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.
Ted’s Big Day Out
Schools, colleges, nurseries, and youth organisations in Bath, Wiltshire, and Somerset – your hospital needs you! The Forever Friends Appeal, the fundraising charity for the Royal United Hospitals (RUH) in Bath, is inviting you to join our annual fundraising day ‘Ted’s Big Day Out’ on Friday 18th October. As part of the charity’s special 20th anniversary celebrations, this year’s theme is ‘Celebrate Your Way’ – so it’s up to you, organise a fancy dress day, have a film night, organise a teddy bears picnic or do something else fun to raise vital funds to support patients at the RUH.
By taking part in Ted’s Big Day Out, you will be supporting Children’s Services across the RUH– by helping to fund specialist medical equipment, research and facilities for the Neonatal Ward, Children’s Centre, and Children’s Therapies Centre. Alternatively, you can fundraise for any ward, department or campaign at the hospital that is close to your heart. This is a perfect opportunity for young people to learn about the importance of the NHS, the value of helping others AND have lots of fun along the way.
Interested in taking part? Sign up today to receive your FREE fundraising back and be in with the chance of winning a visit from the Forever Friends Appeal mascot ‘Big Ted’: www.tedsbigdayout.com or call 01225 824013.
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 www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/events/india-dalai-lama-trek-2020 or contact Maddy on 01225 825823 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bath Half 2020 – run for patients
Sunday 15th March / Early Bird closes Monday 30th September 2019
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.
Early Bird places are available on our website until 30th September 2019 for just £20. All we ask is that you raise a minimum of £175 for a ward or department close to your heart at the RUH.
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 www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/events/bath-half-marathon 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 www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk or call 01225 821535