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Fundraising Pack

Our Fundraising Pack gives you all the ideas and assistance you will need to raise funds for NRAS! Click here to download it now, call 01628 823524 or email fundraising@nras.org.uk to request your copy.

Sponsor Form

You can download a sponsor form for your fundraising event below.

Collection Box

To request a collection box please email fundraising@nras.org.uk or call 01628 823 524 to speak to the fundraising team.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, we get an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue, meaning that we can support more people with rheumatoid arthritis. If you are a UK tax-payer, please tick the box on the Subscription or Donation form, or provide your full address including your postcode along with your permission to claim Gift Aid to fundraising@nras.org.uk. You only have to make your Declaration once. We can then use it for every gift you make and claim the tax back on all your donations in the last 4 years.

Notes:

  1. You must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims on your donations in the appropriate tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give).
  2. You can cancel your gift aid declaration at any time by notifying us.
  3. If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains equal to the tax that we reclaim, you can cancel your declaration.
  4. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.
  5. If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, refer to help sheet IR65 on the HMRC web site.
  6. Please notify us if you change your name or address.

Press Releases

If you would like any help with approaching the press or media we can support you and provide a press release. Please email fundraising@nras.org.uk or call 01628 823 524.

Paying in your funds

Once your event/activity is over it is best to collect the money you have raised as quickly as possible. When counting money always try to have two people present. Please do not send cash through the post.

You can transfer cash to us in the following ways:

  • By debit or credit card online or by phone.
  • Cash can be paid into the following account.
    • HSBC, 35 High Street, Maidenhead
    • Sort code: 40-31-05
    • Account Number: 81890980
    • Account Name: NRAS
  • Write a cheque for the amount and then send it to us or pay it directly into our account.
    • Please make the cheque payable to: NRAS

If you bank directly please send us the paying in slip with a short covering note to let us know what the event was, when it was held and who the contact person is.

Address to send to:

NRAS
Ground Floor
4 Switchback Office Park
Gardner Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 7RJ

Tel: 01628 823524

If you have any sponsor forms please include them as we can then claim Gift Aid – this means that for every £1 you raise it is worth £1.25 to NRAS, at no cost to you!

Please make sure you let us have your full name and address and details of the event so we can thank you properly for your fantastic efforts! If you have any photos from your event please, email them to fundraising@nras.org.uk, post them on our Facebook page or send them to us in the post.

Thank you so much for your support, we wouldn’t exist without people like you!

How your money helps

In 2019, NRAS answered 2,556 helpline enquiries and sent out 41,545 publications.

Out of every £1 spent by NRAS, 82p is spent on delivering charitable activities to our beneficiaries and 18p is spent on raising each £1.

The breakdown of expenditure on charitable activities is as follows:

  • Provision of information and support 43%
  • Raising awareness 19%
  • Hosting NRAS events 19%
  • Hosting JIA events 19%

NRAS in 2019

  • £ 0 raised through #WearPurpleForJIA 2019
  • 0 Calls answered
  • 0 Publications sent out
  • 0 People reached