FAQs

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Why a trust and not a charity?

There are strict rules surrounding the charity status. In very simple terms to be a charity you have to prove that you are benefiting the public; and by public it means a vast amount of people. We will only ever benefit a handful of people, and whilst we will donate directly to certain charities, we could not get a charity status approved.

 

What type of trust is The Rachel Kerridge Trust?

The Rachel Kerridge Trust is a Discretionary Trust. There are numerous types of trust but the discretionary type suited our needs. It is discretionary in that all of the trustees have a say in what we do with any assets that the trust holds.

 

How are donations handled and what will the trust do with the money?

Any donations or assets gifted to the trust will, at source, be given directly to one or both of the settlors. This is due to legal and tax reasons. The settlors are the only people who will formally gift funds or assets directly into the trust; but don't worry about the details - trust us!
Any questions on this then please contact us directly.

 

Why are you not using a fundraising site like JustGiving etc?

Sites such as JustGiving only provide the functionality to collect monies on behalf of charities and it is why they can provide Gift Aid services. They have recently implemented a Crowd Funding aspect to their portfolio which a large number of other organisations now offer. However, due to our trust status and the amounts such Crowd Funding organisations charge for transaction fees we have implemented and now use our own methods of collecting monies.

 

Why PayPal?

PayPal is a secure and quick method for paying and sending money online. You can be an existing member or you can donate your money as a guest without the need to create an account.

 

Do you accept cash instead of an online transaction?

We would always welcome cash instead of an online transaction as it saves us a small transaction fee. If you would like to sponsor one of our fundraisers or donation to the trust then please contact us.

 

Do you have to be part of the trust to fundraise for it?

No. If you are thinking about fundraising for the trust then please contact one of our trustees or fill in the contact form and we can discuss the details.

 

Why not take advantage of the Mobility Allowance to get a car?

The Mobility Allowance can be used towards leasing a Motability vehicle, but you have to take a three-year agreement for the lease. Due to the severity of Rachel’s disability an Advance Payment would have to made for each new lease as the Mobility Allowance would not cover the vehicle and/or the modifications required. Owning your own vehicle gives you the freedom of how you use it and the flexibility to modify it to your individual needs.