Gift Aid/Planned Giving/Envelopes/Standing Order.
Hello all – this is your Gift aid Secretary with an update of the latest information and
figures, which I hope you will find of interest.

Trowbridge & Westbury have a total of 175 parishioners signed up via their planned giving, either through Standing Order ( 103 ) or envelope ( 72 ).
Out of the 109 qualifying parishes in The Diocese, we stand around about 11th in the league table as far as total contributions made on an annual basis. The average monthly donation within The Diocese via Standing Order is £31.88 whereas we fall below that at an average of £22.36 per month. I have received a number of enquiries recently as to how donors can change – either up or down – their monthly Standing Order and it is simply a matter of  arranging it with your bank. No forms are needed!
I do however need to know if you no longer pay tax as we obviously cannot claim the extra 25% from The Inland Revenue if you do not qualify. I also need to know your current address, so if you have changed it since you first signed up, please let me know.
If you are a tax payer and you would like to Git Aid your weekly donation, or if you wish to make your offering via standing order, please ask Fr Tom or myself for a form. All information is confidential.
Any questions please get in touch. Thanks.
Mike Heather
Parish Gift Aid Secretary
Tel 01225 762966 E Mail michaelheather@blueyonder.co.uk

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