What a night to remember!

Our inaugural memory walk proves to be a great success.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first memory walk, Night to Remember, on the evening of Saturday 1 October. Approximately £30,000 was raised and many of those taking part chose to fundraise for our hospital’s bereavement support services.

Participants and volunteers gathered in the ancient Market Place in central Kingston and were offered the opportunity to write a message to a loved one which was hung on a special memory tree. Tolworth Girls School made the beautiful message cards and RB Kares supplied the specially lit tree. The walk was officially started by Mayor Cllr. Yogan Yoganathan and the Revd. Judith Roberts, Kingston Hospital’s lead chaplain.

Local solicitors, Russell-Cooke generously sponsored the T-shirts for the event. Samantha Little, a partner at Russell-Cooke, who took part said:

‘We were delighted to be offered the opportunity to support Kingston Hospital Charity’s memory walk, helping to raise funds for such a special cause. I was also pleased to participate in the five-mile walk. The whole evening was so enjoyable and very special. The atmosphere was wonderful, and it was a real pleasure, as a local firm, to play our part in support of our local hospital.’

We’d also like to thank Kingston Borough Council, Arnold Clark Community Fund, Starbucks UK, Lyreco, Costco, Tony’s Fruit Stall, RB Kares and Quicksilver Running for their support in ensuring an enjoyable and successful first Night to Remember for all involved.

Memory walks are an opportunity for people to come together whilst taking on a challenge in the name of a loved one. Our next Night to Remember will take place on Saturday 9 September 2023. There will again be two routes to walk – one of five miles and the other approximately 13 miles.

Please book early to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ discount entry price of £15 per adult.