Overview

Trek through the Kent Countryside for Charity

The Kent Charity Trek has been organised by Kent Search and Rescue, and is either a 50km or 25km trek through the beautiful Kent countryside on the 16th May 2020, following parts of the North Downs Way. You can join as a team or an individual to raise money for one of our partner charities.

Leaving from The Historic Dockyards in Chatham taking in stunning scenery such as Rochester Castle, Views across Blue Bell Hill, Kit’s Coty, shortly after our 25km trekkers will leave us. As the 50km trekkers carry on perhaps they will take a rest with Brother Percival at Hollingbourne, then passing white cross at Lenham, before viewing the man-made lake on the Eastwell Estate, finishing the 50km route at the luxurious setting of Eastwell Manor Hotel and Spa.

Kent Charity Trek have partnered up with, The Big Cat Sanctuary Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund and Kent Search and Rescue, participants need to choose one of our partner charities to walk in aid of.

For your registration fee you will receive;

Before the event starts;

On the day;

  • Welcome and checking in from the Kent Charity Trek team and our charity partners
  • A fully marshalled trek, with first aid and water stations along the route.
  • Printed and electronic route map.
  • For our 25km trekkers food and drink at the end of your trek.
  • For our 50km trekkers food and drink at the half way point and at the end of your trek.

To choose your charity and register for the trek please visit the image or the link below:


The Big Cat Sanctuary

The Big Cat Sanctuary is a young and vibrant conservation Charity with lots of experience and ambitious ideas. We are often working with other organisations to maximise the effectiveness of our actions, and the BCS strives to achieve significant successes in the field of conservation, education and fundraising.

The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, Kent, where we house a small number of selected endangered big cats with the view to breeding and where possible re-introduction to their home continents. The BCS is an innovative charity allowing people from all walks of life, nationalities and countries to join and actually assist (if they wish) in the long term care, and where possible reintroduce animals and plants in to their native habitat.

The BCS is actively directing its efforts towards saving endangered species by protecting their habitat and raising awareness of the causes and threats to the endangered species and their habitats.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 560,000 people living in West Kent and the north of East Sussex. Services include our Kent Cancer Centre which is the UK’s fifth largest Oncology Centre.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund is the Trust’s dedicated charity supporting Maidstone Hospital, Tunbridge Wells Hospital and Crowborough Birth Centre. Donations help to enhance the patient experience in all sorts of ways from funding wall mounted toys and chairs in waiting rooms to medical equipment and memory boxes for bereaved families.

To mark the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, 2020 has been designated International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Our Trust employs over 1,730 midwives and nurses and taking part in the Kent Charity Trek could be one way to help celebrate their contributions.

Kent Search and Rescue

Kent Search and Rescue is a charitable organisation dedicated to assisting the emergency services in the search for and rescue of vulnerable missing persons. When are we available? Our members make themselves available 24 hours a Day, 7 Days a Week and 365 Days a Year. Who do we do it for? Kent Search and Rescue provides a service for the local community by responding to Kent Police, the Local Authority and other emergency services. Why do we do it? To help find and rescue to a place of safety members of the public that go missing and are considered life in danger.