About Us

The St. Christopher Health Fund is a discretionary fund for staff members and pensioners of the Bank of England (BoE).

Members can ask for assistance from the Fund to cover certain medical expenses. This includes items that are either not covered by existing health insurance e.g. alternative threapies, or where insurance limits are exceeded. If in doubt, please contact the Fund Adminsitrator before commencing any treatment.

The Fund is administered by a Committee of Bank of England staff and pensioners.

Fund Mission

The Fund is a discretionary fund set up to provide mutual aid to its members by assisting with payment for medical treatment and specialist consultation fees incurred by a member or by a registered partner or other registered dependent relatives. The Fund also makes charitable donations to hospitals and medical charities from time to time.

The Fund is managed by a Committee elected by members at the Fund’s Annual General Meeting. The Committee is responsible for exercising the duties and discretions set out in the Rules. The Rules include information on membership and the way in which requests from members for assistance are considered by the Committee. 

Charities/Bequests

Each year since 1980 the St Christopher Health Fund has made small financial donations to charities nominated by our members. The charities are often organisations that have provided support for our members or have played a key role in the treatment or care of a member of their family.

The Committee always welcomes suggestions from members.

Below are the recipients over the past five years, who each received a share of £3000.

From time to time members or their dependents leave sums to the Fund in their will.

These additional funds help contribute to the ongoing financial strength of the Fund. The Committee is very grateful to members who remember the Fund after they’ve gone.

If you would like to consider leaving something to the Fund in your will please contact the Fund Administrator.

2023

The North London Hospice
James Hopkins Trust

 

2022

Maggie’s Cancer Support
The Rainbow Clinic

 

2020

Motor Neurone Disease Association
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Hospice UK
(an umbrella organisation for the Hospice movement)

 

2019

Cardiac Risk in the Young
Mesothelioma UK
St Francis Hospice
The Stroke Association

2017

Demential UK
Sarcoma
Essex Deaf Children’s Society
Fibromyalgia

2018

Cystic Fibrosis
MIND
The Sick Children’s Society
Action Medical Research

SCHF News

As part of our continuing efforts to improve efficiency, we are keen to reduce the number of cheques issued in respect of claim payments, preferring instead to directly credit the bank accounts of claimants. Therefore, when submitting a claim, in addition to the necessary receipts/invoices, please also provide your bank account details (ie sort code, account number and account title).

The next Annual General Meeting will be at the Bank of England on Tuesday 25 July  2023 at 5.30pm

SCHF AGM Minutes 2022

If you have any questions about the above items, please contact the
Fund Administrator via the Contact Us page.

Committee Members

The Fund is adminstered by a Committee of Bank of England staff and pensioners, and meets annually

Officers

Richard windram

Chair & Honorary Treasurer

Central Services

Adam Barter

Joint Assistant Treasurer

Finance

Emma Jackson

Joint Assistant Treasurer

Markets

Julie Crowther

Honorary Secretary

Pensioner

Andrew Linn

Prudential Regulation Authority

Julie Bigwood

Pensioner

Luca Blasi

Supervisory Risk Specialists

Shreya Shah

Markets

James O'Connor

Markets

Madeline Warwick

Internal Audit

Brian Milligan

Pensioner

Fund Administrator

Sue Davison

The website provides important information for members as well as key contact information

We aim to keep the website up-to-date with Fund news and downloadable publications such as Annual Reports and other Fund documents

Any feedback on the site can be sent to the webmaster (a SCHF Committee Member) via the Fund Administrator on the Contact Us page