There are a number of different ways that members, their families, other individuals and companies can donate much needed resources to PINNT. Listed below are the various options available to donors. They include:
Cash / Cheques and Postal Orders
Traditionally cash, cheques and postal orders have been the simplest and quickest way to donate, and for many people this remains the case.
Obviously PINNT does not recommend sending cash through the postal network due to the potential for loss.
Donations of this sort can be sent to any of our committee members or preferably directly to PINNT:
PINNT, PO Box 3126, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2XS
Committee members and regional/local co-ordinators can also accept donations, at any of our regional/local or national meetings. All cheques and postal orders should be made payable to ‘PINNT’, if you would like a receipt please ask.back to top...
Virgin Just Giving
By visiting the Virgin Money Giving website or clicking on here
or where you see the virgin logo you can donate money electronically to PINNT. You can choose to make a one off payment, or set up a regular donation. Using this site will allow you to make a donation using a debit/credit card (usual fees apply). Please note this is only for donations to PINNT and not for payment of PINNT’s membership fee.back to top...
Just Text Giving
Vodafone, along with Just Giving, now allow us to accept donations by text message straight from your mobile phone!
It is really simple – text the word TUBE25 and then an amount (don’t use a £ sign). You have a few choices with the amount; it can be £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. You then send it to 70070. So for example if you want to donate £2 to PINNT type the following into the message - Tube25 2 - and then send it to 70070. You will then get an automatic text message receipt.back to top...
Fundraising - Sponsored Event
Maybe you are a keen marathon runner, or the children want to do a sponsored silence, PINNT is always happy to hear from people who willing to fundraise in this way. Please get in touch with any of the committee giving as much notice as possible before the event. This will ensure that maximum publicity and support can be obtained. To make it easier for people to donate, and to save you having to physically collect money. If you click here
or where you see the Virgin Just Giving logo you will be able to create your own web page telling people about your event, sponsorship can then be made via this site direct to PINNT. When you are setting up your fundraising page follow the instructions, make your page as eye catching as possible, include photographs, maybe you could link it to a blog if you have to train for an event, how about keeping an online diary so that your sponsors can follow your progress. If you have difficulties in creating your webpage or making payments please contact PINNT’s Treasurer.back to top...
PINNT Prize Pot
Do you want to support PINNT by entering our draw and win the POT! 50%
of each draw goes to the winners, 50% towards PINNT - everyone is a winner!
Half of the prize money goes to the winner, 30% to second place and 20% to third place. It'll only cost you £1 a month, £12 a year - and you could win hundreds in one draw!
We welcome people joining the club at intervals during the year which will still enable you to win the POT! Each quarter the form will change and it will state the amount required to be part of the remaining year. Once a full years has been completed a payment of £12 can be made for the next full year.
Please enter the draw and download the form
to take part.
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Give As You Earn
The Charities Aid Foundation runs one of the most successful schemes. CAF has four ways to give, so no matter what your preferences are, one will suit you.
- Direct Donation as an individual - tax free straight from your gross pay.
- Staff Charity Fund - club together with colleagues and set up a joint fund.
- CAF Charitable Trust - if you want to set aside sizeable sums for giving to individual or various charities.
- Charity Card Account - pay a minimum of £10 from your gross pay each month into your own charity account. A cheque book and charity card allows you to make tax free donations whenever you wish.
All of the schemes do have small administration charges and yearly allowances.back to top...
These donations are deducted from individuals gross pay before tax, by their employers own payroll department.
The company then passes the money to their own chosen Payroll Giving Agency, who sends the donations to your nominated charity. Check with your employer to see if they are already or would be willing to register with a payroll giving agency.back to top...
Matched giving works in the same way as above, but additionally the employer guarantees to match any donation made by an employee, therefore doubling the donation received by the charity. Your employer will decide if they wish to participate, but these schemes are normally only run by corporate companies wishing to make donations as a matter of policy.back to top...
As always the most valuable, if not the most priceless donation you could make, is your time. We are continuously looking for volunteers to donate their time and effort in whatever way they can manage. If you are interested in becoming more involved please contact anyone of the committee, you will be welcomed with open arms!
Another way to give to us is to Join us!
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Gift Aid is administered by the Inland Revenue and provides PINNT with a means to re-claim back a proportion of the tax paid by an individual on their net salary.
At current income tax levels this would allow PINNT to reclaim at leasat 20p for every £1 donated.
In order for PINNT to re-claim this tax, individual donors must sign a gift aid declaration form
, authorising PINNT to do so and be at least a basic rate tax payer.
Declarations can be made on single one off donations or can be set up to cover all future donations, until further notice. Gift Aid applies to any size of donation, large or small and most importantly on membership subscriptions as well.
On a regular basis PINNT will complete the relevant Inland Revenue forms, and subsequently receive the reclaimed tax.
Obviously this would not apply to any donations made through payroll giving or matched giving (as described), as these are made before tax.
Please send you completed Gift Aid Declaration forms to:
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Standing orders are very quick and simple to set up. Whether they are for single one off donations or regular monthly, quarterly or yearly donations.
With the increased access to the internet and telephone banking, standing order instructions can be placed with your bank from the comfort of your own home.
If you would like a standing order form, click here
, however if you would like us to post you the form please contact the Treasurer or any committee member and ask them for New Members Booklet, alternatively just ask at your bank/building society for a standing order mandate and they should be able to assist you. PINNT’s bank details are highlighted at the bottom of this section.
Just complete the form with your own bank details, the amount, and the frequency of your donation, most importantly sign and date it.
If you are using this method of payment, please ensure that you put your name on it so that we can identify who the money has come from, this is particularly important if you pay your PINNT membership this way, if you don’t put your name as the reference and/or do not let Membership Secretary know that you have set up a standing order, it could mean that your membership is not renewed. The only information that the bank is able to tell us when there is no name against a standing order is very limited and often will only be the originators bank sort code which as you can appreciate is little help in tracking down the originator.
It is also important that you still send back your membership renewal form to the Membership Secretary as we use the information that you provide to ensure that we keep our records up to date.
|PINNT's current account details are:
||Nat West Plc
||52 - 21 - 00
PINNT has made enquiries about setting up a direct debit system, but unfortunately due to it being cost prohibitive it is not practical at this moment.
Additionally, direct debit facilities are not provided free, attracting an administration charge for every instruction and transaction.back to top...
Wills / Legacies
A gift in your Will to PINNT is one the most lasting ways you can help people at home on home artificial nutrition. Please consider this very special and lasting way of supporting our charity which we know is close to your heart.
There are several ways to achieve your wishes. You can do one of the following:
- The residue of your estate
- Part of the residue of your estate
- A specific sum
- A specific item
Should you wish to include PINNT in your Will then you should seek the advice of your solicitor or other professional adviser before including this in your Will to ensure any Will or Codicil entered into is properly executed.back to top...
Data Protection Act
is a registered Data Controller as defined within the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to the processing of information we hold about you
. The Act provides that upon request you are entitled to receive
details of this information. We do not share any details within any third parties without prior consent.
If you wish to request a copy of this information, please write to:
The Data Protection Officer, PINNT, PO Box 3126, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2XSback to top...
Glossary Of Common Terms.
This is not an exhaustive list!
If you hear any term that you don’t understand, please ask someone to explain it to you.
A fine hollow tube used to introduce fluid into a vein. Referred to by the manufacturers’ name e.g. Broviac or Hickman
The part of the catheter which connects to the giving set or catheter cap.
Mineral which conducts chemical energy when dissolved in water e.g. Sodium, Potassium, Chloride.
The mixing of two substances which are not normally mixable with the use of a substance that can mix with each.
The place where your catheter is inserted into the vein.
The place where the catheter comes through the skin (and is covered by a dressing).
NB. Some catheters are implanted and the exit site will be just under the skin.
An abnormal opening between 2 organs, or between 1 organ and the skin.
Specifically designed tubing to connect the feed container to your catheter.
Volume of the blood that is composed of red blood cells. A high Haematocrit indictates dehydration.
A high blood sugar level
A low blood sugar (also called a ‘hypo’)
Paralysis of at least part of the GI tract.
The process whereby fluid is delivered into the vein.
Going directly into a vein.
“to eat via a vein” (literal translation)
Short Bowel Syndrome
Resulting from the removal of a portion of the small intestine, with characteristic symptoms; including impaired digestion & absorption.
A widespread infection carried in your bloodstream.
The degree to which symptoms arise from an infusion of formula.
Parenteral nutrition /Total parenteral nutrition /Home parenteral nutrition – when all or some of the nutrients or fluids needed are delivered directly into the bloodstream.