Alternatively, send a cheque or CAF voucher, (made payable to 'RSA') to:
RSA, 112 Crewe Road, Alsager, Cheshire, ST7 2JA
Gift Aid is a simple way for the RSA to increase the value of gifts of money we receive from UK taxpayers. When a UK taxpayer gives a gift of money to a charity, tax has already been paid on that money. This money therefore qualifies for Gift Aid. Because the RSA is exempt from tax, we can claim an amount equal to the tax paid by a donor on their donation as a repayment from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Gift Aid allows us to claim back 28p for every £1 you give to us, boosting the value of your donation. All we need from you is permission to reclaim the tax you have paid to HMRC. If you are a donor who has paid UK tax, please tell the RSA so that we can reclaim the tax on monies sent to the RSA.
To download a Gift AId Declaration Form click here.
MAKE A GIFT OF SHARES TO SUPPORT THE RSA
Do you have share certificates that aren't really worth much but would cost too much to sell? Perhaps you have inherited a few shares but they're too small to do anything with. Well now you can put them to good use by donating them to help the RSA through ShareGift, the charity share donations scheme.
ShareGift is run by the charity The Orr Mackintosh Foundation which combines shares in the same companies and sells them giving the proceeds to charities including the RSA. ShareGift can accept small or large donations of shares and there is no charge for the service either to you or to us.
Did you know that donating shares is also tax efficient so as well as benefitting the RSA it can also reduce your tax bill considerably? You can claim income tax relief on the value on your donation and in addition there is relief from Capital Gains Tax. Visit www.sharegift.org for further details.
PAYROLL GIVING & GIVE AS YOU EARN
Payroll Giving (also known as "Give As You Earn") is an easy way for employees paid by PAYE to make a regular donation to the charity.
Benefits to us
A monthly amount e.g. £5 is taken from your salary before tax and sent to the RSA. Employers must belong to this scheme and will be able to explain its implications fully to you.
Benefits to you
Payroll Giving can greatly benefit your company because it:
• helps motivate employees and encourages team building through a shared positive experience
• generates a positive perception of your organisation amongst employees
• creates good PR opportunities about your corporate social responsibility.
YOUR SUPPORT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The work of the Association relies entirely on donations. To help us find a cure and provide vital support to those who already have these conditions, any contribution which you are able to make will be very much appreciated.
THERE ARE FOUR MAIN AREAS OF FUNDING
Welfare projects - we aim to help individuals by offering advice, support and information and where appropriate may provide items of equipment which are not available on the NHS.
Research projects - research is expensive and we are working hard to continue funding projects at specialist centres nationwide. There are many exciting projects and we hope that one day a cure and better treatments will result.
Childhood Scleroderma - to support families of children with scleroderma and to fund research in this specific area. As a result of funding received, a UK childhood scleroderma register has now been set up.
Running costs - in order to be able to support the day to day work of the Association, we need to fund our running costs which are kept to an absolute minimum.
THANK YOU TO DONORS
The RSA would like to thank everyone who has made a donation in whatever way. People make donations on a regular basis through Banker’s Orders, Give as you Earn and through the CAF. We are also most appreciative for the donations received from companies and Charitable Trusts and from individuals who raise funds through special anniversaries etc. and then donate the money to the RSA.
Sadly a large proportion of donations are sent to us in memory of loved ones in lieu of flowers at funerals and legacies are a major source of research funding for which we are most appreciative.