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Fundraising and Donating

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. The Trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

As an employer of over 4,000 people the Trust is also one of the biggest employers in the area and sees nearly a million patients each year. Charitable Funds supports the work of the hospital and its staff. By raising additional money we can improve the healthcare and experience delivered to our patients. The money raised and donated via Charitable Funds does not replace money provided to our hospitals from the government. Charitable Funds are needed instead to pay for things that aren’t covered by the NHS- i.e. enhance patient environment/add value to service.

We would like to Thank You for choosing to raise money for our hospitals.


What is the money spent on?

You can specify if you’d like your money to be spent more generally across our hospitals or specifically to a department or ward.

The sorts of things Charitable Funds are often spent on:

  • Equipment (Medical/Scientific/Diagnostic), e.g. heart monitors/defibrillators
  • Comfort items for patients
  • Refurbishment/Redecoration/Maintaining buildings
  • Better amenities for our hard working staff
  • Staff training/course/conference fees

Examples of recent items that Charitable Funds has provided:

  • Electrically operated reclining chair for Elizabeth Ward (BME Network)
  • Ultrasound Scanner- St Albans City Hospital
  • Rehabilitation chair- Intensive Care Unit
  • Sensory Trolley- Children’s Wards

How to Get Involved

Below is a comprehensive list of possible fundraising events to trigger your imagination. However, please do not let this restrict you- novel ideas will always have an impact!

  • Art show
  • Barbeque Party
  • Barn Dance
  • Bazaar/Booksale
  • Bungee Jump
  • Cake & Candy Stall
  • Car Boot Sale/Wash/Rally
  • Cheese & Wine Party
  • Christmas Fayre
  • Cocktail Party
  • Coffee Morning
  • Craft Fair
  • Dinner Dance
  • Fete
  • Football Tournament
  • Fun Run
  • Garden Party
  • Go-Karting
  • Golf Day
  • Jumble Sale
  • Karaoke Night
  • Knitathon
  • Marathon
  • Non-uniform day
  • Quiz Night
  • Dinner Dance
  • Sponsored Bike Ride
  • Sponsored Walk
  • Sports Day
  • Staff Fun Day
  • Swear Box
  • Sweepstake
  • Swimathon
  • Theatre Night
  • Tombola
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Trivia Quiz
  • Wine Tasting
  • Raffle

Online - The simplest way to donate is online, through our Just Giving page http://www.justgiving.com/westhertfordshirenhs. Here you can specify whether you would your money to go to a specific department.

By post - You can send a cheque, along with your donation form to Mark Anderson. Please remember to include your contact details.

In person - You can visit us and donate, either in cheque or cash. Please complete this form and visit Patient Affairs, Main Reception, Watford General Hospital.

Gift Aid - If you are interested in including Gift Aid in your donation, please tick the relevant box when you fill out the donation form.


FAQs?

  • Is West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust a registered charity?
    Yes, our charity number is 1052210.
  • Do I need permission to fundraise?
    Yes. Please contact Mark Anderson, Charitable Funds on 01923 436759 or the Communications Team on 01923 436280.
  • How do I know the money I raise/donate will be used correctly?
    Contact us and we will discuss where you’d like it to be spent.
  • How do I send you my money?
    Please see above for information on the different ways you can donate.
  • How do I include Gift Aid in my donation?
    Please tick the relevant box when you fill out your donation form.

Contact Us

For any further information on donating/raising money for our hospitals, please contact Mark Anderson, Charitable Funds on 01923 436759.

If you are planning any events or appeals to raise money and would like to speak to someone, please contact the Communications Department on 01923 436280.

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