The BSSA receives no government funding, so fundraising and the generosity of others is vital to us. Not only does this money ensure we can continue helping those suffering with Sjögren’s Syndrome, but we can also carry on with our campaign to raise awareness of this debilitating disease and provide the important support needed for research into its cause and treatment.
There are many ways you can help, whether it’s on your own, in a group, with work colleagues, family or friends. You might want to organise an event, buy some promotional merchandise, sign up for our brand new lottery or even leave a gift in your will, whatever you decide and no matter how much you give, you can be sure your donation will go a long way towards making a difference to those suffering with Sjögren’s Syndrome and the people around them.
Do you know that you can increase a donation at no extra cost to you? The Governments Gift Aid Scheme allows the BSSA to reclaim tax on donations from April 2000 and beyond. That means that for every £1 you give to the BSSA, we can reclaim another 25p. All you have to do is fill in a gift aid declaration form. This confirms you are a UK taxpayer and that you agree we can reclaim the tax. No matter whether your donation is large or small, regular or one off, by choosing gift aid, you are donating extra much-needed funds to the charity. To gift aid your donation, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration Form and return it to the BSSA, PO Box 15040, Birmingham, B31 9DP. You only have to do this once as your declaration can apply to all future donations!
You might like to support the BSSA by making a one off donation or by donating regularly each month. Making a donation is so easy, you can visit our JustGiving page and donate online. You can also send a cheque made payable to the BSSA or you can call 0121 478 0222 and we can take your debit card details over the phone. Whichever way you choose, don’t forget to gift aid it!
If you’re already taking part in an event or are looking for a reason to do so, why not consider doing it on behalf of the BSSA. Whether it’s a fun run, a marathon, an abseil or a bungee jump, your sponsorship will make a difference to those suffering with Sjögren’s Syndrome.
Organising your own event can be a fun way to raise money too, it might be an afternoon tea, tombola, a sponsored walk or a cake stall - you can also download our A-Z guide for some inspirational ideas.
You can download a BSSA sponsorship form here and don’t forget to let us know about your event so that we can include it on our website and in our newsletter.
To find out what events are taking place near you, why not visit our events page.
After caring for your loved ones, leaving a gift to the BSSA can be one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us. It costs nothing through a lifetime but will have a long lasting effect on those who benefit in the future.
No matter what you decide to leave, you can be sure that it will be used effectively and will contribute to the vital support that the BSSA provides. To leave a donation in your will contact the BSSA on 0121 478 0222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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