Charitable Giving

Find out how you can help us to provide the very best for our patients.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provides health services for the local community and beyond. These are funded from central government taxes and the Trust always aims to provide the highest level of service and best possible care to its patients.

There are, however, many ways in which voluntary donations can provide that little bit more. These include new pieces of medical equipment, little extras for patients and specialist training for staff to enhance their ability to deliver up to date care.

To help us do this we have a charitable fund (Registration No. 1050488).

The charity often receives donations from grateful patients and relatives as they leave after treatment. Many donations are also received from the local business community, from the general public and from local community organisations. These donations have paid for many enhancements over the years. They include a state of the art coronary care unit, play areas for children, a jubilee garden for the elderly and medical equipment including ventilators, cardiac monitors and blood analysers.


Types of Donations and Gifts


The Trust has a number of fundraising projects and donations will be gratefully received from individual donors or from the local community organising a fundraising event. Further information can be obtained from the Charitable Funds Department.

Cash or Cheque Gifts

Donations can be made in person to the Cashiers’ Office, main entrance, Royal Bolton Hospital, or sent to the:

Charitable Funds Department
Finance Department
Dowling House
Royal Bolton Hospital
Minerva Road

Donations can be given for a designated speciality (please see the list below), where a patient may have received care or treatment. Donations may also be given for general charitable purposes within the hospital. These donations enable the purchase of larger pieces of medical equipment. Further information can be obtained from the Charitable Funds Department.

You can donate online by clicking on the icon below which will take you to the Virgin Money Giving website.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Designated Specialities

  • A & E
  • Acute Medicine
  • Bereavement Services
  • Breast
  • Cancer Services
  • Cardiology
  • Chaplaincy
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Elderly Medicine
  • Endoscopy
  • ENT, Audiology & Oral Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Haematology
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • MSK (includes Orthopaedics)
  • Neonatal & Paediatric Services
  • Ophthalmology
  • Palliative Care (Non-Cancer)
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Stroke
  • Theatres & Anaesthetics
  • Therapies
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health Care
  • Bolton NHS Charity –General Purposes Fund

Gift Aid

As a charity we can reclaim tax on all donations under the Gift Aid Scheme provided you are a UK taxpayer. This means that all your gifts can be increased by 25p for every £1 that is donated. For example if you donate £100.00 to the charity we can reclaim a further £25.00 from HM Revenue & Customs. If you are a higher rate taxpayer in the UK, the charity can reclaim the basic rate tax and as a donor you can keep the difference between the higher rate and the basic rate of tax. There is no cost to you.


Many people wish to leave a gift to their local hospital in their will. This could either be a fixed amount or could be part of the residue of an estate. If you would like to do this please contact the Charitable Funds Department when making or amending your will. It is important to use the correct wording to ensure that your bequest is used in the way you intended. The Trust is used to dealing with solicitors about bequests to ensure that the donor’s wishes are carried out.

Thank You

The Trustees are extremely grateful for all the donations that the charity receives and can assure you that they do make a significant difference to the work of the Trust.

If you need any help or further information about the charity please contact the Charitable Funds Department.

Leaflet and Donation Form [453kb] PDF

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Charitable Funds Department
Finance Department
Dowling House
Royal Bolton Hospital
Minerva Road

Email –

Telephone – 01204 390356



Charitable Funds Annual Report 2017/18 [671kb] PDF

Charitable Fund Annual Report 2013/14 [1.16mb] PDF

Charitable Fund Annual Report 2012/13 [2.12mb] PDF

Charitable Fund Annual Report 2011/12 [1.1mb] PDF

Charitable Fund Annual Report 2010/11 [2.84mb] PDF

Charitable Fund Annual Report 2009/10 2.3mb] PDF

Charitable Fund Annual Report 2008/09  [1.4mb] PDF

Charitable Fund Annual Report 2007/08 [1.3mb] PDF

Charitable Fund Annual Report 2006/07 [881kb] PDF


Charitable Fund Information

The main charity the Bolton NHS Trust Charitable Fund, was entered on the central register of charities on 20th October 1995, as Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust Endowment Fund and renamed by supplemental deeds on 5th October 2005, 5th June 2009 and 13th September 2011, and the registration number is 1050488.

The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is the Corporate Trustee of the Charitable Funds governed by the law applicable to Trusts, principally the Trustee Act 2000 and the Charities Act 1993.

The NHS Trust Board devolved responsibility for the ongoing management of funds to the Charitable Funds Committee which administers the funds on behalf of the corporate trustee.

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