20th Feb, 2017

Residents who have donated to the Primrose Hospice could help charity net another £100k

THE PRIMROSE Hospice has appealed to its 1,930 supporters who have not returned their gift aid forms to send them back as soon as possible as it could potentially raise the charity £100,625.25.

The plea comes after the hospice noticed how many people had not made a declaration when donating to the cause.

For every pound raised by those who declare they are a UK taxpayer the hospice receives 25p from the UK Government.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “We have received to date £402,505 worth of donations without a completed gift aid declaration.

“This huge amount of money could be used for us to continue to provide care for the people of North East Worcestershire and their families, when they need us the most.”

He added only 16.4 per cent of the charity’s costs were met by the NHS and the rest came from its donators.

“So please, if you spot a letter from us in the post over the next week, don’t delay, tick the boxes and sign the form and send it back to us in the SAE provided and help us make a difference to our patients and their families.”

Visit www.primrosehospice.org for more on the charity and the gift aid campaign.