There are many ways you can choose to support the Foundation so that the lives of burns survivors can be transformed. No amount is too small, every penny is appreciated and counts. Nicole, pictured here, was in a house fire 14 years ago, suffering 33% burns to her face, hands, arms and legs. Thanks to your donations, we were able to provide her with a hair replacement system, medical tattooing, a skin camouflage and make-up consultation, peer support and access to laser treatment.
Unfortunately every year in the UK 250,000 people suffer a burn injury, 175,000 present to A&E and 13,000 people will be admitted to hospital. We can’t predict when the next call will come in from a burn survivor who may urgently need our support and that is why we need your help. National Burn Care Review 2001
Payroll Giving enables you to donate to The Katie Piper Foundation on a regular basis direct from your salary. It is a simple and tax efficient way in which you can support us. Sign up now online or you can sign up through your employer.
Not sure if your employer runs a scheme? Fill in our online form and we will be able to check this. If they don’t run the scheme then we can arrange for them to be sent all of the information needed to set the scheme up. You can also find out more on the HMRC website.
ShareGift allows you to donate smaller numbers of shares of low value which might not be worth selling on their own. Please click here for the ShareGift donation coupon.
Gift Aid increases the value of donations to the Katie Piper Foundation by allowing us to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations.
The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. We take your donation – which is money you’ve already paid tax on – and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.
Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to us.
If you pay higher rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax 40 and/or 50 per cent and the basic rate of tax 20 per cent on the total ‘gross’ value of your donation to the Foundation. You can make this claim on your Self Assessment tax return, if you were sent one.
We don’t like to think about Wills but making a Will is very important as it ensures that your estate is left to people and causes chosen by you. A gift in your Will to The Foundation will not only help us in the future but could also reduce any tax burden on your estate.Click here to find out about leaving a gift to The Katie Piper Foundation in your will or visit the HMRC website for more details.
There are three ways in which you can choose to leave a gift to the Foundation:
If you wish to include the Foundation in your Will, we recommend contacting a local solicitor. Please remember to include our registered number: 1133313.
Honour a life with a gift in memory that will make a great difference to people living with burns and scars. Please contact Carol to discuss if this is something you would like to do.