The Buttercup Walk

The Buttercup Walk

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



Raise money online

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

• Your friends and family can sponsor you easily
• You can keep track of donations; no need to use a sponsorship form
• Your sponsorship will automatically come to us 7 weeks after your event

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Gift Aid it
Encourage your friends and family to Gift Aid their donation when they sponsor you. This can add at least 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. If you prefer to raise money in person, we include a sponsorship form in your pack when you sign up, but you can download and print more if you need them.

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About the event

 The Buttercup Walk is a sponsored 1 mile walk through the grounds of our Stanmore hospital enjoyed by several hundred people every year. On the day attractions, include:

• Children's rides
• Wide range of stalls
• A live band
• A celebrity 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.
It is always incredibly moving to see the courage and determination of our Buttercup Walk participants, many of whom have undergone extensive surgery, as they prepare to undertake the challenge of walking 1 mile.

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 2004-2014 Since then, thousands of patients and friends of the RNOH (and several celebrities!) have taken part in the Walk.
2015Next 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