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Donations and legacies
Make a donation
"The listening ear and advice from VAWD has helped our charity through a difficult time."
"VAWD has been instrumental in fostering wider partnerships with other organisations, promoting information and good practice sharing."
"VAWD's understanding of the norms and tensions in the life of a small third sector organisation has enabled us to work effectively and efficiently."
Voluntary Action Wakefield District (VAWD) is a charity which has been providing services and support to Wakefield District's voluntary and community groups for 50 years. We rely on funding to deliver this vital service in the community through grants, commissioning and the generosity of the local community through donations and legacies.
We would like to thank you for considering making a donation to VAWD. If you are a UK tax payer, please remember to request gift aid.
Donate quickly and securely online using our partner's www.charitygiving.co.uk website. We accept most major credit/debit cards and you can choose to make a one off or regular donation.
Donate by post
Download and print off the pledge form or standing order form to make a one off or regular donation. Cheques should be made payable to Voluntary Action Wakefield District.
Support us for free whilst you shop
You can now help support the work of Voluntary Action Wakefield District (VAWD) for free via the easyfundraising.org.uk website when you shop. This website allows people to raise funds for good causes when they shop online. It's free, safe and easy to do. First, register for free at easyfundraising.org.uk and state Voluntary Action Wakefield District as the cause you wish to support. Then, when you've registered, you're ready to shop and raise money. Simply click on the retailer you want, then shop as you would normally. When you make a purchase, easyfundraising will send you an email telling you how much you've raised and pass the donation to your cause.
Support us for free whilst you search the internet
Here's a very easy way to raise more - when you search the web, use the charity search engine 'easysearch' and half a penny will be donated to your cause for every search you make. Simply log into your easyfundraising account to access your unique easysearch address. You can raise £25 a year on average, simply by using easysearch instead of Google or any other search engine.
Use your will power
Be remembered for caring. Leaving a gift in your will can make a real difference to funding our services and support for voluntary and community groups.
Another good reason for leaving a gift in your will is that such bequests also reduce your Inheritance Tax liability. You can ask your solicitor for further guidance on this.
We recommend that you seek the guidance of a solicitor when you make your will. Although you will have to pay a fee, you will receive professional advice and can be sure that your intentions can be fully carried out.
If you have already made a will, you can also contact your solicitor to request to draw up a codicil. This simple process will enable you to change your existing will.
Examples of ways to leave a gift to us in your will include a:
- specific sum of money
- remainder or a portion of the remainder of your estate after payment of all liabilities and expenses and any legacies you have given
- particular asset or specific goods (shares, jewellery)
- contingent bequest: a gift should a particular event occur.
If you do consider leaving us a gift in your will, please provide your solicitor with our full name – Voluntary Action Wakefield District – and our registered charity number 516150.
Are you planning an anniversary or celebration? Are you dreading receiving yet another vase or unwanted gift from well meaning friends and family? Why not ask them to give a donation to VAWD in lieu of a present instead.
We would be delighted to receive the donations in honour of your special day and we will use them to provide our services and support to local groups.
If you have any questions about making a donation to VAWD, please contact us.