Celebrities join RBC Race for the Kids 5k fun run

Well known faces from the worlds of entertainment and sport joined families, friends and colleagues for the RBC Race for the Kids 5k fun run in Battersea Park on Sunday 9 June, raising vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Showing their support were Chris Hollins, Dan Lobb, Gabby Logan, Kenny Logan, Denise Lewis, James Purefoy, Matt Johnson and Paralympian Sam Ruddock, who joined around 4,000 fun runners - including Great Ormond Street Hospital patients and families - at the event. Event sponsor Royal Bank of Canada also got involved, with more than 900 of their staff and family members taking part.

So far, this year's race has raised over £520,000 for the much-needed redevelopment of the hospital, with sponsorship money still rolling in. The ambitious programme to rebuild two thirds of the hospital will give everyone the space they need, making cramped, outdated wards a thing of the past.

Logans Race for the Kids 2013
The Logan family

Gabby Logan said: "It's really inspiring to see so many people taking part today. It's amazing to think that the money raised by everybody here will eventually mean that even more children will receive the world class care they deserve."

Tim Johnson, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, said: "The RBC Race for the Kids is now in its fourth year, and it's wonderful to see the event go from strength to strength, with so many people tunring out to show their support.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to each and every one of our participants - whether they ran, jogged, walked or strolled, their efforts will help us make a real difference to patients and families."

Mark Standish, Co-Group Head of RBC Capital Markets and RBC Investor & Treasury Services, said: "We're proud to support the RBC Race for the Kids and we're delighted to have entered our biggest team yet - over 900 staff and families - in this year's event. Well done to everyone who took part!"