Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Invitation to Diocesan Gift Aid AGM

ON SATURDAY 21st APRIL - at St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill – all Diocesan Coordinators are invited to attend the Gift Aid AGM starting at 2:30pm, followed by Mass with Bishop Kieran and Fr Rick McGrath at 4pm.

Many parish and school Organisers are now using the on-line GiftWise recording system, which is proving highly beneficial to everyone. A second GiftWise Seminar will be at held on the same day at 12 noon – aimed at new and existing users. Not to be missed, a short system overview presentation will be followed by a full Q & A session to address all levels of use.

The AGM helps to keep organisers updated on all Gift Aid matters – this year it includes a special item to highlight opportunities to increase School Governor’s Funds – so we hope that many of our schools will be represented. If your school could do with a boost of funds, come along and find out how Gift Aid helps! The hosts of the AGM, St Paul’s College, is a prime example of how Gift Aid helps fund major items – and primary schools can benefit enormously too. The Diocesan team is always ready to help!

This year a new Gift Aid Handbook will be available for everyone, including a specialised one for GiftWise users. The Handbooks will also be available on the Diocesan website.

Share in the actual experience of setting up a Parish Charity Fund. So, if you are thinking of starting one, come along and find out how it works!

And finally, a special ‘thank you’ buffet for all attendees will be a popular conclusion to the afternoon.

Sue Rickard, Diocesan Gift Aid Coordinator

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