The Royal Free Charity and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Free Charity (RFC) is the linchpin of support for the Royal Free London and its three hospitals. The trust and the charity work closely together to develop and support projects beyond the limitations of NHS funding.
The charity uses donations from individuals and organisations, and the proceeds from fundraising activities, to enhance and supplement the work of the trust by funding translational research into new treatments, medical equipment and amenities, and everyday services to improve life for patients and staff.
During the first wave of the pandemic, the charity launched a public appeal which raised £2 million.
The charity used part of these funds to:
- provide a free supermarket for staff
- kit out rest and recuperation areas for staff
- install inspiring murals at the RFH and BH to show the public’s appreciation for all that we were doing for patients
- help organise a sewing project which saw 650 volunteers create 50,000 protective gowns for clinical staff.
Proceeds from the appeal will also be used to support the future psychological and physical wellbeing of staff at our three hospitals. You can make a donation to the charity here. If you wish it to be used at a particular hospital or for a particular service, you can find that information here. You can find out how to become a Royal Free Charity volunteer here.
Call us on 020 7472 6677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most charity staff are currently working from home but will respond as soon as possible.