UHBW staff Your hospital charity General information Above & Beyond is your NHS 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. We are your official charity and we can help you with projects over and above what the NHS is able to provide, including the latest equipment and technology, improved facilities and environments and research projects. Your wellbeing, training and development is hugely important to us too so we’ll also fund training courses, conferences and resources to improve your work-wellbeing. In this dedicated UHBW staff section you will find information on: Raising awareness of the charity Becoming a Charity Champion Fundraising for your hospitals Dealing with donations on wards Applying for reimbursements of small expenditure Applying for grants for equipment, research, refurbishments and training that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide. Introducing the charity to the public Above & Beyond is NHS charity for Bristol city centre hospitals and South Bristol Community Hospital. A donation or time spent volunteering or fundraising for us will make a real difference to your hospitals today, tomorrow and for many years to come. We know that patients and their friends and families are often looking for a way to say thank you for the outstanding care received from you while in hospital. Our latest Impact Report shines a light on just a fraction of what is possible with their support. Read our Impact Report Patients and their friends and families are often looking for a way to say thank you for the outstanding care received from you while in hospital. 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: www.aboveandbeyond.org.uk [email protected] 0117 927 7120 Fundraising Hub, BRI welcome centre, Level 2 Please note that the Fundraising Hub is closed until further notice. Find more information about the closure. Donations from patients, friends and families Many of your patients or their families and friends would like to donate to say thank you for their care. You may also choose to do some fundraising for your NHS charity to make a difference to yourself and colleagues. 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 donations to our volunteers who will then fill out a donation receipt for you. When donations are processed they will be allocated to the appropriate fund. The donor will receive a thank you from the charity and learn a little more about the impact their donation will have. The Above & Beyond team will also process the Gift Aid claims and work hard to secure ongoing support from the donor. This ensures every pound donated grows further, while also helping to cover the operational costs necessary for generating income for charitable purposes. If 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. The impact of donations Thanks to supporter donations and fundraising efforts, Above & Beyond is able to provide more than £1m of funding to UHBW every year. Payroll giving Payroll giving is a simple way of giving money to charity before paying tax on it. If you're interested in signing up to payroll giving for Above & Beyond, please contact the payroll team at UHBW. Thank you.