Fundraising

As a small independent Charity, fundraising is really important to us. We are really proud of the services we deliver to D/deaf and Hard of Hearing people. However we never forget that we are only able to continue to do this thanks to the continued support and generosity from individuals, companies and trusts.

You can support us in a number of ways…

Amazon Smile

Do you shop at Amazon? You can now raise funds for us at no cost to you! Click on the link then use your normal Amazon sign-in and the option to pick a charity automatically appears. Then every time you buy through Amazon you go through smile.amazon.co.uk rather than the usual Amazon site but raise money for implanted children in the process! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to Deafness Resource Centre Amazon Smile

Easy Fundraising

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause. How? Just register and start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal and every time you make a purchase DRC gets a donation!

Easy Fundraising

BT MyDonate

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MyDonate is a no fee, no commission online fundraising service in the UK. BY using it the Deafness Resource Centre will receive every penny of the money you raise, (with Gift Aid if applicable), and no fees (except charges levied by the donators own credit/debit card company) will be deducted.

You can visit the Deafness Resource Centre MyDonate page here mydonate.bt.com/charities/deafnessresourcecentre

Collection Tins

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Place one (or more) of our new collection tins in your school or place of work for a month and see the pennies and pounds add up!

We will deliver the empty tins, collect at the end of the month (within St Helens and Halton areas), and let you know the total figure collected.

Recent supporters have been Co-op Food, Chestnut Lodge and NP Projects Widnes.

Gift Aid

Many of the donations given to the Deafness Resource Centre can now be “Gift-Aided”.  This means that for every £1.00 you give, the UK Government gives us another 25p on top.

If you donated £5.00, we would actually get £6.25 or if you donated £10.00, we would actually receive £12.50 etc

Donations need to be made by a UK taxpayer and a simple Declaration needs to be signed and returned to us if you would like to Gift Aid a donation.

The Declaration Form can be downloaded here DRC_gift_aid_declaration_form and sent with, or prior to, your donation.

(All donors who use the BT MyDonate online giving system are asked if they would like to Gift Aid their donation)

Recycle 4 Charity

Recycle your inkjets cartridges and mobile phones to help support DRC, we receive £1 for every reusable inkjet cartridge and 50% of market value on mobile phones

Recycle 4 Charity

Legacy Donations

Bequests, Legacies and In-Memory Donations

People who leave gifts to the Deafness Resource Centre understand the importance of their gifts to the future of the Deafness Resource Centre; ensuring our clients continue to receive the specialist services we currently provide.

In the last few years, gifts ranging from five pounds to many thousands of pounds were received by us, and although we are not dependent on such gifts, they can make a real difference to the finances and therefore the stability of the charity, particularly during these uncertain times of cuts.

Remember Us In Your Will

Making a Will is best done with the guidance of a solicitor. By making a Will you are ensuring that you have provided for family, friends, and charitable causes that are important to you, giving you peace of mind.

A gift to charity, including the Deafness Resource Centre, is exempt from inheritance tax. There are several different types of legacies and it is possible to change your will at any time, through your solicitor.If you decide to include us in your will, and you are a UK Taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid Declaration. This way, we can claim an extra 25 pence on every £1.00 of your legacy from HMRC. The gift aid declaration is available here, DRC_gift_aid_declaration_form_web

Donations in Memory of Loved Ones
A number of families choose to give donations to the Deafness Resource Centre in memory of loved ones. This is sometimes instead of flowers for the funeral, or because they knew that their loved one had used the specialist services of the Centre during their life.

A huge thank you to all those who have already thought of the Deafness Resource Centre when writing their will, and to all the families who have made donations to us in memory of loved ones.

Standing Orders

Many of our supporters choose to donate by Standing Order – a regular payment which leaves their bank and goes direct into ours.

You can choose how much you want to donate – and how often – and all it takes is the completion of one simple form with your bank.

“Spare Change” Boxes

Would you like to have a Deafness Resource Centre “spare change box” at home or in your  office to donate your spare pennies. When the box is full, you can bring it to the Deafness Resource Centre and take an empty box, and we will give you a receipt to tell you how much they have collected for us.

This is an easy way for our supporters to feel like they are helping in one small way, and we appreciate every penny which is donated.

Spare change boxes ready to go:

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Katy Sheridan with Alex, one of the Widnes Vikings Scholboys 2014 Development Squad who used our collection boxes

How do we use your donations?

Some donations have a specific criteria attached, for example ‘please use for the Equipment Service or the upkeep of the building.

Unless stated otherwise, all donations are used to help us with running costs and continuation of specialist services.

An extremely large gift without specific criteria would be discussed at our Management Committee, and it would either be kept in reserves for difficult times, used to set up a specific project, or split between the two.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact us or send your donation to:
Deafness Resource Centre
32-40 Dentons Green Lane
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 2QB

Cheques should be made payable to “Deafness Resource Centre”

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