Lighthouse does not charge for children to attend but relies on donations from local churches, parents/guardians and other generous benefactors. The costs to run the events total around £50 per child.
If you prefer to donate before the event (which would help us very much!) please send your cheque and completed gift aid form (if appropriate) to Lighthouse Administration Office, Bridge House, Station Approach, Great Missenden HP16 9AZ or see alternative means of donation under the 'other/new benefactors' section below.
A Gift Aid Form can be found below.
If you prefer to donate during the event please use the gift aid envelope provided and bring to the Registration area on any of the mornings of Lighthouse. Cheques and cash can both be received this way. The envelope will be pre-printed with a gift aid declaration which, if you are a tax-payer, will boost your donation significantly. We would be very grateful if you could complete and return this if applicable. Please note WE DO NOT RETAIN these from year to year, so if you have provided one in a previous year we will still need a new one this year. Your donation will be allocated to the Lighthouse your child/ren attend/s unless you direct us otherwise.
A letter will be sent to your church treasurer, if we know who they are. The letter will set out how to donate to us and it would be extremely helpful if donations could be received before Lighthouse starts as this is when most of the expense is incurred. If you have not been involved with us before please follow the instructions below for other benefactors.
HELLO and THANK-YOU! Lighthouse would love to receive your donation and can currently accept these as cheque, cash or online transfer.
Cheques be sent before Lighthouse starts to Lighthouse Administration Office, Bridge House, Station Approach, Great Missenden HP16 9AZ and should indicate that you wish to donate to Lighthouse High Wycombe. If you have no preference Lighthouse Trustees will use their discretion to direct the funds where most needed. Alternatively, during Lighthouse week cheques may be hand delivered to the Registration area on site. Envelopes preprinted with a gift aid declaration will be available there or you may either print and use the declaration below or obtain an envelope from the Lighthouse Administration Office above.
Cash should be hand delivered to the registration area at the relevant site during Lighthouse week. Envelopes preprinted with a gift aid declaration will be available there or you may either print and use the declaration below or obtain an envelope from the Lighthouse Administration Office above.
Bank transfers can be made directly to the following account High Wycombe: HSBC, sort code 40-24-38, account number 01367234
Please quote the taxpayer's name as the reference. Again, gift aid would help us greatly so if choosing this means of donation please print, complete and return the declaration below and send to Lighthouse Administration Office, Bridge House, Station Approach, Great Missenden HP16 9AZ.
Lighthouse High Wycombe is registered with Virgin Giving.
It would be helpful if you could include the donors name. Virgin Giving will process any gift aid attached to your donation so there is no need to print and complete the mandate below.
How about considering leaving something to Lighthouse in your will? It won't be worth as much as the donation would while you are still with us, but it could still make a real difference. If you are willing to do this you will need to include the registered charity number(s):
Lighthouse High Wycombe is registered charity No. 1114541
You can also support Lighthouse High Wycombe while you shop and it won't cost you a penny! Many of us shop on-line, before going to websites go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and register with them, then all you need to do is go to the Easy Fundraising Web-site and click through to your chosen shop from there. The shop will donate a small percentage of the money you spend with them to Lighthouse High Wycombe. You can even download a “Find and Remind” toolbar which reminds you every time you go to a website that supports easy fundraising. This works in most browsers, but if it is not supported by your particular version, then try another browser. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s free and best of all it helps Lighthouse High Wycombe raise funds towards the cost of running our annual holiday club! Please pass this information on to your friends and family as well!
Just to underscore, Gift Aid really does help us. Even on basic rate tax, a gift of £10.00 from you become £12.50 to us. That bit extra soon adds up to help those less able to contribute.
Please treat the enclosed as a Gift Aid donation. I will pay income tax or Capital Gains Tax equal to the tax you will claim on my donation.
(Please complete the rest in BLOCK CAPITALS)
Name of Tax payer ____________________________________________
Post Code _____________________________________________
Lighthouse High Wycombe (registered charity No. 1114541)