Money matters

UK coins and a five pound note in a tin

Every last penny will help to make a difference.

UK coins and a five pound note in a tin

Capturing every last penny

Gift Aid

Gift Aid increases the value of individual donations and sponsorship by 25p for every £1 donated at no extra cost to the donor. A donation of £10 becomes £12.50.

There are some conditions:

  • The donation must be made by an individual
  • The donation must be made from personal money
  • The donation must not be from a fundraising event, e.g. a cake sale
  • The donor must give their home address
  • The donor must tick the Gift Aid box on online or paper sponsor forms or complete a Gift Aid form
  • The donor is responsible for making up any difference if they pay less income tax/capital gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all their donations in that tax year

Matched Giving

  • Some employees match all or part of the funds raised by their staff or some prefer to donate in other ways (e.g. prizes) 

Handling money

There are lots of things to think about when you are handling money. Below we have popped a few key questions to bear in mind.

In advance

  • Record money raised and spent and keep hold of all receipts and invoices
  • Will you need a float?

On the day

  • How will you keep the money you have raised safe?
  • Do your helpers know what to do?

Afterwards: sending it in

Your fundraising can be sent to us:

  • by cheque, payable to 'Crohn’s & Colitis UK' to

    Crohn's & Colitis UK
    1 Bishops Square
    AL10 9NE

    Please do not send cash in the post.
  • by bank transfer to our Lloyds Bank account

    Sort code: 30-97-25
    Account number: 00892491
    Reference: your membership number or the reference number on your sponsor form or letter from us. Or, your name.

    Please call us on 01727 734485 or email us to tell us the date and amount of the bank payment, and what it is for - so that we can look out for it.
  • by telephone 

    Make a debit or credit card payment over the phone to the Fundraising Team on 01727 734485.

Approaching organisations

Businesses and other organisations can give great support. Each one is different so tailor your approach to increase your chances of success.

Here are some tips:

1. Who can you approach?

  • Companies
  • Local businesses
  • Social groups
  • Places of worship
  • Schools, colleges and universities

2. How might they support you?

  • Donations of money or prizes
  • Charity of the Year
  • Free venue or services
  • Staff fundraising or volunteering
  • Publicity

3. How can you make the approach?

  • Do you or someone you know have a contact?
  • Don’t worry if not. Be bold. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • Pick up the phone, email or walk in.

4. The difference they’ll make

Let them know the impact they’ll have on people’s lives. We have leaflets to help.

5. How they can benefit

  • Publicity
  • Staff and team morale
  • Increased profile in the community

6. The support they'll receive

  • We offer t-shirts, collecting tins, posters etc.
  • We offer endorsement letters to show your fundraising is genuine.

Looking for other ways to give?

No matter what you choose to do, the money and awareness you raise will make an incredible difference to those living with Crohn's and Colitis.


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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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