Farleigh Hospice relies on donations to fund its essential work. You can help us care for people affected by life limiting illnesses in the local community by making a donation. This can be done in a number of ways: with a one-off gift, by setting up a regular gift, or by leaving a gift in your will.
Lots of people are unaware of the term ‘Gift Aid’, but behind the scenes it increases the value of donations made to charities, at no extra cost to the donor themselves, and plays an important role in raising extra income to help fund the services provided by Farleigh Hospice within our community.
So what is Gift Aid? In summary it is a system set up by the government to allow charities to claim back the tax which would have been paid on a donation, if the donor is a UK tax payer. This means that for every £1 given, the charity gets another 25 pence from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (the old Inland Revenue), helping the donation to go even further.
“Let us say for instance that a ‘Mr Brown’ donates £10 to Farleigh Hospice; if he ‘Gift Aids’ it, Farleigh Hospice can claim back the tax that Mr Brown has paid on that £10 from HMRC. So, at no additional cost or hassle to Mr Brown, his £10 donation is now worth £12.50 to Farleigh Hospice.