I am pleased to report that this year's Gift Aid submission was successful and we received the sum of £1,669.75 repayment direct into our community bank account. This was based upon £6,679.00 membership fees or donations by members who have completed a Gift Aid form in the past. This brief update offers me the opportunity to appeal to any member, particularly those who have joined in recent years, who is not currently Gift Aiding (and paying income tax) to contact the Membership Secretary (see page 23) to request a Gift Aid form. If you are not sure if you have previously completed a form, contact the Membership Secretary to check your status on the membership database.This is an important source of additional income for us and I am keen to ensure we are claiming the full amount available to us as a Society. Most contact can be made through email keeping postage costs down to a minimum.
Graham Smith Treasurer