SUPPORT DARTMOUTH CARING

We help people lead an independent life by providing access to a wide range of community services, for example:

 

  • Lunch clubs
  • Transport to medical appointments
  • Visiting support workers
  • Close liaison with the medical and social services supporting Dartmouth
  • Memory Cafes
  • Advice and support for carers
  • Shopping
  • Befriending
  • Benefit and housing advice
  • Advocacy

These services are facing increasing demand and pressure placed upon them.

Less than 10% of our income comes from contracts with the NHS and Social Services.  The balance comes from funding raising, bids and grants. We are hugely indebted to those who support us in whatever way they can.

There are many ways you can help, perhaps by making a donation now or leaving a legacy to us in your will or consider asking that we are your choice for an in memoriam collection.

How your support could help Dartmouth Caring:

 

  • £5 pays for one day of our counselling service
  • £10 pays for one day’s worth of postage, telephone and internet costs – essential to keep in touch with clients and those that support them
  • £50 pays for one memory café
  • £100 pays for one support worker for one day
  • £1,000 pays for the costs of the Visually Impaired Reading group for one year.

Here are some of the ways you can help Dartmouth Caring:

Membership

We operate an annual membership scheme at £20 per year.  £10 is a direct donation to the charity and £10 is held as the prize money for a bi-annual draw.

Your membership number is your draw ticket and winner takes all!  The last winner took home over £1000!  This can make be a rewarding birthday or Christmas present for a family member or friend.

You will receive our newsletters but there is no further obligation on our members.  Though if you do want more involvement please feel free to contact us and discuss.

Please print, complete and return the membership form to us if you wish to support the charity and join in the draw.

Legacies

Please consider leaving a legacy to Dartmouth Caring.

Legacies have always made up a small but intermittent part of our income and we believe that for some of our supporters this might be a way you would like to support us in the future. It has the benefit of being tax efficient if done in the right way.

Wills and codicils can be expensive and complex but are a necessary part of any effective plan for the future, for your family, charities and causes that you hold dear. We have teamed up with StartPoint Law in Kingsbridge to offer some free basic advice and preferential rates to anyone who is a client, or supporter, of Dartmouth Caring.

If you would like to know more contact them on 01548 288 008 or email Rebecca Bristow at rb@startpointlaw.co.uk. Their website offers some useful advice, worth reading before you make contact: www.startpointlaw.co.uk/wills

On their website they provide a very useful planning tool – a form that is useful to steer your thinking in advance of spending time with a solicitor – saving you time and money!  You can find this here.

If you have decided to leave a legacy to Dartmouth Caring, we would be grateful if you would kindly advise us.  Notifying us of your intention does not commit you, and you may amend your will at any time, but it will help the Charity to plan for the future in the knowledge that it continues to be supported financially and is secure.

Donations

We rely almost totally on donations to fund our services and are always grateful for any amount, no matter how small, you may care to give us.

You can now donate direct into our bank account via PayPal (you don’t need to have a PayPal account).

The Gift of Caring

When you want your loved one remembered in a positive, practical caring way then please think of Dartmouth Caring.

We are always grateful to receive bequests or In Memorium collections.

Fundraising

We arrange various fundraising activities ourselves throughout the year.

However we actively encourage our members, volunteers etc. and the local community to fundraise on our behalf.

Events

We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year.

If you are interested in holding an event for us, please contact us in the office.  We’ll be very pleased to hear from you!

Gift Aid

You can increase your donation if you are a UK tax payer by completing a Gift Aid form.

This will enable us to collect a further sum from the Government on top of your donation.

Dartmouth Caring
35 Victoria Road
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 9RT

Registered Charity: 900226

t: 01803 835384

e: enquiries@dartmouthcaring.co.uk

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