Over 240 people stepped out along the Kennet & Avon canal on Saturday, 20th May for Royal United Hospitals Bath, at the Walk of Life 2023.
The sponsored walk was 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 tow path, 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.”