|Facebook Connect on JustGiving
The latest update to the JustGiving platform is the ability to
spread the word about donations using Facebook Connect.
Now, when people make a donation on a fundraising page,
they can log in to Facebook and publish their donation details to their Facebook wall and
'friends' news feeds this means more people hear about fundraising appeals and your
charity on Facebook.
If you would like to set up a standing
order by e-mail, please contact Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust for a form.
Alternatively if you would prefer to
make a single donation by regular mail please click here for a printable **PDF file form.
We are desperately in need of pony and cob
sized bridles, head collars and 4" and 4.5" bits, so if you could send us any of
these it would make such a difference.
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Legacies - A Quick Guide
A legacy is a gift of money, property or
possessions left in your will. If you decide to give to a charity, the gift is tax-free.
There are different types of legacies:
A residuary legacy is a gift of the whole or
a share of whatever remains of your estate after all other gifts have been distributed and
any debts paid off.
A pecuniary legacy is a gift of a fixed sum
of money. You can protect this type of gift from inflation by linking it to the Retail
A specific gift is a tangible item such as a
house, piece of jewellery, silver teapot or car.
For a residuary legacy:
_____________________________________* of the residue of my estate absolutely to The
Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust, Brewery Arms Cottage, Stane Street, Ockley, Surrey RH5 5TH,
Registered Charity Number 1096814, for its general purposes. I direct that the receipt of
the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my
* State all or the percentage/fraction of the
residue of your estate that you wish to leave.
For a pecuniary legacy:
"I give the following legacy free of tax
to The Gambia horse and Donkey Trust, Brewery Arms Cottage, Stane Street, Ockley Surrey
RH5 5TH, Registered Charity Number 1096814, the sum of___________________________________
(amount in figures and words) for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the
receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge
to my executors."
For a specific gift:
"I give to The Gambia Horse and Donkey
Trust, Brewery Arms Cottage, Stane Street, Ockley, Surrey RH5 5TH, Registered Charity
Number 1096814, my _________________________* for its general charitable purposes. I
direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a
sufficient discharge to my executors."
* Add a description of whatever you wish to
If you wish to leave a legacy to The Gambia
Horse and Donkey Trust, please ensure you use the organisation's full name, address and
registered charity number.
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Legacy Pledge Forms
If you would like to pledge a
Legacy to the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust, please click here for a printable **PDF file form.
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Standing Order Form
Whilst we understand that people often prefer
to donate money to a specific project, we would like to draw your attention to our daily
running costs, which are also funded entirely by donations.
Our existing centre has stabling for more than
30 horses and donkeys at any one time. Some of these animals will remain with us for the
long term due to injuries or illnesses that prevent them from being able to return to a
working life. The remainder are either in-patients receiving specialist veterinary care
from our dedicated team of staff and volunteers, or youngsters who are not yet old enough
to be trained for working.
All of these animals require daily care from
our staff and between them they eat their way through a rather large quantity of groundnut
hay, rice bran and cous. Our typical monthly running costs are approximately £7,500 per
month to cover all the general running costs of our activities. This does include the
costs of our regular mobile veterinary clinics and our educational programmes, as well as
the care of the animals but as we are sure you will understand, this is a large amount of
money for us to raise each and every month.
We are always extremely grateful for everyone
holding fundraising events for us, and everyone who has done this has been a great help in
ensuring the continuation of our projects. However, it would be a great benefit to us to
know that we have a steady income each month, through regular giving either by standing
order or direct debits. Regular givers help us to budget more effectively and make the
running of the charity much more efficient.
If there is any way that you are able to
become a regular donor, we would be very grateful for any amount that you can give each
If you would like to donate to
the GHDT via a Standing Order Form, please download the
form **in PDF
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Gift Aid - How It Works
Did you know
How Gift Aid works
If you pay UK tax on your income or gains (e.g. through
PAYE, by Self Assessment (SA) or at source on your bank/building society interest) and
then make a Gift Aid donation, UK charities can claim back basic rate tax relating to that
donation directly from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
As a result any gift you make, as a Gift Aid donation, is
worth more to the charity than the amount you actually pay
- If you pay tax at the basic rate of 22%, you actually have
to earn £12.82 to receive £10 in your pay packet. (£12.82 x 22% = £2.82 tax)
- Because charities can reclaim that basic rate tax a Gift Aid
donation of £10 it is worth £12.82 to your chosen charity.
To Download a Gift Aid form please click * HERE.
Leaving gifts to charity in your will
If you leave a gift to a UK charity in your will the value
of the gift will be deducted from the value of your estate before inheritance tax is
Gifts made to a UK charity in the seven years prior to your
death are also covered by the same exemption from inheritance tax.
If your estate is liable to inheritance tax this will
reduce the overall amount of tax due from your estate.
If your business (sole trader, partnership or company)
makes a gift to a UK charity of plant, machinery or equipment, used in the course of your
normal trading activities, you can treat their disposal as being at nil value (rather than
market value) in your capital allowances computation. As a result, your business will get
full capital allowances in respect of the gifted equipment - equal to its cost.
If you're a business (sole trader, partnership or company)
and you make a gift to a UK charity of goods, manufactured or sold as part of your normal
trading activities, you can claim the cost of those goods in the business accounts.
Nothing is included as a trading receipt so you will get full relief for the cost of those
goods against your taxable profit.
You can treat the secondment of employees to a UK charity
as a legitimate business expense. If your business continues to pay that person you can
deduct the cost (wages and expenses) of employing them as if they continued to work for
The donation of goods by a business to a UK charity for
sale, export or hire is a zero rated supply for VAT purposes.
Could You Make a
We are appealing to our supporters for monthly
donations to enable us to continue our work in the Gambia. Through setting up a monthly
donation to the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust you can help to enable us to budget more
easily through these difficult times of financial hardship. For example, £2 or more can
go much further in the Gambia than it does in the UK, and as little as £2 could provide a
life saving vaccination for a Gambian horse or donkey.
Monthly donations can be set up through the 'Online Donations' page, and can also be
done via JustGiving. Alternatively, you can email the GHDT Office
and ask them to email you a standing order form to fill out by hand. We would like to
thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity - we cannot do our work
without your wonderful support and we are extremely grateful for it.
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