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Marden Parish Council

Events outside Marden

Scroll down to find events being held locally.

The first box is for Heart of Kent Hospice and following this are other events outside of Marden. 

Heart of Kent Hospice Events

Date & Time Location Details Contact

First Sunday of every month 10.30am to 12.30pm

Dementia Café, Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford ME20 7PU

If you have 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.

The café is run by the Hospice's Dementia Nurse Specialist, Tracey Jackson - please turn up and Tracey will be delighted to see you.

Heart of Kent Hospice is encouraging people to save their old £1 coins to donate to the charity before the familiar round pound ceases to be legal currency from 15th October.  The campaign is asking members of the public to dig out their piggy banks and loose change jars, search their wallets and purses and scour the back of the sofa to help support local people in care.

Any pounds can be donated to the charity through the Heart of Kent Hospice's 14 charity shops or at Heart of Flavour Café in Maidstone.


Christmas Superdraw

Heart of Kent Hospice Super Draw.

Your chance to win £10,000 just in time for Christmas!

Enter the Super Draw for your chance to win one of the 23 cash prizes including the amazing top price of £10,000

1st prize - £10,000

2nd prize - £2,500

3rd prize - £1,000

Plus 20 prizes of £100.

For £5.00 per ticket you will be entered into the draw which takes place on 14th December - in time for some festive shopping.

You can get your tickets at any of the Heart of Kent Hospice Shops or Hospice Reception or by visiting www.hokh.org.uk or bit.ly/hokhsuperdraw.  Alternatively phone 01622 790195.


Friday 9th November

from 6.20pm

Maidstone Leisure Centre, Mote Park, Maidstone

Test your knowledge and enter the Maidstone heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz in aid of Heart of Kent Hospice and the Children's Literacy and Road Safety Service at the KM Charity Team.

Teams of 8 will enjoy taking part in the quiz as well as receiving substantial nibbles and a bottle of wine on the table.  There will also be a raffle and the chance to win a top prize in our "Win in 10" game.

Book your team place today and show your support for Heart of Kent Hospice.  Receive a discount of £10 on the standard cost of £65.00 per team of 8 by quoting code MAID 18.

www.hokh.org.uk and following the link

Saturday 10th November 10am to 1pm

Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford ME20 7PU

Volunteer Open Morning.

Could you spare a few hours a week or on an occasional basis and want to do something rewarding while supporting an important local cause?  Heart of Kent Hospice offers a range of volunteering opportunities from waitressing at one of our two cafes, a shift in one of our 14 shops to patient support, complementary therapies or gardening.  If you do not have a particular interest but want to help us why not join our flexible team who assist with marshalling, car parking or refreshments at weekend events.


Saturday 10th November 7pm

Invicta Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone ME14 5DS

Remembering the Armistice in support of Heart of Kent Hospice.

Please join us for an evening of nostalgia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and honour our fallen heroes.

Enlist today for an evening of expert talks, military recruitment demonstrations, period song singalongs and some "Tommy" refreshment with World War 1 specialists Richard Knight and Jim Barker-McCardle.


www. hokh.org.uk 01622 790195 fundraising@hokh.co.uk

Sunday 25th November


Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford ME20 7PU

Light Up a Life

When you have lost a loved one, even a long time ago, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time.

Whether you have a previous connection to the Hospice, whether you are on your own or with family and friends please take a moment to remember someone who brought light and joy to your life by taking part in our annual Light up a Life event.  All are welcome to attend.

This is an outdoor event of about one hour's duration with limited seating for the less able.  During this time you can enjoy festive music, choirs and readings from our Hospice team.  You will be able to purchase battery operated candles, tea light holders, baubles and flashing wands for the little ones.  Refreshments will be available and you are welcome to add a message or copy photographs to post on our special memory wall.

For full details of the event (including parking arrangements) or to dedicate a star in your loved one's memory or make a donation please visit the website or telephone.

A second Light up a Life event will take place at Aylesford Priory on 2nd December - see website for details.

www.hokh.co.uk 01622 790195.

Saturday 11th May 2019

12.30pm to 5pm

Maidstone East Station

All aboard with Heart of Kent Hospice

Step on board the vintage and beautiful Northern Belle luxury steam train, which we are proud to be chartering, for a truly unforgettable experience.

Be transported back to a golden age of travel as you are welcomed aboard the train by liveried stewards who will show you to individually designed carriages, each inspired by the grandeur and elegance of a British castle or stately home.  As you travel through the spectacular Kent countryside on this unique lunch time excursion you will enjoy champagne and canapes followed by an exquisite four course meal prepared from locally sourced organic Kent produce with seasonal ingredients accompanied by a carefully selected bottle or wine.  Lunch will include a British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys and will be rounded off with coffee and petit fours.

Departing Maidstone East Railway Station at 12.30pm returning 5pm

£349.00 per person (deposit of £99.00 per person to be paid at time of booking).

For terms and conditions and further details please visit the website.  Numbers are limited so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

www.hokh.org.uk 01622 790195

Saturday 22nd December 2018


Maidstone United FC ground

Get into the spirit of Christmas by dashing across the Maidstone United football pitch in support of Heart of Kent Hospice.  All registered Santas will receive a Santa Suit and Medal and will get to watch the match for free after the dash.

Places at £20 per adult and £15 per child are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.


www.hokh.org or 01622 790195


Other Events

Date and Time Location Details Contact

University of the Third Age (U3A)

Goudhurst Village Hall

Goudhurst & District covering several villages including Curtisden Green, Horsmonden, Brenchley and Marden. Meet monthly at 2.30 on the third Wednesday.



Wednesday 10th October 2018 11am to 1pm Stronger Kent Community Fair

Hazlitt Art Centre, Maidstone

Free entry for everyone to attend.

Get information and advice on everything from health to victim support to training opportunities; find new voluntary and leisure opportunities; more than 40 stalls from charities, community groups & services and hobby groups; tombola, giveaways and other stallholder activities plus Rock Choir.

Volunteer opportunities include everything from making veg boxes, reading with children, social media, visiting prisons and schools, supporting a bereaved child or child aged 10-16 at risk of mental health problems, volunteering in a community café, wrapping presents, event organising, collecting bread, cakes and pies from Greggs and knitting.

Leisure opportunities include wellbeing activities for over 50's such as Tai Chi, painting, bowls and more.  Other services offer mindfulness and Live Well Kent helps clients improve their everyday living, become more independent and confident, meet new people, get better skills and find a job.


Saturday 8th December 2018 at 7.30pm

Headcorn Village Hall

Ashford Invicta Singers will be performing a Winter Concert with a Christmas Theme (see poster below)

01622 843938