Quite a few people have asked us for information on how to support us while we're away, which is awesome, humbling and hugely encouraging. Thank you!
We have lots to catch you all up regarding our journey in how and why we ended up deciding to move to Kenya, and when we're going to be setting off. We'll be blogging again soon, but for now are popping this information here (before we forget to!).
We would greatly appreciate anyone who is a UK tax payer giving through our give.net page at www.give.net/parkies as the charity that runs this fundraising page, Stewardship, are able to claim back the tax paid on any donation. They take a very small fee of 3%, meaning the overall gift is still significantly increased even after the fee is taken.
The example they give is that on a £10 donation, £2.50 is claimed back, £0.38 is taken to cover their admin fees, with the recipient getting £12.12.
If you're not a tax payer, you can still set up payments through give.net, as it is a very simple way to donate. A reduced 2% admin fee will be taken from that, but we can give our own bank account details as an alternative to give directly to us with no fees being taken.
give.net is the fundraising front page of Stewardship, a charity set up to facilitate people's giving. As a charity, they keep make the fees as low as possible and don't make any profit from the process, any unused fee-money at the end of the year is given back to charity. Anyone wanting to give to multiple charities, or even multiple individuals on the Kenya team for example, can set up a Stewardship account, which effectively means you can create a 'pot' of money and give out to whichever cha rities and individuals you would like to support from there, the benefit being that if you set up an account either with stewardship or give.net, you only have to fill out gift aid and direct debit forms once, and any donations will only have a fee deducted once. You can also make gifts anonymously if you wish.
Our fundraiser page: www.give.net/parkies
For more information, head to give.net and Stewardship.org.uk
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Huge love to you all!
Phil and Beth Parky