Trick or Donate - Halloween with a difference.

This year the Kilndown Village Hall Committee would like to suggest an alternative Halloween for your little ones. Instead of Trick or Treating and asking for donations of chocolate and sweets we would like to encourage all children from the village to collect for donations for the Tunbridge Wells Foodbank.

Nourish Community Foodbank provided 41,526 meals last year to Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas and 46% of those were to children under 18 years old. These people need supporting due to benefit changes, unemployment, domestic abuse, having debt problems and as a result of having had an accident or being unwell. For more information on the charity or how you could support them please click here.


On the 31st October we will be meeting in the Village Hall at 6pm to then walk around the village to collect your donations. If you are happy for the children to knock please display the leaflet which can be downloaded here or that will be posted through your Kilndown letterbox in October. If you prefer not to have anyone knock but would still like to donate, donations can be left at the Village Hall from 5pm or before the 31st at Blackberry Cottage, Rogers Rough Road, Kilndown. TN17 2RJ.

The foodbank have asked in particular for the following items however any donation no matter how small of any food or toiletries would be gratefully received.



After the collection we will be hosting a little children's party in the Village Hall until 7.30pm so that the children still get a chance to have a sugar fix and see their friends all dressed up.

If anyone has any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the party or donate a sugary cake or tasty treat please contact Laura-Louise White on 07790231183 or email on

Please support this initiative if you can to help those in our local communities who are struggling or need some temporary help.