How to donate
You can make a donation to the General Fund or, if you would prefer, your donation can be used to support the ward, service or appeal of your choice. Please let us know your intentions.
1. Would you like to make a regular donation by direct debit?
Setting up a regular direct debit to support Plymouth Hospital Trust is very easy, and your generosity will make all the difference to patients and families.
Please contact the Charity office by email, telephone or post, and we will forward a Direct Debit form for your completion with a stamped addressed envelope.
2. Would you like to make a cheque donation?
Please send your cheque or postal order, made payable to Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Funds, to the address below:
Trust Fund Accountant
1 Brest Road
Plymouth PL6 5YE
Please contact the charity team to discuss where you would like your donation to go.
3. Donate Online?
Please see Plymouth Hospitals Charity’s pages on Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving websites.
4. Donate by phone via credit or debit card
Please telephone our Cashiers’ Office on 01752 439805 and say that you’d like to make a donation to charitable funds. Our staff will be pleased to guide you through this. We accept donations via debit cards and most major credit cards. If you have a preference, please specify which ward or department you would like to support.
Gift Aid your donation
If you are a UK taxpayer we can claim an extra 25p for every pound you donate from HM Revenue and Customs under the Gift Aid scheme. This won’t cost you a penny but it will make a huge difference to Plymouth Hospitals Charity – only the completion of a Gift Aid declaration is needed.
The form, available from our office or online, is short and simple, and will include:
• your full name
• your home address
• the name of the charity
• details of your donation, and it will say that it’s a Gift Aid donation
Click on this link for further information on Gift Aid: HM Revenue & Customs: Gift aid - an overview.
A gift in your will
We rely on the generosity of caring people to help develop and fund our services. A very important source of funding comes from legacies or gifts people leave us in their will. Legacies are also tax-efficient: a gift to a charity is exempt from Inheritance Tax and it might bring the total estate below the Inheritance Tax threshold because gifts to charities are deducted first and only what is left is liable to the tax.
A properly drawn up will makes things easier for your family when the time comes and ensures that those closest to you receive exactly what you want them to. You can choose to leave several different kinds of gifts to a nominated person or charity. The two most common are:
• Monetary gifts: a fixed amount of money to a person or organisation
• Residuary gifts: after making specific and/or monetary gifts, the residue of your estate can be left to one person or organisation, or divided amongst many.
For further information, or to let us know about your pledge, please contact Robert Turton at the address above, or telephone 01752 437047.
You can arrange with your employer to deduct a set amount each payday to give to our funds. This deduction is made before calculating your taxable pay, thereby reducing the sum on which you pay tax.
For more information on payroll giving click here - HM Revenue & Customs: Payroll Giving - Index.
For further information about any aspect of our Charitable Funds please contact Rob Turton on 01752 437047 or via our on-line contact form.