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.

£70 Challenge

The £70 Challenge is your chance to win up to £1000 for your chosen fund of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity

How much could you raise starting with £70?

The £70 Challenge is your chance to win up to £1000 for your chosen fund of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.

7 teams will be selected from entries and given £70 to grow it over 70 days. You will need to use all of your entrepreneurial skills to raise profit.

Run fundraising events, auction items, invest the £70 on the stock market, set sporting challenges or organise social activities to raise funds!

Why enter The £70 Challenge?

  • A great opportunity to raise funds for your nominated fund.
  • Boost teamwork and morale.
  • Prove your ingenuity and entrepreneurship.
  • Reach out to the local community – increase awareness of the work of your team members or group and the area supported by your chosen fund.
  • Engage with local businesses.
  • Benefit from the expertise and advice of Worldwide Financial Planning
  • Win the chance to boost your fundraising with matched funding.

The team that raises the most will be eligible for up to £1000 of matched funding with two runners up able to receive up to £500 towards purchases for the fund.

The £70 challenge is supported by Worldwide Financial Planning with financial advisors Lynne Williams and Nicole Martin providing support and advice along the way to give you the very best chance to make the most from your initial investment.

Key Dates

  • 1st May – Team Entries Open
  • 29th May – Deadline for Team Entries
  • 5th July – The £70 Challenge begins
  • 13th Sept – The £70 Challenge ends

Enter your team before 29th May for the chance to take on this exciting challenge

Contact Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity Fundraising Office for an info pack and entry form.
Rcht.charity@nhs.net
01872 252858

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 Hospitals Charity
Bedruthan House
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Truro
TR1 3LJ

By Text Message

Text RCHT01 followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70070. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 and all the money you donate goes straight to us, there is no SMS charge from your provider.

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:

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. You can download a Gift Aid Declaration form here [link to PDF] and then post it back to us on the above address or scan and email your form to RCHT.Charity@nhs.net.

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

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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 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

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 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.

Volunteer

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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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