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Click here to make a donation online now. Please have your credit or debit card details to hand. You will have the option to make a Gift Aid declaration as part of your online donation.
Submit a Gift Aid declaration
If you have already made a donation or are sending a cheque by post, and you would like to submit a Gift Aid declaration, please click on the link below. Please note, if you intend to make an online donation by credit card you will be asked for your details as part of the donation and do not need to fill in this form separately, so please instead click on the box directly above this one and choose ‘donate online’.
Send us a cheque or charity voucher
Please make your cheque or charity voucher out to The Duchenne Research Fund, and contact us for our postal address. If you are sending a cheque and we have your permission to claim Gift Aid, we can benefit from more funds at no extra cost to you. Please click here to download a donation form, where you can sign a Gift Aid declaration to enclose with your cheque.
Alternatively you can submit your details online here to enable us to claim Gift Aid:
Make a regular donation by standing order
Regular donations provide us with a steady source of income, enabling us to budget more effectively. Any contribution – however big or small – ensures we leave no stone unturned in our search for a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Click here for a standing order mandate – it only takes a couple of minutes to fill in, and then you send it to your bank. Alternatively you may find it quicker to set up a standing order via your online banking system. This form will provide you with the details you need to set that up.
Make a bank transfer
To transfer money directly into the Duchenne Research Fund bank account, please contact us.
Donate through Payroll Giving
It’s easy to set up a regular donation directly from your salary. Request a charity nomination form from your employer which you then complete and return to the Payroll Giving Agency. Your charity of choice remains confidential. By giving in this way, we automatically receive any tax you would have paid on that amount. We do not need to reclaim Gift Aid on the payment, so there is less admin for us, and no Direct Debit needed from you. Once your donation is set up, you do not have to do anything else. If your employer doesn’t offer a Payroll Giving scheme, suggest they start one – it’s easy and inexpensive to run. For more information visit gov.uk.
Leave a legacy
Leaving a legacy to the Duchenne Research Fund will help us continue the fight to find a cure for this devastating disease. When writing or updating your will, after considering family and friends, please consider leaving a gift (legacy) to the Duchenne Research Fund.
A will is a legal document and ensures you can decide how your estate is divided. By using a solicitor it will ensure that all the legal formalities are correctly followed and that your will is valid. A valid will gives you peace of mind that your exact wishes will be carried out the way you intended. What are the different types of legacy?
- Residuary legacy This is the gift of the remainder of your estate (or a percentage of the remainder) after all other gifts to family and friends have been distributed and all outgoings have been dealt with.
- Pecuniary legacy This is a fixed sum of money that tends to decrease in value over time because of inflation. For example, a legacy of £1,000 written into a will in 1980 would now be worth less than £380.
- Specific legacy bequest This is when you choose to leave a particular named item of value, such as jewellery or an antique.
- Reversionary bequest This is where you give a friend or family member a life interest in your estate and after their death the remainder of your estate is made over to a charity or other beneficiary. This allows you to take care of those close to you for the remainder of their lifetimes.
Tax benefit Gifts to charity are currently exempt from Inheritance Tax and a solicitor will be able to advise you about this. Reviewing your will It is important to regularly review your will to ensure that that it still reflects your wishes as for example you may now have children or the Government may have changed the tax rules. For more information about leaving a legacy to The Duchenne Research Fund please email us or call 020 8200 0985.