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Make a donation

St John’s Hospice relies almost entirely on the support of local people, companies and trusts to raise over £1.8 million in voluntary income each year.

How your donation helps

We spend more than £5.7million a year on our vital services and we rely on public donations to find almost a third of that money. Whatever the size of your donation, we promise to ensure it is put to the best possible use to benefit our patients.

£10 a month could pay for a therapist to visit our Day Services Centre, offering a range of therapies

£15 a month could fund an annual education and training session for our volunteers

£20 could fund a monthly visit from our Bereavement Coordinator to a family

£50 could pay for three hours of one-to-one nursing in our Inpatient Unit

£50 a month could help support a patient staying in our 19- bed Inpatient Unit

£100 could pay for a Healthcare Assistant for a day in our Inpatient Unit

High quality hospice care, free of charge

We critically rely on voluntary donations, grants and legacies to continue with our care and this is only made possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters and volunteers.

If you are part of a local organisation or a corporate, get in touch with the fundraising team by email or call 020 7806 4093 to help you run your own fundraising project or to become involved in several of our fundraising schemes. We also welcome support from charitable trusts and foundations.

Your kind donations

Your kind donations

Our supporters are at the heart of what we do.

We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who donates, volunteers or runs fundraising activities on our behalf.

Your gifts of time and money really do make a difference and makes what we do to help patients and families possible.


Ways of giving

Here are some of the great ways you can help support St John’s Hospice, and don’t forget you can donate today

Make A Will Fortnight


The relationships between St John’s and philanthropists are becoming more important than ever in supporting the 4,000 patients and families at the Hospice yearly. Philanthropists typically donate £1,000 or more.

We ensure that every donor is treated uniquely. The philanthropy team will endeavour to meet your individual interests.

What we offer philanthropists:

  • Regular updates on the latest funding opportunities within your areas of interest
  • Opportunities to visit the Hospice to highlight the impact of your support
  • Tailored proposals
  • Invitations to annual events including luncheons and gala dinners held at exclusive venues
  • Reporting back on the impact of your donations in line with your expectations
  • Meeting key organisational personnel
  • Involving your contacts in a way that suits you
  • Multiple choices of funding opportunities
  • Dedicated support from a member of the philanthropy team
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a considerable difference to a charity you are passionate about in in a way that isn’t possible for other people
  • A chance to involve your family with your philanthropy
  • Naming opportunities

*Opportunity dependent on size of donation.



Trusts and Foundations

Over the last 30 years, the generosity of charitable trusts and foundations has enabled the Hospice and our services to thrive, making voluntary grants an important aspect which underpins funding for us. We would like to thank all the charitable trusts and foundations for their continuing support.

The Hospice continues to need voluntary grants in order to deliver our outstanding work and we have a range of capital and revenue projects to pump-prime or fund on an ongoing basis. However, unrestricted grants offer us the most flexibility for the services we provide to patients and their families.

Charitable trusts and foundations that kindly donate to us can expect reports and updates surrounding the impact that their donations have had on the services we provide. Trusts and foundations are more than welcome to visit the Hospice and see first-hand the influence their donations have had. We feel strongly that building a relationship by reporting on the incredible benefits your donations have brought is crucial in establishing long-lasting partnerships..

We would like to welcome any charitable trust or foundation that has an interest in developing a partnership to contact a member of our team. Alternatively, if you have any connection with a trust or foundation that may wish to support an ongoing appeal or make a general donation to the Hospice, please also do not hesitate to get in touch.

Joel Gleicher


Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager


Tax Effective Giving

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a governmental scheme that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax paid by the donors. This increases the value of your donation by 25%. Furthermore, there are many ways in which Gift Aid can also be valuable to beneficiaries and trusts through tax, shares and legacies.

If you are a philanthropist and pay higher rate tax, the Hospice will still be able to claim back basic rate tax on your donations.

If you would like to claim additional tax relief, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your self-assessment tax return or ask HMRC to adjust your tax code. You therefore can claim back the remaining higher rate tax, which tends to fall between 40 – 45%.


If you have shares which are uneconomic to sell, you may wish to donate them to St John’s Hospice.

We have partnered with ShareGift, an independent UK registered charity (No. 1052686) which specialises in releasing the money locked up in small shareholdings, but can accept donations of any size. ShareGift works by collecting together small lots of shares until there are enough to sell. You can help support St John’s Hospice by donating any small shareholdings you have to ShareGift, and mentioning that you support us.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, you can claim income tax relief on the value of most stocks and securities when you donate them to charity. In addition, donating shares charitably gives rise to neither a gain nor a loss for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) purposes. For more information on ShareGift go to www.sharegift.org

Alternatively, if you’d like to donate your shares directly to the Hospice please contact the philanthropy team for further details.


If your Estate is worth over £325,000, you will be subjected to Inheritance Tax. This can be reduced by 10% if a legacy is left in your estate to the Hospice, for example by leaving 10% worth of the net tax in your Estate.


For more information on any of the above, please contact fundraising@hje.org.uk or 020 7806 4011.

Payroll giving

Payroll giving

Payroll Giving is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to donate to St John’s Hospice.

Each time you are paid, a donation is deducted by your payroll department before tax is calculated. This means that you will not have to pay the Income Tax normally due to the Inland Revenue. Payroll gifts are deducted via your payslip before tax and therefore the actual cost to you is just 80p for every £1 that we receive, or if you are a higher rate tax payer, just 60p.

In addition, some employers offer ‘matched giving’ schemes where they match or double your gift at no extra cost to you – this means even more money for the charity.

Regular giving

Having recently commemorated 30 years of providing high quality local care, we are looking to the future to sustain and grow the fantastic services of the Hospice.

Regular gifts help St John’s plan its future care by providing income that we can count on. We spend more than £5.7million a year on our vital services and we rely on public donations to find almost a third of that money. A regular gift will go to work sooner, helping to improve care and help people with life threatening illness.

Your monthly gift of £3 or more over a 12 month period will add up to a very useful contribution to our funding needs. You can increase, decrease or cancel your regular gift at any time. What’s more, as long as you are a UK taxpayer your gift will be eligible for gift aid, which means it will be worth an extra 25 per cent to the Hospice at no extra cost to you

Whatever the size of your gift, we promise to ensure it is put to the best possible use to benefit our patients. You can donate as little as £3 a month and it still has the power to make a difference. Contact us on sophie.gray@hje.org.uk or call 0207 806 4049


Giving in memory

Giving in memory

Many people wish to celebrate the life of their loved ones by giving in memory. There are many different ways you can give in memory.

You can donate in the following ways:

Funeral Collections

We can also provide donation envelopes for funeral or memorial services and you can order some by emailing the team here or calling 020 7806 4011. These can also be used to celebrate special anniversaries such as birthdays. Please be sure to give the name of your loved one. Including a Gift Aid declaration will also increase your gift to St John’s Hospice by 25% with no extra cost to you.

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The Giving Tree

Bereavement is one of the hardest things to face, but finding a lasting way to remember a loved one can be a great comfort. St John’s Hospice invites you to dedicate a leaf on our Giving Tree to a loved one.

The Giving Tree, designed by Bristol based artist Sam Bailey, is a 2m by 2m hand carved metalwork sculpture with branches and gold, silver and bronze leaves. The leaves are engraved with the supporter’s name or that of their loved ones.

The Giving Tree is situated along the main corridor of the Hospice making it available to patients, relatives, visitors and staff to visit anytime as a remembrance of their loved ones. The leaves will be kept on the tree depending on the level of sponsorship after which supporters will be given the option to renew or have their leaf returned to them as a keepsake.

To order a leaf or enquire, please complete our online donation form below or for more information please contact us on 020 7806 4074 or by email. We will write to you to confirm your order and we will contact you as soon as your leaf has been engraved so that you can place your leaf on the Giving Tree.

Special Occasion Giving

Special occasion giving

You can make your special occasion extra special by helping those that depend on St John’s Hospice.

Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirements, memorials and any other special occasion can all support the Hospice. By asking your guests and friends to make donations to St John’s, you are assured that many people will benefit from your generous decisions.

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Legacy giving

“Leaving a gift to St John’s Hospice in your Will is an amazing way for your generosity to last beyond your lifetime.”

Once you have provided for your loved ones in your Will, you may also like to remember a cause that you have cared about during your lifetime.

St John’s Hospice provides specialist care to anyone in Central and North West London suffering from a life-threatening illness. Last year the Hospice supported and cared for nearly 3,000 patients and their families through our services. The care our multi-disciplinary staff provide is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient and is entirely free of charge.

By pledging to support St John’s Hospice in your Will, you are enabling us to continue to provide our high quality of care to terminally-ill patients and their families in our local community.

To learn more about Legacy giving please download our brochure or contact Samia.

St John's Hospice Lottery


If you are looking for an inexpensive way to support our patients at St John’s Hospice then why not join our Lottery for just £1 per week?

St John’s Hospice has a partnership with Unity, the nation’s charity Lottery, offering you the chance to win £25,000 every Saturday for only £1 a week.

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American friends of St John's Hospice

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new American Friends of St. John’s Hospice fund.

In partnership with CAF America we are now able to accept tax deductible donations from US donors. We are very grateful to our US supporters, volunteers and partners at home and abroad. Through our dedicated team we are delivering outstanding care every day for our patients and their families.

If you are a US donor and wish to make a gift please visit the American Friends of St. John’s Hospice page to make a donation. A receipt will be sent to you for tax deduction purposes.

Thank you for your support.

Marsh & Parsons

Give as you live


  • Sign up for Give as you Live and choose us as your favourite charity – It’s free!

What is Give as you Live?

Give as you Live is a normal shopping and price comparison website; you can shop for products from thousands of leading online retailers; use the price comparison tool to ensure you get the best price and even save money by using the exclusive offers and deals available. Except, a percentage of every purchase you make will be donated to your chosen charity.

Where does the money come from?

Give as you Live, like other price comparison websites, generate money through affiliate marketing. This means retailers pay them commission each time a sale is made through their site. They share at least 50% of this onto the charity of the supporter’s choice.

If you have any questions, contact their support team or contact the fundraising team by email or on 020 7806 4032.

Our Hospice Garden

Thanks to generous donations, our Chelsea Flower Show award-winning garden provides our patients and families a tranquil oasis of calm outside their bedrooms and away from clinical areas.

Volunteers Support us

Become a volunteer

St John’s Hospice welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds. You just need some spare time, energy and enthusiasm.
Join over 150 other volunteers and use your skills to help make a difference at the Hospice.

Check out our events

St John’s Hospice offers an array of fundraising events and we invite you to attend one of our upcoming events and help us raise the funds we need this year to continue serving the local community

Patient Testimonials

Frances Goater

Once again I would like to thank everyone for the support you gave to Frances in the last few weeks of her life.

Edward Goater (husband), in memory of Frances Goater.

Mrs E Morgan

I enclose a cheque towards your excellent hospice care. Long may it continue.

Mrs E Morgan

Audrey Lowe

I am sure it is not too late to thank all of you at the hospital/ hospice for the gentle care you gave my aunt, Mrs Audrey Lowe who died peacefully on 7 July. Your thoughtful approach gave her a dignified and pain- free last few days. Thank you – and also for the support you offered grieving relatives as well.

I hope you can use the small donation enclosed for some STAFF support or treat. You do deserve it.

Janet Powney, in memory of Audrey Lowe

Cyril and Sheila Selby

To all of you with grateful thanks for the help and support and TLC. All best wishes.

Cyril and Sheila Selby

Charles Goodman

We are grateful for the care you gave him in his last sad days.

Valerie Colin-Russ on behalf of Melbourne Court residents association, in memory of Charles Goodman

Constance Valerie Mattatiahu

With thanks for all the loving care you showed her.

Sidney Frosh, In memory of Constance Valerie Mattatiahu.

Christopher Corden

Many thanks for helping to make his end as good as it could be.

Judith & Jim Haigh, in memory of Christopher Corden.


I come 2 days a week for support, which is wonderful for me and also gives my wife some time to herself. The boost I get from coming to day services keeps me going and the regular combination of acupuncture and physiotherapy are really helping me manage my symptoms. It’s terrific to feel I can rely on St John’s.

The one thing that has been constant throughout at St John’s is the quality of care I receive from the carers, nurses and staff.


Paul Cole

Being in the hospice gave me space. I was in a place surrounded by beautifully benevolent people. It doesn’t matter to them who you are, they are so professional, they are so understanding.

Paul Cole

Get in touch

Whether you want to speak to someone, or you’re interested in finding out more about St John’s Hospice, we’re here to help