PDSA shops reap benefits of Gift Aid scheme

Veterinary charity raises extra cash by asking people who donate items to sign declarations

Charity shops run by veterinary charity PDSA have raised £1m in Gift Aid over the past two years.

Donors who bring items into the shops are asked to fill in a Gift Aid form so the charity can make a claim when the goods are sold.

Since the scheme was implemented in September 2007, more than 70,000 people have made Gift Aid declarations when donating their unwanted clothes, books and home furnishings to the charity's shops.

"The volunteers in our shops are very proactive in getting donors to sign up to Gift Aid," said a spokeswoman for PDSA.



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