Ways to Donate

make a donation

Any donation no matter how large of small will help us to continue to provide information, advice, and support to older people, carers and vunerable people in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.

Your kind donation could help us to fund:

  • a call to an isolated older person who hasn't left their home for over a year.  
  • our Gateway helpline so a carer has someone to call when they feel distressed and don't know how to cope
  • a centre where carers can come and meet with a trained advisor and ask for advice and information
  • a volunteer taking an older person to an appointment at the hospital so they don't have to attend alone

Please help us to help others.

Donate online

We are pleased to work with Justgiving who will show you how you can make a small donation to Help & Care either as a ‘one-off’ payment or on an ongoing basis.

Alternatively, click the button below to go to our Donation page

Donate directly to Help & Care

Donate through your salary

Payroll Giving is an easy‚ tax effective way to make a regular donation to support Help & Care and help make a difference to people in later life.

It enables you to give to Help & Care straight from your gross salary (before tax is deducted) giving immediate tax relief on those donations. It is also possible to donate in this way through a pension.

Basic rate tax payers

If you pay tax at the basic tax rate, for every £1 that you earn 20p is paid in tax. If you pledge £10 a month‚ we receive the full amount but only £8 will be deducted from your net pay.

Higher rate tax payers

If you pay income tax at the higher rate of 40% only £6.00 would be deducted from your net pay, and at the super rate of 50% only £5.00 would be deducted for every £10 pledged.

It is more efficient for higher rate taxpayers to donate through Payroll Giving than Gift Aid as charities are unable to claim back tax above the basic rate through the Gift Aid scheme.

Leaving a legacy

A gift in your Will can help us to provide, advise, support and care that will help older people, carers and vunerable people in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorest

Much of our work, including our volunteer services, are completely unfunded. This means that without the generosity of supporters like you we would not be able to continue to provide help to vunerable people. Legacy gifts are a vital source of income for Help & Care. Click here to find out how Douglas's memory lived on through the legacy he left to Help & Care.

Your legacy will make a real difference to a person in need of help. It could provide advice to someone struggling to access support, help an older person to get to hospital appointments or fund the telephone befriending service which provides a vital link for isolated people. 

We promise that your legacy will be spent wisely and make a genuine difference to the people we help in the future. You can arrange for your legacy to benefit particular services or aspects of our work - the choice is yours. Many of those leaving legacies understand the benefit of a legacy as they have been service users themselves.

If you would like to speak to someone about leaving a legacy to Help & Care, please contact the fundraising team on 0300 111 3303 or email contact@helpandcare.org.uk.

donate in memory

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to celebrate their life. It really is a positive way to help make their memory last and to support Help & Care’s work.

It can also be a great comfort at a time of loss to remember someone close to you in this way. A donation in memory of someone special can be made in place of‚ or as well as‚ flowers at a funeral. It’s up to you.

We are always particularly grateful for these special donations. No matter what the size, these gifts will enable us to continue our work to make life better for older people.

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