Gift Aid Awareness Day is an opportunity to talk about the importance of Gift Aid. Did you know that our retail team on average receive over £100,000 a year thanks to people allowing us to claim Gift Aid on their donations?

Gift Aid Awareness Day is an opportunity to talk about the importance of Gift Aid. Did you know that our retail team on average receive over £100,000 a year thanks to people allowing us to claim Gift Aid on their donations?

The beautiful thing about Gift Aid is really simple: if you’re a UK taxpayer, we can claim money back from the tax man at no cost to you.

We’ve put together a handy little video that shows how you can help us:

A common misconception is people thinking that gift aid will affect their tax, or result in extra tax, but this is not the case it is a tax relief.

How does Gift Aid work in Retail?

When you allow us to claim Gift Aid on your donations the following happens:

 - Drop your donations of into one of our shops with the completed Gift Aid form

 - We will then put them on sale in the shop

Here is the cool bit of Gift Aid:

 - If your item sells for £5.00 we are able to claim £1.25 in Gift Aid

 - If you collectively donate 11 items that are sold for £50.00 we are able to claim £12.50.

We’re sure that you agree it all adds up!

How your donations make a difference?

Staff member laughing on phone
£5 could pay for a telephone conversation with a parent in need of advice and reassurance.
Bethany Harris, Senior Health Care Assistant And Service User, Jack (1)
£11 could pay for a precious hour of care by a Demelza Health Care Assistant.
Butterfly Suite, bereavement suite at Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£15 could pay for a bedroom to be personalised for a child receiving end of life care at the hospice