How to help and donate

There are lots of ways to get involved in fundraising for Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund.

We’re here to help you if you want to fundraise on your own, as part of a larger group, or with friends and colleagues.

London to Paris Cycle Challenge – 23rd-26th September 2021

Make 2021 your year!

Fancy getting fit, fundraising and having fun? Then join us in supporting St Michael’s Hospital, West Cornwall Hospital and Royal Cornwall Hospital on our London to Paris cycle 23rd-26th September 2021!

Open to everyone. All abilities, all levels of fitness and at 237 miles you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the scenic French countryside and maybe ponder life over a baguette or two.
We have over 35 fantastic cyclists already signed up but the more the merrier and we’d love to have you along.

We look after over 100 funds under the umbrella of RCHT Charity so if there’s something that’s particularly close to your heart then why not show them your support? Ride for someone, ride in a team, ride alone, ride in memory of someone, just ride. Email for further details including a special January registration discount code!

Support the Covid19 Fund

Why support our Covid19 Fund?

As our Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust staff work tirelessly to care for Covid 19 patients in Cornwall in the coming weeks and months we know that YOU want to show your support. Teams will work long arduous hours, putting themselves on the frontline as they care for our friends, family and loved ones. Many will spend time away from their own families to protect them from the infection and many we know will become ill themselves.

The Covid19 Fund, part of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity will support the welfare of our teams now and in the recovery period of the Covid 19 pandemic and also provide support for our patients and their families at this difficult time.

All donations are VERY gratefully received to the fund and will be used for our NHS staff. Please show them you are behind them, make a donation and leave a message to show your support.

On behalf of all our RCHT staff, thank you for your kindness and generosity. Donate here

Kind Coffee

Show your support for our NHS staff in the face of the challenges ahead. Buy them a coffee to let them know you are behind them.

A donation of £2.00 will buy one drink – of course you can donate more than one cup.

Your donation will purchase a drink and with the kind support of our friends at Mitie a small donation will also go to Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity for the ongoing support of our hospitals.

Vouchers for drinks will be available for all staff caring for our patients at this time – RCHT colleagues, Housekeeping and Catering teams, Ambulance crew, volunteers and many more.

Donate here

London to Paris Cycle Challenge

Join us on the 23rd to 26th September 2021 and ride London to Paris for a truly inspirational experience; you’ll make friends for life, push yourself beyond your limits but most of all make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Cycling London to Paris is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands for charities nationwide.

We’ll spend 3 days in the saddle, cycling 237 miles from capital to capital. Our journey begins in London with the route taking us through glorious English countryside as we cycle from Croydon to Portsmouth, before crossing the Channel to Caen. Once across the water, we start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right!  We cycle along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France.

A spectacular finish awaits us as we reach the home stretch around the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysées, before reaching the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks our finish line. The days in the saddle may be long but the sense of achievement we’ll feel crossing the finish line and the euphoric atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements in this magnificent capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off!

Don’t miss out, get in touch for more information – take on the challenge of a lifetime and support Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.

Call 01872 252858

Make a Donation

There are a number of ways you can donate to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity:


You can donate online using your debit or credit card through Virgin Money.

By Post

Please send your cheque, made payable to Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity, to:

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity
Bedruthan House
Royal Cornwall Hospital

By Phone

Call us on 01872 252690 and make a donation using your debit or credit card.


You can make payments direct to the Charitable Funds bank account:

Account Name: Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Sort code: 20-88-44
Account number: 00766070

Donating to a specific fund

Please let us know by phone or email if you are donating to a particular fund so we can make sure it goes to the right place.

Gift Aid

If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid means you can increase the value of your donation to our charity by 25p for every £1. In order for us to do this, you need to send us a Gift Aid declaration, and let us know when you’re making the donation. If you would like to complete a Gift Aid Declaration please click here, or email

Gifts from Life Events

charitythreeAre you celebrating a special birthday or anniversary this year, but really don’t need your friends and relatives to bring a gift?

Why not ask them to make a donation to our Charity in lieu of a present at your party! We would be delighted to receive the donations in honour of your special day.

You can easily set up an online celebration fundraising page for friends and family to donate on Just Giving. This is a  safe and secure way to donate and it enables your friends and family to see other donations at a glance.

Gifts in Memory

You may wish to leave a gift in memory of your loved one. There are several ways you can do this.

Create an online tribute page on Memory Giving

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is registered with Memory Giving and your funeral director will be able to help you set up a tribute page dedicated to the memory of your loved one. Please visit the Memory Giving website for more details.

Create an ‘In Memory’ page on Just Giving

An online tribute to your loved one on JustGiving is a lovely way to leave a lasting memory with a photograph and a few special words. Friends and family can leave donations in lieu of flowers and messages of remembrance. This is a safe and secure way to donate and it enables your friends and family to see donations at a glance. You can make donations in memory at time, such as a special anniversary or birthday when you would like to remember your loved one. Visit Just Giving to set up your In Memory fundraising page.

Legacy and Bequests


Your legacy can provide gold standard care for patients in Cornwall. A legacy or bequest is a tax-free gift left to a charity in a Will. Charitable bequests are of enormous importance to our work.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is a proud member of Remember a Charity, which provides information and guidance about leaving a gift in your Will, after you’ve looked after family and friends. Please visit their website for more information..

To learn more about how to leave a legacy to Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity, please contact Stephen Hocking, our Charitable Funds Accountant on

Make us your Chosen Charity

Your company could have a powerful impact on healthcare in Cornwall by nominating the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity as your Charity of the Year. Regular fundraising and events are a great way to build a thriving community among your employees whilst giving back to a local charity. There are many ways for your business and staff to get involved, such as

  • Staff fundraising events
  • Donate a proportion from sales
  • Give gifts in kind
  • Sponsorship

We’ll be on hand to help you with ideas and event-planning support. We want you to feel that you are making a valuable contribution and to enjoy the business benefits of being a partner of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.

To discuss how we can work together as your Charity of the Year, please get in touch with our Fundraising Manager, Karen Murrish on 01872 252858 or

Fundraise for Us

charityoneThere are lots of ways to get involved in fundraising for Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund. We’re here to help you if you want to fundraise on your own, as part of a larger group, or with friends and colleagues.

Host your own event

Get together with friends for a fundraising evening at home or host an event in your local community. We can give you advice and support on making the most of your event.

Fundraise at work

Involve co-workers and colleagues by having a themed dress day, challenge day, or bake sale at the office.

Get sponsored

You could choose to give up chocolate, go Facebook free for a day or participate in an organised, sponsored event such as a local running event or walk.

Use the Web

A great way to raise funds is through an online fundraising page. You can set up your own page through JustGiving, with easy ways to engage with your friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to support you. Once your fundraising webpage is created, you can also sign up to receive text donations that are linked to your page. Set up your page

Tell us about your fundraising event

Whatever you are planning, please get in touch with us, we would love to hear all about your fundraising and we will be able to send you our Fundraising Action Pack with lots of ideas and advice. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Email us at or phone us on 01872 252858.


Help our charity through giving your time. Volunteers are always needed to help with events, administration, and our collection box scheme. If you have other skills or ideas that you think would help our charity, please do get in touch.

Please speak to our charity office to talk about available opportunities on 01872 252858 or