Angela Robertson went the extra mile for King's at the Great Hospital Hike - a sponsored 17 mile walk from King's College Hospital in Denmark Hill to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.


Angela at the finish line

In 2019, Angela was rushed to King's College Hospital having fallen critically ill with autoimmune liver failure. Thankfully, a donor liver was found and she received a life-saving transplant operation. 

 

To show her gratitude, Angela laced up her walking boots and took on the Great Hospital Hike - a 17 mile walk through south east London's prettiest parks and wildest woods.

 

“I received superb care at King's, both in the liver Critical Care Unit and Todd ward," says Angela.

 

"I would like to give something back in order to help patients in the future and to recognise the amazing generosity of the donor and their family."


The Great Hospital Hike took participants through parks and woodlands

The Great Hospital Hike took place on 18 September and followed a scenic trail from King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.

 

The route took walkers through some of southeast London's iconic landmarks including the Sunken Gardens in the Horniman Museum, the tranquil ponds at Sydenham Wells Park, the Victorian dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park, the beautiful Georgian Beckenham Palace Mansion, and the ancient oaks in Stumpshill Wood.

 

Angela's fundraising page has attracted many donations from family and friends who are inspired by her story. She's raised over £12,000 for King's from over 200 supporters, which will go towards supporting the life-changing care given to patients at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.