Southborough cousins set to join in Moonlight Walk for Pembury Hospice

WALKING MEMORY: Molly, Milli and Matilda pictured with Tess (left)

Two cousins from Tunbridge Wells will be joining this year’s Moonlight Walk on Saturday June 17 for Hospice in the Weald, in remembrance of their mum and auntie.

Milli Sale, 32 and Molly Smallcombe, 22 from Southborough will be raising money by walking 13 miles for the Hospice, which cared for Milli’s mum Tess before her death in 2019 at 57 years old.

The pair will be joined by hundreds of people lighting up the streets of Sevenoaks and Knole Park as they walk either the classic eight-mile route, a new challenging 13-mile route or gently stroll a new four-mile walk.

All participants are encouraged to wear their most colourful clothes and adult walkers are given a glass of bubbly at the finish line.

Those walking in memory of a loved one are given stars to wear to add to a candle-lit memory wall at the end.

Molly said: “Myself and Milli are going to be walking 13 miles at the Moonlight Walk. Hospice in the Weald gave my Auntie Tess (Milli’s mum) amazing end-of-life care towards the end of her cancer treatment and supported our whole family throughout a very difficult time.

“My boyfriend’s mum and one of my best friends both work at the Hospice doing a fantastic job and we want to do all we can to support them.

“Both myself and Milli have been working on our fitness and are excited to have this goal to work towards.

“We urge others to [support] this fantastic cause too – bring on the glitter and laughs! We’ve already raised more than £500 and all donations are greatly appreciated.”

Jesse Ansbro-Brett, Hospice Relationship Fundraising Manager, said: “Whether you wish to celebrate the life of someone special or fancy the challenge of walking under the stars in beautiful surroundings, there’s something for everyone this year.

“The wonderful Freddie Green and Family Charitable Foundation is offering to match every pound raised this year, in memory of Jo Green, who passed away in June 2021 at the Hospice. That means if you raise £50, we receive £100 towards our vital care.

“Milli and Molly know the difference that Hospice in the Weald makes to those facing terminal illness and their families, and we hope many more locals will support us by signing up for an unforgettable night.”

To take part, registration is £20 for adults and £10 for children. For full details please visit the Events section at: 

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