Forever Friends Appeal Events

If you would like to support the Arts programme you can make a donation, take part in an event (below) or find out many more ways to get involved. Whichever way you chose, you will be helping us maintain and continue this valuable service for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors.

Run for RUH patients                                                                      Bath Half Marathon: Sunday 17th March 2019

Make every step you take from now until March count for patients & families cared for by the Royal United Hospitals Bath, by joining The Forever Friends Appeal’s Bath Half team today! You can choose to run for any ward, department or campaign that is close to your heart and in return for your super-hero efforts you’ll receive your own RUH team running vest, fundraising and training support and an invitation to the celebrations in the marquee (celebrating YOU and the charity’s 20th year of fundraising!)…and not forgetting, the biggest cheers on race day in the RUH’s home city!

Charity places are now available for £35, with a pledge to raise £175 for patients. Own place runners are also welcome. To join the team, please visit or contact Maddy in the Events Team on 01225 825823.








Walk of Life                                                                                  Saturday 11th May 2019 @ Kennet and Avon Canal

Registration is now open for this popular walking marathon and 10 mile trail, along the beautiful Kennet & Avon canal. The sponsored walk is organised by the charity for the RUH, The Forever Friends Appeal and legendary Glastonbury Festival founder, Michael Eavis CBE will be back again to open the start of the walk’s epic 26.2 mile route in Bishops Cannings (near Devizes). From here the walk heads along the towpath, through Bradford on Avon, before finishing at the iconic Holburne Museum in Bath. The 10 mile afternoon route joins in the fun in Bradford on Avon.

Open to both men and women. Early bird entry costs £20 until 3rd December and £25 thereafter (includes a t-shirt, medal, water and treats along the way and lots of support) and you can choose to walk in support of any ward, department or campaign at the hospital that’s close to your heart. The event is proudly sponsored by Kier Construction and M J Church.

To sign up, visit  or contact Laura in the Events Team on 01225 821535.











RUH Great Wall of China Trek                                                        5th-13th October 2019

Calling all adventurers, hiking-lovers and one-of-a-kind experience-seekers! The charity for the RUH, The Forever Friends Appeal are looking for local people to join their next trekking challenge – along the Great Wall of China! You’ll hike the twists, turns, steps and slopes on this Wonder of the World, trekking on all types of incredibly challenging terrain (becoming well acquainted to steps!) but the breath-taking views everywhere you look will be worth it! You’ll also become part of history as you help rebuild part of the Wall, before ending this journey of a lifetime in Beijing…. and you’ll trek in the knowledge that every step you take will support patients and their families back home, being cared for at the RUH.

To find out more about the trek and the Information Evenings being held, please visit  or contact Maddy on 01225 825823 /

To sign up for The Forever Friends Appeal and help raise funds for the Art at the Heart programme here at the RUH, simply visit or call 01225 821535