The Forever Friends Appeal

The Forever Friends Appeal (Official charity of the Royal United Hospitals Bath)


Raised so far

  • 1724 donors
  • 554 fundraisers

About us

Your support makes a real difference to patients, families and staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

We fund projects that make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients cared for by the hospital each year, as well as the friends and family who visit them and the staff that are there for us no matter what. Our fundraisers and donors make it possible for us to help pay for additional equipment, research and innovations, as well as finishing touches and ‘extras’ that complement the existing high quality care at the Hospitals.

The impact can be felt much more widely too, as research and innovation in treatment and care become examples of good practice to share with others. In addition to raising money for specific campaigns and appeals, we work with the hospitals’ charitable funds. We award grants using a robust procedure to ensure donations are invested in accordance with supporters’ wishes, to the greatest benefit of patients, their families and those who support them.

Suporting the hospital during the COVID-19 crisis

The last year has seen our RUH staff working under intense pressure in difficult circumstances to care for patients – managing the extra stress of wearing PPE, providing extra care for patients in the absence of visitors and covering additional shifts for colleagues who are ill or self-isolating – Our incredible RUH staff are physically and emotionally exhausted but they are still there for you and your loved ones, every day.

Whilst Covid-19 vaccines are a light at the end of the tunnel, right now, our staff are in the middle of a ruthless Covid-19 second wave, which has hit the RUH harder than the first wave and they must keep going. At the same time, they face the extra healthcare pressures which every winter brings and also supporting the community mass vaccination programme. All this, whilst continuing to provide emergency, surgical, cancer and other time-critical care to children and adults who need our help.

Everyone at the RUH is working with unstoppable determination but they do need your support so that they can continue to be there for you and your loved ones.

We need your support more than ever before, so that we can continue to be there for our staff and make a difference for all our patients, both during this pandemic and in the many years to come.

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