On 25 June, I will be taking part in the 26 mile route along the Grand Union Canal that links the Royal Brompton to the Harefield Hospital.

The Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals are two world-class centres that treat and beat the planet’s biggest killers, heart and lung disease. The money raised will go towards new equipment, research and amenities that fall outside the scope of the NHS but are often vital to the lives and well-being of the hospitals' patients.

As world pioneers in the research and treatment of heart and lung disease, together these two hospitals treat babies born with heart problems, toddlers affected by asthma, teenagers living with cystic fibrosis and adults in need of heart and lung transplants, to name just a few. These conditions could affect any of us. This is why the work of the hospitals is so important, and why the Charity’s support is so worthwhile.

Emma-Jane Gordon