I give £10 to Chapter every month.
My family has a history of mental illness illness and I wanted to help support a charity that improved mental health for local people.
Because Chapter is a small charity, I know my know my £10 (+ £2 via gift aid, which is basically free money!) is going to make a genuine difference.
I don’t give to charities who send out lots of mailshots and newsletters. I don’t give to large charities because I don’t want my money to pay for glossy brochures.
If I’m putting £10 directly into the bank, I want it to go towards the support work – not towards a monthly thank you letter, or appeals for more money.
To a small charity, I’m a real person.
I’m not information to be harvested. I work full time so I can’t volunteer. What I can do is give them £10 a month.
For someone like me, it’s the most efficient way of supporting a charity.