Make a donation

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Thank you for considering a donation to support the ongoing important work of Raise. Please note that to donate money or goods specifically to support our hospitals’ COVID-19 work you can visit our COVID-19 hub.

Donating to our General Fund

Money donated to the General Fund is spent at the discretion of the charity committee or charity director to provide support as and when it is needed across the three hospitals. It also contributes to the running costs of the charity.

One-off donations by card

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You can make a quick and secure one-off card donation through JustGiving. Just click on this logo or go to Please say “yes” to the question about Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, which enhances your gift by 25%. You can learn more about Gift Aid below.

You can make a quick and secure donation through Stripe too, just click on this logo or go to


You can post a good old-fashioned cheque payable to Raise to:

The Charity Director (Raise)
Room 1-16 Willow House
Watford General Hospital
WD18 0BH

If you are a UK taxpayer please download the Gift Aid Form and send it with your cheque so that we can claim the additional 25% in tax relief. You can learn more about Gift Aid below.

Donating in person

If you would like to make a donation in person or in cash please email

Gift Aid (tax relief for charities)

When you give to charity, the tax you paid when you earned the money you are donating can be claimed back from HMRC by the charity. This means that a donation is increased in value by 25%. For example, if you donate £50.00, Raise can claim an additional £12.50!

It’s very simple – just tick the Gift Aid box on any online donation or on the paper Gift Aid Form and we reclaim the tax at no extra cost to you.

In addition, if you are a higher rate tax payer, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of 40% and the 20% basic rate on the total of your donation through your tax return.

We can claim Gift Aid on money for sponsored activities or on donations paid directly to the charity. However, please note that Gift Aid isn’t available on donations made on behalf of a group or a collection, on money from ticket sales for a raffle or an event, or on a donation from a company.

Raise can claim Gift Aid on your future donations if you register with us, we’ll tell you how it’s done.