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Welcome to raise

Raise is the charity dedicated to supporting staff and patient care across Hemel Hempstead, St Albans City and Watford General hospitals. 

Our campaigns are making a difference - find out how you can too.

raise a smile this christmas

Forget the presents, why not give the gift of a smile this Christmas? It will make an incredible difference to our staff and patients at your local hospitals – however big or small your donation is. Help us Raise a Smile this Christmas.

other Appeals & Campaigns

Explore our focus on how we're raising money - and how you can get involved.


Your help is essential in helping us achieve our goals. 

Donate direct

£ 3
  • Could buy art sets for children

Donate direct

£ 5
  • Could buy a welcome kit

Donate direct

£ 10
  • Could buy fitness classes


Here are some of the very special volunteers who have been helping us during this unprecedented time. 

Volunteer Rose Baldwin

Rose Baldwin

“I’m so pleased to have volunteered and when life returns to ‘normal’, I’ll continue at Watford hospital; it now holds a special place in my heart.”

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Volunteer Alex Chase

Alex Chase

“Volunteering has taught me so much about hospitals, humanity and hope; I believe it will be an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

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Our Christmas campaign is now live!