How To Help

Secure Online Donation

Making your gift online is the most efficient way to support White Cross Mission as it saves us time and money. We have partnered with Justgiving, a leading donation processing agency, to ensure that your gift is handled 100% securely and efficiently. What's more, if you’re a UK taxpayer Justgiving will automatically ensure a 28% tax bonus is added to your donation at no cost to you!

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For each of the children in our houses we look for a sponsor. A sponsor makes a contribution of £100 (which Gift Aided gives us £128) or the equivalent in the currency of their own country. In return we send photographs of your child and annual updates on their progress. Most sponsors write to their child and include them in their prayers. It makes a world of difference to know that they have someone somewhere thinking of them.

We also need people to sponsor the salary of a Romanian teacher, housemother and handyman, and to help us with the costs of running a free dental service to the needy.

For further details please email the Administrator at intercelt@aol.com

 
A Regular Commitment

There are a number of ways you can make a regular financial commitment that we can use wherever the need is greatest.

  1. You can make donations directly into our bank account at:

    HSBC plc, Truro, Sort Code 40-44-34, account number 01256106.

  2. Download a printable Banker's Order, which you can then complete and return to us at:

    White Cross Mission, The Vicarage, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6HN, United Kingdom.

    Click here to download the Banker's Order (Adobe PDF)

  3. If you are a UK taxpayer please use this Gift Aid donation form as we can recover tax on all donations made this way.

    Click here to download the Gift Aid declaration (Adobe PDF)

  4. If you are in the USA please email (to be added) for information on making a donation

We are also seeking corporate sponsors to help us in our work, so if your company would be interested in sponsoring a house for a specified period of time please contact the Administrator (intercelt@aol.com). We would, of course, be pleased to acknowledge such sponsorship in all our literature and on this website.

Leaving A Legacy To The White Cross Mission

The White Cross Mission is currently taking care of thirty three children in its six family farm homes. We have taken on a lifetime commitment to these children, formerly incarcerated in grim Romanian mental institutions. This is a permanent and expensive task. Your legacy will enable us to guarantee the continuation of this work and to open future homes, thus providing a real future for even more children.

You can leave a legacy (or bequest) in your will in three ways and you can bequeath to the White Cross Mission by any or all of these methods.

  1. A PECUNIARY BEQUEST is the gift of a stated amount of money. It is advisable to revise these gifts from time to time as inflation will reduce their value.

    We suggest that you word such bequests to the White Cross as follows:

    "I give to the White Cross Mission of 52 Gwel-an-nans, Probus, Cornwall TR2 4ND (a) the sum of £……………. (in figures and words) or (b) …….% of the value of my estate, to be used for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge."

  2. A SPECIFIC BEQUEST is a gift of a specific item, such as jewellery or property. You will need to describe the item exactly and give the name and address of the White Cross Mission.

  3. A RESIDUAL BEQUEST is the gift of all or a share of what remains of your estate after all other bequests, taxes and expenses have been made.

    We suggest that you word such bequests to the White Cross as follows:

    "I give all (or a ……. per cent) of the residue of my estate to the White Cross Mission of 52 Gwel-an-nans, Probus, Cornwall TR2 4ND to be used for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge."

What should you do next?

If you decide to employ a solicitor to draw up your will there are a few points to consider first. If you have received good advice from a solicitor in the past you may want to use that firm again. Alternatively you could ask friends for their recommendation or look in the telephone directory.

Before visiting the solicitor it is a good idea to make a list of everything that you own and estimate their present value, eg house, savings, car, jewellery. It is also a good idea at this point to decide exactly how much you would like to leave to whom. And, of course, it's the perfect way to show you care about the children in the White Cross farm homes.

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