Gifts in wills to charities are tax efficient. The threshold at which inheritance tax kicks in changes from time to time, but if your estate is going to attract inheritance tax, any gift you leave to Histiocytosis UK will be deducted from your estate before any tax liability is calculated. So, for example: if your estate is £20,000 over the amount allowed as tax-free, and you leave Histio UK £2,000, then inheritance tax will only be payable on £18,000.
An Extraordinary Impact
Please know that your planned gift can make a significant difference in the lives of patients and families fighting histiocytic disorders, and will aid in funding life-saving research toward a cure.
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If you do not have the time to fund raise, why not set up a regular standing order payable to Histiocytosis UK. This is a convenient way of supporting our work and allows you to help us commit to projects, information support and research.
If you would like to proceed with this please contact us on 07850 740241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with our bank details then you just need to visit the local branch of your bank and ask them to set the Standing Order payment up on your behalf.
Alternately you may set up a regular donation from our DONATE BUTTON through the website.
Make direct donations to Histio UK from your salary which are deducted before you pay tax, therefore reducing the amount of tax you pay.
The advantages of Payroll Giving
Charities benefit because they get regular donations to help them with good causes. And you benefit because you get tax relief on the donations straight away at your top rate of tax, meaning your donations cost you less.
For example, it would only cost an employee who pays tax at the basic rate of 20 per cent £8 to make a £10 donation to Histio UK. And it would only cost an employee who pays tax at the higher rate of 40 per cent £6 to make a £10 donation.
What do I need to do?
Providing that your employer offers Payroll Giving it could not be simpler. You complete a form which is usually obtained from your Payroll Department or Personnel. The form asks you to give the name(s) of the charity or charities you want to support, there is space for you to make more than one choice.
Your employer will forward your completed form to the PAYROLL GIVING AGENCY and deduct from your pre-tax salary the total amount you want to give. Your donation is forwarded monthly to the PGA and they then distribute the gift each month to the charity or charities of your choice.
CAF Give As You Earn
Also offers a solution at: https://www.cafonline.org/my-personal-giving/plan-your-giving/caf-give-as-you-earn.aspx
Leaving a Legacy
By leaving a legacy in your will, your contribution will ensure the work of Histio UK continues and is an extra way of looking after the people you care about. Your own family, your friends and even people you’ll never know. People you will want to help because you know how hard it can be when families are affected by histiocytosis.
By consulting a solicitor, you can include a bequest in your will. Anything you would like to leave us will be gratefully received.
If you already have a will, then amendments can be easily made to include a donation. Please consult a solicitor for further advice.
Are there different ways I can leave a gift to Histiocytosis UK?
There are three main types of gift you can leave to a charity like Histiocytosis UK:
Once any specific amounts of money and items that you want to leave – like a house, land, jewellery or a painting – have been given to your family and friends, anything left over is called the residue of your estate. You can leave part or all of this residue to Histiocytosis UK. This can be the best way to leave a gift because as a portion or percentage of your estate, it should retain its value over the years.
This is a gift of a fixed sum of money. It’s worth remembering though that it will lose value over time due to inflation.
This is a gift of a ‘thing’ like an antique, a piece of furniture, a house, some land, a car or some jewellery. If you leave a specific item to Histiocytosis UK, we will sell it to turn it into funds to provide people affected by cancer with the support they need.
What if I can only leave a small gift?
Even a small gift will help and could make a real difference to someone affected by histiocytosis.
What if I want to amend an existing will?
Your solicitor can help you to add a form called a codicil to your existing will. Do not make changes yourself as it could render your existing will invalid if it is not done correctly.
What basic information do I need to include when I am leaving a gift in my will?
The most important bits of information to include are our name and our registered charity number:
Histiocytosis UK.Registered charity in England and Wales 1158789.
By supporting Histio UK in memory of a loved one, we are able to be there with more information and research for people with histiocytosis and their families.
Donate in their memory
Make a Collection at the funeral
Collect in your loved one's memory
You can do something amazing for Histio UK and celebrate the life of your loved one by having a collection in their memory.
Why not have an event in memory?
Organising an event in memory of your loved one is a great way to celebrate their life and raise money to help Histiocytosis support more people with histicytosis and their families. Organise your own event. Click Here for help
You can create your own memoriam online tribute fund by setting up a website in memory of your loved one at MuchLoved. MuchLoved is run by MuchLoved Charitable Trust, a UK registered charity, working for bereaved people worldwide.
MuchLoved has been designed to try and help family and friends of the bereaved to express their grief, share memories and pay lasting tribute.
You can also use your website to collect and display donations to Histio UK in memory of your loved one.To set up your free Tribute website, click here www.muchloved.com
Other ways to donate
Gifts in Celebration
Instead of receiving a birthday or Christmas present, why not ask friends and family to make a donation to HISTIO UK instead?
By making a gift in celebration, friends and family are supporting Histio UK objectives of funding research and supporting patients and their families.
Shopping and Recycling
Give as you shop
By using this link you can shop at your favourite on-line stores and raise vital funds for Histio UK at no extra cost! Each purchase will generate a cash back donation. For eg, spend £25 at W H Smith and 3.5% will be donated, raising 88p! By making a purchase from Amazon, 2.5% will be donated. By insuring your car with Direct Line you will raise £35 or by purchasing a phone from O2, we will earn £17.50!
You can shop at over 2,000 brand name retailers and raise funds at no extra cost. All you have to do is follow this link and set up an account, stating that Histio UK is your chosen charity.
All registrations are free! So let' go shopping......
Savings that matter
Monkey.co.uk the car insurance comparison website company are supporting worthy causes and we have just become one of them.
If you take out a car insurance policy through Monkey.co.uk they will donate £10 to us as the charity of your choice.
Then next year, go back and compare insurance quotes and policies from more than 100 UK insurers and if you renew through Monkey.co.uk, they will donate £10 to us as the charity of your choice!
Here is another way of easily donating to Histio UK. Whenever you sell an item on ebay you can select a percentage of the total sale to go to charity. Anything from 10% to 100%.
When listing your item under the section 'Raise money for your favourite charity through eBay' simply select 'Choose a charity'. Then search for 'Histio' and the charity will appear. Select the percentage and that is it.
All donations are simply deducted from your monthly Ebay bill. It will still collect the money for any items sold as 'Cash on delivery' so there really is nothing for you to do!
There is a really simple way to convert your waste into money for charity. Here are step by step instructions.
Take part in a recycling collection programme with TerraCycle®. Collect non-recyclable biscuit packaging that would normally be disposed of and sent to local landfill. The TerraCycle Brigade® recycling programme is a fun and easy way to reuse waste materials, whilst helpingto raise money for Histio UK at the same time.
The waste packaging itself will be recycled into plastic products such as waste bins or watering cans, or 'upcycled' into new products such as pencil cases and lunch bags. This means that a smaller volume of raw materials then need to be extracted from the earth to produce the packaging for new products. TerraCycle will award a £0.02 donation for each biscuit packet collected and returned. Maybe you are a teacher or work in a large company and can setup simple drop off points in the staff room?
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Packaging from most biscuit and non-savoury snack bars can be recycled under this scheme, including Penguins, Rich Tea and digestives as well as supermarket own brand packets from similar products.
If you would like to set up your own recycling point for the Histio uk then please browse the TerraCycle website.
Yellow Moon offers 1000's of amazing products for all the family from arts and crafts to educational activities to games and puzzles and home essentials. Just order quoting WTH07575
Recycle your old mobile phones, printer inkjets and laser cartridges and raise money for Histio UK! Just register your details for free, choose Histio UK as your benefactor and follow the instructions on how to start raising money. You can select Freepost recycling bags or collection boxes should you have over 50 inkjets or mobile phones. Recycle4Charity will even pick these boxes up from your home!