Our London Bridges Walk on Sunday 5th June was a great success and so far, we have raised over £10,000!

We had over 150 participants, including dogs, who came together to walk along the River Thames. Those taking part joined us for either a 5km or 10km route, passing many of London’s iconic sites including Lambeth Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

We kicked off the day with a family fun day at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, where kids could enjoy face painting, and fun activities while the adults had a good chat. The atmosphere in the park was incredible and the weather was beautiful.

Our walkers had the added bonus of a goody bag filled with refreshments and treats. One of our walkers kicked off proceedings by cutting the ribbon.

We celebrated afterwards at The Black Dog pub with celebratory drinks and delicious food. Many walkers and supporters took part in our amazing tombola and we raised £144. We are still counting all the sponsorship money, which will help raise vital funds for the hospitals' 3D Printing programme.

The money will help save lives and improve the quality of life for patients. “3D printing and 3D imaging are already revolutionising heart surgery on babies. Exact measurements can be taken via scanning and these are made into a 3D image which helps with detailed diagnoses. It is also vital when explaining to anxious parents exactly what is going on their baby’s heart. This is going to help us save tiny lives,” said Dr Olivier Ghez, Consultant Paediatric and congenital cardiac surgeon.