year’s walk saw a record 782 walkers take part and raise £46,268.31 for ellenor – the most raised from a Twilight Walk to date. This year we are determined to make an even bigger impact, and with your help we could be one step closer”.
The Twilight Walk is sponsored for the fourth year by award-winning property developer Esquire Developments, which creates sustainable developments that complement existing communities.
• To register, please go to ellenor.org/ Events/event-details/twilight-walk-2018. Volunteers play a vital role in big events like this and if you would be interested in helping out on the night please contact Emma Bowles on 01474 320007.
TAKING TO THE SKIES
Staff from law firm Cripps braved nerves and the elements to take to the skies and parachute 12,000ft to earth to raise money for charity.
Victoria Rowing, Marisa Lambkin, Natasha Holme and Kathryn Gurr took part in a tandem skydive at Headcorn Aerodrome, raising more than £2,000 for Rethink Mental Health. The charity supports thousands of people every year to get through crises and live independently. To donate: www.justgiving. com/fundraising/cripps-skydive
ASHFORD’S AGILE AIDS GUIDE DOGS
Guide Dogs has been chosen as the charity beneficiary of the
2018 Agile Business Conference, being held in London on 26 and 27 September.
Organised by Ashfordbased Agile Business Consortium, this year’s event will examine whether we are preparing people to be successful and effective in an uncertain world and how we go about ‘Creating Generation Agile.’
A donation of £5 for every ticket sold will be made to Guide Dogs, with aiming of raising at least £5,000 over the two days. Last year saw more than 300 delegates through the doors.
Contact: Email your fundraising news from across the county to: [email protected]chant.co.uk
Raising funds for ellenor and having fun too