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How to help and donate

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

This page was last updated: January 26th, 2023

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.

Pedal 4 Patients 2023 – Back by popular demand!

Riders one and all, by overwhelming demand, RCHT Charity is back with our amazing Pedal4Patients cycle challenge.

Make new friends, give something back and have fun while you explore our glorious Cornwall. 200 miles over 3 days across some of the most glorious Cornish coast and countryside. Read the full story.

You can request a full information pack or sign up now!

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Endurance Events

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is proud to be a charity partner of Endurance Life. If all terrain running is your thing, here are two events based in Cornwall for you to check out. Commit to raise funds for RCHT Charity and you could receive free entry!

14 January 2023 – North Cornwall 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Cornwall 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra – Endurancelife

20 May 2023 – Classic Quarter – Solo, Relay Quad and Relay Pair options Classic Quarter 2023 | Coastal Cornwall Ultra Marathon – Endurancelife

Signing up? Let us know, we would love to share your story and support your fundraising.

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Make a Donation

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

Online

You can donate online using your debit or credit card through Just Giving.

By Post

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

Royal Cornwall Hospital Charity
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Trelawny Entrance
Truro
TR1 3LJ

By Phone

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

Bank

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 RCHT.Charity@nhs.net.

Gifts from Life Events

A £1382.73 cheque raised for SamAre 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

NHS Staff
Leaving a gift in your Will is a generous way to make a lifelong donation to a charity you care about. Of course, ensuring you loved ones are cared for comes first, but leaving a charitable bequest in your Will can advance care for patients in Cornwall for generations to come.

We would always recommend that you gain quotes from solicitors if you are unsure of the costs of producing a Will and the cost can depend on how complicated your affairs and wishes are. A solicitor will ensure all legal procedures are followed and answer any questions you may have.

If you make the decision to leave a gift to Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity, please find below the details that you will need to provide to your chosen solicitor.

Registered Charity Name: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity
Registered Charity Number: 1049687

Charity Address:
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3LJ

Specific Fund Details: If you would like your gift to benefit a specific fund, please ask if you are unsure of a Fund Name and Number to provide to your solicitor.

The thoughtful support of patients, family, community members and staff who donate and fundraise for Royal Cornwall Hospital Charity advances care beyond basic provisions at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s three sites (Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance and St Michael’s Hospital, Hayle).

Thank you for your interest in supporting our charity

For any further information, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01872 252858 or email rcht.charity@nhs.net

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 karen.murrish@nhs.net.

Fundraise for Us


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.

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 https://www.justgiving.com/royalcornwallhospitals

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 RCHT.Charity@nhs.net or phone us on 01872 252858.

Fundraising Agreement Form

Please can you complete with as much detail as possible and as clearly as you can. Thank you.




    Fundraiser Details









    In submitting this form, the fundraiser agrees to the following conditions:

    1. The Fundraiser will state they are raising money ‘in aid of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity’ on all receipts and communications to the public.

    2. The Fundraiser will ensure all activities are lawful and/or in line with the Fundraising Regulators guidelines.

    3. The Fundraiser will notify Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity of any events held in addition to those listed above.

    4. The Charity has the right to refuse to recognise any fundraising activities which it believes are not in the interest of the Charity.

    5. The Fundraiser will keep accurate accounting records for all the monies raised on behalf of the Charity and allow the records to be open for inspection.

    6. The Fundraiser will account to the Charity within 28 days of the monies being raised without making any deductions.

    7. The Fundraiser may be entitled to reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during fundraising activities. The Fundraiser should discuss potential costs and reimbursement with the Charity prior to beginning fundraising activities.

    8. This authorisation represents an agreement between the Fundraiser and the Charity. The Fundraiser is not permitted to represent the Charity for any other purpose.

    9. Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity does not accept liability for any activity/injury acquired through the fundraising event stated above. The fundraiser must organise all relevant insurance.

    Please complete the details below so we can support your fundraising.

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    Volunteer

    RCHT Charity team
    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 RCHT.Charity@nhs.net.

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