MATRIX Neurological values all donations, no matter how small, which help us provide support to children, young people and their families living with the effects of an acquired brain injury. As, year on year, more children and young people survive a serious brain injury the demand for support will continue to grow.
Your donation can help us achieve the best possible future for those families affected by, and living with, an acquired brain injury.
There are a number of ways you can donate:
Click on our Donate button on the HOME page. This takes you to an external website, www.givey.com, which is a secure social donation platform that collects donations on behalf of our charity where we receive 100% of your donation. If you sign up for Gift Aid we also get a bonus from the tax man. This means that for every £1 you donate we receive £1.25.
REGULAR DONATION BY DIRECT DEBIT
Make a regular donation to us by direct debit. Contact us to arrange this.
GIVING THROUGH YOUR PAY PACKET
See if your employer, company or personal pension provider runs a Payroll Giving Scheme where you can donate straight from your wages or pension. The money you donate is deducted before income tax is deducted. The tax relief you get depends on the rate of tax you pay. For every £1 you actually only pay 80p if you are a lower rate taxpayer and 60p if you pay the higher rate of tax.
If you are a limited company your business can pay less corporation tax when you donate to a charity. The value of your donation(s) are deducted from your total business profits before you pay tax. (Source: www.gov.uk June 2015)
BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP OF A CHARITY
Charity sponsorship payments are different from donations because your company gets something related to the business in return. However, you can deduct sponsorship payments from business profits before you pay tax by treating them as business expenses. (Source: www.gov.uk June 2015)
LEAVE US A LEGACY IN YOUR WILL
Your will is one of the most important documents you’ll write. It’s a chance for you to help and provide for your loved ones.
A gift in your will is also a way for you to help support children, young people and their families that you never knew but that can help make a brighter future for those families living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab centres. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increases their learning disability; and has a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to prioritise in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"