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.

India Dalai Lama Trek for the RUH

23rd September – 4th October 2020


Calling all 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 2020 trekking team – who are hiking through the spiritual home of the Dalai Lama in India next autumn. Beginning in Dharamsala (the heart of the Tibetan community), you’ll trek through the beautiful Indian Himalayas, rhododendron forests and high up in alpine meadows surrounded by snow-capped peaks, passing through traditional Hindu settlements, temples and Buddhist Monasteries. You’ll also have the chance to visit the Taj Mahal… and all in the knowledge that every step you take will support patients and their families back home. Plus, new for this year, the group will spend a day volunteering at a school along the route, an amazing opportunity to give back to the community.

The charity is hosting an Information Evening at the RUH on Wednesday 2nd October from 6:30-8pm. 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 /

Bath Half 2020 – run for patients

Sunday 15th March 


Registration is now open for The Forever Friends Appeal’s charity places in the Bath Half Marathon 2020! Join our team today take every step of your 13.1 mile challenge for patients and their families at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH), at a time when they need care the most.

As a local hospital serving Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire, our hospital touches the lives of over half a million people, whether as a patient or visiting a loved one. It’s where our babies are born, where our broken limbs are repaired, where we fight diseases, face the challenges of old age, learn to manage long-term conditions and so much more. Vital funds raised from the Bath Half will help pay for extra special projects and state-of-the-art equipment (beyond the remit of the NHS) that will transform care for the hundreds of thousands of patients and families cared for each and every year.

Plus, you’ll receive…

  • an RUH running vest
  • a Fundraising Pack filled with ideas and training support
  • support from our Events Team just a phone call away
  • unrivalled enthusiasm from our cheerers and hugs from Big Ted on the day!

To sign up, visit or contact Maddy in the Events Team 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