Buttercup Walk 2008
The Sixth Annual Buttercup Walk took place at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore on Sunday 29th June 2008. The Buttercup Day was established in the 1930's when the children picked buttercups from the countryside and sold them to raise money for the hospital.
Every year we are delightfully surprised by the dedication and the hard work of all those who attend and everyone who helps to make the event happen. This event is organised with all of you in mind, and your presence and hard work in raising funds for this charity is greatly appreciated, not just by myself, but by all those who benefit from the proceeds which enhance patient care. Last year we treated over 10,000 inpatients, some of whose care has been improved by your generosity.
The aim of the Sponsored Walk and festivities is to raise money to enhance patient care at the RNOH. Originally the RNOH was a centre for the care of children, and over time we have become one of the leading centres nationally and internationally for neuro musculoskeletal care.
We were delighted to be joined by Sylvester McCoy, a past patient attendee of the Buttercup Walk. Sylvester is best known for playing the seventh incarnation of Doctor Who from 1987 to 1996. Sylvester television roles since Doctor Who have included Michael Sams in the 1997 telemovie Beyond Fear, shown on the first night of broadcast of Five and has presented BBC children's programme. He has also returned to play the Seventh Doctor in a series of audio plays by Big Finish Productions.
Thank you to everyone who has helped to make the day a resounding success, and I hope you all had a lovely day and I look forward to seeing you all next year.