The simplest way to support your colleagues is to give online either with a one-off gift or on a regular basis. Please visit our page on Virgin Money Giving and enter the amount you want to give by following the simple instructions provided.
We also welcome BACS transfers. Please contact us to find out our bank details.
You can send a cheque made payable to ‘BDA Benevolent Fund’ and post it to us – details of our address is on our Contact us page. Please include a short covering letter with your name and address and the details of the person you would like the acknowledgement sent to (or who you are remembering if in memoriam). If you are a UK taxpayer please complete the Gift Aid Form and send it to us with your donation. We can then claim back some of the tax you have already paid from HMRC.
Live us a gift in your will – legacy giving
Please consider leaving us a gift in your will – your generosity will directly help those dentists and their families most in need now and for future generations. It will be highly valued and carefully managed.
If you are kindly considering leaving us a legacy then the wording below can be used as an example. We also recommend you speak to a relevant professional advisor to ensure the legacy meets your circumstances. If you already have a will, you can add a codicil. All you need to do is add a percentage of your estate (even just 1%), or a cash gift after you have ensured that your family, friends and individuals you care about are also protected. Some wording is below as an example…
I give an X% share of the residue of my estate to The British Dental Association (BDA) Benevolent Fund, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1g 8YS Registered Charity Number 208146 to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officers shall be a full and sufficient discharge.
Give in memory of a loved one
If you have made or you are thinking about donating in memory of a loved one or friend, we thank you for your support; we are honoured and touched that you have thought of us. Your donation will make a real difference to the lives of dentists and their families.
Donations in place of flowers at a funeral or memorial service can provide us with much-needed funds. You can even ask the funeral director to organise the collection on your behalf or print our web address on the order of service. If you would like us to write to the family or next of kin please ask, and we will be happy to do so.
Gift Aid explained
Make your donation go further. Gift Aid is a simple way for you to increase your gift to the BDA Benevolent Fund by 25%, at no extra cost to you. If you pay Income Tax and/or capital gains tax in the UK, the BDA Benevolent Fund can claim the tax you have already paid from HM Revenue and Customs.
To sign up, individuals should make a Gift Aid declaration; please use the Gift Aid declaration form below. The declaration will continue until you tell us otherwise. Gift Aid can be claimed on individual and sponsorship donations that are made to the BDA Benevolent Fund. Gift Aid only applies to gifts and donations, which means we cannot claim Gift Aid where people have been charged an entry fee, made a purchase or have entered a competition. This also includes activities where the donor cannot be traced such as giving to collections.
Donate through your tax return
If you pay a higher rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of income tax, 40 and/or 50% and the basic rate of tax 20% on the total ‘gross’ value of your donation.
If you want to receive the additional tax relief, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code. You can donate your tax refund to any charity direct and claim Gift Aid if the qualifying conditions have been met.
Other ways to help
We rely on you to continue our work supporting dentists and their families. We receive no government funding, so all of our work is funded by donations from people like you. If you would like to support us in any other way, have some ideas or want to organise a fundraising event then we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch