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 Skydive Day                                                                          7th July 2019

Are you looking for something extraordinary to do in 2019? In July, you could be taking one big jump from a plane, to make one giant leap for patients at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH)!

The Forever Friends Appeal, the fundraising charity for the hospital, is looking for as many daredevils as possible to join them for a day of skydiving on Sunday 7th July, at Netheravon Airfield in Wiltshire.
Patients and their families face tough challenges every single day and staff at the RUH are always there to guide, support and care for them, day in and day out. The funds raised from a skydive helps the charity invest in extra-special equipment and facilities that make a real difference to everyone at the hospital, that goes above and beyond what standard NHS funding can afford. In 2019, the Appeal will also be celebrating their 20th year of fundraising and it with thanks to skydivers, the public and local community that over £20 million has been raised for the hospital since 1999. So if you’re thankful for the RUH and want to help the charity continue their work with the experience of a lifetime… then the Skydive Day is for you!

Registration costs £50 and jumpers are asked to raise £350 in sponsorship – this can be for the any ward/campaign/special appeal that is close to your heart. In return all participants will receive a jump t-shirt, fundraising guidance and lots of support from the drop zone.

Sign up (or find out more): / 01225 821535








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

Calling all adventurers, walking-enthusiasts and one-of-a-kind experience-seekers! The charity for the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH), The Forever Friends Appeal, is looking for local people to join their trekking team – who are hiking along the Great Wall of China in October 2019. You’ll explore the twists, turns, steps and slopes on this Wonder of the World, trekking on all types of incredibly challenging terrain (becoming well acquainted with 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 all in the knowledge that every step you take will support patients and their families back home.

We are hosting an Information Evening at the RUH on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 from 7-8:30pm. This will feature an evening of presentations about fundraising and the trek itself, including a Q&A session with a Global Adventure Challenges trek leader, as well as a chance to hear about previous trekkers’ experiences. To find out more, 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