QHOF recently visited the Charles Dickens Day Unit at Maidstone Hospital to meet members of a local charity and to hand over the proceeds of their New Years Day Pram Race. A cheque for £3500 was presented to Hayley’s Heroes in order to help them continue their invaluable work.
Tickets for the Water slide on 16th July 2016 will be on sale exclusively here on the QHOF Website from February 1st.
Demand is expected to be high so please call back then to book your place on the UK’s longest water slide and remember all proceeds go to local charities!
2016 – a new year and the 37th Annual Sutton Valence Pram race!
Thanks to those who turned out in their thousands to watch and to donate to local charities. We hope you enjoy this short video that goes some way to capturing the atmosphere of this very special event.
Kent Online coverage of the race here: 2016 Pram Race
Happy New Year!
New Years Day Pram Race entry forms here!
Over the course of the last few Sunday mornings, members of QHOF have been meeting to install posts and lights in Lambe’s gardens, to bring a much needed dose of Christmas cheer to Sutton Valence for the festive season.
Today saw the arrival of the Christmas tree, erected and festooned with lights ready for the Carols on the Green on Friday 11th December.
Photographs by www.johnstarns.com
Today QHOF members were very proud to once again marshal the Sutton Valence Remembrance Day Parade to honour those killed in two World Wars.
This involved co-ordinating and implementing the closure of roads around the memorial site and ensuring the safe passage of those who came to pay their respects to the fallen.
More information about Remembrance Day can be found on the British Legion website.
All photographs by John Starns Photography
Do you know of a deserving cause within the three Suttons? Please contact us via the form below or the QHOF Box in the Queen’s Head, Sutton Valence
*We like to publicise our good deeds via the website and the noticeboard at The Queens Head, but if you’d prefer us not to, please let us know in the box below.
Stay tuned for a very exciting Summer event right here in Sutton Valence – visit us again soon for more news!
The Queens Head Oddfellows Fund (or QHOF for short) are a group of like-minded individuals who meet on a once-monthly basis to organise fund-raising events within the Three Suttons (Sutton Valence, Chart Sutton and East Sutton) Kent.
All proceeds are donated to local worthy causes and residents of the Three Suttons are warmly invited to submit applications for support to the Queens Head, Sutton Valence.
QHOF has made extraordinary donations to a wide range of causes in the past decade. It has bought mobility scooters for pensioners, purchased gravestones, bought sports strips for local schools and, with the proceeds from the 2011 Street Party, contributed a significant sum towards the completion of the Sutton Valence Play Area.
QHOF are: Ian Betts, Andrew Beavis, Steve Lynam, John Starns, Jonathan Worsfold, Alex Suters, Lyndon Davies, Dominic Stafford Uglow, Stuart Greasley, Graham Edmed, Ian Robinson, Dave Ewen, Ray Butler and Brian Wright.