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!

This year our Buttercup Day will be a virtual event, over three days - 30 June to 3 July

Buttercup Day 25 challenge

Buttercup Day 25 Challenge
Dates: 30 June to 3 July 2022
Venue: At a place to suit you and your chosen activity

Registration: NOW OPEN HERE

This Buttercup Day, help us celebrate by taking on the 25 Challenge. Whether it’s walking 25 miles, running 25 km, selling 25 cakes, or asking 25 friends to donate a fiver, whatever you choose as your 25 Challenge, your fundraising will make a huge difference.

So, on the weekend of 30 June – 3 July, take on a 25 challenge of your choice, the ideas are endless, have fun with friends and family, and raise funds so we can continue to provide vital support to the RNOH.

Sign up now, and we will support you with your fundraising campaign from the moment you register. As a thank you, we’ll send you a t-shirt and bandana to wear while fundraising.

Registration Fees*

  • £7.50 for a child (under 18 years)
  • £10 for an adult
  • £25 for a family (max four people)

Fundraising goal: £100 per person or £200 per family


Got a question? please look through our Buttercup Day 25 Challenge FAQ's


Walk In The Park 2.5 Challenge

  • Date: 16 October 2022
  • Venue: Aldenham Country Park
  • Registration: Opening soon!

Join us for a fun, family-friendly in-person walk in the beautiful surrounds of Aldenham Country Park in Hertfordshire on Sunday 16 October! Choose your distance (2.5 miles or 5 miles or a distance to suit you) and we will support you with your fundraising campaign from the moment you register. We’ll send you some goodies to wear whilst you take part in the walk too! To register your interest in the Walk in the Park 2.5 Challenge, please send an email to: We look forward to seeing you in October!

Registration Fees*

  • Adult - £15
  • Children 18 years & under - £10
  • Family - £35
  • Corporate team of 5 - £60.00

Minimum Fundraising goal: £150 per person or £250 per family

= £150 per person / £250 per family £500 corporate team

*Your registration fee goes towards the costs associated with the relevant event.


Got a question? please look through our Walk in the Park FAQ's


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!

How we support your fundraising efforts!

  • Regular updates to inspire you with training and fundraising
  • Fundraising tips
  • Free RNOH Charity t-shirt and bandana
  • Free refreshments (in-person event only)
  • Medical support on the day (in-person event only)

And more!


As soon as you register, we will send you a link to our special Buttercup Day 25 Challenge page on JustGiving to help you get your fundraising campaign underway! If you would like us to send you a sponsorship form, please send us email.

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

Cancellation: The in-person RNOH Charity - Walk In The Park 2.5 Challenge - will only be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances or under government guidance or due to COVID-19. In such an eventuality all participants will be notified as soon as possible, and information will be posted on the charity’s website. If we have to cancel the RNOH Charity - Walk In The Park 2.5 Challenge, then we will refund your registration fee to you on request.

Contact Us:

Phone: 020 8909 5362
Event and general enquiries:

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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