The 40th Anniversary was truly spectacular, featuring Professor Sir Magdi Yaqooub kicking off the race, and Amy Price presenting the awards

What an incredible day it was! The sun radiated its warmth on one of the hottest summer days, where the Harefield Hospital community came together for a fun run through the breath-taking Harefield countryside. This year marked a remarkable turnout, a testament to the passion the Harefield community, patients and their families have for this hospital, with over 650 runners and walkers participating and overall, more than 1,000 attendees.

Our supporters followed the scenic Grand Union Canal, passing by the friendly Coy Carp pub, before crossing the canal at Springwell Lock and returning to the hospital for the exhilarating final stretch towards the finish line.

Rafaella Notarianni, Community Fundraiser – Harefield, said: 

 A really hot day but a really fantastic day. Our numbers are looking amazing. Everyone is having fun, hope to see you all next year!

After crossing the finish line, families and friends enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere at the Family Day. The hospital grounds came alive with a variety of stalls. Papa Gee's ice cream offered sweet treats to help everyone cool down. Fizzy Bathroom Heaven enchanted us with bubble magic and handmade bath bombs. Amy’s Amazing Faces added a burst of colour with her incredible face art. 

Ruby, one of the attendees, said:

Today was so great, my favourite stall was the face paint. I can’t wait for next year!

Stephen Jones left us spellbound with his close-up magic tricks. The Bungee Trampoline kept the kids active and bouncing all day, and Angela's Knits showcased beautiful handmade gifts and crafts. It was a day filled with fun and creativity for all!

Angela Wesley, from Angela's Knits, whose son received a double lung transplant at Harefield Hospital, described the day as: 

  A really good event, lovely atmosphere and absolutely love seeing the dinosaurs.

The Winners of the 40th Harefield Fun Run had their trophies awarded by Amy Price 

Hamsters Cup | awarded to the participant with the most recent transplant. 

Albany Suarez – Albany received a double lung transplant on 5th October 2019

Professor Magdi Yacoub Shield | awarded to the individual who has raised the most money.

Gary Frith - raised an incredible £693

Re-Beat Club Cup | awarded to the team who has raised the most money. 

Ricky’s Angels - raised an incredible £2,315

Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity Cup | awarded to the largest team entry.  

Congratulations Ricky’s Angels who had a whopping 34 members taking part!

 Rhys Merritt, from Harefield Candle Company, said: 

I’ve been here last year and it’s really well organised, everyone seems to have a great day which is really good.

The event raised over £60,000 for the Harefield Haemodialysis appeal. The funds will go towards providing Harefield Hospital with six new haemodialysis machines, for one transplant ward and the intensive care ward at Harefield Hospital, which will cut the treatment time for patients who need dialysis down to four hours and will allow it to be delivered during the day.

Thank you to everyone who came down on the day and made the Fun Run and Family Day a huge success. You can find more photographs from the day in this gallery. (Credits to photographer Alistair Veryard)

40th Harefield Fun Run and Family Day

Everyone at the Charity is excited to welcome you back next year for the 41st Annual Harefield Fun Run – save the date – Sunday 10th September 2024


If you want to donate to the Harefield Haemodialysis appeal, please click the link below


A very big thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this day a success. As always it is a huge team effort so thank you to the following: 

       Aerotest – our medal sponsor

       Robert Cooper Estate Agents & Steve Pursey – sponsoring the staff team cup

       Grant & Stone for kindly lending us a lorry to use as staging

       Uxbridge HireBase for providing the generator

       Bookers for providing water for every participant

       Co-op for providing bananas for each participant

       Steve Smith and the St John Ambulance for providing the First Aid for today along with Mirco Porcellato

       Holly Kearns and the Ruislip White Watch of London Fire Brigade

       Police Constable Nathan Martin - Met Police – community support arm

       Sugi and her team of Vinci volunteers, who gave up their Friday to help set up the event

       The huge army of volunteers who have helped prior to and during the event, a huge thank you. This event would not be possible without your hard work, smiles, and energy

       All the participants and supporters for taking part and for all your amazing fundraising efforts, we hope you enjoy the day!

       Our wonderful supporters who donated prizes for our tombola and wine, or water stands

       All the stall holders that have supported us

       Georgia Miller and Mike Redgrave & the Uxbridge District Explorer scouts for marshalling the course

       As well as Mark Hensley and the Uxbridge Army Cadets

       Peter & Chris at Pen & Ink Graphics for all their help and continuous support

       Lorraine Blake and family for looking after the water point on the course

       Nicky Fisher for providing her enthusiasm and warm-up

       Futunity UK for coming along and blowing us all away

       Singing for Breathing

       Shaun and Gary for providing the sound

       Martin & Misty for managing the start and finish line

       Waqas for providing and piloting the drone

       And Dan Cook along with the amazing site services team who have been here since 6am!

       Big thank you to our photograph Alistair Veryard