A one-off donation, a regular monthly contribution or fundraising page for an event can be set up on the Local Giving webpage. EDNE can claim Gift Aid on each donation made. Gift Aid lets charities reclaim the basic tax rate for a total of 25% on every donation. This means that for every £1 donated, HMRC provides an additional £0.25 supplement. Gift Aid is a government scheme allowing charities and community groups to increase the value of donations made to them.
EDNE aims to help people in the North East whose lives are affected by eating distress, or eating disorders. We do this by providing a range of services including group support, individual counselling, mindfulness courses, a support group for carers, health topic workshops, information and training.
As a small charity, we rely on the amazing generosity of the public to allow us to continue our work. Every donation is noticed and appreciated, and allows us to really make a difference in someone’s life – by helping to provide specialised one to one counselling sessions to people who would otherwise not be able to access them, run our support groups, and provide training so people can spot the signs of eating distress and help others seek the support they need as early as possible. We use Local Giving as our donation platform, and any contribution enables us to continue providing our supportive services for people struggling with anxiety around food