Team UHBW Your hospital charity General information Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity is your NHS charity We’re here to help you continue to go above and beyond for your patients, ensuring you can bring moments of joy, comfort and happiness to those who need it most. Working with University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, these are our promises to you: We’ll fund the little things that make a big difference We’ll work with you to create healing environments and spaces to provide dignity, privacy and empathy We’ll work alongside you to champion equitable access for everyone We’ll fund world-class technology, treatments, knowledge and medical research. In short, we are committed to helping our hospitals go that extra mile for you and your patients. Join us and be part of a bold, energetic and positive force across our communities. In this dedicated UHBW staff section you will find information on: Spread the word about your charity charity Becoming a Charity Champion Fundraising for your hospitals Dealing with donations on wards Applying for reimbursements of small expenditure Applying for grants for equipment, research, refurbishments and training that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide. Introducing the charity to the public Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity is the NHS charity for Bristol city centre hospitals, South Bristol Community Hospital and Weston General Hospital. A donation or time spent volunteering or fundraising for us will help to improve the health and happiness of every patient in all 10 of our hospitals. We know that patients and their friends and families are often looking for a way to say thank you for the outstanding care received from you while being treated in hospital. Our latest Impact Report shines a light on just a fraction of what is possible with their support. Read our Impact Report Please encourage people to get in touch with us directly via the website, email or phone, or by dropping into our fundraising hub in the Bristol Royal Infirmary welcome centre to chat with our volunteers: bwhospitalscharity.org.uk [email protected] 0117 927 7120 Fundraising hub, BRI welcome centre, Level 2 Donations from patients, friends and families Many of your patients or their families and friends would like to donate to say thank you for their care. You may also choose to do some fundraising for your NHS charity to make a difference to yourself and colleagues. If you receive donations for Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity directly, you can use the donation receipt book situated on your ward to provide a receipt to the donor. Alternatively, you can visit our fundraising hub in the BRI welcome centre to pay in donations to our volunteers who will then fill out a donation receipt for you. Please note all cheques must be made payable to Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity. When donations are processed they will be allocated to the appropriate fund. The donor will receive a thank you from the charity and learn a little more about the impact their donation will have. The Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity will also process the Gift Aid claims and work hard to secure ongoing support from the donor. This ensures every pound donated grows further, while also helping to cover the operational costs necessary for generating income for charitable purposes. If your donation receipt book is finished or you have , please request a new one from our Income Administrator Leanne on [email protected] and she will put it in the internal post for you. The impact of donations Thanks to supporter donations and fundraising efforts, Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity is able to provide more than £1m of funding to UHBW every year. Payroll giving Payroll giving is a simple way of giving money to charity before paying tax on it. If you're interested in signing up to payroll giving for Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, please contact the payroll team at UHBW. Thank you.