Friends of University College London Hospitals 

A community- not just a charity

The Friends of UCLH have been supporting UCLH for many years and, before that, supported the hospitals which came together to form UCLH.

We fund ‘extras’ – things that the NHS doesn’t provide or can’t afford. Extras can be for patients or staff or both. We have investments which give us a small income. We fund-raise as well, because there are more demands on us than our income will cover. You can find our accounts on the Charity Commission website.

We’ve been especially active in 2020:

  • In April-June the Friends approved 27 grants worth £38k, most of them to support staff during  the Covid19 crisis.
  • The Friends of UCLH and the UCLH Charity are each giving £30k this year to support UCLH’s arts and heritage work
  • The Exemplar Ward programme will again receive a Friends grant – this year £9k
  • The urology outpatient department at UCH at Westmoreland Street has been given £4500 for new waiting area chairs

Whether you’ve been treated at UCLH yourself or just know someone who’s been cared for here, think about joining the Friends. A donation can be any size, one-off or regular. Whatever you like - the ‘donate online’ button lets you choose. Or you could simply send a cheque to our office - Friends of UCLH, c/o UCLH, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU – ideally with a Gift Aid declaration as well.

The donate online button also asks you for contact details so that we can keep you in touch with what we’re doing with your donations. We’ll send you a quarterly newsletter and an invitation to our AGM to hear about our plans.

We are currently appealing for donations to buy a special DVD player which will work inside an MRI scanner, as a distraction for young children and sometimes for anxious or claustrophobic adults as well. The equipment is needed for UCLH’s Royal National Ear Nose and Throat Hospital and costs about £20,000. All donations from now until 1 December will go to this appeal and our Trustees will match your donations up to a total of £10,000. For more about the appeal, see our September newsletter .

Friends of University College London Hospitals

 Registered charity number – 266669

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