A Wild in Art event in support of Heart of Kent Hospice.

Friends of Elmer

A huge thank you to local businesses who supported Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade by signing up as a Friend of Elmer. Through customer donations, raffles, bake sales and special offers, these businesses helped to raise a great amount in aid of Heart of Kent Hospice.


Our brilliant Friends of Elmer were:

Arriva Southern Counties: Arriva Southern Counties is a bus operator in Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Essex, Hemel Hempstead, and Watford in England. It is a subsidiary of Arriva UK Bus.

Cornell Jewellers: An independent jeweller in Maidstone and an integral part of the local community.

Emma FitnessBe inspired, motivated and succeed in your fitness goals with Emma Goodman, personal trainer and exercise specialist at Southcote Proactive Healthcare in Maidstone.

GVE Commercial Solutions: Based in Maidstone, GVE are a professional quantity surveying and commercial management consultancy serving many of the UK’s major contractors in construction and civil engineering.

Hazlitt Theatre: Be in with a chance to win money can’t buy family tickets to the Hazlitt Theatre’s VIP Gala Opening Night of this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. The closing date is Monday 4 October 2021 and the draw takes place on Friday 8 October 2021. Enter raffle now

Hunter LawEmployment law advice that’s professional, practical and personal.

Kentish Lady: The Kentish Lady River Boat is synonymous with Maidstone and between Spring and Autumn provide unique experiences of the Upper River Medway.

Museum of Kent Life: Kent Life is an open-air museum located at Sandling, next to Allington Locks. The 28-acre site that constitutes Kent Life has evolved through the years from the historic Sandling Farm.

Onwave: Power your performance and efficiency through better connectivity and digital technology. An original member of our Business Club, set up in 2020.

Parkfoot: Parkfoot Spar is an award-winning state-of-the-art modern convenience store with family values and a desire to support the local economy.

Priory Direct: Have selected Heart of Kent Hospice as their Charity of the Year and supported our Elmer shops by generously donating their packaging products for merchandise purchases. 1% of all sales are donated to charity.

Puddings Coffee Shop: Family run business in the heart of Maidstone.

Sammy Slush: Make your party or event extra special with Sammy Slush Party Hire; slush machines, popcorn, candy floss and more!

Supersonic Playground: Maidstone-based design agency. An original member of our Business Club, set up in 2020.

The Living Café: Independent cafe in the centre of Maidstone. Serving the highest quality locally sourced produce.

The Merit Group: Providing clients with tailored solutions for over 40 years. An original member of our Business Club, set up in 2020.

The Old Boat Café: Set aboard the historic narrowboat Verbena, a beautiful location to meet up for coffee, cake or a spot of lunch on the river path trail.

Tiger Law: A “new breed of Law firm” with a brand-new office in Maidstone.

Tilney: Award-winning financial planning and investment advice. An original member of our Business Club, set up in 2020.

Waterstones Maidstone:  Situated in Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre, at Waterstones you’ll find places to browse, places that encourage new readers to expand their horizons and booksellers who are passionate about the books they sell.

Wellness Markets: Dedicated high-quality markets with you in mind, aiming to provide an environment for visitors and vendors to meet and connect.

Own a local business, wanted to get involved, but missed out?

Should you wish to get your business involved with the Hospice, please contact Sasha Kamenetski – sasha.kamenetski@hokh.co.uk or call 01622 795691. We have a number of great opportunities to get you and your colleagues engaged, including our Corporate Accumulator Challenge which is due to start in October.

Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade

Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade