London Bridges Walk
In aid of
130 people (and some of their dogs!) walk for medical research and training
Sunday 27 June saw nearly 130 people of all ages, plus some of their pets, walk either 6 ½ or 13 miles around central London, crisscrossing nine of the major London bridges.
The first ever London Bridges Walk, organised by The Griffin Institute, raised approximately £67,000 for St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, which seeks to create a future free from the fear of bowel disease, and The Griffin institute, a medical research and surgical training charity, which works to improve outcomes for patients of all ages who are living with acute and chronic disease and disability; both charities are located within the Northwick Park Hospital campus.
Joining staff, patients and generous supporters, was John Griffin, the Honorary President of The Griffin Institute, who was walking to improve patient outcomes and to save lives.
The weather was kind, and the atmosphere was phenomenal. As one participant who has mobility issues put it, “After crossing Tower Bridge [the last bridge], I was on a complete high! I have never felt so good in my life”.
The Griffin Institute hopes to run the event again next year, with double the number of participants and raise even more money to promote medical research and training.
Vital funds were raised to:
The Griffin Institute
• Improve cancer outcomes
• Increase awareness of training opportunities for healthcare professionals to combat cancer
• Support the training of the next generation of surgeons
• Sustain Research & Development (R&D) projects conducted at The Griffin Institute including work on breast reconstruction, wound healing solutions, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), testing drugs for liver disease, orthopaedic research, as well as COVID-19 initiatives
St Mark’s Hospital Foundation
• Support Research, Education and Innovation at St Mark’s Hospital which is the UK’s national bowel hospital.
• Support St Mark’s Hospital Foundation’s mission to create a future free from the fear of bowel disease.
• Enable research covering all areas of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, hereditary cancer, innovation in surgery and endoscopy, anorectal, bowel regeneration, cancer and patient safety and quality of care.
Phone: +44(0)203 958 0500
Address: The Griffin Institute
Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital,
Y Block, Watford Road,
(access via St Mark’s Hospital main entrance)
Nearest Underground Station: Northwick Park (Metropolitan Line)
Nearest National Rail Station: Kenton (London Euston to Watford Junction Line)
Local Bus Routes: No 186, 223, H9, H10, H14, H18, H19, N18