ECHO is East Cheshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund, the official charity of East Cheshire NHS Trust. ECHO raises money for not only Macclesfield District General Hospital (MDGH), but also Knutsford Community Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and all our community services.
Although NHS hospitals are funded by the government, ECHO helps East Cheshire NHS Trust go the extra mile. We aim to provide high quality care and be a brilliant place to work. We achieve this through research, training, enhanced facilities and cutting-edge medical equipment over and above what the NHS funds.
To keep up to date with ECHO follow us on social media @ECHOnhscharity.
This Christmas we’re asking our local community to help us spread some festive cheer by making a donation to ECHO charity. You could donate the cost of a present, fundraise at work, compete to see who has the best festive knit with our Christmas Jumper Day event or donate in lieu of Christmas cards…the opportunities are endless!
Instead of donating physical gifts such as toys and chocolates to our patients and staff, please consider making a virtual donation. You can choose to support any of our hospitals, wards or departments, just let us know when you make your donation.
To find out more about Christmas at ECHO please visit our Christmas Fundraising page.
You can make a one off or monthly donation to ECHO through our JustGiving page here.
If you’d like to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to East Cheshire NHS Trust and return by post to:
When you send in your donation, please specify who the donation is from, indicate which hospital, department or ward you would like to support and any other information around why you have donated.
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Click here to donate make a donation through CAF.
By applying gift aid to your donation, it allows us to claim extra money from the government at no extra cost to you. We can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you spend. For more information about Gift Aid, please visit the government website here. You can add Gift Aid to your donation by completing this form or through our JustGiving Page.
A contribution of 12.5% of this donation (12.5p per £1) will be deducted for administration purposes.
Are you part of a choir, exercise class or community group? Does your child attend a school, nursery or social group? Do you have a partner, friend or family member who works at a business that takes part in fundraising activities?
Ask your friends or family to nominate ECHO as a charity of the year partner or for a one off fundraising event!
It’s simple! Every time you or your family and friends shop with Amazon you can donate to ECHO at no extra cost when you sign up to Amazon Smile. Once you’ve registered, for all your future purchases through Amazon, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to ECHO. To sign up and find out more visit Amazon Smile.
Give as you Live
When you shop via Give as you Live Online you have access to over 6000 stores who offer donations to ECHO. There is no cost to you or the charity as the donations generated are paid by the store you’re shopping at. Search for ‘East Cheshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund’ to start donating today.
To speak to the fundraising team about supporting the charity or making a donation please use one of the methods below:
The Fundraising Team
New Alderley House
If you'd like to be kept up to date with all things ECHO, email the fundraising team to sign up to our newsletter ecn-tr.ECHOhospitalcharity@nhs.net.