Frequently asked questions
CAN I SEND YOU CASH?
We don’t recommend sending cash in the post for security reasons – but we are able to accept cash if you bring it into the office.
Our address is:
3 Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AX
HOW DO I DONATE BY CHEQUE?
You can make cheques payable to “Children’s Heart Surgery Fund” and send them to us at: 3 Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AX
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH PROJECTS TO FUND?
Our board of trustees meets regularly to review major requests for funding.
They decide which applications to accept based on a number of criteria – including the benefit the project will have on patients and their families, and current funding levels.
The board includes clinical experts who are able to advise on the benefit of any medical equipment being sought.
ARE YOU REGISTERED WITH THE CHARITY COMMISSION?
Yes, charities of our size have to be registered to the Charity Commission.
Our registered number is 1148359.
WHERE CAN I READ YOUR ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS?
You can find out more information about CHSF, including our annual report and accounts, on the Charity Commission website.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR CHSF?
We’re very grateful to all our volunteers.
If you are interest in volunteering for us, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0113 831 4810.
DOES CHSF SUPPORT BEREAVED FAMILIES?
We understand how difficult it can be to cope with the death of a child and appreciate that some families would like to access support. Unfortunately this isn’t something we offer at present. We would recommend families discuss their support needs with their GP and local hospice. You can also access dedicated support services Cruse Bereavement Care on 0808 808 1677 or Child Bereavement UK, whose information line is 0800 028 8840.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
You can donate online by clicking the “donate” button in the top right corner or bottom of this page.
Alternatively, you could send us a cheque or bring cash into our office.
CAN I CHOOSE HOW MY MONEY WILL BE SPENT?
Yes, you are entitled to restrict your money to a specific project or area of spending.
We’d be more than happy to talk to you about possible projects if you’d like to do this.
WHAT WILL MY MONEY BE SPENT ON?
Unless you specify otherwise, any money you raise or donate will be spent at the discretion of the charity.
This will be on our usual charitable activities – grants for equipment, resources and training for the heart unit and parental and patient support projects – and also to cover our running costs.
ARE YOU RUN BY LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS TRUST?
No, while we work closely with the heart unit, which is part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, we are an independent charity.
WHO RUNS THE CHARITY?
The director is in charge of the day-to-day running of the charity and line-manages all staff.
The board of trustees is responsible for the organisation’s governance – approving strategy and ensuring the charity meets its legal and Charity Commission obligations.
The board of trustees meets every few months and is made up of clinical staff and experienced business people with a range of skills and interests.
All trustees volunteer their time.
WHAT'S THE PHONE NUMBER OF THE CARDIAC NURSE SPECIALISTS
You can contact the children’s cardiac nurse specialists on 0113 392 5467. The adult specialists are on 0113 392 8154.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Your generosity can really mean the world to children and adults with congenital heart disease across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
Whatever you can give will make a huge difference!
3 Oxford Place
0113 831 4810
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