We’ll make sure your donation makes a difference to those living with, or affected by, HIV in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. Every donation, no matter how large or small, whether one-off or regular, really helps us make a difference in the most practical of ways:
How your donation could make a difference:
£5 can buy a school uniform & shoes for a child orphaned by AIDS
£10 can buy an HIV testing kit
£25 can pay for a person to attend a workshop enabling them to find a way out of the poverty trap and back in to employment
£50 can pay a nurse for a fortnight in our township projects to provide home-based care and clinical advice
£100 can provide a classroom with text books in a resource poor community in South Africa where paper and pens are highly sought after commodities
£250 can buy a performance of our ‘Are You Positive’ Schools Project; educating children in the UK about HIV
Ways To Donate
Donate by post:
Please make cheques payable to ‘The Make A Difference Trust’ and send them to:
The Make A Difference Trust,
Unit 7 City Business Centre,
You can donate now by credit or debit card through Charity Checkout
With Gift Aid, for every £1 you give, The Make A Difference Trust can get an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs at no cost to you.
Find out more about Gift Aid and if you are a tax payer and qualify remember to click the box to Gift Aid through Charity Checkout, or download a Gift Aid form and return it with your donation by post.
Other Ways to Give
We’re so grateful for every donation that we receive. Every donation makes a difference to the lives of those that we support no matter how large or small.
Gift to Celebrate
Celebrating a christening, a birthday, a wedding, a civil partnership, an anniversary, a retirement, or Christmas? As you celebrate a special event, help make a difference to the lives of those living with, or affected by, HIV, by asking friends and family to give a donation rather than a gift. One of the easiest ways to do this is by setting up a Just Giving page for your celebration, personalise it with photos and details of your occasion, and then sharing the link with your family and friends by email and social media. Contact the office if you would like Gift Aid envelopes to allow donations made at an event to go further.
Gift in Memory
Giving in memory is a very special way to honour loved ones and friends and we appreciate you thinking of us at this time.
Pay tribute to the memory of someone special by making a donation in their memory, holding a collection at the funeral or memorial event, or setting up a Tribute Page for all your MAD Trust fundraising.
Donate in memory with JustGiving
You can tell the story of the person you’re remembering and enhance it using photos and video – all while raising money for The Make A Difference Trust in your loved one’s memory.
The JustGiving in Memory page only takes a few minutes to set up and allows your family and friends to donate and add their tributes to this page easily, safely and securely – wherever they are, whenever they want to.
Your donations given in memory will have a lasting impact on the lives of people living with, or affected by HIV & AIDS in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Leave a Legacy
Remember The Make a Difference Trust in your Will
The Make a Difference Trust relies on the generocity of the public to continue the vital work we do supporting people living with HIV and AIDS. Leaving a gift in your Will, no matter how big or small can make a huge difference to the people and projects we support.
How you can leave a gift in your Will:
There are three types of legacy you can leave The Make a Difference Trust:
- A residuary legacy – This is the remainder or percentage of your estate once your other bequests and expenses have been deducted.
- A pecuniary legacy – This is a specific amount of money you can leave The Make a Difference Trust.
- A specific Legacy – This is an item such as a piece of jewelry, property or anything else you may want to leave.
Whichever legacy you choose, we can guarantee it will ‘Make a Difference’.
Raise Money While You Shop
HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR FREE WHEN YOU SHOP ONLINE
Easyfundraising is a brilliant way to raise money for The Make A Difference Trust. Shop online from nearly 3,000 retailers and they’ll give a donation every time you buy something, at no extra cost.
Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for The Make A Difference Trust. There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to The Make A Difference Trust to say thank you for shopping with them.
It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything.
Don’t forget to install the Donation Reminder; it will give you a handy little reminder whenever a donation is available when you’re shopping online.
When you see the alert, just click to activate your donation. It’s as easy as that!
MAD Ticket Scheme
How does it work?
When you contact us requesting help to obtain tickets for a show or performance, you agree to pay the full face value of the ticket(s) to the theatre, and in addition you pay the equivalent full face value of the ticket(s) to The Make A Difference Trust as a donation for our help in obtaining the tickets, and helping to ‘make a difference’ by supporting our charitable work.
We don’t hold a regular allocation of tickets, but rather we request them from the producers or theatres on an individual basis.
Every show works slightly differently and seat locations will vary by showdepending on what the producer or theatre have determined are the best seats. If you have specific seating needs or concerns, please be sure to let us know.