Donating and Fund Raising

As with all charities, we rely upon donations which may be used in many different ways:

1. The day to day running of the charity (expenses etc. which we keep to a minimum; many of our volunteers "forget" to claim travel, postage etc.)

You will be taken to a Virgin Money Giving page who, if you are eligible, will claim back Gift Aid on our behalf and credit the money to our bank account.
After paying running costs, most of this money eventually ends up going towards current appeals.

You may decide you wish your donation to be used in a particular way.

You may use this link ( for any reason. If you or someone you know wishes to raise funds for BW, you may give this link and ask them to mention you by name when donating.
Or you may use it to donate towards the cost of having the next Down With Acid books printed.
Just say what the money is for and we can make sure it is properly credited.

You may also use If you use this method and are a UK tax payer, please email us your details and authority to claim Gift Aid or add it to the comments box when you make the donation.
3. Barrett's Wessex does not directly fund research but any donations for research are passed to Barrett's Oesophagus UK, who maintain the UK Barrett's Registry which is an invaluable source of data for researchers.
(Barrett's Oesophagus UK's fund raising partner is Just Giving.)

4. Donations towards Awareness Raising will be applied to any local publicity we may be engaged in or may be contributed to the consortium of charities, "Action Against Heartburn" of which we are a member.
This group has produced a training pack for GPs and negotiated with Department of Health "Be Clear On Cancer" campaigns.
(The AAH account is managed by Barrett's Oesophagus UK)

If you wish to donate by cheque, please make it payable to "Barrett's Wessex" and send to the address on our LINKS page.

To make your donation go further at no extra cost to you, if you complete a Gift Aid form, downloadable from the bottom of this page, we can claim an extra 25p from the government for every £1 you donate.

From time to time, we may have volunteers undertaking fund raising ventures for which separate fund raising pages are set up through Virgin Money Giving (usually towards our current appeal).

If you presently, or wish to, raise funds for us and set up a Virgin Money Giving page, we will be happy to add a link to your fund raising page here.

Visit the Activities / Fund raising page for recent fundraising reports and details of future challenges.
Barretts Wessex,
10 Mar 2015, 07:26