Donations and Charitable Giving

 
Donations and Charitable Giving
If you are considering making a donation to the Trust because you are particularly pleased about an aspect of your stay with us, or simply as a way of saying ‘Thank You’, then the process is very simple.
All of our community hospitals have their own dedicated charitable funds and many of our elderly and mental health services do too. Each of the community hospitals also has a League of Friends who fundraise for specific items of equipment or renovation or conversion of hospital rooms. If you would like to contribute towards these efforts then please contact the hospital directly for details of their League of Friends.
 
Online Payment
Just go to justgiving website*. This will allow you to make a payment using either your credit/debit card or through Paypal. Near the end of the donation process a text box will come up stating “Leave a Message to Your Charity”.
 
Please take the opportunity to leave a message such as which hospital or service, why you’re making the donation, or any specific instructions on how the donation is to be spent eg. a general donation, or for the nurses on Marshfield Ward etc. Without this guidance your donation may not be allocated to the correct fund or used in accordance with your wishes.
 
Also, tick the ‘receive a thank you’ box. If this is not ticked we will not receive your contact details and will not be able to send a thank you letter. We will never share your information with any other organisation, and you can opt out of receiving communications from us at any time.
 
If you are a UK taxpayer, please do remember to tick the Gift Aid box as this will allow us to claim the tax back from the Inland Revenue at a rate of 25% for every £1 donated.  To qualify for Gift Aid, the donor must pay as much Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the year as it is intended to claim as Gift Aid.
 
Post
Please make cheques payable to: Love Musgrove. Click on the 'Donation form' link below, complete and send to: Charitable Funds Officer, Finance Department, 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater TA6 4RN. Please remember, if you are a UK Taxpayer then please complete a Gift Aid form as well...it costs you nothing extra but will enable the Trust to claim an additional 25% for every £1 donated.
 
 
Leaving A Legacy
Have you given any thoughts to setting up a Legacy to Somerset Partnership? If you have and would like more information please click here. It is not difficult to do; no need to complete a new Will, you just need to complete a Codicil Form to add the legacy to your Will. Full details included in our Legacy Guide.
 
*Love Musgrove is the working title for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Funds.
Taunton and Somerset manage our charitable funds on our behalf.
Registered Charity number: 1059922.