Making a donation is the simplest and most straightforward way of supporting Steps. Please give today, so that we can continue to work for all those whose lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions.
Steps receives no government or NHS funding and relies entirely on donations from people like you. There is always so much for us to do – so you can give to Steps, safe in the knowledge that your money will be put to good use in improving life for all those affected by serious childhood leg conditions.
To donate safely and securely online, just click on the button on the right – and please don’t forget Gift Aid!
Below are a number of other ways in which you can give, depending on your circumstances. Please choose one today. Thank you.
Please make cheques payable to ‘Steps’ and send to:
The White House
Wilderspool Business Park
Warrington, Cheshire,WA4 6HL
and please don’t forget to include your name and address or email, so we can thank you for your donation.
Direct into Steps’ bank account
Account: Steps Charity
Sort Code: 20 20 46
Account No: 90081140
Gift Aid – at no extra cost to you!
The Government’s Gift Aid scheme allows us to reclaim tax on donations from April 2000 and into the future. This means that for every £1 you give to STEPS, we can now reclaim 25p from the tax man.
It’s easy – just fill in a Gift Aid Declaration form
The deal is, you have to be a UK taxpayer and you have to give your address to the charity, but it’s a painless way to give more. This means that you confirm that you are a UK tax payer and that you are happy for us to reclaim the tax. All donations qualify – large or small, regular or one-off, and whatever the method of payment.
It all adds up, so to find out more, please contact Sue Birch-Fell on 01925 750271 or email Suebf@steps-charity.org.uk or refer to our frequently asked questions.
Donating regularly on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis is one of the very best ways in which you can support our work. As a charity which relies solely on voluntary donations, regular donations allows us to plan for the future.
If you would like to support us with a regular direct debit donation from your bank or building society account you can do so by completing our Direct Debit Form and return to us.
Please set up a regular donation today. Thank you!
Gifts in Celebration
Weddings, birthdays, religious festivals and anniversaries are times for giving gifts. However, nowadays many of us already have all the possessions we need and would like to do something special to mark the occasion.
To make a donation, you can give online here. Alternatively, please send a cheque, made payable to “Steps” to:
Steps, The White House, Wilderspool Business Park, Greenall’s Avenue, Warrington WA$ 6HL
Alternatively, if you are having a celebration event and would like to ask your guests to make a contribution to Steps, instead of giving a present, here’s how we can help:
- You may want to set up an online fundraising page with Just Giving
- We can provide you with collection boxes or special envelopes to give your guests.
- We’d love to thank any guests who make a donation, if you provide us with their details.
- We’ll send you a certificate, letting you know how much has been given to mark your special event.
On behalf of everyone at Steps, thank you and we hope you have a great celebration!
Gifts in Memory
Remembering someone special
When we lose a loved one, it can be helpful to remember them in a meaningful way. A gift given in their memory can bring consolation at a time of grief.
Your gift can help the memory of your relative or friend live on by funding the vital work we do for all those affected by serious childhood lower limb conditions.
How to donate in memory
If you’re responsible for organising the funeral, your funeral director may be able to collect and forward donations, or you can send them directly to our head office at the address below. You could also ask for donations in lieu of flowers and ask friends or relatives to send donations directly to us at the address below in your loved one’s name. If you contact us to let us know that you will be collecting for us, we will acknowledge all donations sent in memory of your friend or relative
Please send any cheques (made payable to “Steps”), together with the details of the person you are remembering to :
The White House,
Wilderspool Business Park,
Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6HL
If you’d like to increase the amount you collect through the Gift Aid scheme, you can request collection envelopes to make it easier for those attending to make donations, by calling us on 01925 438090.
You can make a one-off donation online here.
Set up an In Memoriam online donation webpage
You can set up a special page, so that family and friends can donate quickly and easily by credit or debit card, wherever they are in the world. Just click here.
You will be asked to either Login using your JustGiving details. If this is your first time, then just follow Sign up.
Making a donation by text is about as simple as it gets! Better still, it’s free and can be made on any UK network.
Make a donation of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to Steps by texting WEBS12 and the donation amount (eg WEBS12 £5) to 70070.
Do it today and see how easy it is!
Please note: no other donation amounts can be sent and any individual is limited to three donations a day.
Payroll Giving is an easy and convenient way to give regularly to Steps direct from your salary. Donations are taken before tax – so each pound you donate will actually cost you less!
For example, if you choose to give £10 per month as a 20% taxpayer, the actual cost to you is £8. If you pay tax at 40%, your £10 donation costs you just £6.
Ask your employer about giving to Steps from your salary (Give As You Earn is the best known scheme). If for some reason they don’t offer a scheme, please consider setting up a direct debit payment instead.
Remembering Steps in your Will means you are giving a gift from one generation to the next – and your gift will not cost you a penny during your lifetime. Legacy donations help us to continue our vital work.
Of course, you can take care of your family and friends before leaving us a donation in your Will. And there are several different ways you can do this:
- You can choose to leave a percentage of your estate – known as a residuary legacy
- You can leave us a specific sum – known as a pecuniary legacy
- You can leave an item such as property or jewellery – known as a specific legacy
If you have already made a Will but would like to leave a gift to Steps, you can make a simple addition to your existing Will – known as a codicil.
We would advise you to talk to a solicitor about making a Will. If you do decide to leave a gift to Steps, you will need our registered charity number (1094343).
If you have included us in your Will, it’s up to you whether or not you choose to tell us. If you do want to let us know, or if you’d like any further information, please contact us.
Did you know that you could help us support more families affected by childhood lower limb conditions at no extra cost to you?
The Gift Aid scheme allows us to reclaim tax on your donations. This means that for every £1 you give to STEPS, we can now reclaim an additional 25p from the tax man.
It’s easy – just fill in a Gift Aid Declaration Form. And this covers your future donations to Steps too!
The deal is, you have to be a UK taxpayer and need to give your address to the charity. All you have to do is confirm that you are a UK tax payer and that you are happy for us to reclaim the tax. All donations qualify – large or small, regular or one-off, and whatever the method of payment.
To find out more, please contact Sue Birch-Fell on 01925 750271 or email Suebf@steps-charity.org.uk
Gift Aid Explained (FAQ's)
Quite simply, Gift Aid means that for every £1 you give us Steps can get a further 25p from the taxman.
So please sign up to Gift Aid now!
Gift Aid helps raise much needed funds for Steps – and it’s so simple to do!
As a registered charity, Steps can reclaim the tax on your donations if you pay UK Income or Capital Gains Tax.
Once you have made a declaration, it will cover ALL your future donations to Steps. If you have already made a declaration, thank you very much – your money is working even harder for us!
If you have any further questions about Gift Aid please read our frequently asked questions below. If you still have questions, please call us on 01925 438090.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I sign up for Gift Aid and does it matter how much or little I give?
All you need to do is complete our Gift Aid Declaration Form. There is no upper or lower limit to Gift Aid. We can reclaim the tax on any amount. And remember, for every £1 you give, we can reclaim 25p from the taxman.
How does Gift Aid work?
Gift Aid is such a simple way to make your donation tax-effective. The charity you are supporting reclaims the basic rate tax from HMRC. There is no extra cost to you and the process is simple – all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration.
What does the Gift Aid declaration commit me to?
Absolutely nothing! It just ensures that if you choose to donate to STEPS, we can claim an extra 25 per cent back from HMRC.
For every £1 you donate to STEPS in a financial year (from 6 April to 5 April of the following year), you must have paid 25p in income or capital gains tax in the same financial year to qualify for Gift Aid.
What is a Gift Aid declaration?
It is simply a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to get back from HMRC the tax paid on their donation. This is a great way to add 25 per cent to the value of your gift to STEPS without it costing you a penny more!
How do I know if I pay UK income or capital gains tax?
You pay these taxes if:
– income tax is taken from your wages or salary before you receive your pay
– you pay tax after filling in a self-assessment form each year
– you have any taxable savings (in a Building Society, for instance), or a pension plan, or investment income
– you have paid any capital gains tax, on the sale of a property or some shares, for instance.
If any of these applies to you, please complete and return your declaration so STEPS can reclaim the tax on your donations.
NB Inheritance tax does not count as UK income or capital gains tax.
What if I don’t pay UK tax?
Then, unfortunately, you are not able to make a Gift Aid declaration. If you want us to make a note of this on your records, please let us know.
What if I’m a pensioner?
You may still pay tax on a private pension plan or a savings account, or pay capital gains tax if you sell property or shares. If so, please tick the Gift Aid declaration.
What if I’m a higher rate taxpayer?
STEPS can only directly claim back at the basic rate but please complete and return the declaration anyway.
However, as a higher rate taxpayer, if you declare your donations on your tax return, you can claim a rebate based on the difference between the higher rate and the basic rate when you fill in your self-assessment form.
For example, if a higher rate taxpayer makes donations totaling £100 over a year, on top of the £25 that STEPS claims back directly, you can reclaim as much as £25 from the taxman.
What if I’m a lower rate taxpayer?
If you pay a lower rate (10 per cent or 20 per cent), STEPS can still claim back 25p for each £1 you donate, provided you pay enough tax to cover the claim in the tax year you make the gift(s).
What if I make my donations via CAF (Charities Aid Foundation)?
If you normally make donations via CAF, tax has already been reclaimed. However, please fill in the declaration anyway so that any donations you might make directly are tax effective as well.
What if I buy raffle tickets?
Purchases such as raffle tickets are not treated by HMRC as donations and so the Gift Aid declaration does not apply to them. However, please fill in the declaration to cover any additional or separate donations.
Can Gift Aid be applied to events sponsorship?
Yes, in most cases – please see sponsorship forms for more details. If you are being sponsored or sponsoring someone else, for example someone taking part in running the London Marathon, please Gift Aid eligible contributions. Remember each sponsor needs to include their home address and postcode to enable STEPS to reclaim the tax.
How long does the declaration last for?
To simplify matters for both you and STEPS, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible.
Who will have access to this information about me?
Only STEPS and HMRC. We will not share it with anyone else.
What should I do if my tax status changes or I want to cancel my declaration?
Please contact us to let us know.