Ronni Goddard and the Wave Walkers have pledged to go the extra mile for King's by taking part in the Great Hospital Hike - our flagship fundraising event that follows a scenic 17 mile trail from King's College Hospital in Denmark Hill to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.
Ronni is taking on the challenge with the Wave Walkers - a dragon boat team uniting cancer survivors in regaining fitness following cancer treatment.
Ronni was first introduced to the Wave Walkers in 2016 when she was struggling in her recovery from a mastectomy.
“Joining the Wave Walkers has been the most positive experience for me. Being a part of the team helps us all with our physical and emotional recovery – it helped me improve my movement so that I can now raise my arm up straight and my lymphedema is under control.
“I’ve also met an amazing group of people. The team welcomes anyone affected by cancer but quite a few of us are breast cancer survivors and it’s a huge emotional support just being around people who understand each other’s limitations.
“I can’t thank King’s enough for not only treating my cancer and giving me a future, but also for introducing me to the Wave Walkers.
"That’s why we are doing the Great Hospital Hike – to celebrate our survival; to thank the people that treated us; and to acknowledge the common thread that binds us all together.”
The Great Hospital Hike: 18 September 2021
Step up to the challenge! Hike the 17 scenic miles from King’s College Hospital to the PRUH and help raise vital funds for our hospitals.
Walk with us and discover the iconic landmarks, heritage sites and hidden gems in the heart of our local communities.
Our NHS staff have done so much for us all this year. Now, will you join us to recognise their efforts and go the extra mile for them? We need your support.