Your donation can go further thanks to Gift Aid! If you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 that you donate. This includes regular or one off donations, the sales on items you donate to our shops, and event sponsorship.
So if you donate £20, we can claim an extra £5, making your gift worth £25!
It’s easy to do and is done at no extra cost to you!
We could even claim Gift Aid retrospectively, on any donations that you’ve made in the past four years.
Gift Aid with your donation
Paperwork is minimal. All that is required is the completion of the simple form below, (or download this paper copy which you can fill in and send back to our freepost address: Downloadable Gift Aid Declaration Form) which merely requires your name and address including postcode and a signature requesting the charity to treat your donation and all future donations as Gift Aid donations. This Declaration only needs to be completed once in order to cover all future donations to the charity which you may choose to make. It may, of course, be cancelled at any time.
Donations, whether in cash, cheques or bankers orders, may be treated in this way. Our online donations form collects this information, if appropriate, during the payment process.
Gift Aid in our shops
When you make a donation of items at one of our shops, we can also claim an extra 25% on the money we raise from the sale of your goods.
Please tell the shop when you make the donation that you would like to Gift Aid it!
Am I eligible for Gift Aid?
You must pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax equal to the amount we are reclaiming, currently 25p on every pound you give, or you may be liable to be assessed for income tax on any excess.
Donors paying higher rate tax may claim relief against either income tax or capital gains tax.
Online Gift Aid Declaration
Boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate
Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.
Please notify us if you:
- want to cancel this declaration
- change your name or home address
- no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains
If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
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