With your help, we can continue to fund improvements in our care, specialist equipment and investments in cutting-edge technology and facilities to deliver the very best for people in Croydon.
Croydon Health Services Charitable Fund (The Fund) was set up some years ago under the former name of Mayday Healthcare Charitable Funds to receive and administer donations and legacies generously given by patients, local residents and local groups.
We raise money to enable Croydon Health Services to provide world-class care for its patients and their families and to improve the care and facilities we offer by:
- Contributing to the refurbishment of different areas in the hospital
- Funding the most up-to-date equipment
- Supporting research
- Providing the best possible services for our patients and families
Where your money goes
Recent projects carried out by the Fund include:
1. A £1.4 million refurbishment of the Endoscopy Diagnostics Unit to provide state of the art equipment. The refurbishment work was carried out using funds raised by the Croydon Colorectal Cancer Charity.
2. Improvements in our Maternity Unit to provide four new consultant rooms that offer extra privacy and dignity for patients.
3. Vital equipment for the Special Care Baby Unit including specialist monitors and incubators
Making a donation to Croydon Health Services Charitable Fund
A donation can be for earmarked for a specific purpose, or ward, or department. Please let us know if you wish to do this, so that we can allocate the income to the correct area of your choice.
Alternatively, a donation can also be made to the General Amenities Fund.
Charitable Donations enable us to enhance the quality of care we deliver and improve our current facilities.
Thank you very much for your generosity.
How to donate
We are changing our process for online donations and this will be available here soon.
You can make a cash donation at our cashier’s office in the Woodcroft Wing of Croydon University Hospital (ground floor of the Yellow Zone on the hospital map). Please note that you will be given a receipt.
Donation recording slips are available on most wards or departments to allow the ward staff to issue a receipt to you immediately. Please speak to the nurse in charge and they will be able to assist you.
This is the preferred method of donation.
The cheque should be made payable to Croydon Health Services Charitable Funds and sent to:
Director of Finance
2nd Floor Nightingale House
530 London Road
Note: Donation slips are pre-printed and are available from Croydon Health Services Charity Funds office. If you have no access to a ward or a department please ring the Charity Accountant (020 8401 3000 ext 5998).
Payroll Giving (GAYE-Give As You Earn)
Payroll Giving is one of the easiest, most tax efficient ways of making a regular donation to Croydon Health Services Charity.
Donations made through this scheme are taken from your gross pay. This means that your donation will cost you up to 40 per cent less due to it being taken from your salary before tax is deducted.
Making a difference
Payroll Giving really does make a difference to the way that the Charity can consistently support the vital work of the hospital. Please contact your payroll department for detailed information.
The Gift Aid scheme allows the charity to increase the value of your gift by reclaiming the tax at no extra cost to you.
The charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 you give between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011. This transitional relief for the charity does not affect your personal tax position.
If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return if you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you.
We can reclaim the tax paid on your donation made to us. All you need to do is sign the gift aid declaration at the bottom of the Donation Record Slip form.
To qualify for Gift Aid you must be a UK taxpayer; pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that the charity will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year.
Leave a Gift in Your Will
Legacies are gifts left in wills. Please ensure that you seek the appropriate advice when drawing up a will.
Croydon Health Services Charitable Funds
Charitable Funds Accountant
530 London Road
020 8401 3000 ext 5998 and firstname.lastname@example.org
The League of Friends
In 2017 the League of Friends of Croydon University Hospital had its final meeting as a standalone charity. They will continue as a special fund within our Trust's Charitable Funds, so donations they received continue to support our services. The fantastic, small charity had its first meeting on 21 July 1955 where the Mayor of Croydon was the Honorary President. The first grant was awarded for Christmas presents for patients. In recent times the Friends funded our Neil Hawkins Life Blood Suite, which is a fantastic facility for the people of Croydon who require haematology day care.