The Buttercup Walk

The Buttercup Walk

The Buttercup Walk 2015 takes place on Sunday 28 June 2015.

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10.30 - Walkers’ registration opens
12.00 - Walk opened by special guest Norman Sharp
13.00 - Grand raffle draw
13.30 - Event ends

Raise money online

JustGiving is the online platform we recommend you use for collecting your Buttercup Walk sponsorship money. It's quick to set up and simple to use.

• Your friends and family can sponsor you easily
• You can keep track of donations; there is no need to use a sponsorship form
• Your sponsorship money will be automatically sent to the RNOH Charity

Set up your Buttercup Walk JustGiving page 

Gift Aid it!

Encourage your friends and family to Gift Aid their donation when they sponsor you. This can add an extra 25% to every donation at no extra cost to you or your sponsors.

Sponsorship forms

The easiest way for people to sponsor you is with a JustGiving page. However, if you would prefer to raise money in person, you can download and print off a sponsorship form by clicking the link below. You can print as many copies of the form as you need.

Download your sponsorship form 

About the event

The Buttercup Walk is a sponsored 1-mile walk through the grounds of our Stanmore hospital, which is enjoyed by several hundred people every year. The attractions and entertainments on offer this year include:

• Children's rides
• A wide range of stalls
• A live band
• A special guest

The walk is not a race, and participants can complete some or all of the course, at their own pace and in their own way. We appreciate that some people may not feel able to undertake the walk themselves; if this is the case, you may wish to nominate someone to walk on your behalf.

New for 2015 - RNOH Dog Show

This year, for the first time, we will be holding a dog show as part of the Buttercup Walk event. In order that people who have entered the Buttercup Walk can take part, the dog show will begin at 1pm. The finish time will depend on the number of entrants. The show will be run by Crufts class winner Chris King.

The classes below (subject to change) will be charged at £1.50 per entry:

Any variety puppy
Any variety sporting
Any variety non-sporting
Working /pastoral/utility
Any variety open

You will be able to register your dog for entry from 10.30am on the day of the event.

Please note - only dogs entering the show will be permitted on the day. All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

How does the Walk help the RNOH?

Buttercup Walk

Funds generated by the Buttercup Walk are distributed across the hospital for the direct improvement of facilities and patient care. Since its inception in 2003, the Walk has been a huge success, raising just over £400,000. This money has helped fund many essential items, including: customised chairs for the X-ray department, which allow scoliosis patients to be X-rayed while seated; pelvic harnesses used in the treatment of hip dysplasia in young infants; and communication aids to assist our patients with special needs. 


The History of the Buttercup Walk

     
Buttercup Walk 1930s 1930s Our original Buttercup Day took place in the 1930s, when local children picked buttercups from the local countryside and sold them in central London to raise funds for the hospital.
Buttercup Walk 2003 2003 This fundraising tradition was revived in 2003, with the first annual Buttercup Walk.
Buttercup Walk 2011 2004-2014Since then, thousands of patients and friends of the RNOH (and several celebrities!) have taken part in the Walk.
2015This year we will be aiming to surpass the record amount of funds raised by the Walk, which stands at £47,000... but we will only be able to do so with your help! Buttercup Walk 2012

 


If you have any queries about the Walk, please do contact the Fundraising Office on 0208 909 5362, or at buttercupwalk@rnoh.nhs.uk