Donation to Pancreas Research, Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, Institute of Translational Medicine
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease, killing 7,000 people each year in the UK. There are currently no suitable markers for early diagnosis and current treatments are largely ineffective. Research carried out in the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, Institute of Translational Medicine, aims at understanding the causes of pancreatic cancer and finding treatments for this and other diseases of the pancreas.
A vital part of our research is dependent on philanthropic donations. Every donation, however small is spent directly on pancreas research or treatment.
The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities take your donation - which is money you've already paid tax on - and reclaim the basic rate tax from HMRC on its 'gross' equivalent i.e. the amount before basic rate tax was deducted. Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity.
For more information go to www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm.