Whether you are making a donation yourself, giving a gift in someone’s memory, or simply using products and services which in turn will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Friends, here are some of the ways in which you can help.
We are fortunate to have a large membership of the Friends, many of whom take an active role in our fundraising activities, such as volunteering either within or outside of the hospital. However, becoming a member does not commit you to helping us in an active capacity; it simply means that you are supporting the hospital by joining the Friends as either an Annual or a Lifetime Member. Many of our members join because they, or a friend or relative, have received such outstanding care during their time in the hospital and it is their way of saying thank you.
As a member, you will receive a membership card which you can present to receive certain local discounts; and you will be subscribed to our quarterly magazine, Hospitality, which will keep you updated on the work of the Friends and how much every donation and membership goes towards helping the hospital.
If you would like to join us please print off and fill in a Membership Application Form and return it to the Friends Office with your subscription. If you pay tax please consider filling in the Gift aid declaration section and we can reclaim 25p in every £1 of your subscription at no cost to you.
Making a Donation
Installing new equipment in the wards, or providing staff with items they need on the day-to-day would not be possible without our funding and the donations we receive.
If you would like to play a part in helping the DGH and its staff via the work of the Friends, you can make a donation by:
- Calling the Friends Office to make a payment on 01323 749503
- Making a bank transfer to: Barclays Bank Plc (20-22-67) 9 High Street, Colchester CO11DA for the account of Friends of Eastbourne Hospital (No. 10039667)
- Donating online at Charities Aid Foundation where you can make a one-off donation or set up a regular payment.
- Writing a check payable to ‘Friends of Eastbourne Hospital’ and sending it to:
Friends Office Eastbourne DGH Kings Drive EASTBOURNE BN21 2UD
Alternatively, you can download and print our Standing Order Form to make a regular payment, and please do complete the Gift Aid section if you are a taxpayer as we can consequently reclaim 25p in every £1 of your donation at no cost to you.
Donations in Lieu of Funeral Flowers
In 2021, donations in lieu of flowers totalled £6,738.
The loss of someone you love is a very difficult time for you and your family. Many families choose to provide the flowers at the funeral, but ask friends to make a charitable donation as a lasting tribute. We would like to thank all those families who name the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital to benefit from financial donations in lieu of funeral flowers, in memory of their loved ones.
You can request that donations given in memory of your loved one are used to benefit a specific ward or department in the hospital, but in the absence of a specific request, all money donated to the Friends is used to provide amenities, equipment and services for the patients, staff and visitors of Eastbourne DGH.
Your funeral director may be happy to collect and administer donations in lieu on your behalf, ensuring that they are sent according to your wishes.
To make donations directly to the Friends, please contact the Friends Office on 01323 749503.
Friends of Eastbourne Hospital is pleased to offer our supporters an easy way to help the Eastbourne DGH. With every purchase that you make through smile.amazon.com (exactly the same site as Amazon) a portion of the proceeds can support the charity.
Every time you make a purchase on Amazon (including Amazon Prime) Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchase cost to the Friends. The prices you pay are exactly the same.
Smile Donation FAQs
You shop. Amazon gives!
Now when you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations? Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select Friends of the Eastbourne Hospital to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Friends Of Eastbourne Hospital to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
eBay for Charity
Support Friends of Eastbourne Hospital when you shop or sell on eBay thanks to the eBay for Charity program. First, personalize your shopping experience to benefit our organization by making us your Favourite charity on eBay.
Next, you will automatically see Friends of Eastbourne Hospital as your preferred charity in eBay checkout.
Last but not least, you can easily sell your used items and donate from 10% to 100% of your sales to benefit us. Not only will we receive 100% of your donation, but eBay will waive your Final Value Fees to the extent you donate… AND you get the tax credit. Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated millions of dollars to thousands of charities.
We will offer you free membership for a year to thank you for your support.
Eastbourne Local Lottery
Eastbourne Local Lottery is a weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Eastbourne. Not only can you win up to £25,000 by buying a ticket, but doing so via our page means you will be donating 50% of all tickets sold to us, with another 10% going to other good causes across Eastbourne. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit Eastbourne and its residents.
Support our Supporters
We are blessed with phenomenal community support, and by shopping at these outlets, you are supporting the companies who support and in turn donate to us.