The Heart of Kent Hospice Moonlit Walk

Senior School
17 Oct 19

This year the Sutton girls wanted to raise money for charity, so Head of House, Paige Davidson and Deputy Head of House, Anisha Thapa Magar, decided to enter some charity walks and runs.  The Heart of Kent Hospice Moonlit Walk was our first, last Saturday night, 12th October.  Team Sutton had a great turnout, comprising eight girls from the boarding house, along with three girls from the Juniors, Mrs Palmer, Miss Du Preez and myself.

About 500 people took part in the walk, despite the constant rain the girls were in good spirits. They had new head torches and pink T-shirts but Harriet Connor decided to raise morale even further by buying everyone flashing bunny ears, the must-have accessory of the night!

During the eight-mile walk, we were spurred on by the girls’ singing. Valerie seemed to be the song of choice, in preparation for the forthcoming House Singing competition.  Although cake was available in West Malling, the halfway point, Team Sutton did not stop and powered on through to the end, completing the walk in an impressive two hours forty-five minutes.

In total, the girls have raised close to £300, which is a fantastic achievement.  A special mention must go to Nicole Avery for being our top fundraiser.  Thank you to all the girls who made this evening so much fun and a huge thank you to Mrs Palmer and Miss Du Preez for giving up their evening to make this walk possible.

Miss Manning

Resident Tutor, Sutton House