- How do I know that my donation will be spent where I want it to go?
We have more than 300 funds dedicated to specific areas. Let us know what patient group you want to benefit from your donation – we will find the best fund for you to donate to. Have a look at the Health Charity’s annual report for more information on the different patient groups that benefit from our funds.
We’ve put in place many ways you can donate; we hope there’s something here that will be convenient for you.
- Can I donate online?
Donating online is 100% secure and the easiest way to make and manage your charitable donations, directly to our appeals and funds.
Regular Giving, or monthly or annual donations help our senior doctors and nurses predict how much will be available to help their patients, and make it easier for them to maximise the impact of your donation. A regular gift by direct debit or standing order, no matter how small, is a wonderful way to show how much you care.
- Can I donate at the hospital?
You can make a donation at the cashiers’ offices within the University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough, using cash, cheque or credit/debit card.
You can donate by credit/debit card by contact the Fundraising Office on 029 2184 1802.
- Can I donate by post?
We welcome donation cheques through the post, but please do not send cash. Cheques should be made payable to Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, and the department that you wish to benefit from your donation should be written clearly on the back.
Our address is Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, Brecknock House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, CARDIFF, CF14 4XW
Please include a note about yourself and your contact details including your postal and email address so that we can send you confirmation that we have received your donation. We will not use your contact details for anything else.
- What is Gift Aid?
Using Gift Aid is a way to give an EXTRA 25p from HM Revenue & Customs for every £1 you give, helping your donation go even further. This is only available to UK taxpayers.
Making a gift aid declaration adds more to your donation and at no cost to you! This is because we can claim tax back from the government.
If you are currently a tax payer and you fill out a gift aid form when you make a donation, we can claim back Gift Aid on all donations that you have made in the four years prior to signing the declaration and it is valid indefinitely for future gifts.
Cardiff & Vale Health Charity will claim tax back at the basic rate. Higher rate tax payers can claim further relief on self-assessment forms.
You can make a declaration by post, telephone or e mail and if you decide to opt out of the scheme you can let us know at any time. Please keep us informed about any change in your tax circumstances or name/address.
- Can I leave a gift in my will?
A legacy is a very special gift which in 10, 20, or 50 years’ time you may wish to pass on to your loved ones; charities that are close to your heart, or for healthcare services that have had a significant effect on your own, or your closest family and friends lives.
Your gift to Cardiff & Vale Health Charity can fund innovative and pioneering projects to ensure that hospitals and community services across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan continue to provide the very best healthcare possible . You may decide to leave a gift to a particular hospital or ward, a specific area of healthcare or to our “Make it Better” Fund, which identifies areas of high need. With over 300 individual Funds, we can ensure that the gift you leave us, provides extra support to our hospitals and communities, just as you’ve requested.
Gifts can help fund research projects or provide staff with training and support that isn’t available through general NHS funding. You can also help ensure that future patients have the best experience possible, in healthcare environments that are modern and comfortable. A charitable gift left within a Will is not subject to inheritance tax, so all of your gift can be used as you intend.
If you would like to find out more about how your legacy can support our services, please telephone 029 218 41739 to discuss further with Barbara John.
There are three ways of making a gift to Cardiff & Vale Health Charity:
- Pecuniary Gift – you leave a fixed amount of money to the Charity
- Residuary Gift – you leave a share or the whole of what is left in your estate after you have provided for your loved ones
- Specific Gift – an item you leave to the Charity, from a house to a painting, a piece of jewellery, furniture or memorabilia
If you have already made a Will and would like to change it to include a gift to Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, you will need to make a codicil (a simple addition) to your existing Will. In doing this, you can add new instructions and delete previous ones without the need to rewrite the Will.
Important information for your Will
Name of our charity: Cardiff & Vale Health Charity
Address: Brecknock House, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF14 4XW
Registered Charity Number: 1056544
A general gift will be used to support projects which are considered to be of priority across our hospitals and health centres. If you wish to support a specific fund or department, please note this in your Will.
We are grateful if you would let us know if you have decided to leave a gift to Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, so that we can say thank you.
The Charity may also appear as a donation in a will under the following names:
Heath Hospital / University Hospital of Wales / Llandough Hospital / Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust / Cardiff Local Health Board / Vale of Glamorgan Local Health Board / Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board General Purpose Charity
- Can I donate shares to the Health Charity?
Yes! Donating unwanted shares to Cardiff & Vale Health Charity can enable us to raise money to improve our services to patients and support to staff across our hospitals and health centres.
Please download the Donate Shares form and send it to us with the share certificate that you wish to donate to: Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, Brecknock House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW.
We will hold onto or sell large share holdings through our stockbroker. For smaller holdings we will link up with ShareGift, a charity specialising in accepting and selling shares on behalf of registered charities.
- How can I give in memory of someone who has passed away?
Many of the people who donate to the Health Charity will be making that donation in memory of a loved one.
To support family and friends during what can be very difficult times, we can liaise with funeral directors to ensure donations in lieu of flowers are carefully receipted.
We can also support tribute funds; these are specific funds set up to support families and friends who plan to undertake long-term in memory fundraising, for a specific cause. Medical and nursing staff will also be involved in the creation of a new tribute fund, to ensure that the fund helps support the best possible care for future patients.
Please contact the office for us to chat through the right options.