Charity Statement – Coronavirus
With the ongoing 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 Bournemouth Hospital Charity, we appreciate that many fundraising activities take place outside of the home. We therefore 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 guidance on how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus. This guidance can be found on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
For our fundraisers who have registered a place on an event organised by Bournemouth Hospital Charity, including March for Men and Walk for Wards, we will update you on any postponements or cancellations by contacting you directly via phone or email, by using our social media channels and updating our website: BHCharity.org
Our challenges including Sky Dive, Abseil and Ben Nevis will be reviewed on a regular basis but at this stage they are still going ahead. Should this change we will be in contact with each registered participant individually as well as provide updates on the website and social media channels.
If you have registered via a third party such as overseas treks or UK challenges, which has not been coordinated by Bournemouth Hospital Charity, we advise that you not only follow government guidelines and medical advice, but that you also monitor the information released from the third party organiser.
If you have secured a fundraising place on a national run or challenge in aid of Bournemouth 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.
As a charity we are taking this matter seriously and will continue to monitor and adhere to government guidelines.
As always we would like to thank everybody for your continued support, and ask that you stay up to date with charity news via our website and social media channels, which we will use to deliver key updates.
Supporting your hospital at this time of need
In the meantime if you wish to continue support to The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals and our staff during this crisis then please make a donation here.
The Charity has been supplying extra support to the staff and patients during this time, subject to donations, providing items such as wellbeing packs, whiteboards to communicate with patients whilst wearing PPE, non-perishable snacks on shift and access to mental wellbeing support. The hospital staff are crucial to the Trust’s response to this pandemic and with your help we can continue to provide extra support beyond the pandemic.