Dear friends, strangers, kind people out there in the ether….
We have had over SEVEN AND A HALF THOUSAND POUNDS in pledges for my hair to
be shaved off! Thankyou so much,- I had no idea you felt so strongly! We have
been amazed and very touched by the generosity that has been shown this last
week,- thank you all for your pledges. Below is my
blog about the head shaving extravaganza, and there will be a slightly more
official version here
Payment methods for those of you who pledged, or meant to….
If you are a UK taxpayer, whatever your payment method, it is possible for
the charity to claim an extra 28% of your donation. If this applies to you,
please include in your email or letter a statement that this is intended to
be gift aid for the The Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Charity Fund. Please
also state your name, address and amount being donated. This might sound a bit
silly, but we also need to know that 28% of your pledge is actually a smaller
amount than the total amount of tax that you pay. If you really want to know
more, you can download the official
inland revenue PDF file (360k).
Wherever you are, if you can read this website, the simplest way to pay (in
any currency) is probably to use a secure on-line system called PayPal,
which is now a part of eBay. If you already have a PayPal account or feel comfortable
setting one up on your own, you can simply send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise, send an email to the same address and we will then reply with a personal
weblink allowing you to authorise the payment and give details of your account.
If you use telephone or internet banking, you can transfer money directly
to this account in the UK; all of its contents will then be transferred to the
charity. The account details are:
Nat West Alsager Branch
2 Crewe Rd, Alsager
Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2ER
Account name: Mr P J Clarke & Mrs E L Clarke
Account No : 91939461
Bank Sort Code: 60-01-12
Alternatively, you can send a cheque made out to: The Philippa Clarke Malawi
Appeal Fund and send it to:
The Philippa Clarke Malawi Appeal Fund
c/o Philip Clarke
Thankyou all once again. That was the most expensive haircut ever and
worth every penny!