More than 150 charity cyclists, walkers, a kayaker and barges took on a marathon event on Sunday (June 26) for the first ever Grand Canal Challenge.
'He was at death's door'
Speaking before the event Mr Enfield said: “I'm here because the hospitals are just amazing.
"My good friend's son, Will, was at death's door before he received a heart transplant and now he's living a healthy, happy life.”
The Old Orchard pub in Park Lane, Harefield hosted the finishers' party with a BBQ and life music helping to ease the aches.
A total 157 people took part, including 77 cyclists, 78 walkers, one kayaker and two barges.
'I'm still recovering'
CEO of Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity, Gill Raikes MBE said: “The Grand Canal Challenge certainly lived up to its name in every sense.
“If I'm honest, I'm still recovering. It was fun and exhausting in equal measures.
“Thank you to all those who took part or sponsored someone who did – know what you have helped two wonderful hospitals.”
All the money raised will go directly to the two hospital to fund research, buy new equipment and help capital projects.
Life saving treatment
Pam Mann from Surrey took part after her husband had life-saving surgery at Harefield.
She said: “My husband had an artificial heart fitted two years ago. The care he received at Harefield was amazing and I am trying to do everything I can to raise funds and awareness for the hospital.”
Cliff James from Aylesbury had a heart transplant himself at the hospital in 2014, and was fit enough to walk half the route with his family.
He said: “My energy levels have come back and my breathing is fine. I'm a more relaxed person and I'm taking part in this 13-mile walking challenge.
“Life is great.”