Please support us
Together As One is Registered Charity No. 1142042
We provide a vital service for anyone around Twickenham experiencing loneliness or
social isolation, particularly as a result of mental health issues. We
receive no central or local government funding so it is always a battle
trying to find the funds to support our activities. TAO is run by
service users and volunteers - nobody is paid a penny of salary or commission so
anything you give will go purely towards our running costs (which
include a substantial sum for rent, heat and power plus helping fund
all the activities at our drop-in centre).
Single payments are very welcome, recurring ones even more so (because they
let us plan ahead with greater confidence).
If you would like to make a one-off donation by credit or debit card
please click here
or on the cards image. These donations are
handled by The Big Give, which levies low fees so almost all of
your donation comes to TAO. If you can fill in the Gift Aid query in
the affirmative we get that much more. The donation setup page will be
in a new tab or window in your browser.
If you would like to make a regular donation you can do this by setting up
a standing order with your bank. These are cost free (to you and TAO)
and involve no contract - you can cancel one any time. You may be able
to set it up online or else fill in a standing order setup form from your
bank in favour of:
Together As One, account no. 31706276 sort code 40-38-18
If you are a UK taxpayer please also print off our
Gift Aid Declaration
form and post a completed copy to us. That enables us to claim a top up
Do think of us when making or updating a will. Gifts to registered charities such as TAO are free from UK Inheritance Tax
and if we were to be left something in a legacy or two it would really help. We are always looking to raise the funds
needed to run the charity; pop-up shop, stalls at fairs etc, but we are always aware that every year we need to find
quite considerable sums to cover the basics such as rent. So we'd be really grateful for anything extra through legacies.
Our dream is to have our own property one day, so that the group can feel secure in our own 'home'.
More than a quarter of UK people over 55 apparently do not have a will. It can be a bit expensive but there are
now a range of online will creation services that are reasonably priced. The main thing to beware of is that the
service does not appoint itself as executor nor charge ongoing fees for doing nothing useful. One totally free
option is Beyond
. That's a link to their site.
It's been tested by TAO (by Eric Baker who does this website). It is genuinely free, no request for card details
and for most people named in the will it just asks for first name, surname and date of birth.
It does pre-tick Beyond as executor but it's easy to substitute your own choice of executors. They claim be at the
lower end of fee levels but you can easily choose anyone else and if your will is reasonably simple (especially if the
estate is likely to be below the Inheritance Tax threshold) you might find friends and/or relatives to do it for
free. The link is TAO specific and suggests a legacy to TAO but it defaults to 0% so that is entirely up to you.
At the end the will is downloaded as a pdf.
Give as you Live
Give as you Live is an online shopping tool which allows our supporters to shop online whilst raising funds for the charity.
This is because thousands of stores including Amazon, Tesco, John Lewis, Expedia, Lastminute.com, ASOS and Topshop have signed
up to donate a percentage of the shopper's purchase to their chosen charity at no extra cost to them or the charity. A
percentage of each purchase is donated to the charity from the retailer; the percentage donated varies for each retailer but
on average it is 2.5 to 5%.
Please click here
for details (or click on the logo above right).