Charity’s support hits £2.7 million, Impact Report reveals

04 November 2019

Charity’s support hits £2.7 million, Impact Report reveals
Imperial Health Charity awarded £2.7 million last year to help our hospitals do more, new figures reveal.

Our brand new Impact Report celebrates the achievements of a record-breaking year across grants, arts, volunteering and fundraising.

In 2018/19, we awarded £2.7 million to fund improvement projects at the Trust, while expanding our art collection and engagement programme.

More than 500 volunteers supported our hospitals over the course of the year, while almost 100 emergency grants were awarded to help patients and their families in financial crisis.

Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Imperial Health Charity, said: “Working more closely with the Trust than ever before, we’re unlocking new and innovative approaches to care while enhancing the hospital experience for patients and their families. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our work over the last year.”

Major highlights from the last year included:

  • the full refurbishment of children’s intensive care at St Mary’s Hospital, backed by a £4.8 million package of support
  • the opening of the 200th anniversary garden at Charing Cross Hospital
  • support for the dementia team’s intergenerational project
  • 95 artworks installed in hallways, wards and waiting areas across the Trust, plus 360 creative workshops provided for patients
  • a 52% increase in volunteer numbers, with 509 volunteers supporting our hospitals during the year.

We also funded a wide range of initiatives to support our staff, including over £300,000 to fund research fellowships and a major commitment to support the Make a Difference programme.

Over the course of the year, the charity raised a total of £2.7 million through donations and community events, with more than 200 people taking part in Walk for Wards and dozens more celebrating the NHS birthday with a fundraising tea party.

To find out more about how we're supporting our hospitals, you can read the Impact Report here.