Tooting’s emergency services chose St George’s as the beneficiary of their combined effort to pull a 4000 kg ambulance through the streets of Tooting.

As part of the Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) Summer Fun Day on Saturday 21June, Tooting Fire Station, Tooting Safer Neighbourhood Team and the London Ambulance Service joined forces to raise money for St George’s Hospital Charity.

The pull started at the hospital’s Atkinson Morley Wing, taking in Blackshaw Road, M&S Colliers Wood, Tooting High Street, Mitcham Road, the Broadway, Tooting Bec and the Fire Station on Trinity Road.

The pull raised a staggering £1632.35, all of which will go towards improving the quality of the environment at St George’s, whilst the funds raised by the Fun Day will go to support equipment for the A & E department at St George’s.

The Fun Day is the third summer event for Tooting, staged by BATCA in co-operation with the Gatton Muslim primary school and St Augustine’s Church, both in Broadwater Road. And the ambulance pull is the third time that our local heroes from the emergency services have pulled together to raise awareness and money for St George’s Hospital Charity.

Notes to editors

  • 1. For more information, please call Liz Woods, Head of Fundraising & Charitable Communications at St George’s, on 020 8725 4522 or e-mail