Fundraising for a Special Purpose Fund
Making a donation is often a way that a patient or their family and friends would like to say thank you for the care they have received. And it is more meaningful than another box of chocolates!
By knowing how their fundraising can be encouraged and supported, you can help to increase the value of SPF funds available.
Donors can restrict their donation to a ward or service, or earmark it for an area of research.
You and your team may want to take on a fundraising activity in support of an SPF – we can help with that too!
Browse the carousel to see what patients and staff are doing to raise money for causes close to their heart.
Stefano and the radiotherapy team held a dance and music night to raise funds for their service - raising over £800 on the night.
On your bikes
Clinical staff of The Royal London - as well as ex-patients and supporters - took part in a 12-hour "cyclethon" in the hospital foyer. They raised a fantastic £1,500 for our Trauma appeal, helping to fund crucial research into traumatic injury to save more lives.
Angelina - Clinical Trials Assistant at Barts Hospital by day - performed with her band as "Suga Lu" at St Barts Brewery. She raised funds for the Breast Cancer Assessment Centre at the hospital.
Dance the night away
Jackie Brown is fundraising for leukaemia research after her sister was diagnosed with the disease. Working with the support of her sister’s consultant, Dr Samir Agrawal, Jackie has organised two charity balls which together have raised £40,000.
Staff on the Cancer Wards at Barts held a bake sale to raise extra funds for their SPF - gynaecology oncology research.
Team Endeavour took on the Rock Solid obstacle course and raised £1,800 for our Mesothelioma Research Fund.
The Play Team at the Royal London Hospital raised £850 for their SPF from a Christmas quiz night.
Go the extra mile
Kirsty and Team Lacey-Esme have been fundraising for the neonatal intensive care unit at The Royal London for seven years, after the death of Kirsty’s daughter, aged just 10 days. They have raised over £7,500.
We are here to support you. We can help you by
- Visiting your team to explain more about related SPFs and how to raise funds for them
- Sending you an information pack
- Providing materials for you to display and give to patients – see our “How to make a donation” patient leaflet (pdf) and order form for posters, leaflets, donation envelopes (pdf)
- Providing advice and support to patients and staff who wish to fundraise – see our Fundraising Toolkit (pdf)
Get in touch
Some people may choose to do a fundraising activity; others prefer to make a single donation. Our team are happy to support both fundraisers and donors – and can help whether you’re hospital staff or a Barts Charity supporter.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7618 1730.