The simplest way to help us to support your colleagues in need is to give online. You can donate either with a one-off gift for a regular donation. We also accept BACS transfers. Please call us (0207 4864994) to find out our details. Alternatively, visit our secure page on Just Giving and enter the amount you want to give by following the simple instructions provided.
GIVE VIA TEXT
Use your phone to donate to us. Just send a message saying: DENT15 (followed by the amount – suggested £5), to 70070. You can also Gift Aid it (adding 25% to your donation). We receive every pound you donate. You may be charged for your text message, so please refer to your network operator’s standard rates.
GIVE VIA POST
Please send cheques payable to ‘BDA Benevolent Fund’ to our address: 64 Wimpole Street London W1G 8YS
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 our 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.
GIVE IN MEMORY
If you have made or you are thinking about making a donation 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 lieu 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 – www.bdabenevolentfund.org.uk/ – 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.
GIFTS IN WILLS
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.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
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.
As well as donating online, there are many other ways you can give. 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 or call 02074864994.
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
GIVING THROUGH YOUR SELF-ASSESSMENT 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.