There are several ways to make a donation to Our Charity, click below for the method you wish to use.
Other ways you can donate
A Gift in you Will
Whether it’s for a serious medical condition, a minor accident or the birth of our children, at these times we’d give anything for the very best medical care available. A gift left to MEHT in a Will makes a huge difference to improving patient care – allowing us to offer the best treatment, delivered by the best staff, in the most modern facilities and with the most up-to-date equipment.
You don’t need to leave a fortune, but anything you do leave will help to keep delivering the very best care to everyone who needs it – for generations to come. It’s easier to leave a gift than you might think.
Leaving a legacy is also a highly tax efficient way of giving as any charitable gifts left within a Will are not subject to Inheritance Tax.
Please use the link for more information on tax rules:
There are two ways to leave us a gift in your Will:
Pecuniary gift - you can choose to give a gift of a fixed amount of money
Residuary gift - you can choose to leave a share, or the whole, of what is left in your estate once you have provided for your loved ones
If you have already made a Will
If you have already made a Will, but would like to leave a gift to us to support the Hospital, you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing Will. This is called a codicil. By adding this supplement to your will you can include new instructions and delete old ones without having to go through the task of revoking the whole Will.
In memoriam giving
You may wish to give a donation to the work of the Hospital in memory of a loved one instead of flowers at the funeral.
To help you in this we could arrange for special envelopes to be given out to place on seats at the service. At a later stage you may wish to establish a memory fund named after your loved one.
An online tribute is a great way for friends and family to commemorate, celebrate or simply remember someone special whilst also having the opportunity to raise donations for the hospital. There are many ways in which you can develop your tribute including adding pictures, music and video and you will also be able to invite friends and relatives to contribute and share treasured memories and images.
Whatever you decide we would be pleased to assist and guide you.
Payroll Giving (also known as Give as You Earn or GAYE) is one of the easiest, most tax efficient ways of making a regular donation to Mid Essex Hospital Trust Charities. You can donate a set amount each payday to give to our hospital charity. This deduction is made before calculating your taxable pay, which reduces the amount on which you pay tax.
Donations made through this scheme are taken from your gross salary. This means that your donation will cost you up to 40 per cent less, due to it being taken from your pay before tax is deducted. For instance, if you are a basic rate tax payer:
You pledge £10
You pay only £7.80
The taxman will add £2.20 - at no extra cost to you!
And, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, then it will cost you even less to donate £10 as tax is deducted at the higher rate.
Payroll Giving really does make a difference to the way that our Charity can consistently support the vital work of the hospital. It allows us to plan for the acquisition of equipment, the funding of research projects, and the vital services which are over and above our NHS responsibility.
Click below to complete an on line form.
Donations in Kind
We are always delighted to receive gifts for all our wards, but sometimes we can't accept what you send us due to concerns about infection, and restrictive storage space.
We also welcome raffle prizes from generous local companies, stores and shops for our events, balls and dances.
We are also working in our grounds with a team of volunteers to make our environment accessible and enjoyable for patients, staff and visitors. Please let us know if you would like to donate plant pots native trees and shrubs to plant in our native woodlands and round the hospital grounds.
To help you, we've compiled a list of what we like to receive and what we can't use:
What our children like:
Games (for example Connect 4 and Frustration)
Computer games (for Playstation 1 and 2 and for PCs)
Arts and crafts (for example paints and Playdough)
Kits for girls (for example jewellery making kits and nail art)
What our babies like:
Stimulating new toys including:
mobiles and musical mobiles
toys to stimulate the senses
Things we CAN'T use:
Don't forget the age group you're donating to, our older people and teenagers are often forgotten.
If you donate chocolate, make sure the ingredients are on the packet (we have to be careful with allergies).