Gift Aid boost for St Giles Hospice

St Giles Hospice bags

St Giles Hospice bags

St Giles Hospice is thanking Lichfield people for helping to add £100,000 to the value of items they donate to the charity’s network of shops, simply by signing  up to Gift Aid.

 Since the Gift Aid scheme was introduced in September 2007, more than 13,500 people have filled in a form at one of the St Giles Hospice Shops to say that they are a UK taxpayer.

 This simple action enables the hospice to reclaim 25p in every £1 sold, and an extra 3p in government subsidy.

 Lynwen Truesdale, St Giles Hospice Shops Director, said:

“We’re extremely grateful to everyone who has signed up to Gift Aid, which they only need to do once, and then show their card when they donate items at our shops across the region.

 “By helping us reclaim £100,000 so far, they have made a huge impact on the high standards of care which we continue to offer local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses.”

St Giles Hospice Shops play a vital role in funding the care offered by the hospice at its facilities in Sutton Coldfield and Whittington between Lichfield and Tamworth , or in patients’ own homes across the region.

 The 16 hospice shops are based in major towns throughout the hospice’s patient catchment area, which ranges from Ashby de la Zouch and Atherstone in the east, to Cannock and Walsall in the west – and from Burton and Uttoxeter in the north, to Sutton Coldfield and Coleshill in the south.

 Donations of high-quality clothing and items for the home are always welcome.

 St Giles Hospice spends £6 million caring for local people with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and carers, and relies heavily on the support of local people to enable its valuable work to continue.

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