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Donating to the Friends

You can make donations to the Friends in any of the ways listed below.

When making a new donation, it's very helpful for us if you complete a Membership/Donation form as well.  This allows you to choose whether to become a member, to tell us what communication you wish to receive from us (if any) and how.  You can also tell us, if you wish, your reason for donating or joining us and whether we may publicise your donation.  It also enables us to thank you.

If you prefer not to send us a form, and you would like us to acknowledge your donation, please let us know an address, email or telephone number at least.


Please make cheques (or Charity Aid Foundation Vouchers) payable to “Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital”.

You may deposit these in our secure collecting box on the front corner of the main reception desk near the front doors on the ground floor at the Hospital.  This is clearly marked as a Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital collecting box.  It can be a little difficult to see or reach as it is behind the Hospital appointment log in monitors and can be covered with papers) but the porters can help you.  Cheques may also be dropped into our 'MoneySpinner' near the reopened café, or sent by post to:

The Treasurer, Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LX.



Cash can be deposited into the main collection box in the front desk (as above), our MoneySpinner or any of our collecting goblets around the hosptial.

Provided the amount you donate at any one time is not more than £30, we can claim Gift Aid (25% of your donation) on all cash received.  You do not have to be tax-payer or to fill out any forms for us to do this.

If you would like us to confirm receipt and to thank you, please put your money in an envelope with your name and email or postal address on the envelope.  We will only contact you to thank you.


Internet Banking

You can donate directly to our bank account by BACS.  Our bank sort code and account number are shown on the Bankers' Order form on our Forms page.

We incur no charges on such payments.

If you make a payment this way, and you wish us to acknowledge receipt of the payment, please telephone or email the Treasurer to let us have your contact details.


Debit or Credit Cards

If you would like to use a Debit or Credit Card, please use the link on the right where you can donate to us or sponsor one of our fund-raisers or purchase tickets eg for an event.

We will receive 100% of your donation.

If you pay tax, you can make a Gift Aid declaration online here and we will claim Gift Aid in full on your donation or sponsorship (not on any purchases).

It is not currently possible to make regular payments via Wonderful.

 Wonderful Organisation is sponsored by The co-operative bank, with support from awstwilio and WHYPAY?

This service will be unavailable after 31 March 2020.  We will replace it shortly.



Please use the link on the right.

We incur fees of 20p plus 1.4% of the donation for payment by PayPal.


Regular Donations

If you wish to make a regular donation, please complete a Bankers Order Form (and a Gift Aid Form if appropriate), which you can find in our display racks around the hospital, or which can be downloaded from our Forms page .  Or contact the Treasure who will send you one.  Please post completed forms to:

The Treasurer, c/o The General Manager, Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LX.


By Text

To donate £5 using a mobile phone, simply Text EYE to 70085.

If you would like to donate an amount other than £5, please text EYE followed by the amount (in whole pounds up to £20), so:

  • to donate £5 Text EYE
  • to donate £10 Text EYE 10
  • to donate £1 Text EYE 1
We incur fees of 6% of donations by text.

If you are a taxpayer, you can add Gift Aid by responding to the text acknowledging your donation.

Texts will be subject to charges in accordance with your mobile phone supplier's terms and conditions.

To donate £5 - text EYE to 70085


Gift Aid

If you make (or have made) donations to the Friends and you are a UK Taxpayer, we can claim Gift Aid of 25% on your future donations (and any recent past donations).  If you have not yet given us a Gift Aid Declaration, please download and complete the Gift Aid form from our Forms page and return it to the Treasurer.  Or, if you prefer, you can do this by emailing or telephoning him.