A close shave for cancer care

Long-time Royal Free Charity supporter Ranjan Chowda has recently shaved off all her hair to raise money for cancer care at Barnet Hospital. Ranjan, a Ugandan refugee of South Indian descent, came to the UK in 1972 after being forced to leave Uganda. She and […]

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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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