Our charities

Our charities

Thank you for your support

We could not offer all we do for our patients without the support of our charities and their teams of fundraisers who help support our work here across all our hospitals – they fund extras that would not be paid for on the NHS. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their efforts and to tell you a little about them.

If you are able to join in by organising your own event, joining one of the organised events or simply donating, you will make a huge difference to the care we provide in our hospitals.

Barts Charity

Barts Charity is the dedicated charity for our hospitals. They believe in extraordinary health care for all and their mission is to help us deliver the most amazing care possible.

Last year the charity awarded us £15 million to fund innovative healthcare projects across our hospitals. All of the projects Barts Charity fund make a direct and real difference to our patients, their families and our staff.

From the research that can bring us closer to finding a cure for cancer, to the state-of-the-art equipment that allows our patients to recover quicker.

Barts Charity could not do this without the incredible kindness and generosity of their many supporters. Find out how you can support your hospital at bartscharity.org.uk

You can also contact Barts Charity by:

Guild of St Bartholomew’s Hospital

The Guild is a voluntary organisation supporting the work of the hospital by providing equipment and comforts for the benefits of patients and staff through the income raised by the work of volunteers and runs a shop and ward trolley service for the hospital community. The Guild raises money from an annual concerts, raffles and fairs, bring and buy stalls and through donations and legacies.

The Guild welcomes volunteers to help in the shops and with its trolley service, for more information, please email bartsvolunteers@bartshealth.nhs.uk


The Guild has various membership options, which is a great way for staff and volunteers to stay in touch. To find out more, contact:
The Membership Secretary, The Guild of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE or tel: 020 3465 6015 

Friends of Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross Hospital League of Friends has been running for over 60 years, raising funds for extras such as shower chairs, scanners, heart monitors, TV units, Christmas gifts for older patients as well as offering bursaries to trainee nurses to encourage excellence in practice. Friends raise money through events and individual donations and legacies as well as regular bootsales.


Making a donation can be as simple as dropping some coins into their letterbox as you are passing. The letterbox is in the main corridor of the hospital. If you would like to give a larger donation, please send a cheque or postal order to Mrs Valerie Vallis, Treasurer, Whipps Cross Hospital League of Friends, c/o Masfield Hill, Chingford, E4 7JT, remembering to enclose your address so that they can write to thank you.


Friends of Whipps Cross members are all part of the local community and they have a range of membership options, if you would like to join, please contact the Membership Secretary, Mrs Valerie Vallis on 020 8529 2322. They’d also like to hear from you if you’d like to join the committee and attend meetings to plan the fundraising work.

Friends of The Royal London Hospital

  • Patron, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex
  • President: Professor Trevor Beedham
  • Chairman: Dr Anthea McEwan

This group of Friends are made up of volunteers, hospital staff and members of the local community. They have raised money for a mobile life support ventilator, a DVD incorporated into an MRI scanner in the radiology imaging department, a sounds system for the renal unit and a film to show patients before treatment, DVD players for the children’s hospital and a ward donation at Christmas.

Friends have a fantastic team of volunteers running the mobile trolley services selling drinks, snacks, toiletries and a chat from their beds. They are always looking for volunteers to help out on the mobile trolley round or to run marathons.


Donations are always welcome and can be sent to Mavis Bullwinkle, Honorary Secretary, Friends of The Royal London Hospital, John Harrison House, Room 25, Whitechapel, E1 1BB tel: 020 3594 6083.


You can join the Friends as a member, there are a range of options and this helps the membership to promote their activities and entitles you to attend lots of social events, including the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October where they have a talk on a topical subject, a prize draw raffle, a bring and buy stall and a buffet with wine.

Find out more about Friends of The Royal London Hospital

Voluntary Board of St Bartholomew's Hospital

The Voluntary Board of St Bartholomew's Hospital is an independent charity which devotes its resources to support patients and staff at St Bartholomew’s.

The charity makes grants to patients, as well as to their relatives and carers, and to the staff of the hospital, to ensure the best possible experience for those receiving their care at St Bartholomew's.

In particular, they aim to help with some of the small things a patient or family member may require, which can make a big difference at a difficult time. Typical grants range from a few pounds or, in exceptional circumstances, up to £25,000.

Who is eligible?

Grants are made to patients, relatives, and carers. In addition, grants are made to hospital departments or staff on behalf of departments. There are also specific staff funds as a result of donations made by donors for this purpose.

Find out more and submit an application

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