Covid-19 Charity Statement

Last updated 14 January 2021

With the on-going development of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are dedicated to ensuring that our donors and fundraisers are supported at this time.

If you are fundraising in aid of Poole Hospital Charity (including SPRING or Gully’s Place), we advise that you adhere to government guidelines when choosing to organise or carry out fundraising activities. In addition, we advise all of our fundraisers and supporters to follow government guidance and local restrictions:

  • Wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space -stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions.

Further details of this guidance can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Poole Hospital Charity Hub

Our charity hub is located in the main entrance adjacent to Costa Coffee. The fundraising team are currently working a mixture of on site and working from home. Emails and voicemails will be responded to on a daily basis.

Please contact us on 0300 019 8449 or email poole.charity@uhd.nhs.uk for further details.

Charity gift shop and bookshop

Our charity shops remain closed at this time. Please follow us on social media for updates.

Sponsored events

For our fundraisers who have booked a place on a national run or challenge in aid of Poole Hospital Charity, we advise that you not only follow government guidelines and medical advice, but that you also monitor the information released from the event organiser.

Poole Hospital Charity offer charity places for some events including London Marathon, Poole Festival of Running, RideLondon, Dorset Plane Pull, Ultra Challenge and Camino Way Charity Trek.  Although these places are purchased via the charity, these events are organised by 3rd parties and therefore we recommend that all participants follow the guidance published by the event organisers. In a case where an event is postponed or cancelled, we will again follow the guidance set out by the event organisers. This will include advice on whether tickets can be transferred to a later date.

As a charity we are taking this matter seriously and will continue to monitor and adhere to government guidelines and local/national restrictions.

Donations

Due to infection control measures, we are unable to accept physical donations. This includes food, refreshments, used and new items.

Instead, please consider making a monetary donation which will enable the charity to provide support where it’s most needed in the safest way for our donors, staff and patients. Details on how to donate can be found here.

 If you are a retailer or business and have a stock of new items you wish to donate, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0300 019 8449 or email poole.charity@uhd.nhs.uk

Poole Hospital Heroes

For details about how you can get involved and support us click here.