Medical support transforming lives

Sponsor Lorna Votier in My Prudential London 46 mile challenge


PLEASE sponsor Lorna NOW -  Prudential My Ride London 46 mile challenge - completed on 16th August 2020 

I am delighted to say that supporters of TVF and I completed the Prudential 46 mile MyRideLondon on 16th August and have raised much needed funds to help charity to be able to continute to provide grants for vital medical equipment and assistance to those in great need.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on TVF's Fundraising with the cancellation of events and the loss of income at a time when families and medical students need the charity most. A big thank you to Tessa, Klaus, Julie, Mark, Doris and Mike for joining me and to all our generous sponsors as we have raised over £2,300! 

It is not too late to sponsor - every donation small or large will help The Victoria Foundation to go on transforming lives by providing lightweight wheelchairs, specialist tricycles, accessible transport and grants to medical students. Thank you for any support you can give.  

PLEASE sponsor Lorna NOW -  Prudential My Ride London 46 mile challenge 

How your donation could help

  •      £80 could provide a textbook for a medical student 
  •    £250 could provide an elective bursary for a medical student 
  •    £550 could provide a speclist trike for a youngster
  • £3,000 could provide a lightweight self propel wheelchair
  • £65,000 could provide a sixteen seater accessible minibus

Details of My Ride London 2020 - 16th August 2020 

Register NOW and support TVF in Prudential My Ride London 

It's not too late to sponsor Graham or Lorna in the 2.6 challenge to take part in your own virtual challenge - see below!

Sponsor Graham Ball's 2.6 Challenge          Sponsor Lorna Votier's 2.6 Challenge 

The 2.6 Challenge is in response to the impact of COVID-19 which has led to the cancellation of thousands of charity fundraising events and the loss of billions of pounds for UK charities.  The organisers of the UK’s biggest mass-participation events have come together to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities.  The Victoria Foundation needs your support now more than ever to continue to provide vital medical support and equipment. 

Graham Ball, TVF Founder and CEO, and Lorna Votier, TVF Development Director, completed a 2.6 hours silence on 26th April and have raised over £1,500. The funds  will help TVF provide support for the future generations of NHS doctors by providing Toolkit Grants and Elective Bursaries to medical students facing disadvantage and huge financial pressure during their studies, and due to the impact of COVID-19 TVF has pledged £5,000 support to refurbish a garden of reflection for NHS frontline staff and patients at Kingston Hospital.  Graham and Lorna wanted to thank all those who have so generously sponsored them and to say a special thank you to Anissa and David Cantell, Cantell and Co Estate Agents for their very generous donation of £400!

Create your own 'Virtual Challenge' - step, run swim .....  you create the challenge and take part on your own or with friends! 


Due to the impact of Covid-19 where organised challenges have been cancelled or postponed we are calling on our fantastic supporters to take up a virtual challenge to raise funds to help ensure that TVF can go on providing vital medical support, equipment and grants to medical students facing extreme hardship during their studies. 

Your 'virtual challenge' can be a run, bike, swim, golf or other type of activity you like to do. The challenge is virtual in name only, as to participate you still have to complete the challenge at the selected distance during the event dates you have set. 

You decide the location, at a time, place and pace that is convenient for you.  You have the freedom and flexibility to fit the event into your schedule. Please ensure  you keep to the recommended social distance guidelines.

Some ideas of a Virtual Challenge to set yourself to complete in a week, a month ...

  • Step Challenge - 100,000, 250,000, .....1,000,000 steps
  • Cycle/Walk 25k, 100k, 200k ....500k
  • Swim 1000m, 5000m , .....10,000m 
  • Climb the equivalent of 'Everest' or 'Snowdon' on local hills or stairs!

If it is a 25k walk - you can walk your favourite route, track, path, use a treadmill, or do it in your garden!  You just set your distance and you walk anywhere at a date and time convenient for you. No need to walk on cold, rainy days, or hot, humid, sun beating days – unless you want to.  

Your Virtual Challenge 

  • Decide on the challenge you want to set yourself, set the time period to complete it - get friends and family to join you!
  • Contact TVF to let them know and create a fundraising page 


  • Ask friends, family and contacts to sponsor you 
  • Complete the challenge - log your progress on your fundraising page
  • Celebrate your achievement and thank your sponsors 
  • TVF will send you a medal and certificate of achievement 

Please get in touch now if you would like to take up a Virtual Challenge in aid of TVF T: 020 8332 1788 or Email