Last Sunday saw the 35th Harefield Fun Run & Family Day, one of the Charity's most important and longstanding events, draw in over 1,000 supporters. The event raised over £35,000 for Harefield's Intensive Care Unit extension

Among the 1,000 people who joined us for this landmark event, there were 622 runners, walkers and joggers, and more than 30 heart and lung transplant patients. This gathering of transplant patients seemed particularly fitting, given that Sunday was also the last day of Organ Donation Week. All attendees could enjoy a whole host of family friendly activities, food stalls, vintage car displays and the ever popular tug of war.

Throughout its glittering 35-year history, the Harefield Fun Run has consistently brought in huge support for the Charity, and we'd like to thank everyone who came out to show their support for our hospitals. Back in the Fun Run's inaugural year, none other than comedy legend Eric Morecombe kicked off proceedings, and at this year's event, the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr John Hensley, fired the starting gun.

Winner of the prize for the largest team taking part in the Fun Run was Anbu’s Army, captained by Suganthini Anbalagan, whose husband received a life-saving heart transplant in 2014. She said:

It was a fantastic day for Anbu’s Army. We had 26 participants in our team and it was great to see lots of children, teens, parents, grandparents and patients participating in the 5k and 10k runs to raise money for Harefield Hospital. It was a really a fun family day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the donor families, doctors, nurses and staff for supporting each patient and their families.