The Buttercup Walk

The Buttercup Walk

Entry for the 2016 Buttercup Walk is now open! The walk will take place on Sunday 26 June. To register for the walk, just click here!

<< See pictures from the 2015 Walk here >>

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 include:

• Children's rides
• A wide range of stalls
• A live band
• A dog show

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.

Back by popular demand - RNOH Dog Show!

Last year we held the first ever dog show in the RNOH grounds as part of the Buttercup Walk event. It was a huge success with dogs of all shapes and sizes taking part and was run by Crufts class winner Chris King. This year the dog show is back in full force and just like last year, you are more than welcome to take part in both the Buttercup Walk and the Dog Show. To enter your dog for the show, please email us at


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 under £500,000. Last year's walk raised enough money to fund a brand new ultrasound machine for babies and young infants, allowing the RNOH to set up its own dedicated baby hips clinic. This year's funds will again go towards improving and enhancing the patient experience. 

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.
2016This 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