Celebrate the life of a loved one whilst supporting our Brighter Futures. By making a donation, leaving a legacy in their memory or by creating an online tribute.
A donation to Brighter Futures is a special way to remember a loved one. You can choose where you would like the money to benefit.
It might be the ward or hospital where your loved one was treated, or one of our current appeals.
Brighter Futures is the registered charity of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and supports services at Great Western Hospital in Swindon but also in our community sites across Wiltshire.
We aim to raise funds to support an extraordinary provision of care to our patients.
Our charity funds the purchase of equipment, supports education for our staff and improves the environment for our staff and patients, all of which are over and above the existing NHS budget.
Our vision is to provide the best care possible to our patients, their families and visitors to the Trust. We rely completely on the generosity of our supporters to enable us to provide that extraordinary provision of care.
You can download an 'In Memory Giving' Leaflet here.
How to donate
The funeral director will be able to make arrangements to collect donations and send them onto us.
If they require any help or advice, or resources, such as 'Gift Aid’ donation envelopes, please ask them to Contact us.
If you are arranging the collection of donations yourself, again please contact us. We can provide leaflets or donation envelopes or any other assistance you may require.
Directing your support
You may wish to direct your support a particular ward or department within the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or choose one of our current appeals.
If so, we will be pleased to honour your wishes. You can do this:
- By nominating the Radiotherapy Appeal – if you wish to put a notice in the press please include 'Donations to the Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal'
- By nominating a particular ward or hospital. If you wish to put a notice in the press please include wording such as 'donations to Brighter Futures (insert name of ward or hospital)'.
- You may wish to give to the hospital generally
You can donate online (please see How to make a donation) or send a cheque (with the name of the person to whom the donation is dedicated) to us (for our address please see Contact us).