North Mid Charity
North Mid Charity raises funds to support and enhance life at North Mid.
The charity has funded a wide range of projects at the trust, many focusing on providing vital support for our staff and patients. Charitable projects have included:
- Funding our Patient Arts Programme
- Supporting staff to attend training and development courses
- Supported our local community with resources for management of diabetes
- Funding our sustainable Pantry Plant Box initiative
- Supported purchasing of medical equipment to improve quality of care
- Delivering our 'staff thank you' initiative
Our supporters are incredibly important to us and all donations help us to widen our reach and impact. Your donation, no matter what size, really does make a difference.
- £10 Could pay for personal care packs for those admitted through A&E
- £20 Could provide a therapy session for cancer patients during their treatment
- £50 Could help provide emotional support for a nurse after a gruelling shift
Make a donation
Online via our JustGiving Page
Text to donate:
Text NORTHMID to 70085 to donate £3 (Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text NORTHMIDNOINFO to 70085).
Cash donations can be made at our Cashiers Desk on Level 0. You can find the Cashiers Desk by turning left as you enter the main entrance of the hospital and turning right at Costa Coffee.
Cheques made payable to North Middlesex University Hospital General Charitable Fund and send to: Fundraising Manager, Trust Headquarters, Sterling Way, London, N18 1QX
Recent News & Activities
Haringey Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Project supports paediatric red cell patients for the 24th year
North Mid Charity receives a donation of £1,400 from Haringey Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Project to support paediatric red cell patients at North Mid.
The Haringey Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia project returned to North Mid for the 24th year to donate to paediatric red cell patient projects at North Mid. Funds are raised at an annual Gospel festival held in Tottenham during October each year continuing the work of May Richards MBE (pictured) who first set up the festival in early 2000.
Read more on North Mid's latest news
Charity helps North Mid 'Spread a Smile' for children and young people
North Mid Charity is working alongside Spread a Smile to deliver uplifting activities for patients.
For any patient, a visit to hospital can be a daunting one. Thats why North Mid Charity has been working alongside Spread a Smile in delivering regular activities for both in patient and outpatients at North Mid.
Read more about the activites being delivered on North Mid's latest news
Community Crafters Unite: Knitting for North Mid's Tiniest Patients
In the heart of our community, a heartwarming initiative has taken root, bringing together the nimble fingers and caring hearts of residents who have dedicated their time to knit tiny orange hats for newborns at North Mid.
Read more on North Mid's news
Stroke patients spread holiday cheer: painting Christmas ceramics for North Mid Charity
In the spirit of resilience and creativity, stroke patients have found a therapeutic outlet by painting Christmas ceramics to raise over £400 for the North Mid Charity. The fundraising was the heartwarming culmination of the Patients Arts Programme, funded by the charity earlier in the year.
Read more on North Mid's latest news
Previous News & Activities
A Generous Gift: Family donates Hypoxic Generator to North Mid
Local family donates £3,000 to North Mid to purchase a Hypoxic Generator for it’s Respiratory Division. The donation is the latest project in which North Mid Charity has supported the Trust in delivering outstanding care.
Following the sad passing of Mr Jawharilal Matta last year - a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was a patient at North Mid for many years - his family have decided to give back and help others, including those suffering from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
Read more about the story on North Mid's latest news
The gift that keeps on giving: Edmonton Rotary Club and North Mid 23 years and counting
The Play Team at North Mid celebrated receiving a donation of toys and activity packs for the children and young people on Rainbow Ward. The donation is the latest in a long line of donations dating back 23 years.
The Rotary Club of Edmonton support a number of different charities across Edmonton and have been historic supporters of North Mid dating back over two decades.
Read more about the story on North Mid's latest news
Game on for North Mid's paediatric patients
In a heartwarming initiative, North Mid Charity has funded a new TheRockinR Gaming Medical Cart for paediatric patients at North Mid. This innovative project aims to enhance the well-being of young patients by providing them with a unique and engaging gaming experience during their hospital stay.
This innovative project aims to enhance the well-being of young patients by providing them with a unique and engaging gaming experience during their hospital stay.
Read more about the story on North Mid's latest newsA Lifesaving Gesture: Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation funds Cell Saver Machine to North Mid
In a remarkable act of generosity, the local Jehovah's Witnesses congregation has once again extended a helping hand to the North Mid by donating a state-of-the-art cell saver machine. With a donation of £11,035 to the North Mid Charity to purchase the machine, this lifesaving equipment holds the potential to impact countless lives, reaffirming the congregation's commitment to the well-being for all.
Read more on North Mid's latest news
Sunrise Neonatal Unit illuminates hope by fundraising on World Prematurity Day
Staff from North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust’s neonatal intensive care unit (Sunrise Neonatal) celebrated World Prematurity Day with an awareness and fundraising event raising over £2,000 for North Mid Charity.
Read more about their activites on North Mid's Latest News
Harmony in Healthcare: Rowantree Choir's musical gift to North Mid
In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the Rowantree Choir recently graced North Middlesex University Hospital with a special performance. 30 members of the choir, known for their delightful harmonies and uplifting melodies, gathered to lend their voices as a donation performance in support of the North Mid Charity.
Read more about the performance in our latest news
North Mid’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ raise over £3,000 in Royal Parks Half Marathon
In a heart-warming display of determination and community spirit, seven extraordinary individuals recently participated in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, collectively raising over £3000 for North Mid Charity.
Find out more in our latest news
From London to Brighton and beyond: A journey of friendship, fitness, and fundraising
Five colleagues from across the Trust, came together to make two incredible journeys for one common goal in raising over £4,000 for North Mid Charity.
Read about their efforts on our latest news
North Mid Charity helps patients showcase their creativity
Pantomime performers shine the light on North Mid Charity
The Warren Pantomime group raises over £3,000 for North Mid Charity
Back in November 2022, an amateur drama group with a 70-year history of pantomimes and shows chose the Chemotherapy Day unit at North Mid as a beneficiary of its new season’s charity donations.
Years of Friendship for North Mid
Historic supporters of North Mid have come together for one final act of support by donating £11,000 to North Mid Charity.
Charting back to the 1940's, read more about the donation and the North Mid League of Friends here.
A match made in music for patients and staff
North Mid Charity funds 24 weeks of music performances for patients and staff across the Trust.
Following a successful trial earlier in the year, North Mid Charity has funded a project to have musicians from Live Music Now attend North Mid to provide music performances across the Trust for the rest of 2023.
Find out more here
New activities boost dementia patients’ wellbeing
Patients with dementia are enjoying new activities which will improve wellbeing and speed up their recovery.
Thanks to a donation made to North Mid Charity to improve dementia care, patients can now take part in a range of activities including bingo, listening to music, watching films, painting, colouring, and completing jigsaw puzzles, while they are in hospital.
Find out more in our news story.
Tesco Community Grant Winner
Having been listed as a Tesco Community Grant campaign between October and January, North Mid Charity's 'Hospi-Gamer' campaign was voted #1 in local Tesco stores. The charity secured £1,500 towards purchasing specialist gaming units for it's paediatric and young people's wards.
Stay tuned for updates on the project.
North Mid Charity shines in the spotlight on the national stage
We are pleased to announce that North Mid Charity has been featured in the first ever NHS Charitites Together E-Magazine- showcasing the work of NHS Charities from across the country. Highlighted for our innovative fundraising, the article references the Comedy fundraiser which took place earlier in 2022 as well as the £6,000 raised from our Royal Parks Half Marathon campaign in October.
We hope to share more success stories in the coming months.
North Mid Charity makes it a Christmas to remember for staff and patients
The festive season is always a difficult time for patients and their families which has been made better all thanks to our local community coming together in support - in particular for our children and younger patients.
Donations of all sizes have been received across the festive period - including a donation from Barclays Bank who has been supporting the hospital for over a decade. Gifts have been distributed far and wide across the Trust including our Paediatric Emergency department, in-patient and outpatient areas. The North Mid Charity would like to thank all of the donors for their generosity this festive season including:
- Barclays Bank (Edmonton Branch)
- Children in Hospital PJs
- Spread a Smile
- Friday Banjannan Family
- UKGC Help Centre
- Enfield Rotary Club
- RCCG Rehoboth Centre (Enfield)
The North Mid Charity’s Cards from our Community has also seen a huge response with hundreds of cards from local schools Oakthorpe Primary, Lavendar Primary and Aylward School being written and sent in ready to be delivered to patients across the Trust.
Jazz Trio bring all the vibes to North Mid
Strolling by the grand piano in the Atrium, staff and patients were privileged to see Gundula Stojanova Gruen on violin and vocals, Fraser Parry on piano and Nicola Burnett Smith on clarinet and vocals. They have been working together in various combinations for nearly 20 years, in venues ranging from concert halls to arts centers and international festivals. Their shared love for playing jazz has brought them together to create the trio and to play for you in support of North Mid Charity and the Trust.
Read more about the performance and our other festive activities in Our News
'Tis the season for giving at Oakthorpe Primary School
Local primary school pupils from Oakthorpe came together to donate toys and cards to patients at North Mid.
The school’s council consists of pupils from year groups across the school and came together to offer their help for children and young patients having to spend time in hospital during the festive season.
North Mid plants the seeds for Edible greens
North Mid launches its Pantry Plant Box in partnership with Edible London- a sustainable food box subscription service to help reduce food waste.
The Pantry Plant Box service will operate as a membership scheme model, based on a financial contribution from staff, which is donated to North Mid Charity. In exchange, they will receive a food box containing fresh produce and non-perishable items sourced from Edible London. The scheme is being supported by North Mid suppliers ByNorth Ltd and Bouygues who have pledged to subsidise the cost of the boxes for the first wave of delivery.
Santa helps Nuffield Health Gym deliver early Christmas presents for young patients at North Mid
Paediatric patients at North Mid kicked off December in traditional style by opening the first day of their advent calendar gifted to them by a local gym.
Nuffield Health Gym in Enfield and its members kindly donated 180 advent calendars for young patients to get them in the festive spirit.
Calling on a famous friend, the advent calendars were delivered to our paediatric wards and outpatient areas by Santa himself!
Find out what he had to say about his visit here
Elderly patients blown away by new £8,000 interactive projector bought by North Mid Charity
Elderly and frail patients at North Middlesex University Hospital have sealed their approval of a new £8,000 interactive projector that enhances the quality of care.
Solely funded by the North Mid Charity, the hospital’s Care of the Elderly ward team unveiled their latest tool in patient care and development; the OmiVista Projector.
Find out what our patients thought about the projector in our more detailed coverage
North Mid hits high note with donation for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia paediatric projects
North Mid Charity receives donation of £2,000 from Haringey Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Project to support paediatric red cell patients at North Mid.
Funds were raised at the Broadwater Farm Gospel Festival which has been supporting Red Cell projects at North Mid for over 20 years. Set up by May Richards MBE in 2000, the event has focused on supporting paediatric red cell patients projects like our Summer Sickle Cell community event at Tottenham Hotspur.
“Oh yes they did!” – Panto performers shine limelight on North Mid Charity with donations for chemotherapy unit
North Mid Charity secures partnership with The Warren pantomime group as one of their designated charities for 2023
An amateur drama group with a 70 year history of pantomimes and shows has chosen the chemotherapy day unit at North Mid as a beneficiary of its new season’s charity donations.
The panto will be performed from Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 January 2023 and tickets can be purchased now from £13.00 online from the Wyllyotts Theatre.
North Mid Charity hit the back of the net with Unpredictable FC
A local community football team will be sponsored by North Mid Charity for the 2022/2023 football season.
Unpredictable FC Youth based in Enfield will be proudly flying the colours of North Mid Charity this season. The team will have the North Mid Charity logo on their training tops and have agreed an exclusive fundraising partnership with the charity to support events and activities in the future.
Railway engineers on track to raise over £1000 for North Mid patients
Over the last month, staff at leading railway contractor QTS Group have been putting together a hugely generous donation of toys for young patients at North Mid.
Ranging from play-doh to play kitchens, no expense was spared as over £800 worth of children’s goodies were presented to the team of doctors, nurses, play workers and other colleagues in our Paediatrics Assessment Unit and children’s wards. In addition to this, QTS Group donated £250 towards our ongoing Hospi-Gamer campaign, which aims to purchase two gaming units for in-patients.
It's all laughs for North Mid Charity
The first ever North Mid Charity Comedy Fundraiser played to a packed house on Friday 23 September, as comedy talent, staff and public joined forces to fund more amazing projects for patients, visitors, and employees at the north London NHS trust.
Treading the boards at central London venue 2NorthDown in Kings Cross were were some of London’s most sought-after acts including Jen Ives, Sikisa, Saima Ferdows, Bilal Zafar and Kemah Bob. The brainchild of new charity fundraiser Mete Redif and generously supported by leading lights of the comedy scene, the event is the first time North Mid Charity – the official charity of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust – has tried fundraising through this means...
Mighty Mini races for North Mid Charity
Racing Mini takes the chequered flag in a North Mid Charity logo during CCRM Might Minis Championships at Brands Hatch.
Behind the wheel of the ‘Mighty Mini’ was Locum’s Nest co-founder Ahmed Shahrabani who represented North Mid Charity with stickers on his racing mini helping to raise awareness of the campaign to raise funds for medical gaming carts for the children’s wards at North Mid.
Ahmed’s top 5 finish was boosted by raising over £800 for North Mid Charity. He will be racing again in September and hopes to see the campaign reach the finish line.
'Dream Team' reach heights for North Mid Charity
A team of intrepid staff from North Mid tackled Mount Snowdon to raise money for the hospital’s charity. Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales at a staggering 3,560 ft and was conquered in just over 7 hours by the ‘North Mid Dream Team’.
The team was made up of colleagues from across the Trust who came up with the idea of fundraising on behalf of the North Mid Charity to give back to the hospital and the local community it serves.
George Osei-Bonsu said ‘we really appreciate the contribution and support from everybody in helping to raise over £2,000 for our amazing North Mid Charity. The feat goes to show the extent of what we can all achieve when we work together for a greater cause beyond ourselves.’
NHS Big Tea 2022
On Tuesday 5 July, the NHS celebrated its 74th Birthday with it's annual 'Big Tea' event. Working with Morrisons, the North Mid Charity supplied tea, coffee, cakes and cookies for wards to host their very own 'Tea Party'! In the atrium, the charity also hosted a bake sale (which was very popular) alongside a baby clothes sale with items from Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. Once visitors to the stalls had eaten their fill of delicious cake and browsed the stall, they also had an opportunity to sign up to our raffle for a chance to win signed sports memorabillia.
The event was a huge success and the charity was able to raise over £1,200 from bake sales, raffle and baby clothes sales!
Caring Kits for North Mid Kids reaches milestone
North Mid Charity has worked with Caring Kits for Kids to donate its 300th “Kid’s Kit” bags for children who need to go into emergency foster care. The “Kid’s Kit” bags, which contain all the essentials that a child might need for a first night in foster care, such as PJs, underwear, toothbrush and hairbrush, plus some personal comforts including a book, activities and a soft toy.
Over 25 children a year to benefit for the bags.
Ahead of the Easter weekend, the North Mid Charity received surprise deliveries of chocolate eggs from logistics firm GIST Ltd and Nuffield Health Enfield fitness centres to gift to patients using our paediatric services.
In total, 200 eggs were distributed across the department to bring some Easter joy to those who visited us.
The North Mid Charity is looking forward to working with our neighbours at GIST Ltd and Nuffield Health Enfield in the future.
Staff Thank You Campaign - From Tony's, to us, to you
Making our hospital more dementia friendly
Caroline, our dementia lead nurse, pitched for funding to improve the experience for patients living with dementia and has been putting the funding to good use.
“So far we’ve installed dementia friendly clocks and bought trolleys packed full of activities and games for a number of our wards so that patients can enjoy them. It’s great to see patients making full use of them.
“This is just the start! There’s so much more I want to do so watch this space.”
The Dragon’s funded a joint project, called Open2All, with HealthWatch Enfield that saw volunteers with lived experience of disabilities to coach/support reception staff to communicate effectively with disabled patients and visitors.
“Feedback from staff was exceptionally positive with many having ‘light bulb’ moments when being presented with situations from a totally new perspective,” says Fazilla Amide, Community Engagement Manager at Healthwatch Enfield. Fazilla has been working closely with local people and staff at North Mid since March 2018 to develop the sessions. “The staff have been so receptive, there is a genuine desire to get this right for the disabled community.”
“Gym equipment to match the quality of our service”
Sonny Driver and the physiotherapy team were successful in their pitch for funding for a new gym equipment.
“The focus of our pitch was simple – the equipment would benefit the 150 or so patients we see each week because we’d be able to better track their rehabilitation progress.”
“It was a great day when the new equipment arrived in the gym. The team and I felt really proud that the quality of the equipment could finally match the quality of our care.”
Melanie, a patient from Tottenham, has seen a noticeable difference in her recovery since the introduction of the new equipment. She said “The equipment is much more user friendly and I feel a lot more comfortable using it. I’ll admit I was a bit apprehensive to use it at first but Sonny reminded me of the benefits and he was right – I could feel the difference straight away. I can target more areas than I was able to before which should help me recover sooner.”
Revistalising our chapel and multi-faith room
Reverend Geoff Morgan, was successful in getting funding to improve the environment in our chapel and multi-faith room. Work was completed earlier this year and we caught up with Geoff to find out why he wanted do the refurbishment work.
“To be honest, the chapel and multi-faith room was looking a bit tired and had holes in some areas so could do with a bit of TLC.
“There are a number of people who use these spaces daily, from patients and relatives, to staff and visitors. We also host the choir practice every Monday at 1pm and I wanted to make our environment better for everyone that comes and I’m really pleased with how it’s looking.”
Our new piano has arrived!
We’re always looking for ways to improve the ambience in our atrium so you, visitors and patients feel welcome when you come to the hospital. To help with this, we’ve put a piano in the atrium for you and others to play.
Earlier this year we held a dragon’s den style event where staff pitched for funding for projects to improve patient care. Tony and the estates team were successful in their bid to improve the welcoming experience in our atrium.
Forty more kids’ kit backpacks ready to go!
A&E paediatric consultant lead, Dr Gayle Hann, produced 40 new “Kid’s Kit” bags for children who need to go into emergency foster care.
Gayle received £2,310 to fund the special bags which contain all the essentials a child might need for a first night in foster care, such as pyjamas, underwear, toothbrush and hairbrush, plus personal comforts including a book, activities and a soft toy.
The scheme provides comfort and practical help for all the children likely to need to go straight to emergency foster accommodation from North Mid.
Gayle said “Feedback from people about these has been great. One child immediately put on their superhero cape to wear around the ward. Another 6 year old ran around maternity outpatients showing everyone who would look the contents of her rucksack.”
Upgrading our relatives room in A&E
This was refreshed with new furniture, updated artwork, new flooring and decorations. This has made the room a much more comfortable and welcoming space for relatives to wait in the ED while their family receives care. The room was in dire need of an update as the previous furniture was badly worn.
Waiting room screens in A&E
The team purchased two screens to display waiting times and information in their waiting room. These now display images and information for patients about services and facilities in the hospital and will also begin showing information for patients about alternative services and general healthcare messaging.
Making our X-ray waiting rooms more child friendly
Distraction during procedures such as x-rays with children using toys and sounds are often very effective. With over 17,000 imaging examinations for children taking place per year here, Karin Dewing in our radiography team wanted to make the environment in our imaging department more child friendly.
Radiotherapy self-check-in reduces waiting time
Patients no longer have to wait to check-in to radiotherapy appointments thanks to new equipment that allows them to check-in themselves.
With funding from the Dragon’s Den initiative we held earlier this year, Rob Lythgoe and the team installed the equipment in November and the team is already seeing the benefits. This comes as the team has begun working extending opening hours as they see more patients during the day owing to increased activity and an on-going treatment unit replacement programme.
Rob said: “Patients being able to self-check-in helps to cut down on congestion in the waiting area, and helps to reduce the time they spend queuing. It also frees up time for our administrative staff to continue managing the clinic and helps our radiographers know when out of hours patients have arrived so that we can meet them sooner.”
Improving patient experience in Podium 1 and ASU
There are a number of patients in Podium 1 and ASU who, unfortunately, need to stay with us for a considerable period of time. The estates and facilities team spotted an opportunity to improve their experience with us by putting televisions in their rooms.
The project was funded and the televisions were installed – this now mirrors what is available in our Tower wards.
Chair beds in our delivery suite
Birthing partners who support women during birth in our Delivery Suite are able to stay at any time. Our maternity team wanted to offer them more than the standard chairs to use as they may have to stay overnight.
The team bought a number of chair beds so that they could be more comfortable and better rested when with their partners in the Suite.
Outdoor gym for patients and staff
We installed new outdoor gym equipment in time for National Fitness Day last year. Some of our Matrons just couldn't resist testing out the equipment in our brand new, outdoor gym space! Offering five machines, the gym is open to our patients and staff.
Fundraise with us
There are many ways in which staff, patients and our local community can raise funds. If you would like fundraise for us or want support in raising funds get in touch with us.
Want to get started? Click the image below to download our fundraising pack with all the information you need to start fundraising for North Mid Charity today!
Here you will find a list of events which we will be participating in but in the meantime why not try out an idea from the list below:
Plan a walk that friends and family of all ages can enjoy along a local route or in a park and get sponsored in the process. Just create a JustGiving page and ask people for donations.
Want to get out and increase your step count? Why not consider your very own personal running challenge. Put your best foot forward by setting your target distance, your target time (or timeframe) and hit the streets, fields or treadmill for your fundraising activity- whilst getting fit! Just create a JustGiving page and ask people for donations.
If you are an avid swimmer or want the opportunity to take up a new activity why not try a swimathon. Set your target, set your timeframe and dive straight in to fundraising for North Mid Charity. Just create a JustGiving page and ask people for donations.
Put your culinary skills to the test with your very own bakesale! This is a great way for you to have fun with workmates, friends and family and can be hosted where and when you want. Create a JustGiving page and ask people for donations.
Virtual pub quiz
Use Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts to hold a virtual pub quiz. Set up a JustGiving page and ask your guests to make a donation to take part.
Virtual murder mystery
This can be a great idea to have fun with your workmates, friends and family. You can host it on a livestream platform or on Zoom. Start the game by explaining how it works and the rules around it. Create a JustGiving page and ask people for donations. If the event is opened to anyone you can ask people to help you promote your event.
Equans UK & Ireland
North Mid Charity has delivered several different projects across North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. This work could not have been done without the unwavering support of individuals and organizations who have been involved in several different ways.
One of those supporters is Equans UK & Ireland who are the facilities management provider at North Mid and based at the Sterling Way site. Over the last 24 months, they have gone above and beyond with their support for projects being led by North Mid Charity.
Read more about their work on North Mid's latest news
Nuffield Health Gym Enfield
A local gym has agreed to support North Mid Charity with regular donations over the year.
This year the staff and members at Nuffield Health Gym Enfield have donated over 100 Easter eggs and 180 advent calendars for our young patients.
A local community football team will be sponsored by North Mid Charity for the 2023/2024 football season.
Unpredictable FC Youth are based in Enfield will be proudly flying the colours of North Mid Charity this season.
London to Brighton Cycle
Sunday 10 September 2023
The South's iconic cycle ride is back again for 2023. A 55 mile cycle from London to Brighton which will progress along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon - a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs where you will be rewarded with amazing views and a water break!
Sign up to ride and fundraise for North Mid Charity here
Royal Parks Half Marathon
Sunday 8 October 2023
The stunning 13.1-mile route takes in many of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Openness and transparency
North Mid Charity raises funds to benefit our staff, patients and local community in North London, the charities aim is to enhance the experience of our patients and provide support across the hospital to all our staff.
We seek to fund projects, ideas and opportunities brought to us by staff, patients and the local community. As an NHS charity we fund items, projects and ideas that our NHS budget can't cover.
North Mid Charity recognises the necessity for transparency, openness and integrity to be maintained and extended throughout this time, and in order to ensure our continued compliance with the Bribery Act 2010, all donations are being appropriately documented in a register which will be a matter of public record. Donations are, and will continue to be, handled openly and unconditionally as a gesture of esteem and goodwill only, in keeping with the spirit of both our generous benefactors and of the relevant laws and regulations.
North Mid Charity gift acceptance guidance
These guidelines outline the principles under which the North Mid Charity will raise funds for the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, and the circumstances in which a donation would be refused or returned.
- The North Mid Charity adheres to best practice across all of its fundraising activities. It is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abides by the Fundraising Code of Practice.
- All fundraising activity and communication with supporters will be conducted according to the best practice outlined in these Codes of Practice, and in accordance with Trust values of being caring, fair and open.
- The Charity will not solicit or accept donations of funds that they judge to be illegally or unethically obtained.
- The Charity will carefully consider whether, by accepting a gift, the organisation would face a level of reputational risk.
- Acceptance of gifts should be aligned with the Trust procurement policy.
- The fundraising partners will not fundraise from individuals who are considered unable to make independent financial decisions. For further detail, please refer to our Fundraising & Vulnerable Circumstances guidance.
Refusing and returning donations
In accordance with Charity Commission advice, keeping or returning donations is the decision of a Charity’s Trustees. The Charitable Funds Committee acts as corporate Trustee for North Mid Charity, and final decisions on whether to return a donation will therefore be made by the Committee.
Any such donations will firstly be considered at a meeting of the Charity Steering Group. The Steering Group will make a final recommendation to the Charitable Funds Committee based on the information and evidence it holds in relation to the donation.
Depending on the terms of a donation and how the funds were raised, there may be restrictions on whether a donation can be returned, and the Charity Commission may need to authorise such returns. The Charity will seek advice from the Commission where required, and on a case by case basis.
When a donation will be refused or returned:
- Where an error has been made by the donor such as, but not limited to:
- If a donor has double clicked on the online payment page and the donation had been processed twice.
- The wrong donation amount was processed (i.e. and)
- If there is a technical error on our online payment forms that caused donations to be taken in error
- If the donor actually meant their donation to go to somewhere else
- Errors made with donations under a Direct Debit Guarantee
- If the Charity has reasonable belief that the funds were raised illegally or unethically.
- Acceptance of gifts must align with North Mid values and ethics. Under this guiding principle, gifts from tobacco companies will not be accepted.
- A truly anonymous donation, in which the fundraising partners only deal with an intermediary who is not willing to identify the donor, will not be accepted.
- If the agreement with the donor can no longer be fulfilled (i.e. the project they have funded ceases to exist, or the funds are no longer required). In such cases, the Charity would work closely with the donor to see if their funds could be re-purposed for another benefit before returning the donation.