If you would like to donate using a Credit or Debit Card, please go to Donate by card, where you can also join the Friends or give us your contact details, or Donate by PayPal.

If you prefer not to use a card, you can donate to the Friends in any of the following ways. We would be very grateful if you would also complete and send us a Donation Form so that we thank you, ensure we communicate with you as you wish and perhaps claim Gift Aid too:

Cash in any of the Friends’ collection boxes in the hospital including at the main reception desk or in our MoneySpinner near the Brewnel Café on the ground floor. Provided the amount you donate at any one time is not more than £30, we can claim Gift Aid (25% of your donation) on your donation. You do not have to be a tax-payer nor fill out any forms for us to do this.

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

Cheques or CAF Vouchers payable to Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital posted or delivered to us.  As above, cheques may be dropped into any of our collecting boxes or the MoneySpinner.

During the Covid-19 crisis, staff are exceptionally busy and we cannot visit the hospital to collect, so it may be some time before we receive any cash or cheques and are able to thank you.  Accordingly, we recommend you call or email the Treasurer, and we will give you a home address for you to send us a cheque and any forms.

Internet Banking – You can donate directly by to our Co-operative Bank account either using Open Banking or by BACS:

Text – To donate £5 text EYE to 70085. Or you can donate any amount in whole pounds between £1 and £20 by texting EYE followed by the amount, eg to donate £10: text EYE 10 to 70085.
Texts cost the donation amount plus one standard rate message.

If you donate by text, you will receive a text inviting you to make a Gift Aid declaration (without further charge).

Regular Donations – you may instruct your bank to make regular donations to our account or you may complete a Bankers Order Form plus, if you are a new donor, a Donation Form and post or deliver both to us.

Staying in touch

If you would like to join the Friends or stay in touch with us or simply wish us to thank you, please complete and return a Donation Form with your first donation.

By filling out this form, you can tell us what communications you would like to receive (and how), your reason for donating, whether we may publicise your name and/or reasons for donating and, if you are a taxpayer, you can also give us a Gift Aid declaration.

We normally send our supporters:

  • an annual newsletter In Sight
  • notice of our AGM (usually held in May)
  • invitations to events
  • thanks for donations

We will only send you what you want to receive. You may choose whether to receive any of the above (or none) and how. You may change your choices at any time. You may ask what data we hold for you or ask us to amend it at any time.

This is our full privacy policy.

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.

Gift Aid

If you pay UK tax, please complete the Gift Aid declaration on the Donation Form. This costs you nothing more, but for every £1 you give we can claim an extra 25p.