There are different ways in which people help and support us. Some people give their time and become visitors. Others are not able to commit to this, but help us financially or by donating good quality second hand clothing that we distribute to detainees. Please bear in mind that most detainees are relatively young men, and are in need of casual clothing that they can wear while detained in the centres. We are also often in need of people to help us sort and pack clothing to send in to detainees. As a charity with limited means, we are grateful for any help we receive.
If you would like to help GDWG financially, you can either make a one-off donation, via Gift Aid: make a gift today or if you would like to set up a standing order, please contact us. GDWG is a small charity that relies mainly on grant-making trusts to fund its work, but also on private donations that are greatly appreciated. You can also send cheques, made payable to Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, to our office.
Leaving a gift to charity in your will is a very special way of helping to secure the future for organisations such as GDWG, and has the added benefit of being free from inheritance tax. If you are considering including a legacy to GDWG in your will, we would very much appreciate being informed of your generous act, and we can also provide a Form of Codicil which can be attached to your current will. There is further information in this Legacy leaflet
If you would like to become a Friend of GDWG please download and complete the form on this Friends leaflet or contact the office. There is no fixed subscription, we just ask that you pay what you feel you can afford. As a guideline though we suggest £25 for individuals and £35 for a joint membership. In return we will keep you update with all the news from GDWG via our newsletters and email bulletins, and you will also enjoy other benefits that we will contact you about from time to time.
“It is very important that detainees should have visitors as the environment is not pleasant at all. You get so lonely and depressed. Life in detention is very uncertain as you don’t know what is going to happen to you. There is a lot of sick and depressed people in detention and without the help of GDWG, it would be very difficult to cope with life there.”
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