Maximising Donations

All funds collected should reach us within 4 weeks of the event. You can send a cheque made payable to: St Benedict’s Hospice or you can call into the office. Either way, you’ll need to complete the attached form for our records. If you’d like a “cheque presentation” this can be arranged. Do not send cash through the post.

Gift Aid

If you are being sponsored, or are organising a sponsored event, you must use our sponsor forms. These contain a tick box to maximise Gift Aid; this means that we can claim back the tax paid on the donation at the current rate of income tax at no cost to the donor. Please ensure that you ask everyone who gives a donation if they are eligible to Gift Aid. All we need is their full name, house number and postcode; we can provide you with Gift Aid forms should you require them.

Match Funding

Many companies will “match fund” any money their employees raise through charity fundraising. This could double your money! Speak to your employer to see if they have a Match Funding scheme.

Just Giving

St Benedict’s Hospice has a fundraising account on Just Giving - the online “sponsor form”. This means that you can set up your own fundraising page, linked to St Benedict’s. The money is transferred electronically to St Benedict’s Hospice, so you don’t have to chase people, waving a dog-eared sponsor form under their nose!

Just Giving is easy to use and secure – simply go to www.justgiving.com and follow the simple instructions to set up your very own fundraising page. You can then email the link to all your friends, family and contacts, encouraging them to sponsor you safely online from anywhere in the world!