Charitable Donation Policy

Fundraising and Charitable Giving

The staff at Durham Health have set up a separate account to support charitable causes and areas of need brought to their attention.  All fundraising activities and monies raised will go into this account.  Periodically you may see the staff involved in a fundraising activity in the clinic or community.  We look forward to your support in these initiatives.

In the last 12 months the staff were delighted to support The Salvation Army, Riding for the Disabled, Ferndale Special School, The Cancer Society, and Ashley School.

If you would like to access funding or make a donation please read our Charitable Donation Policy and apply in writing to Chantal Woodham, Practice Manager chantal@durhamhealth.co.nz

Charitable Donation Policy

Purpose: To provide guidance to our staff, patients and supporters in the giving of donations being our time, services or financial funding within our community.

- Durham Health to support two named charities per year

- Donations should not be granted to individual persons

- Applications for donations will be considered by the principals of the practice, Dr Stephen Brown and Sue Cable

- Donations should be for specific initiatives in the local community

- Donations should only be granted to "not for profit" charitable organisations or individuals that have been brought to our attentiion.

- Recipients should acknowledge Durham Health in an appropriate manner.

- Donations should benefit:

  • Organisations that assist disadvantaged members of our community
  • Organisations that promote good health and wellness
  • An individual need brought to our attention where no other funding is available

- From 2014 a separate account will be set up to proivde full disclosure and audit trail of any funds raised for charity