Oh no not another donation request
If you are reading this then you may be considering a donation, or you have just landed on the wrong page but now you are here you are probably wondering how we use public donations. Or you may be in a rush, and just want to make a donation as quickly as possible. In this case the links and details for automated payments are directly below.
The link below will take you to VirginMoneyGiving which collects our online payments for us. You can make a single donation, or set up a monthly payment. We don't suggest minimum amounts for payments, as we are grateful to receive any amount. The system is pretty quick and requires the least amount of personal information.
Take me to VirginMoneyGiving while I'm still willing.
Can't be bothered with the hassle of an on-line donation but you still want to send us something? Well, how about using your mobile phone - all you have to do is send the following message:
DECR13 £* to 70070 replacing * with your donation amount: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10.
If, you have a contract phone the amount sent wil be added to your bill but if you have a pay-as-you-go phone then the amount sent will be deducted from your available credit, so be careful.
So, why should I donate you guys probably get loads of money from the Government?
We wish. You perhaps already know we are a registered charity, and that we provide specialised community services to individuals and their families experiencing drug issues (these services are funded locally). You have also possibly seen the numerous free publications we provide - some of them have been sponsored by grant making trusts. But many areas of Release remian unfunded such as our help & advice service, respresentation at tribunals, policy research & repsonses, and parts of our campaigns, so donations received help to prop these areas up.
What your money supports
Our help & advice service receives no funding but continues to provide many individuals with trusted non-judgmental information and assistance. For many people the service is a crucial lifeline. Our campaigns are designed to highlight the inequalities that exist and to protect the vulnerable and stigmatised that experience drug issues by challenging policies and opinions that oppress and harm them. Criminalising people reduces educational and employment opportunities and can marginalise them.
How much should I give?
Well for a start, we only ask for a donation if you can afford it and you want to help us. We are equally pleased whether we receive £1 or £100.
I love you guys how do I send you money?
We have tried to make the process for donating as simple as possible and with the least amount of personal information required. So, you use either of the methods mentioned above or the method mentioned below.
Please note we do not under any circumstances share your information with any agency or third party.
On behalf of our clients and everyone at Release we'd like to say a big thank you (even for just reading this page)!
Anonymous giving - if you would like to make an anonymous donation, please email Release's Executive Director.
Alternatively you can send us a cheque, postal order or CAF cheque to the address below. Please include your contact details.
61 Mansell Street
Are you a UK Taxpayer?
Then don't forget to Gift Aid your donation.
Please allow us to make use of the government scheme to claim an extra 28% on top of your donation by letting us know your full address and postcode and confirming that you are a UK taxpayer.
Alternatively, please download the form below and post it to us together with your cheque.