Here are the answers to the most comman questions we're asked about donations.
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- How do I donate to PC David Rathband's Blue Lamp Foundation?
- How do I make a donation "In Memory"?
- How do I leave a legacy to you in my Will?
- What is Gift Aid?
- Can PC David Rathband's Blue Lamp Foundation claim
Gift Aid on my donation?
If you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one, please send it to PC David Rathband's Blue Lamp Foundation, Suites 47/48, Dudley Court Offices, Manor Walks, Cramlington, NE23 6QW . Please include a brief covering letter explaining whose memory you are making your gift, plus details of the people you would like to receive an acknowledgement.
You can also set up a In Memoriam donation page in under 2 minutes using JustGiving. Your family and friends could then visit the page to make a contribution and leave messages.
If you would like to leave a legacy in your Will to PC David Rathband's Blue Lamp Foundation, we suggest you to contact a solicitor for help and advise. You can search for one in your area through the Law Society. An alternative method of arranging your legacy would be to contact a professional Will writer. The Institute of Professional Will Writers is one of the bodies that can help you.
Under the Government's Gift Aid scheme, we can claim the basic rate tax paid on donations made by UK taxpayers. This means that if you are a UK taxpayer, your donation could be worth at least 25% more, at no extra cost to you.
For example, if you give £10, and you Gift Aid your donation, HM Revenue and Customs will add at least £2.50, bringing the total donation to at least £12.50
All of our donations made online go through JustGiving, whose systems are encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates from VeriSign. None of your information is ever passed unencrypted in a web browser to JustGiving. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing you enter as part of a secure transaction can be examined, used or modified by any third party attempting to gain access to sensitive information.
We are extremely grateful for all of the donations we receive, however big or small. Every penny you give really does make a difference.
However, we only acknowledge individual donations of £10 or over. This is to save on administration costs and to cut the time it would take to respond to all of the donations we receive.
We aim to acknowledge all donations within 14 days of receiving them. However, during busy periods this may take longer. Every donation is extremely important to us, and we appreciate your patience. Please be assured that your acknowledgement will be sent as soon as possible.
If you have not heard from us after three weeks, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote any donation reference you have been given if you donated through JustGiving.
To do this, you can create a donation page using JustGiving. All you would need to do then is ask your family and friends to visit your page and donate their "gift" in under 2 minutes using most credit or debit cards. Alternatively, you can hold a collection on the day of your celebration and then forward on the amount raised to us.