Our biggest London Marathon team ever!

This year the Virgin Money London Marathon is back on the streets of central London and with our virtual runners taking part too – from as far afield as the USA – we have our biggest ever team! With the event only a few weeks away, we […]

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Volunteers spruce up Pond Street gardens

Have you ever noticed the gardens outside the Royal Free Hospital? These areas on Pond Street are looked after by our volunteer gardening group, funded by the Royal Free Charity. We caught up with some members of the group once referred to as “a miracle […]

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Pears Building scoops top industry award

The Pears Building project has scooped a global construction industry accolade less than a month after building work finished on the site, with judges hailing it as “an outstanding world class building”. Project services company Buro Four won the Full Alliance Award for their management […]

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Angela’s kidney hero to row down the Thames

Angela Deighton has lived with chronic kidney disease since childhood. As her kidney function deteriorated in later life her doctors explained that she would either need dialysis three times a week to stay alive or undergo a kidney transplant. Angela requested a transplant and was […]

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Leaving a lasting legacy: Nicola’s story

Nicola Whitehill was diagnosed with diffuse systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) and Raynaud’s in 1997. Nicola campaigns tirelessly to raise awareness of scleroderma, a rare autoimmune condition that affects the skin and connective tissue. In this blog written to mark World Scleroderma Day, Nicola explains why she’s […]

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RFC Presents: What Matters to You?

One of the UK’s leading proponents of a global patient engagement movement has been named as the guest speaker in the next broadcast of the Royal Free Charity’s series of virtual talks. Senior improvement advisor Karen Turner has spearheaded the adoption of What Matters To […]

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Cat’s climb for cancer

Cat is a senior sister in the oncology department at the Royal Free Hospital. Over the last year she has seen first hand the resilience of both staff and the patients visiting every day. “With these moments still vivid in my mind, I feel compelled […]

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Open letter to volunteers

None of us could have predicted, even a year ago, that we would now be approaching Volunteers’ Week under COVID-19 restrictions for a second year in a row.  This reality brings with it mixed emotions for us all.  We know that for many of you […]

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Immunity experts to move into ground-breaking facility

Scientists are preparing to move into an ultra-modern research facility which will allow them to work more closely with clinicians to develop treatments and cures for some of the most devastating diseases of the immune system. The £60m Pears Building, which was today handed over […]

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