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Our Charity

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What do we do?

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity is a registered charity which supports the excellent work of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We do this by providing state-of-the-art equipment, new facilities and all the added extras that make people’s experience at our hospitals the best it can be.

We also fund specialised training for our staff, which enhances their skills and helps them to provide even better care to their patients. We couldn’t do any of this without the ongoing support, hard work and generosity of our local communities who donate to, and fundraise for, the charity.

How can I help?

You can support any area of our hospitals (Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, or Elmshurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford) or our community based services by making a donation, fundraising for the charity, or by leaving a gift in your Will.

Donations

You can make a donation in a number of ways. You can donate at any of our hospitals, send a cheque through the post (made payable to Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity) make a card payment over the phone, or donate online. We can also arrange for you to make a regular donation to the area of your choice. If you can, please remember to Gift Aid your donation so that we can collect an extra 25% through the government’s Gift Aid scheme. When you make a donation we will provide you with a temporary receipt and ask for some details so that we can write to thank you and to ensure the donation goes to the fund of your choice.*

Fundraising

There are hundreds of ways in which you can fundraise - the choice is yours! Whatever you choose to do, we are here to support you through your fundraising journey and can offer lots of advice and information to help make whatever you do a huge success.

There are lots of rules and laws that govern certain types of fundraising, so please contact us before you start so that we can discuss them with you. We will then provide you with a letter demonstrating our support for your fundraising, as well as lots of other resources to help you.

We also offer lots of opportunities for you to get involved with events such as runs, treks, skydives and once-in-a-lifetime challenges overseas. Please visit our website for more information.

Your support makes a difference!

Every year we spend thousands of pounds helping to make our services the best they can be for patients and staff. The charity exists to enhance and improve the care and experience of patients, so everything we pay for is ‘over and above’ what the NHS provides as standard. Some of the ways we have used donations include:

  • Purchasing an additional £1m MRI scanner
  • Paying for complementary therapies and counselling for patients being treated for cancer
  • Purchasing recliner chairs which enable patients to get out of bed sooner and sit more comfortably
  • Refurbishment of an area at Victoria Infirmary to provide facilities to treat older patients suffering from sight loss
  • Providing a new £1.8m state-of-the-art Neonatal Unit through our ‘1 in 11’ appeal

 

‘Everybody Knows Somebody’ Dementia Appeal

Our current major appeal is funding numerous projects across our organisation to enhance and improve the care and experience of people living with dementia who utilise Mid Cheshire Hospitals’ services.

Some of the changes we hope to make include:

  • The purchase of items such as dementia clocks, specialist reclining chairs and foldaway beds to allow loved ones to stay overnight. These items will help to reduce confusion, increase mobility and make hospital safer
  • The installation of tranquil, sensory gardens especially designed to provide safe, accessible outside spaces for patients and their relatives
  • Funding state-of-the-art reminiscence technology, which can be used with groups or individuals to stimulate conversations, or to calm and comfort someone in distress


We know that, for someone living with dementia, coming into hospital can cause distress and increase confusion. In turn, this can make diagnosing and treating the problem they came in with difficult and can mean that someone stays in hospital longer than necessary.

By supporting our appeal you will be making a big difference to hundreds of people living with dementia who are supported in the community or who use our hospitals every year. We will start making changes as soon as we can, but we need your support to raise the funds first.

If you would like to make a donation to the appeal, or would like to fundraise for it, please get in touch with the Charity team or visit our website for more information.
For more information about MCH Charity please visit our website (link opens in new window).

*We take data protection seriously. For more information about how we store and use personal data, please see our Privacy Policy on the website or contact us to ask for a copy. www.mchcharity.org.uk  / 01270 278413.

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