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First Event for ABC Charitable
Trust (East Anglia) Raises Over £6,000 …
Who Have We Donated To?
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Comments and Thank You’s:
Lucas Kirby – Following a donation of
£800 to complete fundraising efforts for a specialist
wheelchair, his mum wrote to say the following:
"I received the cheque in the post on
Saturday morning and was totally overwhelmed. Must admit
that I did cry quite a lot. Not sure whether you were aware,
but Lucas and I have had particularly horrendous couple of
weeks. Been in hospital twice, first time Lucas taken in as
he was having non-stop seizures (we stopped counting at
We were in for just over a week. Then were home for only a
day and he became extremely poorly with upper respiratory
infection, breathing was quite laboured by the time I
managed to get him to the ward. He had just about gone in
'shut down' mode. As you can imagine - petrified. However,
once again my little soldier has pulled it out of the bag
and shown such strength, god knows where he gets it from. So
now we're home again.
Obviously, past couple of weeks have been draining
emotionally and physically so to open the post on Saturday
and see the cheque for £800 has completely lifted my spirits
again. I now have enough money to buy the buggy (finally)
and have contacted his occupational therapist who has put
the wheels in motion and we should have it in the next
couple of weeks (fingers-crossed).
I cannot thank you enough for all that you and your husband
have done to help Lucas get his buggy. I would appreciate it
if you could pass copy of this email on to your
husband/Atkinson Bolton with undying thanks and gratitude
for their generosity. Without the grant of £800 we would
never have been able to get Lucas the buggy which will now
enable me to take him out and about safely.
As soon as I am able I will pop into the College and see
everyone (yourself included!). I will also be taking photos
of Lucas in his new 'wheels' and will be sending them to ABC
Charitable Trust for their records and so that they can see
how happy they have made myself and my son.
Thanks again so very much. Warmest regards. Tracie & Lucas
Starlight Wishes – "On behalf of everyone at
Starlight, I would like to thank you for this splendid gift.
We are extremely grateful for such valuable assistance. Your
much appreciated and very generous contribution and support
will help Starlight to distract seriously ill children from
their pain, fear and feelings of isolation and for that I
cannot thank the Trustees enough.
Pat Moore-Searson, Fund Director."
'How to Donate'
If you would like to support us in our Objectives by making
a donation please send a cheque, payable to 'ABC
Charitable Trust (East Anglia)' for the attention of
Claire at our address.
Alternatively, if you would like to donate online please
click on the below link.
Donations are deducted
from your gross salary, giving immediate tax relief of
up to £4 for every £10 donated. This means that
employees paying standard rate income tax at 22% can
give a donation of £10 to charity at a cost of £7.80 to
If your employer
decides to set up payroll giving and register with a
Payroll Giving Agency before 2006 - then the first £10
donated by each employee every month will be matched £
for £ by the Home Office for a period of 6 months. For
example, for the first 6 months that the Home Office is
matching your payments you can pledge £10 a month, only
miss £7.80 from your pay and the charity of your choice
will actually receive £20.
How it works…….
Your employer will need
to set up the Payroll Giving scheme through a Payroll
Giving Agency. Most agencies will charge a 4% admin
charge – if you decide to use South West Charitable
Giving and mention our Charitable Trust they will only
charge you 3%.
If, for example you
pledge £10, the Agency will deduct 4% from this amount,
so the amount going to charity will be £9.60 plus
another £10 = £19.60 (for the first 6 months the Home
Office will match your donation.) However, your employer
may choose to pay the 4% admin fee on top of the pledges
Registered Charity No: 1111937