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We rely on your support to continue the work we do with and for the older people of Oldham.

 

Donate online

Donating to us online is quick and easy through JustGiving.

Donate by cheque

Make your cheque payable to 'Age UK Oldham' then get it to us - 10 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN


Donate items

Our charity shops would cease to run without the generous donations of the people of Oldham. If you have anything to donate for re-sale, please drop it off at one of our shops. We try our very best to sell every donated item in our shops, but those we don't we recycle. Nothing is wasted if you donate it!

We also gratefully accept donations of good quality furniture for re-sale in our retail outlets. We can collect the items free of charge at a pre-arranged, convenient time – contact us on 0161 633 0213

A list of all our shop locations can be found here.


Gift Aid

Sign up for Gift Aid when you donate and increase the value of your donation by approximately 25%.

If you are a UK tax payer, just complete a simple declaration when you make a donation and we can claim 25p back in tax at no cost to you - your tax code won’t be affected either - so for every £10 we make from your donations, we get an extra £2.50.

At the end of the financial year, you will receive a notification by post or email for you to confirm you want the money raised donated under the Gift Aid scheme. You only need to reply if you don’t want to donate the proceeds of the sale.


Fundraising

Whether you want to walk, run, bake, or even jump out of a plane, we have loads of fundraising ideas and events for people who want to help us make a difference.


Leave a legacy

Age UK Oldham is committed to being there for older people who need us. If you decide to leave a gift in your will to us, you will be supporting us to make life better for older people in Oldham.

Every single gift is vital to Age UK Oldham and we appreciate any gift you may choose to leave us after taking care of your family and friends. Whatever the value of your gift, it will go a long way to help someone who needs us.

How to leave a gift in your will

Having a will and keeping it up-to-date helps ensure that your wishes can be respected and your property and assets benefit people and causes you really care about. We would always recommend that you speak to a qualified professional such as a solicitor, when making or amending your will.

Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the required wording to carry out your wishes. If you wish to leave a gift to Age UK Oldham in your will, all you need is our charity details below:

  • Age UK Oldham, 10 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN 
  • Registered charity number 1145196

If you already have a will

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Age UK Oldham in it, there may not be need to rewrite it. You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (called a codicil). As a general rule, if the change you wish to make is quite small or simple, you can use a codicil, and if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will.

What kind of gift can I leave to Age UK Oldham?

You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art. Or you can leave a share in, or all of, what's left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of. The advantage of leaving a share (also known as residuary gift) is that it remains the same over time, and you won't need to change your will to keep up with inflation.

 

Further information

More on our website

More on the Age UK national website