Other ways to give
However you choose to give your support will make a vital difference and help us reach our vision of a world where brain tumours are defeated.
Payroll giving is a tax efficient scheme that lets employees donate to their chosen charities. The scheme allows for effortless regular donations through an employee's salary before tax is deducted.
Payroll Giving is a great way of providing charities with a regular income stream and gives employees a tax break on their donation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about signing up to payroll giving.
Volunteer your time
Could you, along with friends or colleagues, volunteer with The Brain Tumour Charity? We have a range of opportunities from regular volunteering roles to helping at one of our fundraising events.
Donate gifts or prizes
The Brain Tumour Charity hold various event throughout the year, from gala dinners to The Twilight Walk. If you, or your company, could donate any items to support these events we would be so grateful.We would welcome gifts in kind of goody bags items such as chocolates, drinks and sweet and prizes to be auctioned for example signed items or unique experiences. Please email us if you think you can help.
Donate while you shop or sell
If you make a restaurant booking through the ChariTable app or website, £1 per diner will be donated to The Charity at no cost to you! Find out more or make a booking.
eBay for Charity
eBay for Charity enables you to raise money by selling your unwanted items. As an eBay seller you can choose to donate any percentage of the sale price, and eBay take care of the rest. Simply visit their eBay for Charity webpage for more details.
If you're an eBay shopper don't forget to check out what others are selling for The Brain Tumour Charity!
Give as you Live
Give as you Live allows you to search for products using their price comparison tool. Even better than that a percentage of every purchase you make will be donated to the charity of your choice. Search for The Brain Tumour Charity and start shopping.
A gift of shares is a great way of donating, it is possible to make a substantial tax saving, not only on capital gains tax, but on income tax as well. Twelve million people own shares in the UK, worth more than £200billion.
In order to qualify for tax relief the shares must be:
- Listed or dealt on a recognised UK or foreign stock exchange
- Units in authorised unit trusts
- Shares in a UK open ended invested company, or
- Holdings in certain foreign investment schemes
Maximise your donation
You are a taxpayer if you receive a wage or salary, if you have taxable savings, a private pension or if you have paid capital gains on the sale of property or shares. We are able to reclaim back from the government 25p for every £1 donated.
If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can also claim the difference between the basic rate of tax and your highest rate and either keep this relief or donate it back to The Brain Tumour Charity. You can reclaim the money through your self-assessment tax return; just visit HMRC for the relevant form (SA100 or SA200).
If you do not complete a self-assessment form, you can contact your local tax office and reclaim the tax from the donation using the P810 form. Whichever form you use please quote The Brain Tumour Charity reference code MAC06EG in the space provided on the 'Giving your tax repayment to charity' form that comes with your tax return to allow us to benefit from the tax relief.
Visit our Resource Centre to download a Gift Aid form.