Gillian Bowers with her son, Dominic

Gillian Bowers with her son, Dominic


Support Buttercup Day this year and help the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity celebrate 25 years!

This extraordinary hospital makes the impossible possible for orthopaedic patients every day. With your help, we can invest in patient and staff care, the latest research and facilities and continue to provide support for everyone who needs us.

Buttercup Day is a special time to fundraise and show support for the RNOH. 

Our RNOH Charity, supporting the amazing work of the RNOH turns 25 this year. Furthermore, the RNOH is celebrating 100 years at its Stanmore site! 

Will you help us to celebrate these important milestones and support Buttercup Day this year?

As well being able to make a simple donation and/or buy a porcelain buttercup, we have TWO events to enable you to support the RNOH. You can participate in ONE or BOTH events – the choice is completely up to you!


Buttercup Day 2022 - EVENT CLOSED

This years Buttercup Day 25 Challenge took place between 30 June and 3 July 2022.

We had a number of supporters take on all sorts of challenges for us including...25 laps around a local park,  visiting 25 places over the weekend and walking 25km.

Money raised from the events we go towards continuing to provide vital support to the RNOH.

Details for how we will celebrate Buttercup Day in 2023 will be released shortly.


Buttercup Collection

Buttercups have been an emblem of hope and optimism at the RNOH since the 1930’s.

This Buttercup Day, we’re offering you the chance to own a unique, handmade buttercup sculpture designed by famous artist Clare Twomey MBE.

Each beautiful ceramic buttercup has been handmade by staff and patients from the RNOH, comes with its own beautiful presentation box and is an exquisite symbol of both fragility and freedom.

Buy one for yourself or as a gift for that special someone. Knowing that each purchase will help the RNOH continue to support everyone who needs them.

Click here to pick one of our Buttercups.



Make a simple donation

Make a simple donation

A gift from you today could enable us to provide world-class facilities for more patients like Dominic.

Click here to make a one-off donation and / or set up a regular gift. Thank you for making the impossible possible at the RNOH. Your support is just wonderful!




If you still need to donate offline in support of a friend or family member's Buttercup Day 25 Challenge event please:

• Call 0208 909 5362 to make a card payment - quoting ref: BC 25 Challenge and the fundraiser's name

• Send cheques made payable to "RNOH Charity", quoting ref: BC 25 Challenge, with a copy of your sponsorship form, addressed to:

RNOH Charity - Buttercup Day 25 Challenge
RNOH Stanmore
Brockley Hill

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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 2004-2019Since then, thousands of patients and friends of the RNOH (and several celebrities!) have taken part in the Walk.
2020 Funds generated from this 2020's Buttercup Day will go towards projects that enhance patient care. Buttercup Walk 2012