Over the past 18 months, most UK charities have been hit by increased demands for their services, while often facing a dramatic reduction in their income.
Cancer Support UK has seen the need for its practical and emotional cancer support services rise significantly. Like other charities, it must look for new ways to fund its free services and to allow its supporters to donate.
Payroll Giving is a valuable, long-term source of income for charities and is an easy and convenient way for supporters to donate to Cancer Support UK.
A more dependable flow of income through Payroll Giving allows Cancer Support UK to plan ahead and make a lasting difference to thousands of people dealing with a cancer diagnosis and its treatment.
Payroll Giving is also the most tax efficient way of supporting a favourite charity. Donations are taken each payday from the donor’s salary and are tax-free. So a £5 a month donation to Cancer Support UK costs the donor no more than £4.
It’s easy to get started. Donors need to check that their employer has a workplace giving scheme and a contract with a Payroll Giving Agency.
If an organisation has a payroll giving scheme in place, the donor can simply sign up to Payroll Giving by completing our online form
For organisations that don’t have a workplace giving scheme, the process of setting one up is very simple and will ensure donations can be transferred from the company’s payroll to Cancer Support UK.
Payroll Giving donations will help Cancer Support UK to provide the following services to people living with cancer, both during and after the treatment period:
- Cancer Kits
Designed by people who have had cancer themselves, Cancer Kits provide practical items that people will find genuinely useful during their treatment. Our Cancer Kits, Chemo Kits. Comfort Kits and Kids’ Kits are all supplied free of charge to people living with cancer in the UK thanks to donor support.
- Cuddles for Christmas and Easter
At Christmas and Easter Cancer Support UK sends out warmable teddies to children across the UK receiving treatment in hospitals. These sensory teddy bears provide children with comfort and boost their wellbeing when they need it most.
- Cancer Coach
Cancer Coach peer support groups are available to anyone who has completed their physical cancer treatment and is experiencing low mood, anxiety and worry. The course takes participants through a series of weekly facilitated group sessions, over the telephone or online video. The sessions aim to help people by providing support and coping strategies. Our aim is to help people on their recovery journey, however long it takes.