Not specifying where you would like your donation to go gives us maximum flexibility to support services with a less high profile. This way all our services can benefit from the public’s generosity.

Alternatively, you may wish to donate to a specific ward or appeal, in which case this should be clearly stated.

If donations are given directly to a cashier then a receipt will be issued immediately. Donations may be made by post or using the donation boxes and will be acknowledged with an official receipt from the charity team where donors’ correspondence details are given.

Gift Aid

Increase your donation by 25p for every £1 given.

The Inland Revenue allows charities to claim back income tax as a gift aid on cash and cheque donations from individuals who are UK taxpayers. The tax is claimed back from the Inland Revenue at no extra cost to you – the donor – providing you have paid an amount of income/capital gains tax equal to the tax reclaimed on the donation.

The charity can only claim Gift Aid if the donor has provided their name and address, including postcode, and confirmed that they wish Gift Aid to be claimed on their donation.

To allow us to claim the extra 25% download and fill in the form below and return it to the charitable funds team along with the donation and accompanying correspondence.


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Just giving

Link to justgiving donation page

You can now donate online through justgiving or create your own justgiving page for your fundraising events for the trust.

Click here to make a donation today

Donate over the phone

Donate by credit/debit card – call 01642 854296

Donate by post

Send a cheque, postal order or charity cheque payable to South Tees Hospitals Charity to:

Our Hospitals Charity
The James Cook University Hospital
The Murray Building
Marton Road

Donations can also be  at the cashiers office at James Cook or the Friarage. Or complete a donation envelope available at our sites and place it in one of the donation boxes situated near to the main entrances of our hospitals

Leave a legacy

An elderly man signing a willLeaving a gift to Our Hospitals Charity in your will is the greatest honour we can receive and can make a lasting difference to our patients and staff. The process is straightforward and our charitable status (Charity No. 1056061) could reduce the overall amount of inheritance tax you’re liable to pay.

Some of our recent legacies have enabled us to create bereavement rooms, update our children’s emergency department and improve our renal unit. Generous donations have also allowed us to purchase state of the art medical equipment and support our staff’s health and wellbeing in light of the pandemic.

There are two types of gifts you can consider:

  • A residuary gift – leave a share, or the whole, of what is left in your estate once you have provided for your loved ones
  • A pecuniary gift – a gift of a fixed amount of money

If you have already made a will but would like to leave a gift to support the trust’s hospitals, you can do so by adding a codicil to your existing will. For information on making a codicil please contact the charities office on 01642 835783.

No matter how big or small, your will can help leave a legacy that makes a lasting difference to our NHS heroes and those closest to you.

Download our legacy brochure(236kb)
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Free wills

As part of Free Wills Month, we are proud to have teamed up with Farewill to offer you the opportunity to write your will for free online or over the phone.

We are offering 60 free wills, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is no obligation to leave anything to the charity.

While for generations, writing a will has been slow, expensive and inconvenient. Farewill are making the process easier, faster and fairer than ever before. So much so, you can even write a will from the comfort of your own home.

If you’d like to write your will for free and leave a gift to Our Hospitals Charity, follow the links below:

Download a donation form

Download a charitable donations form (236kb)
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You can also support your local hospitals for free by signing up as a member. Members receive a free newsletter and the opportunity to have their say on future developments at the trust.