We encourage all donors who are UK tax payers to Gift Aid the items they give to our shops.
This means, with the donor’s permission, we can use the proceeds from the sale of the donated goods and treat them as Gift Aid donations to St Richard’s Hospice. Currently, for every £1 qualifying donation received we can claim repayment from HMRC of 25 pence.
If you are a 40% taxpayer, at the end of the financial tax year you can claim the difference between the 25% and 40% either for yourself or donate to charity.
You can sign up for Gift Aid in our shops. We will issue you with a card bearing your unique Gift Aid Donor ID barcode. If you have previously registered for Gift Aid your old five or six digit number will be replaced by this new barcode.
Please bring this card with you when donating items, so we can identify them and claim from HMRC. At the end of each financial year, we will write to you with the figure raised by selling your items, and the total we can reclaim in Gift Aid.
Thousands of donors are signed up for shop Gift Aid, and raise around £100,000 a year from this scheme. This is an excellent way of gaining extra funds for the hospice. Please help us to continue for many years to come.