Sunday, 24 September 2017
The Parish has recently received from HMRC £18,280.12 in respect of the Gift Aid Claim for 2016/17 (slightly down from £18,922.10 in 2016). Many thanks go to all Parishioners who Gift Aid their donations and help to realise this income.
St. Margaret's Parish is a registered charity and it relies on fundraising from Parishioners through the Offertory collections taken up at Sunday Masses. As a charity, the Parish can claim Gift Aid of 25p in every £1 donated providing the donor a) has paid as much in income tax in the tax year as that being claimed, and b) has completed a Gift Aid declaration form authorising the Parish to claim such Gift Aid. The Gift Aid declaration form can be downloaded from here.
Gift Aid is a simple and invaluable way of increasing your offerings to the Parish. If you are a tax-payer but do not currently gift aid any donations you give to the Parish, please consider doing so by speaking to John McIlduff. Your weekly offerings can also be made by standing order and the bank details can be obtained from John McIlduff or Fr. Heenan.