How to Donate
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:
CHSF, Room 003, B Floor,
Leeds General Infirmary,
You can donate online by clicking the “donate” button in the top right corner of this page.
Alternatively, you could send us a cheque, bring cash into our office or donate by text (see further details, below).
You can make cheques payable to “Children’s Heart Surgery Fund” and send them to us at CHSF, Room 003, B Floor,
Leeds General Infirmary,
Whatever mobile network you’re on, you can choose to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.
Simply text CHSF01 followed by the amount you would like to donate to 70070.
For example texting CHSF01 £5 to 70070 would donate £5, with every penny coming to the charity.
What happens with my money
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.
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.
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.
Yes, charities of our size have to be registered to the Charity Commission.
Our registered number is 1148359.
No, while we work closely with the heart unit, which is part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, we are an independent charity.
You can find out more information about CHSF, including our annual report and accounts, on the Charity Commission website.
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.
Cardiac Nurse Specialists
You can contact the children’s cardiac nurse specialists on 0113 392 5467. The adult specialists are on 0113 392 8154.