Above & Beyond is your charity

We’re here to support you so that you can give the best possible care to the people of Bristol and the South West.

In this dedicated UH Bristol staff section you will find information on:

  • Raising awareness of the charity
  • Dealing with donations on wards
  • Fundraising for your hospitals
  • Applying for reimbursements of small expenditure
  • Applying for grants for equipment, research, refurbishments and training that go above and beyond what the NHS can afford

Introducing the charity to the public

Patients and their friends and families are often looking for a way to say thank you for the outstanding care they have received in your hospitals. By introducing them to Above & Beyond, as the official charity of Bristol city centre hospitals, they will find out how donations, fundraising and volunteering make a difference to patient care in your hospitals.

Please encourage people to get in touch with us directly via the website, email or phone, or by dropping into the Fundraising Hub in the BRI welcome centre to chat with our volunteers:

Ward donations from patients, friends and families

If you receive donations for Above & Beyond directly, you can use the donation receipt book situated on your ward to provide a receipt to the donor. Alternatively, you can visit our Fundraising Hub in the BRI welcome centre to pay in ward donations to our volunteers who will then fill out a donation receipt for you.

The donor will receive a thank you letter from the charity and learn a little more about the impact their donation will have.

Once your donation receipt book is finished, please request a new one from our Income Administrator Leanne on [email protected] and she will put it in the internal post for you.

Charity merchandise

You may have seen colleagues using our Above & Beyond pens and post-it notes, or wearing our lanyards and pin badges. If you would like any of the above, please get in touch on [email protected] and one of the team will be on hand to help.

We also have official merchandise for sale in our Fundraising Hub and online. UH Bristol staff members are entitled to 10% off hoodies (sold in the Hub) and we also sell travel mugs, water bottles and tote bags to help cut down on single use plastic. For younger supporters, we have an Above & Beyond teddy bear!

Proceeds from the sale of merchandise go to the area of greatest need within the hospitals.

Staff fundraising

We’d love for you get involved with fundraising and will be on hand to help you every step of the way. Please take a look at our dedicated staff fundraising and resources section for more information.

Share your story

Your stories are so important to raising vital funds and awareness for Bristol city centre hospitals. You will have seen how additional funding from Above & Beyond has supported innovative research, bought the latest equipment, improved the hospital environment for patients, their families and friends, and staff, and supported staff training and development.

To continue to do this, we need to share your stories with the general public. If you'd like to help get the message out there, please share your story with us.

Apply for charity funds through our grants application process

The money raised for Above & Beyond is for your patients and your hospitals. We invest in innovative research, support your training and development, ensure that you have world-class facilities and the very best equipment and create safe, modern environments in which to treat patients. 

All of this funding is led by your expertise and knowledge of what is best for patients, and in our grants programme section you will find details of how to apply for reimbursements for small expenditure (below £250) and larger grants (above £250) using our grants application process. 

Find out more about the grants programme here.

Project ideas

If you have an idea for a project that you would like to discuss, please contact Anna, a member of our philanthropy team, on [email protected]. The team is also able to advise on filling out the grant application form.