As a registered charity, the Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust can claim Gift Aid on donations we receive for the Lourdes Pilgrimage, where the donor is a taxpayer and chooses to Gift Aid their contribution. Claims to HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) are co-ordinated by our Finance Team using online software called GiftWise. Gift Aid organisers in the Pilgrimage Office work with our Finance team to manage the online submissions and to ensure that our supporters receive an annual letter of thanks and acknowledgement of their donations. If you are already registered with the Diocese for Gift Aid, your current reference number can be used for Pilgrimage donations. Further information is available on our Fundraising and Gift Aid page. If you are not registered for Gift Aid and would like to be, please fill in the form below.
Two important ways you can support the work of our Fund are by leaving a ‘Legacy’ or a ‘Gift in Memory’. Making a donation specifically in memory of a loved one who has died is known as a Gift in Memory. This type of gift does not need to be made in a Will and can be given at any time by contacting the Pilgrimage Office.
A legacy is a bequest to us in your Will. Legacies are very flexible way of giving and can take many forms, including a fixed sum of money, a specific possession which could be auctioned to raise funds for us, or a percentage of what remains of your estate after you have made provision in your Will for your family and friends. Legacies can also take the form of a trust, which allows you to leave something to a loved one for their lifetime with the provision that it will pass to the Pilgrimage after they have died.
If you are considering leaving us a legacy in your Will, please request an information pack from our Pilgrimage Office.
We recommend that you always use a solicitor or professional adviser to prepare your Will.