How to donate

Together we can make a difference today. We have various ways you can make your donation.


Fundraising ideas

Explore the various fundraising methods that helps raise funds to support our work.


Who we are

In September 2017, David Welch was appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive, for the Charitable Foundation. He is responsible for driving forward its ambitious transformation plans for 2018 and beyond, including a full rebrand and re-launch to coincide with the LGI’s historic 150th anniversary in May.

He is supported by his senior leadership team of; Julie Moody, Director of Communications & Income Generation, Harjit Tanda, director of HR and Operations and Anna Edgren-Davies, Director of Business Development.

The Charitable Foundation will be re-launching in May 2018.

2018 is an incredibly exciting and historic year for both the Charitable Foundation and the Trust, and none of this would be possible without the on-going generosity, support and passion of the fantastic staff that work here at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. We hope that you will join us on our journey as we continue to support everyone at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in putting patients and families at the heart of what we all do.

– David Welch, Chief Executive Officer

Our appeals

We have a number of individual appeals that come under the Foundation umbrella.

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Leeds Children’s Hospital

Support for one of the UK’s largest children’s hospitals

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Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal

Supporting Leeds Cancer Centre, one of the Country’s leading comprehensive cancer centres.

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Breast Cancer Research Action Group

Staffed entirely by community volunteers, the group has raised over £2 million since 1994.

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Day One Trauma

Supporting victims of major trauma in the crucial first 24 hours and beyond.

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Yorkshire Brain Research Centre

Funding specialist research into Parkinson’s, epilepsy, MS & dementia.

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More about us

Leeds Hospital Charitable Foundation works closely with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to support its commitment to patient care and innovation. All of the money raised through our various appeals goes towards research and development, staff and patient amenities and state of the art equipment.

Board Members

All Board members are independently appointed using
Charity Commission guidance.

  • Dr Edward Ziff (Chairman)
  • Mr Roger Frier (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr Linda Pollard CBE JP DL
  • Mr David Loudon
  • Prof Peter McWilliam
  • Cllr Caroline Gruen
  • Mr Dermot Callinan
  • Mr Christopher Schofield

CEO David Welch

Secretary to the Trustees Maria Booker Email:

A Trustee's term of office is four years, renewable for a second term. The Board Members are individually answerable to the Charity Commission with regard to the management of funds. They are duty bound to ensure that all money within their responsibility is spent for the proper purposes, and that the wishes of each donor are respected.