Stepping out for hospital fund

[Photos credit: Paul Gillis]

Good to hear that – to date – over £26,000 pounds has been raised from last week-end’s Walk of Life in aid of the RUH’s hospital charity.

Over 240 people stepped out along the Kennet & Avon canal for the sponsored walk – organised by RUHX, the official charity of the RUH, to raise funds to improve health, happiness and wellbeing for everyone in Bath and beyond.

Walkers completed either a 26.2 mile marathon challenge from Bishops Cannings or 10 mile challenge from Bradford On Avon along the scenic canal towpath, crossing the finish line at The Holburne Museum in Bath.

To date, over £26,000 has been raised from the event, and RUHX expects this rise over the coming weeks. Every penny raised will help the hospital to do more, supporting staff who do an incredible job every day, and putting the ‘extra’ in extraordinary care for everyone who needs it.

Laura Snell, Events & Community Manager, RUHX said: “Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the Walk of Life. You really have gone the extra mile for your local hospital. You are all superstars! 

Walking a marathon or 10 miles in the blazing sunshine is no easy feat and we have been so inspired by you all. Whether you walked to remember a loved one, as a thanks for care you have received, to get active or support a great cause – your efforts mean we can do more for the RUH, its patients and staff.

We’d also like to say a big thank you to our dedicated volunteers whom help make the event possible, to everyone that sponsored and donated, and to our committed event sponsor Savills.”

Registrations for the Walk of Life 2024 will open soon. To find out how to get involved or to register your interest, please email