Helping us to help others
Our charity’s work is dedicated to supporting local people to overcome the small things that can prey on your mind and make everyday living that bit more difficult. If you or a loved one has benefitted from our services, you may wish to consider leaving a gift to us to ensure that others who find themselves in similar position can benefit too. There are several ways in which you can do this:
Leaving a gift in your Will
Writing a Will is an important way to ensure your wishes are carried out and that your savings and possessions are given to the people you choose to receive them.
Charitable legacies are exempt from Inheritance Tax, which means you can reduce the overall tax bill for your loved ones by naming a charity in your Will. Where a Will is already in place, an amendment (codicil) can be added to enable to you leave a bequest to a favoured charity.
We would recommend you seek professional legal advice to draw up your Will.
We understand that remembering our charity is a very personal gift, and you are under no obligation to inform us if you do include us in your Will. However, we would love the opportunity to thank you properly and keep you updated about our projects. If you would like to let us know about your gift, please call us on 01423 813090.
Setting up a remembrance fund/funeral collections
In lieu of flowers, many people like to nominate a charity to receive funds from a collection at their funeral or memorial service. Similarly, it often provides comfort to relatives to know they are supporting a charity their loved one held dear. To make this process easier, we are able to supply gift envelopes for use at the service.
Friends and relatives may also wish to donate online either via our web page or by setting up their own ‘in memory’ fundraising page or simply make a straightforward donation to their nominated charity. This is especially convenient for friends and family living at a distance.
Tributes or ‘in memory’ gifts
Many families and friends wish to remember their loved one through making a tribute or gesture to them to mark their birthday, anniversary of death or other significant occasion. A donation is sent to their favoured charity at these times and can often provide a special way of celebrating their lives.
How would your contribution help us?
As our service users tell us, it’s often the smaller things which make such a difference. Similarly, donations do not have to be large to have a significant impact on our work:
£10 helps towards the cost of a volunteer befriending home visit to an older person in need to company and moral support
£50 could pay for a half day’s labour for one of our Help at Home team
£100 could pay for a a group of volunteers to be trained with essential skills such as First Aid or Guiding the Blind
£250 could pay towards our programme of events and outings helping socially isolated people get out and about
£500 could pay for essential gardening equipment and decorating materials used by our Help at Home team
£1,000 could contribute towards running our voluntary car driving services scheduling service
£3,000 could pay the annual fuel and maintenance costs of our two Help at Home vans
Ways to donate
There are several ways of making a contribution towards our services:
Gift envelopes: Pre-printed envelopes are available for collections at funerals and memorial services. By completing their details on the envelope, we are able to claim Gift Aid from eligible donors, adding an extra 25% to your donation.
If you would like to set up your own fundraising page in memory of a loved one, this can also be done here. Please contact us for help with this.
Cheques: can be made payable to our parent charity ‘HARCVS’.
Naming our charity in your Will: To make a bequest to HELP simply tell your solicitor when you write your Will or codicil, stating our parent charity’s full name, address and registered charity number as shown below:
Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (HARCVS)
Community House, 46-50 East Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5RR
Charity number: 1144758
If you would like us to send you a leaflet about Legacy giving or would like to know more about our work, please get in touch with us on 01423 813090 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for helping us to help local people.