How to make a donation or get involved
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our Club, we are very grateful for your interest.
If you would like to make a contribution towards our future then you can make an instant donation to St Andrew’s Club via our Virgin Money Giving page by clicking on the button below. Virgin Money Giving will collect Gift Aid on our behalf to maximise your donation. There are small card and transaction fees involved in this process, which you are invited to cover by Virgin Money Giving at the point of check out.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque to St Andrew's Club, Alec Wizard House, 12 Old Pye Street, London SW1P 2DG. Please do include a name and contact address so that we can acknowledge your support. If your donation can be Gift Aided please download the form by clicking here. That will allow us to claim an additional 25% on your donation. Thank you.
Or, if it's easier, you can make a BACs transfer:
Barclay’s Bank plc, Westminster Branch, London SW1H 0ND
Account Name: St Andrew’s Club
Account number: 40794619
Sort code: 20-94-48
Again please let us know so we can acknowledge your support.
By pledging a regular gift you will help St Andrew’s Club securely plan for the future – not only to survive but to thrive. Gift Aid could make your gift worth significantly more. You can make a regular gift via the Virgin Money Giving button above, you can download a Standing Order form here, or you can set up a standing order from your own bank account to ours (details above).
Here are some examples of what difference your gift could make:
Annual donation including Gift Aid of £232.50 (£15.50 net monthly)
Actual annual cost of gift to higher rate tax payers £139.50
Will help pay for twelve attendances at the Club by one Club member, each attendance costing £19.66. Last year we had17,806 attendances at the Club across our wide-range of activities, enabling a young person to experience multiple opportunities to discover themselves, their strengths and skills and their self-confidence. Each attendance of course includes the cost of appropriate levels of staff supervision, equipment, building maintenance, insurance and safety.
Annual donation including Gift Aid of £225 (£15 net monthly)
Actual annual cost of gift to higher rate tax payers £180
Will help pay for an annual supply of new games for Junior Club, keeping
board and interactive games in good repair for the youngsters to learn
from and enjoy.
Annual donation including Gift Aid of £525 (£35 net monthly)
Actual annual cost of gift to higher rate tax payers £420
Will help pay for a young person to benefit from a year’s membership at
the Club, helping them not only to ‘stay out of trouble’, but to build
self-confidence, respect for themselves and for others, learn vital
skills and experience opportunities to create a positive sense of
Annual donation including Gift Aid of £750 (£50 net monthly)
Actual annual cost of gift to higher rate tax payers £600
pay for the average cost of a young person’s coaching qualification to progress
their own development and give back to the Club in a more professional way.
Qualifications include Football Association, Personal Fitness, Snow-Camp and
Annual donation including Gift Aid of £1500 (£100 net monthly)
Actual annual cost of gift to higher rate tax payers £1200
Will help pay for the annual small trips programme, where up to 15 young people, who would otherwise rarely experience such treats, can go on monthly midweek trips to places of interest, education and fun, such as paintballing, fun parks and trampoline sessions.
Annual donation including Gift Aid of £5000 (£50 net monthly from 7 supporters)
Actual annual cost of gift to higher rate tax payers £450 for each supporter
Will help pay for the Club’s Football Programme, enabling over 75 young people each
year to train, be kitted out and take part in the four teams fielded by the
Club, plus a new girls' team. The benefits of the Football Programme,
which has been running since 1883, include helping the young people learn about
being part of a team, awareness and acceptance of other people’s ability and
positively affects emotions, relationships, identity and self-esteem.
Annual donation including Gift Aid of £25000 (£85 net monthly from 20 supporters)
Actual annual cost of gift to higher rate tax payers £1020 for each supporter
Will help pay for a full time Youth Worker who delivers the Club’s exciting activities and relevant programmes to members, providing vital alternatives to other diversions. Our Youth Workers are trained to have a high regard for all aspects of members’ well-being: increasing self-confidence, developing social and personal skills, enhancing thinking skills and developing respect for themselves and for others.
We also have a range of capital/ restricted needs from specialist music equipment to workshops with trained providers such as special effect make up courses. Please do ask. We are grateful for all levels of gifts, so if you would like to make a single or regular monthly donation of any amount, please get in touch and we can tell you the difference your gift will make to the young people at the Club.
Help your money go further. With Gift Aid, for every £1.00 you give, St Andrew’s Club can claim a further 25 pence from the Inland Revenue. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 20%, ie a further 25 pence for every £1 you give, reducing the cost to you to 75 pence.
If you are sending in a cheque, please download and complete the declaration so that St Andrew’s can claim Gift Aid on your donation.
Other ways that you can support us:
Fundraising for St Andrew’s Club
Our incredible fundraisers make a real difference to the lives of local young people in Westminster. Click here to see how you can get involved in fundraising for us.
Gifts in a Will
The home of St Andrew’s Club is Alec Wizard House, Old Pye Street, named after a former ‘home boy’, chairman, president and supporter, Alec Wizard, whose wife Irene left the Club a legacy to help continue its work. We are truly grateful for the generosity of anyone who leaves us a gift in their Will, whatever its value – every little does indeed help. Today’s legacy gifts will help us be here for future generations of local Westminster young people.
One way to support future generations of young people at St Andrew’s Club is with a gift or legacy to the John Scott Fund. This independent charity, is a growing fund, with a particular mission to provide some long term financial security to the Club. Named after, John Scott, who was the Club's President in the 60s and who gave great support to the Club and whose positive influence is still felt today, the John Scott Fund is a segregated account held within the Master Charitable Trust of Messrs Hoare Trustees (part of Hoare’s Bank) and has been established by friends and supporters of the Club.
Mr Christopher Hoare has pledged to leave a gift in his own will to the John Scott Fund:
I feel it important to make a gift to the John Scott Fund to underpin the sustainability of St Andrew’s Club in years to come. This will enable the Club to make a real difference to the lives of future generations of young people.
The Duke of Edinburgh, seen here with Alec Wizard, opened Alec Wizard House, Westminster in 1984.
Would you consider leaving a gift to St Andrew’s in your will? Please contact Paul Whittle, Club Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or Annette Fettes, Development Director at email@example.com.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with businesses for the benefit of both St Andrew’s and your staff. As well as fundraising and sponsorship opportunities we are always looking at ways that local employers might be able to help our members in their search for employment.
If you would like to discuss partnership, employment, team building opportunities or other ways to get involved, please contact Annette Fettes, Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a look at becoming part of our Westminster 100 Club and see how it can benefit your business.
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