On Sunday 25 July, 100 supporters arrived at The Morpeth Arms in Westminster ready to participate in our first in-person event in months, the London Bridges walk.


Patients, their families, and hospital staff came together to walk to remember loved ones or keen to give back for care they had received at our hospitals. Goodie bags filled with drinks, snacks, and a quiz to be completed along the way were handed out, and then we were off!


Sights along the route included Lambeth Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and of course, some of London's spectacular bridges. Unfortunately, in the early afternoon the heavens opened. Our walkers took shelter wherever they could and waited for the worst of the downpour to pass, but every single walker made it back to the Morpeth Arms, damp but still smiling.

Allen and Laraine Watson said,

We were literally like the proverbial “drowned rats” when we got back to the Morpeth Arms – what a storm – we’ve certainly never encountered thunder, lightning, and torrential rain to that extent in London before. But our spirits weren’t dampened at all, and the cheers and claps you greeted us with when we arrived back made us feel very proud of our achievement.

The event raised a brilliant £6,347. If you joined us for the event, from everyone at Charity HQ - thank you, and we hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you at our next London Bridges Walk. Everything you raised, every penny, will support patients at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. 

Special thanks go to our event sponsors Watts Way Travel and to Jamie and the team at the Morpeth Arms for hosting. A massive thank you also to our dedicated volunteers Mel, Mia, Paul, Emanuele, the Watts family and friends, and to the local companies who donated tombola prizes.

Take a look at all the pictures from the day below!