RUH:My Walk of Life Marathon

Turn your claps into miles for the staff at the RUH!

Coronavirus has paused daily life in so many ways, but our Hospital Heroes have never stopped going the extra mile. Now, it’s our turn! Walk a marathon this September for your NHS.

The public’s generosity has meant that The Forever Friends Appeal has been able to make a difference already, but the charity still needs the public’s continued support to help transform patient care and support staff beyond the crisis.

This September, The Forever Friends Appeal are asking you to turn your claps for the NHS into miles, and take on their new virtual challenge, My Walk of Life Marathon! The charity are seeking local explorers and at-home adventurers to join their team and complete the walk, their way. Whether you’re rearing to explore the local nature from your doorstep, climb Mount (stair)Case at home, or create an expedition in your garden – this challenge is for everyone!

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Complete your marathon across the month of September – that’s less than a mile every day! Fundraise for a ward or department close to your heart, in memory of someone, or just to say a massive thank you to the NHS. 

Alan Morley, a previous walker in the charities annual Walk of Life Canal Walk, jumped at the opportunity to sign up. 

“I’m fundraising for the cancer unit to say thank you for looking after me for the last 11 years. I’m now 70 and retired, and all my ongoing diagnostic tests and oncology consultations are conducted at the RUH. I had bowel cancer in 2009 and they discovered I had a different and rare cancer called pseudomyxoma peritonei in 2016 – this affects about 3 people per million per year.

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The team at The Forever Friends Appeal will be there to (virtually) cheer you on throughout your marathon of a challenge. Despite walking on your own, you’ll never be alone as part of a community of walkers, taking steps to help the RUH when it needs it most.

At present there is no evidence of further disease. Therefore I felt it was time to do the walk again to say thank you to the NHS and RUH Bath.”

The team at The Forever Friends Appeal will be there to (virtually) cheer you on throughout your marathon of a challenge. Despite walking on your own, you’ll never be alone as part of a community of walkers, taking steps to help the RUH when it needs it most.

When the big day comes and you cross the finish line (30th September), any walker who has raised £100 will receive their very own medal!

Are you ready to go the extra mile? Sign up for free today!

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