Our friendly team

We are a small team, but we have big impact on wards and services across East Kent Hospitals; helping your hospitals go further thanks to the funding that we can provide for innovative projects, equipment and initiatives. The day-to-day operation of East Kent Hospitals Charity is led by a team of 4 who have fundraising, marketing, or financial responsibilities. They are led by Dee Neligan, Head of Charity, who reports to the Chair of the Board of Trustees.


How we’re governed

East Kent Hospitals Charity is a registered charity with a Corporate Trustee (empowered by the NHS Act 2006). The members of the Charitable funds Committee take on the responsibility of management of the Charity and meet quarterly .  The charity’s Governance Manual provides further detail on their responsibilities. The Board of Directors of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust adopts the role of corporate Trustee as defined by the Charity Commission. The charity does not pay salaries or reimburse work expenses for any of the Corporate Trustee members.  

Charitable Funds Committee

Ensuring funds are made the most of

These quarterly meetings consist of funding updates from the fundraising staff, financial update and then grant applications for approval.

Members of the charitable funds committee

Latest news

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28th Feb 24
ChargeBoxes help parents keep in touch while their children are in hospital

Parents of poorly children can now more easily keep in touch with their loved ones, thanks to funding from East Kent Hospitals Charity.

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21st Feb 24
Constructing Christmas decorations raises money for Padua ward

Darron Hughes, a carpentry lecturer at Canterbury College, enlisted his students to make Christmas decorations to raise money for Padua ward at WHH.

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21st Feb 24
Golfers raise thousands for East Kent Hospitals Charity

Golfers swung into action to raise more than £8,500 to support people living with dementia across East Kent Hospitals.

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