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Stride4life and fun day


Stride4Life 2017 will be held on Sunday 9th July 2017.

To date Stride4Life has raised over £366,000 since it started in 2004. To view the 2016 photographs please visit our Stride4Life Facebook page.

To find out about our new event supporting the Cancer Fighting Fund, please visit our Ride4Life webpage, which will tell you more about the cycle ride from the grounds of Darent Valley Hospital to Paris taking place in September 2017.

Stride4Life is an annual charity event with sponsored walks and funday. Run almost entirely by volunteers, led by Joan Warwick MBE it supports the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Cancer Fighting Fund, ALL proceeds from Stride 4 Life go to this fund. This event is held annually on the 2nd Sunday in July in the grounds of Darent Valley Hospital.

Stride4life has 3 aims:

  1. To raise as much money as possible to help men, women and children who are fighting Cancer. The 1st Stride 4 Life was held in July 2004. At the same time the hospital set up the Cancer Fighting Fund. This fund purchases equipment to assist specifically in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of all cancers by introducing the latest technology to give the very best possible care to cancer patients.  

  3. To provide a family day out with something for all ages through our Fun Day. The day ends with a Balloon Release with everyone releasing their balloons together in the Arena:

    • to celebrate and remember the life of a loved one

    • to celebrate the recovery of someone and give thanks for a saved life

    • to celebrate a new life.

  4. It engages the local community with so many people volunteering their time to a good cause.


There are over a 100 volunteers who make this event possible, by coming along on the day and helping set up, run stalls and help clean the field at the end of the day. Valley Park Radio are there every year with their PA System, compering the days activities, interviewing walkers and creating a great atmosphere through providing a soundtrack on the day. The trasmission is relayed to the hospital’s patients, making them a part of the day as well.


A big thank you to you all for everything that you have done to achieve this magnificent amount which has helped men, women and children who are fighting cancer.


Additional Information

Registration Forms

Stride4Life 2017 - Registration Form 

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