CHARITY: Help donations to go further

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This April, the Age UK shop in Morpeth urgently needs the help of the local community to help it raise much-needed funds to support the charity’s work with older people.

To do this we are urging everyone in Morpeth to donate their unwanted quality items to the shop, making sure they ask the Shop Manager to sign up to Gift Aid when they do so.

Gift Aid is a fantastic way for Age UK to make donations go further and, in turn, make later life better, as it increases the value of donations by 25 per cent.

All people need to do is fill in a simple Gift Aid form when they take their donations to the shop, which takes less than a minute.

It is free to sign up and you only have to do it once; the only requirement is that you are a UK taxpayer.

Signing up to Gift Aid, means that Age UK will receive an extra 25p for every £1 that is raised from donations from the Government.

That extra money helps raise much-needed funds for people in later life.

Age UK shops are reliant on the kind donations of the local community to keep the shelves stocked.

The shop accepts quality donations, such as clothing, accessories, household items, books and toys, all of which are sold on to be loved again, helping to fund the charity’s work.

This includes its free advice line, which is open 365 days a year, campaigns, and support for Age UK’s network of local partners, who provide essential services in their local communities.

So please do come into the Age UK Morpeth shop to sign up to Gift Aid this April.

One of our team will provide you with a Gift Aid form and they will be happy to give you further information about the scheme, if required.

Cecilie Cromar

Manager, Age UK Morpeth