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Make a donation to the British Pain Society

Thank you for showing an interest in making a donation to the British Pain Society. We are always grateful for donations towards our work.

To help achieve the aims and objectives of the British Pain Society we rely on the kindness and generosity of the many individuals, groups and companies who donate their time and money.

In 2009 the Chief Medical Officer for England reported that “each year over five million people in the United Kingdom develop chronic pain, but only two-thirds will recover.

Much more needs to be done to improve outcomes for patients.” An estimated 11% of adults and 8% of children suffer severe pain, representing 7.8m people in the UK.

Pain services were developed in response to the recognition in the 1960s that some people in pain may benefit from additional care.

The British Pain Society aims to promote education, training, research and development in all fields of pain. It endeavours to increase both professional and public awareness of the prevalence of pain and the facilities that are available for its management. The Society is involved in all aspects of pain and its management through the work of the Council, various Committees, Special Interest Groups and Working Parties and via its publications, Annual Scientific Meeting and educational seminars. To help us to continue these activities, we need your support.

Your donation will be used where it is most needed.

Ways in which you can make a donation to the British Pain Society.

One-off donation

If you would like to make a one-off donation to the work of the British Pain Society, you can do so online here. This will take you to our online payment page.

Committed Giving

Committed giving is very important to the Society as it allows us to plan future initiatives secure in the knowledge that we have a regular income to cover charitable expenditure.

With a standing order you can donate any amount annually, quarterly, or monthly for any number of years or until further notice. For further information on how to set up your standing order, please contact the Secretariat: [email protected]


Past legacies to the Society have enabled us to support our members with funding to research into the causes and cure of pain. This fund was named after the benefactor Mildred B Clulow.

Legacies to the Society can be of two kinds:

  • Open Legacy
    This legacy may be made toward the general work of the Society. This is preferred as it allows the Society to apply the funds donated to where the need is greatest at the time a legacy eventually becomes available.
  • Restricted Legacy
    If you prefer this legacy, you may legally oblige the Society to spend the money on a particular area of work, or for a specific purpose such as the Research Foundation.

Making a will doesn’t necessarily have to be complicated. Please remember when making a will it is always advisable to consult a solicitor.

For further information on leaving a legacy to the British Pain Society please contact the Secretariat: [email protected]