Have you had an unforgettable experience at one our hospitals? Was your life saved by the quick-thinking accident and emergency staff or perhaps a team of specialists supported you throughout your surgery?
If you are thankful for the outstanding care you received, sharing your story could inspire others to get involved with our work and help our hospitals do more.
Come in and visit the charity, reunite with the hospital staff who provided your care and tell us why the NHS is important to you. We will share your story on our website, social media channels and maybe even the local and national media.
The stories we get may appear on our website or Facebook page, in a newsletter or in a newspaper. Simply tell us what you’re comfortable with and we will respect that - you are in control and you can always choose not to help with particular requests.
Watch the video below to find out how one woman’s powerful story led to a brand new support service for bereaved mothers at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital.
Are you passionate about your local hospital? Perhaps you could take a few hours out of your week to volunteer at Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s or the Western Eye?
As the Trust’s charity, we are committed to improving the hospital experience for all our patients. Volunteers have an important role to play, adding value to the work of our dedicated NHS staff.
Over the last 12 months more than 230 volunteers have contributed over 22,000 hours of their time to support our hospitals – and there are lots of exciting opportunities on offer this year.
Watch the video below to find out how some of our current volunteers were inspired to play their part.
This year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS – a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the innovations and achievements that have shaped the health service as we know it today and to recognise the extraordinary staff who deliver outstanding care around the clock.
As an NHS charity committed to helping our hospitals do more, we also want to look ahead at the steps we can take to ensure the NHS is the best it can be and this is where you can play your part.
The NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation, providing high quality care for patients free at the point of access. But it can only continue to thrive with our support.
We are all stakeholders in the NHS and you don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to make a difference.
Most of us will have experienced outstanding hospital care at some point in our lives – and everyone will know someone who has. If you are passionate about our NHS, this is your chance to give back.
Feeling inspired by NHS70? There are lots of ways in which you can celebrate the 70th anniversary and play your part in the future of our NHS. Click on one of the options below to find out more.
Have you experienced outstanding care as a patient at one of our hospitals? Did staff provide support for you and your family while a loved one was seriously ill?
You can say thank you by raising money for the hospital ward, department or service that means the most to you.
Whether you are a thrill-seeker looking for your next adventure or a culinary expert with your eye on a bake sale, we will support your fundraising every step of the way.
To find out more about taking part in one of our exciting challenge events, visit www.imperialcharity.org.uk/fundraising-events or for advice on organising an event of your own call 020 3640 7766 or email email@example.com
Whatever you choose to do, our fundraising team will provide friendly support, promotional materials and handy hints to help make your event a success. Remember, we will ring-fence every penny you raise so it can only be spent on improvements to the hospital ward, department or service of your choice.
In need of some inspiration? Watch the video below to find out what some of our other supporters have done to raise money.
Is there a hospital ward, department or service that is important to you? Perhaps you were looked after by a particular team of specialists or maybe you received amazing care during a lengthy stay?
If you make a donation to Imperial Health Charity, we will make sure every penny goes to the team that means the most to you. You can select a ward, department or service within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and we will ring-fence the money so that it can only be spent on improvements to your chosen area.
You can also donate to our More Smiles Appeal, which aims to raise £2 million for the expansion and upgrade of the children’s intensive care unit at St Mary’s Hospital.
There are a number of ways you can donate to the charity - and don't forget to Gift Aid your donation!
You can make a donation safely and securely by visiting our donation page.
To donate by post, please make all cheques payable to Imperial Health Charity and send it to:
Imperial Health Charity
178-180 Edgware Road
London W2 2DS
To donate by text, send ICHC20 followed by the amount you would like to give (either £2, £5 or £10) to 70070
Your donation will enable us to continue helping our hospitals do more, funding major redevelopments, clinical research and medical equipment.
Watch the video below to find out how your money makes a difference.