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Increase the value of your gift

If you decide you would like to support our work you may be able to increase the value of your gift by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself!

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a scheme set up by the Government which allows charities such as DRWF to reclaim tax already paid by UK taxpayers on donations they make. We can claim back the basic rate tax you paid when you earned the money you then went on to donate to us. This means that for every £1 you give us, we can claim an extra 25p back from the taxman - and it won’t cost you any extra at all!

If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you can nominate DRWF to receive part or all of any rebate you may be due, on your Self-Assessment tax return.

Three simple Gift Aid rules

For us to benefit from the Government’s Gift Aid scheme there are three simple conditions:

  1.     We must have your permission to claim back the tax paid on your donations to DRWF via a Gift Aid declaration.
  2.     You must be a UK tax payer.
  3.     You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that ALL charities and community amateur sports clubs you donate to will reclaim on your donations in the appropriate tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next and currently 25p for each £1 you give). VAT and council tax do not qualify.

I confirm I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Do I have to give my permission every time I donate?

You only need to give us your permission once and we will be able to treat all your future gifts as Gift Aid donations, whether they are small or large, one-off gifts or regular payments. And if you have donated in the past but did not sign a Gift Aid declaration at the time, we can go back and reclaim tax on donations made in the 4 years prior to the date of your declaration.

Gift Aid your donation

Download, complete and return this form to Gift Aid your donation to DRWF. Send any donations to DRWF, Building 6000, Langstone Technology Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1SA.

Further information

If you have any questions about Gift Aid or about making a donation to Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, please call us on 023 9263 6136 or email

Just Giving

JustGiving is the world’s social platform for giving

By visiting the 'JustGiving' website, you can make a one-off on-line donation by following the simple instructions. DRWF can also benefit from Gift Aid on your donation, if you are a UK Taxpayer and tick the appropriate box - 'JustGiving' is nominated by DRWF to claim this tax relief on our behalf and make the payment to us automatically.

If you are planning on supporting DRWF with a fundraising event why not also consider setting up your own JustGiving fundraising page - it makes getting sponsorship really easy!

If you are looking for some fundraising inspiration JustGiving has created a handy A – Z of unusual fundraising ideas to help you get started fundraising for DRWF.


Leaving a ‘gift of hope’ in your Will

When making your Will, your first thought will be for taking care of family and friends. Following which, you might like to consider leaving a gift to a favoured charity or cause close to your heart, thereby leaving a gift of hope for future generations.

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Many charities, that exist on donations and voluntary income, could not survive without the wonderful gifts that are left to them in Wills, and DRWF is no exception.

We are passionate about improving quality of life for people living with all types of diabetes. Our ultimate goal, through our funding of research in the UK and around the world, is to find a CURE.

You may already know of our work; we may have supported you or loved one in some way. Or perhaps you are interested in making a difference to medical research that will change the lives of many. If so, could we ask you to consider leaving a gift in your Will to DRWF?

It is a common thought that leaving a gift in your Will means committing a high value sum of money. This is not the case. Any gift, large or small, can make a significant difference to our work and will be very much appreciated.

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How do I leave a gift to DRWF?

Remembering a charity in your Will can be a very easy and tax efficient way of supporting a cause that has been dear to your heart. It is always worth seeking professional help from a solicitor when you are drafting a new Will, or updating an existing Will, to avoid any potential problems arising for your family.

Your Will ensures that your last wishes are met, your loved ones are looked after and that the causes you hold dear can continue to transform lives. A gift in your Will is a wonderful way to make a difference for generations to come, a real legacy of hope! There are a number of ways that you can do this:

   • A share of your estate – This can be a percentage or what is left over once loved ones are provided for.

   • A fixed sum of money – You can choose to specify a fixed sum, known as a pecuniary gift.

   • Gift a specific item – You can choose to leave a particular item, such as a piece of jewellery, art or property. This type of gift should be specifically named in your Will.

If you decide that diabetes research is a cause you would like to support through your Will, all you need to do is tell your solicitor and provide the charity’s details, which are:

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation Building 6000 Langstone Technology Park Havant Hampshire PO9 1SA Registered charity No: 1070607

We recommend that you contact a reputable solicitor to discuss your Will and legacy plans. If we can help at all, please call Carly Jackson-Smith, our legacy administrator, on 023 92 637608 or email

If you do decide to remember DRWF in your Will, please let us know so that we can thank you and keep you updated on our work. Write to the above address, email or telephone 023 9263 7808.

If you would like to make a pledge, download our legacy form below: 

We really appreciate your support, thank you!

 Legacy form cover     Download our Legacy Form 


We are indebted to the charitable trusts and foundations who provide ongoing financial support; enabling DRWF to continue to fund valuable, pioneering research into all types of diabetes as well as provide the essential information and educational support programmes to ensure people with diabetes are ‘staying well until a cure is found…’

Each year, we make awards to support 3-year Clinical and Non-Clinical Fellowship posts in diabetes research, alongside 1-year awards that focus on proving new methods and concepts with the aim of securing higher value funding from other institutions. These awards are called ‘Pump Priming’ and enable new and innovative projects to get off the ground. Additionally, we have a long-standing commitment to funding personnel within the DRWF Islet Isolation Facility at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. These awards make for high value, multi-year financial commitments and Trust and Foundation income ensure that we are able to fulfil these obligations.

In 2012, Dr Shivani Misra, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine and Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London, was awarded a Sutherland-Earl Clinical Fellowship to undertake a PhD looking for genetic forms of diabetes (MODY, or maturity onset diabetes of the young) in people from different ethnic groups. She said, “that initial funding was critical. Using it, I was able to take time out from my clinical job and, with support, set up a multi-centre study recruiting all over the country. I am now getting novel and exciting results that are impactful for people with diabetes, so it is pleasing to see those initial ideas coming to fruition. 


“The DRWF funding also gave me time to think about research avenues I wish to pursue and allowed my academic career to flourish. I have had so many positive experiences and interactions because of it. Being a clinical academic is challenging at times, but I love what I do. I am so grateful to the DRWF for giving me that initial chance. I now have an exciting area in diabetes research to pursue, none of which would have been possible without their support.”

Dr Misra, went on to be named as one of the Evening Standard’s leading health influencers in London, underpinning our desire to support the very best research, and researchers, in the hope of achieving tangible clinical benefits for people with diabetes in the shortest timeframe.

The continuation of our work is entirely dependent on financial support via trusts, individual gifts, legacies, in memoriam and voluntary donations.  Sustainable support is a crucial when planning future grant projects and the continued development of our outreach programme.

If you are a Trustee with links to a charitable trust, foundation or other voluntary funding body, or perhaps work for a Company that has a charitable arm, please consider DRWF as a worthy recipient of funding.  Every donation we receive will help make a difference to someone affected by diabetes.

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Since inception, in 1998, our charity has been transforming lives … committing over £12 million pounds to diabetes research; offering accredited health and social care information to those living with diabetes; and providing Quality in Care Diabetes award winning Diabetes Wellness events, that provide the tools to inspire and empower people to be proactive in their self-care approach. 

With over four million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK alone it has never been more urgent to fund research into diabetes treatment, management and we hope, cure. Please consider supporting world class diabetes research and help those who live with it every day by providing financial support to DRWF.

Details of trusts and foundations who have supported us in the provision of our charitable objectives are acknowledged in our annual review which can be found here.

For or more information on our charity, or to speak to us about a trust please conact us here.

In Memory

Giving ‘in memory’ of a loved one is a special way of remembering and honouring family and friends and is a valuable and positive way of celebrating the life of someone special.  We hope you will choose to make a difference to people living with diabetes by showing your support of DRWF.

When Dr Robin Priscott, who had lived with type 1 diabetes for 54 years, died, his son wanted to do something positive in remembrance.  Simon set up an in memory Just Giving page to raise funds for world class diabetes research through DRWF.   The late Dr Priscott was a “passionate advocate of funding research into better management of, and, ideally, into finding a cure for the illness. As a doctor not only did he have to live with the condition himself but he also treated a great many patients with diabetes and, most recently, one of his six grandchildren has also been diagnosed with the Type 1 version of the illness.”

Your support and people like you have enabled DRWF to commit over ten million pounds to diabetes research since 1999. We continue to offer NHS England accredited healthcare information and support to those living with diabetes which provide the tools to inspire and empower people to be proactive in their self-care approach. 

With over four million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK alone it has never been more urgent to fund research into diabetes treatment, management and we hope, a cure. Please do something positive in remembrance of your loved one – support world class diabetes research and help those who live with it every day.

For more details on how to donate ‘in memory’ please contact DRWF.

Call 02392 637808


(Applying gift aid to your donations will also make them worth 25% more - this means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of the donation by a quarter).


Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is a tax efficient way of supporting the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.  Because your donation is deducted from your pay before your Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax is calculated, you get tax relief straight away at your highest rate of tax, so your donation effectively costs you less.

Your support through payroll giving will provide us with a regular flow of income, allowing us to plan ahead and budget for the future - enabling further commitment to finance vital research and the support of people with diabetes. At the same time you benefit from:

  • Immediate tax relief
  • No long direct debit or standing order forms to complete (with just one form you can choose to support a number of charities - please see bottom of page for link to our payroll giving form)
  • All administration being handled by your employer and PGA (Payroll Giving Agency)
  • Feeling secure in the knowledge that your chosen charity (hopefully the DRWF) is benefiting in an efficient, regular and reliable way

Payroll Giving may be new to you so, before committing yourself, you may wish to find out more.  If so, please visit the Payroll Giving Centre, a comprehensive online information centre:

Payroll Giving is a fantastic way for employees AND employers to embrace charitable giving.  

"It makes us proud to think that Royal Mail Group's colleagues donate via Payroll Giving and deliver nearly £3m in tax-effective donations, which makes even more of a difference to communities throughout the UK and internationally."

Denyse Busby Earl, Group Director - Engagement and Inclusion, Royal Mail Group.

We hope you decide that payroll giving is the way you would like to support the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.  Perhaps your employer would consider matching your gift?

Payroll Giving information for employers is provided by HMRC - 

Click here to download a Payroll Giving form



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