How do I know that my donation will be spent where I want it to go?
We have around 275 funds dedicated to specific areas. Let us know what patient group you want to benefit from your donation – we will find the best fund for you to donate to.
We’ve put in place many ways you can donate; we hope there’s something here that will be convenient for you.
Can I donate online?
You can donate online via our JustGiving page. If you have a specific area you would like it to go to, please let us know. Any donations which don’t have a specific area will go into our “Helping Hand” fund, which targets the areas with the most need.
Can I donate by post?
We welcome donation cheques through the post, but please do not send cash. Cheques should be made payable to Swansea Bay Health Charity, and the department that you wish to benefit from your donation should be written clearly on the back.
Our address is Swansea Bay Health Charity, Headquarters, 1 Talbot Gateway, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR
Please include a note about yourself and your contact details including your email address so that we can send you confirmation that we have received your donation. We will not use your contact details for anything else.
Can I donate in memory of someone who has passed away?
Many of the people who donate to the Health Charity will be making that donation in memory of a loved one.
To support family and friends during what can be very difficult times, we can liaise with funeral directors to ensure donations in lieu of flowers are carefully receipted.
We can also support friends and family who plan to undertake fundraising in tribute of their loved one.
Please feel free to contact us to chat through the options.
Can I leave a gift in my will?
Having made arrangements to leave gifts for family, friends or loved ones in your will, a legacy or bequest to Swansea Bay Health Charity is a way of ensuring that others might receive support from us long into the future.
A common misconception is that a legacy has to be an enormous sum of money. This is not the case. No matter how small or how large your gift you can be sure it will make a difference to our work.
Should you decide to support Swansea Bay Health Charity in this way, you must firstly decide on what type of gift you would like to leave – a pecuniary bequest (a fixed sum of money) or a residuary bequest (a percentage of your estate). We advise that you consult a solicitor on what is best for your particular circumstances.
We recommend that you use a solicitor to draft your will to ensure that the wording of your will meets your wishes. A properly drafted will ensure that your wishes will be honoured.
We are often asked if gifts can be used to fund certain work or purchase a particular piece of equipment. We endeavour to abide by our supporters’ wishes at all times but please remember that by the time your will becomes effective the health care landscape may well have changed in terms of equipment and treatments. We would therefore request that you donate to a specific fund as opposed a specific purpose so your donation is used in the best possible way.