Did you know that every local Citizens Advice is a charity?
Citizens Advice East Herts is a vital part of the fabric of your community. We rely on the support of people like you to help us make a difference for our clients. We do this by supporting our clients with the problems they face, while campaigning to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.
Virgin Money Giving
If you would like to help, no matter how small, you could make a donation by donating online via Virgin Money Don’t forget you could Gift Aid it if you are a UK tax payer. Adding Gift Aid on donations means that we can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift. That’s a whopping 25p for every £1 donated, and really adds up.
East Herts Lottery
East Herts Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in East Herts, including Citizens Advice East Herts. Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! From every £1 ticket sold 60p will go to good causes in East Herts, with 50p going to Citizens Advice East Herts if you choose us as your good cause! For further details go to East Herts Lottery
The Giving Machine
Do you shop online at Amazon? If so, Amazon have launched a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice (of which Citizens Advice East Herts is now one of the charities) every time you shop, at no cost to you.
Simply go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ and on your first visit select the organisation and then every eligible purchase you make Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchases. You can use your existing account from amazon.co.uk, and your shopping cart, wish lists, and other account setting are also the same.
Don’t forget to spread the word and ask your family and friends to help us raise some money too.
Leave a legacy
A gift in your Will is an investment in the future
Our advice services are more in demand today than ever before, and as we move into the future that demand looks set to grow even further. Any gift, however small, will help to ensure that we are still here for your family and friends, and their children and grandchildren.
Every adult should have a Will, regardless of their age, income or wealth – it is the only way of ensuring your wishes are met after your death. Not making a Will can cause real administrative and legal complications for your loved ones at a very difficult time.
In making a Will, naturally your first priority has to be taking care of your family and loved ones.
If you don’t have a Will, having one written is a lot easier than you think.
If you already have a Will, changing it to include a gift to Citizens Advice or a specific local Citizens Advice is very straightforward.
Citizens Advice is a charity – that’s why we desperately need your support. As an independent charity, Citizens Advice and each of the 350 your local Citizens Advice rely on the support of members of the public – people like you. Gifts left to charities in Wills – usually known as legacies – don’t need to be large. Even a small percentage of your estate, left as a gift, can make a big difference.
None of us can predict what problems our families and friends – and their children and grandchildren – may face in the future. They might have money difficulties, a relationship breakdown or ill health. They might have a disability, face an employment dispute or become a victim of discrimination. We are determined to make sure that whatever problems they face in the future.
Leaving a gift to Citizens Advice or your local Citizens Advice benefits you, your family and the whole community.
How we will use your donation
Gifts left in wills help in many of ways:
- you may choose to have your gift used by the national organisation to build up the general work of the whole service in England and Wales
- you may prefer to define the area in which your gift is used
- you can even choose an individual bureaux or community to benefit from your support.
Whichever you choose, you can be assured that your gift will make a real difference to people’s lives, to the building of healthier communities, and a fairer society.
If you would like to talk to someone about leaving a legacy to Citizens Advice East Herts or to national Citizens Advice, please contact your solicitor, the national Fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Hyde, Chief Executive at Citizens Advice East Herts via email@example.com
Our Leave a gift in your Will leaflet explains more about leaving a legacy.