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Read about some of the exciting charity events that have happened at Homerton Hospital.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Race day: Sunday 13 October 2019.

This stunning central London half marathon, takes in the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.

Since 2008:

  • More than 112,000 runners have crossed the finish line
  • Over £43m has been raised for more than 1000 charities

This year promises to be another incredible Royal Parks Half.


You can take part in 2019’s race by running for Homerton Hope the charity for Homerton Hospital. Places are limited so email now to sign up.

Registration fee is £50 and we are asking runners to raise a minimum of £350.

Email to sign up.

Hackney Ark Children's Centre

At last the refurbishment work has been done to the roof garden area of the Hackney Ark Children's Centre. Thank you to everyone who took part in fundraising initiatives and made donations to help us make this possible. We will look to buy some play equipment in the Spring to make the area even better.

Some before and after photos to show the huge improvement.

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The Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that our members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Homerton Hope Charity has been chosen for this funding opportunity.

Every time our members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Our cause will be available for members to select until November 2019. - visit this page to find out more about our cause.

The stores supporting us are:
Clapton - Clapton E5 0LS
Hackney - Homerton High Street E9 6JF
Hackney - Pembury Circus E5 8HH
Hackney - Theydon Road E5 9BQ
Hackney Hackney E8 3QE

Please vote for us and support Homerton Hope

Mary Seacole Nursing Home

Thank you everyone who helped us to make the amazing gardens a reality at the Mary Seacole Nursing Home. A big thanks again to Tesco Groundworks for their support.

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On 29th September a group of staff from the emergency department took part in an event at the Velopark, ranging from 1 mile to a ½ marathon. On 7th October another member of staff will be running their first Chester marathon raising funds for Redthread at Homerton. You can still donate to support our fundraising.

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In August, 15 children and young people and their families who attend Hackney Ark Physio took part in the Superhero Series Para Triathlon at Dorney Lake Windsor. The event was created by Sophia Warner – Paralympian who had the idea of creating a series where people with all kinds of disabilities could come together and compete alongside like-minded individuals who face similar daily experiences and challenges.

On the day our superheroes swam, cycled, ran / propelled in the races independently, in specialist equipment or with help from their side kicks and they did us proud! Each child showed great determination and puin heroic performances. They all completed their races and achieved their goals and all left with medals.

They truly were Hackney Superheroes! The charity was able to fund this thanks to donations to the hospital.

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Thank you to BTFS (BT Facilities Services) for volunteering to help tidy up the RNRU garden to ensure it was ready for the Patients’ Summer Party.

For 3 days Jim McCoy, Andy Devenish, Kevin Attard, Paul Smith, Stuart Edwards, Nick Skinner, Ken Perrin and Mark Bitmead worked hard trimming bushes and hedge areas, pressure washed paved areas and fixed decking and paved areas to make it safer. The team also fixed and repainted wooden tables and benches, replenished bark in flower beds and supplied various materials such as a retractable hose and garden tools to be used with our patient’s during the gardening therapy sessions, as well as supplying plant new shrubs and flowers. Thank you so much.

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Ark River Walk on Saturday 14th July

We raised over £650 - thank you for everyone that supported us.

We are meeting at 10am at Stratford International Station, by the children’s playground between Westfield Shopping Centre and Stratford International Station (John Lewis end of Westfield). We are raising money for the Hackney Ark Roof Garden area to ensure that the space can be made safe and accessible for children who attend the Ark.

To donate please visit

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Thank you to Tesco & Groundworks once again for their generosity to our hospital. £2000 towards large toys for Starlight ward outpatient clinic and the children's A&E department.

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Thank you to The Blessed Mothers of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star(UK) for their recent donation of items to the hospital. We really appreciate your support.

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A new initiative to provide bags for families to take home belongings for relatives that have passed away. A huge improvement on the carrier bags that we have previously been using. Funded by Homerton Hope.

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Thank you to Michal Rossa at Starbucks Liverpool Street Station for the donation of a sofa. The staff in ITU are very grateful.

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Thank you to JLT Management Services for their huge donation of toys and £1500 to the Starlight Children's Unit. 

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Thank you to Tesco for providing a Christmas lunch to patients and staff at the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Everyone looked like they had a great time. Not only did Tesco provide the lunch, they served and entertained too.... Thank you Elaine Price

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Thank you to all the staff and customers at Asda Leyton Mills who chose us as their charity. We received £500. Thank you for your support.

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Thank you to Tesco & Groundworks for donating £4000 to our Mary Seacole Nursing Home garden project.

We really appreciate your support. Along with the fundraising from the Wheelchair walk we are nearly at our target of £10,000.00. Thank you to everyone who has supported us.

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Thank you to all those who came along to our charity art auction on Thursday 2nd November 2017 and supported the hospital.

We sold £1750 worth of art on the night expertly auctioned by the team from Christies.

Some pieces are still available so if you are interested in making a purchase please email

The catalogue is available online here.

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On Sunday October 15th 2017, The Mary Seacole Nursing Home took part in a ‘Wheelchair walk for a cause’ to raise funds for resident activities and our planned garden makeover. Our goal was to walk 10 residents in their wheelchairs along the canal and up to Victoria Park and then have a celebratory picnic. 

Donations can made via our online JustGiving page, or in person. For more information email us at

To-date we have raised nearly £7500 towards our £10,000 target. Donations are still coming in.

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Stik visited the hospital in September 2015 and sold 100 prints of his mural 'Baby' to raise money for our RNRU department. 

All proceeds will benefit Homerton Hospital’s unique and innovative art programme which began almost 30 years ago. The Trust now offers long stay patients with acquired and traumatic brain injuries the chance to explore interactive art workshops as part of their rehabilitation and recovery. Funds will actively enable the Trust to develop and expand an arts workshop service for the ECU (Elderly Care Unit) specially formulated for people with dementia.

The Homerton's art programme showcases many art exhibitions and displays contemporary art works from artists within the community and of National reputation to enhance and enrich the experience for patients, staff and visitors. Funds will enable us to continue with our exhibitions and displays schedule, maintain and upgrade our existing art collection and ensure that it is preserved for posterity.

Media interest was very high and the artist's reputation as a street artist ensured the interest would be huge and it was; queues started forming at 5am.

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And this is the reason they were waiting, to get their signed copy. This guy proud to be first.

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Staff were keen to enjoy the stardust and Stik admits to a close affinity with Homerton and the staff.

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Our Art Curator, Shaun Caton, has a long history guiding the hospital in its collection of artwork around the hospital that often gets mentioned on social media and has been closely involved in developing the hospital's art programme.

Our visitors and purchasers were very happy at the smooth running of the operation, plenty of laughter and warmth due in no small amount to our security team and our cashiers who had to process the payments for the eager purchasers wanting to get their prints. 

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Annie Lennox is guest of honour at Homerton Hopsital

Singer/songwriter Annie Lennox OBE was guest of honour at the opening of our new centre, The Clifden Centre/Jonathan Mann Clinic for the treatment and support of people with HIV at Homerton Hospital on Tuesday October 1st 2013.

This centre provides superb facilities in a modern and relaxing setting, delivering treatment, advice, prevention and support for sexual and reproductive health and HIV.

The Centre is the culmination of the “Positive Lives” initiative which, over a number of years, has been supported by many generous donors, by the local community and by the NHS. Over £2m has been raised to fund the extensive refurbishment and the provision of the new Jonathan Mann Clinic.

Professor Jane Anderson from the Centre said:

“We are delighted that Annie came to see for herself the ground breaking work we are doing in the care and support of people with HIV. The number of people with HIV who use our hospital has doubled in the past 10 years and the new Centre will enable our multidisciplinary team to deliver holistic care and support, which will address both people’s clinical requirements as well as wider emotional, social and practical needs.

We work closely with a range of agencies and our local authority colleagues to provide a network of advice and support to our communities, covering a full range of sexual health and family planning services as well as services for HIV.

Prevention and health promotion are key components of our work. Our contraception services have been instrumental in reducing the teenage pregnancy rates for Hackney and the City over the past three years.”

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Ms Lennox, who is HIV Ambassador for the Mayor of London, toured the Centre which she described as a “beautiful space”, and spent time talking to staff and patients.

She said: “As a passionate activist, and as the Mayor of London’s HIV Ambassador, I have been touched by the countless stories of men, women and children who have been affected by HIV. For many people, these are no longer stories of despair, but are stories of hope. Advances in treatment mean that HIV is no longer a death sentence.

People on effective treatment are living healthy, fulfilling and long lives. This new clinic at Homerton is a fantastic facility that will help more people get the world-class treatment that they need.”

The guests, who included the Mayor of Hackney and local MP Diane Abbott, also heard from a patient of the Centre who praised the new development, describing her own experiences of the care received whilst dealing with HIV.

Ms Lennox formally declared the Centre open by cutting a red ribbon.

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More information

Thank you to John Lewis Stratford Community Matters for their donation of £950 to our Neonatal Unit. We really appreciate your support

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