The Forever Friends Appeal

Walk of Life - Canal Walk

Peter Giles

Peter Giles

My Story

I'm taking part in the Walk of Life, a sponsored walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal to support patients, families and staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH Bath).

My late wife Val had a couple of 10 day stays in RUH with complications from the MS she lived with for nearly 45 years.  The second stay, sadly, ended with her death six years ago.  But throughout both stays she couldn't have asked for better or more sympathetic care.  She had nothing but the highest praise for all the staff and for her treatment.  They deserve our help.

The last year has highlighted just how amazing our NHS is. The incredible staff at our local hospital have been working tirelessly every day to support patients, families, and each other throughout one of the most challenging times in the history.

They have never stopped going the extra mile for us, so now its my turn. I am so fortunate to still be fit, to walk and run regularly, and able to enjoy vigorous exercise, so I am really looking forward to this challenge.  

Your donations will help The Forever Friends Appeal continue to support staff beyond the crisis and transform patient care, where its needed most. Funds raised will help provide life saving equipment and life saving facilities, innovations and technologies that go over and above what NHS funding can provide.

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Funded

  • Target
    £500
  • Raised so far
    £2,035
  • Number of donors
    28

My Story

I'm taking part in the Walk of Life, a sponsored walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal to support patients, families and staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH Bath).

My late wife Val had a couple of 10 day stays in RUH with complications from the MS she lived with for nearly 45 years.  The second stay, sadly, ended with her death six years ago.  But throughout both stays she couldn't have asked for better or more sympathetic care.  She had nothing but the highest praise for all the staff and for her treatment.  They deserve our help.

The last year has highlighted just how amazing our NHS is. The incredible staff at our local hospital have been working tirelessly every day to support patients, families, and each other throughout one of the most challenging times in the history.

They have never stopped going the extra mile for us, so now its my turn. I am so fortunate to still be fit, to walk and run regularly, and able to enjoy vigorous exercise, so I am really looking forward to this challenge.  

Your donations will help The Forever Friends Appeal continue to support staff beyond the crisis and transform patient care, where its needed most. Funds raised will help provide life saving equipment and life saving facilities, innovations and technologies that go over and above what NHS funding can provide.

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Peter Giles is fundraising towards

Walk of Life - Canal Walk

Get together with family and friends for our canal walk on Saturday 18 September and walk a marathon (26.2 miles) or 10 miles. You’ll be guaranteed beautiful countryside views, narrowboats and nature as you discover the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath. The marathon walk starts in Bishops Cannings ...

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