Where your money goes
Where your money goes?
At Whittington Hospital Charitable Funds, your donation is invaluable in helping us to continue providing acute and community care services to our patients. To help you understand where your money goes, below is a shopping list.
£20 could help towards keeping our cancer information up to date
£50 towards the operating costs of X-ray equipment in our Fracture Ward
£100 towards providing spare clothing for children who are presented inappropriately under our Child Protection project
£500 could help towards the up keep of the Neonatal Intensive Unit saving sick babies lives
£1000 could help towards the costs of nurse training
We are always in need of donations for our cause, which can benefit a particular ward, service or community. Do remember to contact us for further information or a more detailed shopping list.
What you can do?
Start planning your event by thinking of different ideas that may appeal to your friends, work colleagues or family members; but you may also find it useful to think about the following options:
What kind of activity / event or theme will work?
Do I have enough time to plan and prepare?
What is my budget what is a realistic target?
How do I promote my activity?
Who will I approach to help me fundraise?
Who will my target audience be?
What kind of venue / location / setting would I use?
Safety what about risk assessment?
What about the law and any regulations?
Start with your close friends and family.
Be utterly shameless. Make sure everyone who knows you know what youre doing, and which charity you're doing it for:
Social media such as Facebook, Twitter
Approach your employer
As unlikely as it may seem, ask your employer if they will give you any time off for your fundraising efforts, or if they have a matched funding policy and will match any funds you raise.
Got your own Blog, Facebook or Twitter site?
Justgiving.com has a widget which allows you to put a mini version of your fundraising page on your blog, Facebook or on any other website you might be involved with. Dont forget to Twitter your event and the cause, too.
Communicate the cause
Tell people what you are raising money for it helps!
Talk to us the Charitable Funds Team
Pick up the phone and keep in touch with the Whittington Charitable Funds team. Weve got lots of ideas and resources that can help you.
Licences: ensure you have a licence in place if you are doing street collections, providing alcohol or public entertainment. Please check with your local authority for further information.
Lotteries and raffles: for any gambling related activity, please check with the Gambling Commission by visiting: www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
Food & drink: if providing food and drink, please check with your local council regarding food hygiene and alcohol regulations at events by visiting: www.gov.uk
Collections: please bear in mind that it is illegal to carry out house to house or public street collections without a licence. If you would like to arrange a street collection on our behalf, please contact us.
Whittington Health Charitable Funds cannot be held liable for any fundraising activity or event you undertake in our support. Please ensure you conduct a full risk assessment and/or have insurance in place prior to any event.
How to help
To help us reach our fundraising targets, please donate now or take part in one of our exciting new fundraising events. You could run in Run to the Beat or trek the magnificent Grand Canyon - whatever you choose to do, remember to support Whittington Charitable Funds.
See our fundraising events - click here for what's coming up