If you are thinking of making a donation of shares to Breast Cancer Now, we recommend you use a charity called ShareGift.
ShareGift is an independent registered charity that makes it easy for you to give any number of shares to benefit UK charities. It specialises in accepting small holdings of shares, particularly those which are not worth selling because it may cost more than they are worth.
ShareGift also helps people give larger amounts to their favourite charities. ShareGift works with companies, stockbrokers, charities and other organisations across the UK to help with share donations.
When you donate shares to ShareGift, they will be pooled with other donated shares until there are enough to sell. ShareGift’s trustees then use the proceeds of donated shares to make donations to UK charities. Using the form on this website will ensure that Breast Cancer Now continues to benefit from ShareGift.
How to donate shares to ShareGift
- Fill in the donation coupon and post it with the share certificates that you want to donate to:
5 Lower Grosvenor Place
- ShareGift will send you the relevant transfer form(s) to transfer your shares into their name.
- You then complete the donation by signing the form and returning it to ShareGift.
If you would like to donate shares from a nominee account or if you cannot find your share certificates, contact ShareGift on 020 7337 0501 for further advice.
Information for UK taxpayers:
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can claim income tax relief on the value of most stocks and securities when you donate them to charity. In addition, donating shares to charity gives rise to neither a gain nor a loss for Capital Gains Tax purposes.
For example, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, for every £100 worth of shares you donate to charity, your income tax bill could be reduced by £40.
If you have any questions about Breast Cancer Now or about why we work with ShareGift, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Alternatively, please call us on 020 3714 2342 or write to:
Share Giving Team
Breast Cancer Now
42 - 47 Minories