15 August 2012
From The newsdesk blog
The Maggie’s Night Hike is an annual charity event where participants walk a 10 or 20 mile course around London, incorporating some of the capital’s best architecture.
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners is a huge supporter of Maggie’s. The practice, which won the 2010 Stirling Prize for its Maggie’s Centre in London, has taken part in the annual Night Hike three times – and is putting up another team for 2012.
Ivan Harbour, partner at RSHP, says a number of employees have taken part multiple times.
“It is a great opportunity to do something truly challenging as well as get inside some of London’s most exclusive buildings,” says Harbour. “Teamwork and charitable donations are written into the constitution of the practice and the hike gives us the opportunity to do both.”
Vidal Fernandez, architect at RSHP, describes last year’s event. “It was a long, tough walk and we all wanted to quit at some point, but we did not give in to tiredness and celebrated our achievement at the end. One year on, I can remember watching the sun rising in this incredible city with my friends and feeling an enormous sense of well being.”
And Night Hike veteran Ann Miller, PA to Ivan Harbour, who has taken part three times said: “I like to see how it feels to stay up all night walking. It’s interesting seeing what parts of London are like after hours and fun to banter with those still out on the town. The highlight has to be the sun rise over Tower Bridge from City Hall and I always run the last little bit into the Guildhall. It’s a fun way to help such a good cause.”
This year’s route includes Leadenhall Market, the London Eye, the Royal Geographical Society, the Roca London Gallery and the Royal Institute of British Architects.