Fundraiser FAQs

Whether you're holding a bake sale or jumping out of a plane, we're here to help you every step of your fundraising journey. Got a query? Read the most commonly asked questions below.

Why raise funds for Imperial Health Charity?

We rely on the generous support of amazing people like you to help us continue our essential work, and we’re so grateful to everyone who takes part in an event to raise funds for our hospitals.

As an Imperial Health Charity fundraiser, you can help the hospital that means the most to you. Just tell us which ward, department or service you’d like to support and we’ll make sure the funds you raise go towards a healthcare project that will improve care for patients or provide extra support for NHS staff.

What kind of support will I receive?

We can help you find the challenge event that’s right for you, or share ideas to get you started with your very own fundraiser. We’ll also provide you with lots of inspiration, motivation, advice and support so that you’re ready to raise as much as possible to help our hospitals.

How can I send the money I raise to you?

Sending donations couldn’t be easier! Here are some different options below:

Online: You can donate online here.

Post: Please ensure all cheques are made payable to ‘Imperial Health Charity’ and make sure you include a cover letter stating which ward, department or hospital you would like your fundraising to go towards along with details of how you raised the money.

JustGiving: Already have a JustGiving page? Add the donations on yourself.

Bank Transfer: Please get in touch at

Can I claim GiftAid on the funds I have raised?

To claim GiftAid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. Please encourage all donations on JustGiving or sponsorship forms to tick the GiftAid box.

How do I set up an online fundraising page?

Download our step by step guide to setting up a JustGiving page here.

Can I raise money for a specific ward, department or hospital within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust?

Absolutely! Please get in touch with the Fundraising Team and let us know exactly where you would like to support. We will do our best to find the most appropriate fund to put your sponsorship.

I have my own place in an event, can I still support Imperial Health Charity?

Of course! Just make sure you get in touch with the fundraising team and let us know what you plan on doing! We will then be able to support you with fundraising for your event.

How can I advertise and promote my event?

Once you have set up your online giving page now is the time to share, share, share! Social media is a great place to start to tell your friends, family and colleagues about what you are doing. Why not contact local newspapers, put up posters and email out all your contacts?

I would like some fundraising materials, where can I find these?

When it comes to creating your fundraising materials, we're here to support you. Our communications team will provide you with everything from bespoke posters and flyers to charity-branded T-shirts and collection tins. Get in touch by emailing

What happens if I don’t reach my minimum target for an event?

Minimum sponsorship amounts are put in place to ensure we offset our investment in the entry costs, allowing us to raise as much income to support our hospitals as possible. In the worst case, the charity may lose money from that event place if the minimum amount is not raised and in some cases, you may not get to take part in the event.

There is no legally binding contract if the minimum pledge is not met and you would not be required to make up the difference, however we cannot stress the importance of hitting your target enough.

I have an interesting story about why I'm supporting Imperial Health Charity. What can I do to publicise it?

Our communications team love to hear from fundraisers. Inspire others with your story and we will be sure to spread the word on social media and in our newsletter. Get in touch with our Communications Manager by emailing

Any other questions?

If you have additional questions please contact us at or speak to a member of the team on 020 3640 7766.