Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme
 Partnering blind people to independence
 established 2003

Don't think it has to cash all the time although we happy to receive lots of it, of course, hence our Donate button at the right of the screen.  However, you can donate in other ways too.

We have other pages dedicated to different forms of fundraising such as recycling, our wish list and organising your own fundraising events but here we'll add to the various ways to donate money and items.

  •  General donations via our button on the right or cheques or cash.  Straight forward

  • Gift Aid.  
Whenever you donate please let us know if you are a tax payer as we can claim back tax on your donation if you allow us to.

  • Wills, Legacies, Bequests, Trusts.
If you wish to remember us and for us to remember you in a special way, you could leave us a legacy, remembering us in your will.  It might not be the cheeriest thought to approach but real nonetheless. If you have or thinking of making a will, speak to your solicitor about the best way to leave a legacy.

Leaving a gift to charity in your will keeps your money working toward the causes that are important to you as well as making the burden of inheritance tax lighter.

Have a look at The Big Give for more help 

  • Gifts in Kind
Particularly, although not exclusively, aimed at business, entrepreneurs, consultants, universities and professionals. 
You can donate products, services, advice and time without charge, whether it be providing us with promotional tools, uniforms or vehicles to designing and building our new training village.  There are no limits or boundaries on this one.  Get in touch with your offers and ideas and find out what we could do for you.

    • GAYE - Give As you Earn
    Quite a bit to say in here so best leave it to someone else to explain how it works for companies, individuals and for charities.
    • Self Assessment Tax Return.   *** HMRC ARE CLOSING THIS OPTION IN APRIL 2012***
    Anyone completing a Self Assessment tax return can donate some or all of their tax refund direct to charity without having to wait to receive the refund from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). 

    This is a simple and effective way to raise money for charity. The donation is paid straight into the charity's back account by HMRC, along with any Gift Aid repayment that applies. You don't have to do any extra paperwork to claim the Gift Aid back, it's all done by HMRC. 

    The benefits of Self Assessment Giving.

    For charities:
    Your charity receives the donation directly into its bank account. Any Gift Aid donations and tax are paid automatically by HMRC - you don't have to make a separate claim. 

    For donors: 
    Once you have completed your Self Assessment tax return you also complete a 'Giving your tax repayment to charity' form. You can choose to make a donation (including the Gift Aid element) to charity anonymously. Taxpayers do not have to wait until they receive their refund from HMRC before making a donation to charity. 

    Our unique reference number

    If you wish to donate to us this way you will need to quote our unique reference number on your paperwork. 

    Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme: HAU30EG (that's a zero in there!)

    You can find out more about this from HMRC.

    • Have we missed anything?  Let us know!