Our Mission

Generating growth for African children and communities devastated by HIV-AIDS and poverty, through the goodwill of people in the UK and elsewhere

What your money buys

How ever small or large an amount you can afford to donate you can be sure it will make a difference.  Click to see our full shopping list or see the examples below, (with their approximate costs in GBP) to find out how your gift could have a positive impact on people’s lives:

Under £10 could ...

  • £5- Buy a pack of adult nappies (for the elderly at The White House of HACT, for example)
  • £5 - Provide 5 grannies with a good lunch and a chance to meet with friends
  • £5 - Buy 6 jars of baby food or 2 packs of milk formula to help feed abandoned babies
  • £7 - Buy an adult toiletries pack (including toothpaste, toothbrush, soap and deodoratnt),to make someone feel good about themselves

The elderly in South Africa are often left with the burden of caring for young grandchildren, creating increased stress and pressures on an already difficult life.

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£10-30 could...

  • £10 - Pay for one young woman to access a family planning visit and contraceptive injection
  • £10 - Pay for a new baby pack to help a new mum and her baby - Often new mothers are young and unaware of where to turn for help. A baby pack can be a big help and relief to a new mother.
  • £10 - Buy a pack of nappies to help a new mum or an abandoned baby
  • £15 - Pay for a child to go to pre-school for a month in South Africa
  • £28 - Fill a gas bottle £28. Without electriciy or gas the only other option is to heat water and cook over an open fire. This is dangerous and often the burden of collecting and carrying wood falls on women and children.

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Often, young girls are unable to attend school when they have their period, due to the high cost of sanitary products. Some turn to using rags and newspapers, but this is unsafe and unhygienic. Others turn to contraception. Imagine being unable to go to school due to fear of embarassment, simply because you are a girl.

Often new mothers are young and unaware of where to turn for help. A baby pack can be a big help and relief to a new mother.

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£30-50 could...

  • £35 - Pay for a week's worth of lunches for volunteers at The White House
  • £40 - Provide a month's worth of medication for a seriously ill person
  • £45 - Buy a complete school uniform, to make sure a child is attending school

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If you do not have a school uniform or attend school well presented you may not be allowed to attend lessons and the children are often sent away. This is a massive problem in rural South Africa.

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Would you like to make a larger donation?

Perhaps you want to donate over £50, and are wondering how this could help those living in poverty in Africa? Perhaps you would like to fundraise as a group, such as a church or community group or a business? These donations could help significantly.

  • £60 a month could sponsor a cot at the HOLAH Baby House, caring for abandoned and orphaned babies.
  • £110 a month could help to pay for a staff member to care for the elderly and disabled.
  • £400 a month could sponsor a bed at Hillcrest AIDS Centre
  • £650 a month could support First Step Right Low Primary School, including helping to cover costs for teacher salaries, a gardener, resources, and basic meals Any contributions towards these would also be gratefully appreciated, if you feel you are unable to sponsor the full amount.

You can click here to find out more about our major and business donors.

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1.2 How to make a donation

There are several ways to donate. One off gifts are always appreciated but regular planned giving, through a standing order, allows us to plan ahead enabling  a better, more sustainable future for GAGA and our projects.

How to make a one off donation

Online

Click here to make an online donation

By phone

Call us now on 01789 772686

By cheque

Please make your cheque payable to GAGA UK , and send it with a completed gift aid declaration to:

Goodwill and Growth for Africa UK (GAGA)

50 Cygnet Court, Timothy's Bridge Road,

Stratford upon Avon, Warks,

CV37 9NW

By Bank Transfer

Account name: GOODWILL & GROWTH FOR AFRICA UK

Account:  02706793

Sort Code: 30-98-26

How to make a regular gift

Online

Click here to make an online donation

By Standing Order

Click here to download our standing order form, complete and send to:

Goodwill and Growth for Africa UK (GAGA)

50 Cygnet Court, Timothy's Bridge Road,

Stratford upon Avon, Warks,

CV37 9NW

 

1.3 Gift aid

Gift Aid is Great News!

You can increase the value of your donation by 25%.

If you are a UK tax payer and pay sufficient income tax or capital gains tax, the Gift Aid scheme will enable GAGA to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donation making it worth 25% more - so every £1 you donate is suddenly worth £1.25!

Simply click here to download the Gift Aid Declaration and complete and return it to:

Goodwill for Growth and Africa UK (GAGA)

50 Cygnet Court, Timothy's Bridge Road,

Stratford upon Avon, Warks,

CV37 9NW

1.4 Donations in Kind

Money isn’t everything

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As well as financial gifts we are happy to receive donations in kind. For example:

  • Baby clothes up to 3 years old
  • Old school uniforms – Greys only
  • Knitted hats and blankets
  • Items of value that can be auctioned to raise funds
  • Items of value that can be used as raffle prizes
  • Business services – like printing, design and marketing

If you would like to make a donation in kind please contact us by phone on 01789 772686 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

1.5 Donations in lieu

The gift that keeps giving

In our privileged and wealthy community many of us feel we have more material possessions than we need, so what better way to make a difference than to ask friends and family to make a donation in lieu of a wedding, birthday, Christmas or anniversary gift? We can supply promotional material to explain the wonderful work their gift will allow us to do.

Why not set up your own fundraising page at www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com so they can donate online, or collect the money yourself and send us a cheque?

If you, or anyone else donating, are a UK taxpayer we may be able to claim Gift Aid on the gift and add 25% to its value.

1.6 Legacy and memorial giving

Saving and improving lives – long after your own

Many of our kindest donors are those we will never be able to thank for their generosity, but they continue to make a difference to other people’s lives, even after they have passed away, because they have remembered our cause in their will.

There are many ways you can make a bequest. For example you can leave what remains of your estate, (or a percentage of what remains) after all other bequests and debts have been paid, or you can specify a particular sum of money, an insurance policy or item. A solicitor or professional will writer will be able to advise you.

We are always extremely grateful to receive any memorial or legacy gift and promise that we will use it to provide a better future for families and communities in need in Africa.

 

1.7 Privacy and Data Protection

We are currently working on our privacy statement and policy and aim to have our finalised information here by the end of 2017.

In the mean time, be rest assured that at GAGA UK we take great care to safeguard personal data provided by our supporters. We will not sell your details to other organisations and may only share your details with third parties where absolutely necessary, such as for donation processing or fundraising purposes (such as with HMRC to process Gift Aid Claims). Further information will soon be provided. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.