We appreciate every donation which helps make a difference to families affected by childhood cancers. Simply every donation we receive really does make a difference, and we’re grateful for anything you can give.
Having a Joshua Tree collection box at your place of work or organisation is a great way of regularly supporting the charity with minimal effort. We rely on the regular income our collection boxes bring in to enable us to deliver the ongoing support we offer to our families.
Types of bucket collections:
Street collections - where you fund raise in a public place or on the street.
Private collections - where you fund raise on private property.
Follow these simple steps to begin your bucket collection:
Let us know about your fundraiser and we will provide you with the relevant materials for your collection including buckets and t-shirts.
Get permission if raising money in a public place, this may involve obtaining a licence from the local council. A street licence must be applied for by the first day of the month before the collection is due to take place. You may be asked how many collectors will be taking part and ask to see a risk assessment. Please bear in mind the following when street collecting:
Each collector must be 25m apart
Be careful not to block any exits or pathways and stay in the same spot on the street
You must not shake the collection buckets to draw attention to the collection
Do not open the bucket unless authorised to do so
If you are raising money on private property you must ask the company/owners directly for permission. The best person to approach is often the Manager or ‘Charity Champion’. Make sure you get confirmation in writing.
Our registered charity number is 1114000 in England and Wales - you’ll need this for any forms you complete
Please remember you are collecting on behalf of The Joshua Tree and we ask all of our supporters consider our charity values when fundraising in aid of The Joshua Tree. Do not smoke or consume alcohol when collecting on our behalf and keep smiling, your fundraising will make a great difference to the families we support affected by childhood cancers.
If you would like to fund raise for The Joshua Tree or require any further information please contact the Fundraising Team via our contact form or call 01606 331 858.
Leave a Legacy
We understand that loved ones and family come first in your Will, so any gifts we receive are greatly appreciated.
By leaving a legacy to The Joshua Tree, no matter how big or small, it will contribute towards the integral income we rely on to provide the on-going Family Support Service and research to help to ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time for families affected by childhood cancers.
Every gift is appreciated, no matter what size.
How your legacy can make a difference
Your gift will help us to continue to provide tailored services to the specific needs of the family members affected by childhood cancers. By means of emotional, academic and practical support to help ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time.
Including The Joshua Tree in your Will
To include The Joshua Tree in your Will you will need to state the full charity address and registered charity number.
If you already have an up-to-date Will but would like to add a gift to The Joshua Tree, you can do this very easily by completing this form called a codicil. The codicil should be stored safely with your Will or given to your solicitor to store.
To avoid the risk of inconsistencies between the original Will and codicil, it's a good idea to check with a solicitor that this codicil will fit with your existing arrangements. If more extensive changes are required, or if you would like to leave a percentage of your estate to The Joshua Tree, we strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor.
Give the gift of an experience
Families affected by childhood cancers often miss out on family fun experiences while undergoing treatment and during their recovery.
We try to change this by offering family experiences to allow them to spend quality time together and make a memory. Donations of gift experiences whether it be a trip to the cinema, or white-water rafting really make a difference.
In support of our families, we are reaching out for donations of Costa Coffee vouchers. On average a family can visit hospital up to three times a week during their child’s treatment and taking a simple refreshment break at the coffee shop within the hospital can be a real benefit as well as a cost.
Gift Aid gives you an extra 25p for every £1 you donate and is an income tax relief designed to benefit charities. If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charity donations by 25%, because the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – at no extra cost to you.
The process is really simple... All you need to do is fill out a Gift Aid Declaration (GAD) form. This is a statement from you to the charity confirming that you want to donate through Gift Aid and receive tax back on your donation.
Your donations won’t qualify for Gift Aid if they’re more than four times what you’ve paid in tax that tax year. If you stop paying enough tax at any point, you must let us know.
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