Retail Gift Aid Terms & Conditions

Retail Gift Aid

Terms & Conditions

On completing the Save the Children UK Gift Aid Declaration Form (‘the Form’) and presenting it to a Save the Children shop or Mary's Living and Giving for Save the Children shop, you confirm that:

• You own the goods that you are bringing for sale, you obtained them in a legal manner and you are not acting as a business.

• You wish Save the Children UK to act as your agent in selling the goods you have brought into the shop. Save the Children UK may attempt to sell the goods on your behalf in whatever manner it decides in order to maximise the value of the sale. Any goods which cannot be sold will be recycled or disposed of and cannot be returned.

• You will be contacted up to four times a year to advise you that your items have sold and to confirm your consent that the total value of money raised after the deduction of 3% commission and VAT ('Net Proceeds') can be donated to Save the Children UK. We will wait until the proceeds reach a minimum amount before contacting you.

• If you wish to retain the Net Proceeds, you will have 21 days of our notification to inform us that you wish to do so. If Save the Children UK do not receive a written response from you within 21 days, we will assume that you consent to donate the Net Proceeds to Save the Children UK. Save the Children UK will then claim Gift Aid on the Net Proceeds.

• From time to time Save the Children UK will review its commission rate but will only be required to notify you of any change if the rate increases above 5% (plus VAT). The current rate will always be available at the following web address

• You are a UK taxpayer and would like Save the Children UK to treat all donations you make or have made in the past 4 years and from this date forward for all future donations as Gift Aid donations.

• You understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs in that tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

• You will notify Save the Children UK if you no longer pay sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax and if you change your name or address.

• Any liability to capital gains tax remains your responsibility. If you sell significant quantities of goods in this way you must also consider your own position in terms of income tax on trading activities.

• Save the Children UK reserves the right to terminate this agreement at any time.

• Save the Children UK may vary its gift aid terms and conditions from time to time. Copies of the most recent terms will always be available on request at your local Save the Children UK shop and our website at 

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