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Thank you for supporting @5QuidForLife

by on July 2, 2013

A BRIEF NOTE to say a huge thank you to all our supporters: to everyone who keeps cheering us on with tweets,  facebook shares and messages behind the scenes; and especially to those whose kind donations make 5 Quid for Life possible.

Opening our latest bank statement this morning, I was delighted to discover a significant increase in the project’s income over the last month: an extra £145 on top of the regular £40 per month we’ve become used to. £100 of that was a one-off donation; the other £45 consisted of several smaller donations of £5 and £10, some of which are new standing orders. I was particularly touched by one donation which had “sent with love xxx” as a reference: thank you, one and all.

Here’s a summary of our accounts to date:

Donated: £2913.88
Given away: £400.00
Balance: £2,513.88

You’ll find these figures updated every month in the sidebar: scroll down to the ‘Donation Tracker’, just below the stats.

We’ve been busy dealing with a number of enquiries as the impact of the changes to the benefits system hits home and word about 5 Quid for Life spreads. Three of those enquiries have led to formal applications for help, two of which have resulted in payments of £200 each; the third application is still under review.

Finally for now: please continue to spread the word. If you know someone with mental health problems whose benefits have been cut, please don’t hesitate to point them in our direction; and if that person is you, please don’t hesitate to ask. We may not be able to help everyone, but we will always do our best for anyone who asks.

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  1. waaal bodd permalink

    Thanks for the update.

    It is sad that we need 5 Quid for Life at all.

    But encouraging to see that it is beginning to take off.

    Thanks for all your work and input.

    Best Wishes.

    Michael C.

  2. Darren permalink

    You can register with HMRC if your annual donations intake is less than £5,000. That’s how another, similar, charity started in 2013. It gives people confidence that you’re on the level, and it also protects you from charges of money laundering if the authorities were to decide to get sticky with you.

    • Thanks Darren. It’s something we’re looking into. Unfortunately it’s not as straightforward as one might hope.

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