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Fundraising

Fundraising is a vital part of the charity, without your support we would not be able to carry on supporting young people with JIA, their families and carers.

01. Find an event

Whether you prefer running, cycling or going on a hike, we have a fundraising event that you can take part in, and raise valuable funds for people living with RA.

If you can’t find an event that you like, create your own challenge! We’ll help you all the way.

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02. Fundraise in your community

What better excuse do you need to eat cake, enjoy a BBQ with friends and family or test your family, friends or colleagues’ knowledge with a fun or competitive quiz!

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03. Play the NRAS Lottery

A winning opportunity to support those living with RA & JIA from as little as £1 a week. Play the NRAS Lottery for your chance to win up to £25,000.

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04. Gifts in memory or celebration

A special way to honour a loved one when they pass away is by donating in their memory. You can make a gift in memory at any time to celebrate the life of a loved one.

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05. Gifts in Wills

No matter how big or small your company, there are several ways you can support JIA-at-NRAS. With a charity partnership or charity event, you, your company and your colleagues can help to raise vital funds and awareness of JIA and help to support children and young people in the UK who live with the condition and rely on NRAS for support.

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06. Fundraising at work

No matter how big or small your company, there are several ways you can support JIA-at-NRAS. With a charity partnership or charity event, you, your company and your colleagues can help to raise vital funds and awareness of JIA and help to support children and young people in the UK who live with the condition and rely on NRAS for support.

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07. Other ways to fundraise

There are so many ways you can support NRAS, from shopping online to giving through your salary, recycling and joining our lottery!

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08. Charitable trusts and foundations

NRAS receives no statutory funding and relies entirely on funds raised through voluntary donations including grants from Trusts and Foundations. Help us to continue our vital work to support those affected by JIA and RA.

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09. Fundraising information

Thank you to all of our dedicated fundraisers. Please see here for fundraising frequently asked questions, how to pay in the funds you have raised and to read our fundraising policies.
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Fundraising Information

Our Fundraising Pack gives you all the ideas and assistance you will need to raise funds for NRAS! Please call 01628 823 524 (and press 2) or email fundraising@nras.org.uk to get your copy.

You can download a sponsor form for your fundraising event here.

To request a collection box, please email fundraising@nras.org.uk or call 01628 823 524 and press 2 to speak to the fundraising team. 

Using Gift Aid means that for every £1  you give, we get an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue, helping your donation go further.  

This will help us do more to support people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  

If you are a UK taxpayer, please tick the box on our Subscription or Donation form, or provide your full name and full address, including your postcode, along with your permission to claim Gift Aid.  

You only need to make your declaration once. We can then use it for every gift you make and claim the gift aid back on any donation made within four years of the end of the tax year that the donation is made in.Please see here for more information.  

We can also use this declaration on any cash donations. We can claim gift aid, on cash donations, within two years of the end of the tax year that the donation was made in. Please see here for more information.  

To download a Gift Aid Declaration Form, please visit the HRMC website here or contact the Fundraising team.   

Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6th April to 5th April). 

Please note:  

  1. You must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims on your donations in the appropriate tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give).               
  2. You can cancel your gift aid declaration at any time by notifying NRAS. 
  3. If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains equal to the tax that NRAS reclaims, you can cancel your declaration.                                          
  4. If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can claim further tax relief in your Self-Assessment tax return.                                       
  5. If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, refer to the HMRC website here.                                            
  6. Please notify NRAS if you change your name or address.  

If you would like any help with approaching the press or media, we can support you and provide a press release. Please email fundraising@nras.org.uk or call 01628 823 524 (option 2).

Once your event or activity is over, it is best to collect the money you have raised as quickly as possible. When counting money, always try to have two people present. Please do not send cash through the post.  

You can transfer cash to us in the following ways: 

  1. By debit or credit card online or by phone (please call 01628 823 524 and press 2 for the fundraising team) 
  2. Online using our website: Donate Now
  3. Cash can be paid into the following bank account:                            
  • Address: HSBC, 35 High Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1JQ
  • Sort code: 40-31-05
  • Account Number: 81890980
  • Account Name: The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

If you bank directly, please send us the paying-in slip with a short covering note to let us know what the event was, when it was held and who the contact person is. 

4. Write a cheque for the amount and then send it to us or pay it directly into our account.  Please make the cheque payable to: NRAS. Please include a note with your full name and any details of your fundraising event/activity.

Send cheques to: NRAS, Ground Floor, 4 Switchback Office Park, Gardner Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7RJ.

If you have any sponsor forms, please include them as we can then use these to claim Gift Aid – this means that for every £1 you raise it is worth £1.25 to NRAS, at no cost to you! 

Please make sure you let us have your full name and address and details of the event so we can thank you properly for your fantastic efforts! If you have any photos from your event, please, email them to fundraising@nras.org.ukpost them on our Facebook page or send them to us in the post 

Thank you so much for your support, NRAS wouldn’t exist without people like you! 

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