Customers at charity shop urged to Gift Aid

A charity is reminding county residents of a way to raise additional funds.

In May, Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd’s (SATCoL) shop in Morpeth played a key part in raising an extra £3,423 of funds from shops in the North East thanks to customers agreeing to Gift Aid their donations.

However, up to a further £10,568 could have been claimed if the HMRC initiative had been applied to all of them.

Morpeth has now joined other Salvation Army shops across the UK to launch a campaign in store to encourage donors to Say YES to Gift Aid.

Area manager for SATCoL, Anthony Cummings, said: “As long as you are a UK tax payer, all you need to do is complete a short declaration form at the shop.

“We then register you on our system so that future donations are automatically gift aided.”

The charity provides homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents and support for adult victims of human trafficking among other services.