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Ways to support the BSO

At the BSO we think that osteopathy should be accessible to everyone: our costs are low or in the case of our award-winning community outreach clinics, free and we can offer a swift service to patients who might face long waits for alternative treatment via the NHS. The clinical services and osteopathic treatment we offer continues to keep people mobile and help relieve the symptoms of a range of musculo-skeletal conditions.

Please help us continue to provide this vital work by making a donation to the British School of Osteopathy.

Examples of how your money can be spent:

  • Given directly to students in the form of bursaries and prizes
  • Contributing to the running costs of our clinics and specialist outreach groups
  • Funding research projects
  • Naming a treatment room at our clinic to commemorate a loved one
  • Purchasing new chairs, plinths and other essential osteopathic equipment

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a government initiative that increases the amount a charity receives from donations by 25%. Individuals who donate are then able to claim back the basic rate of tax paid. All tax-paying UK citizens are eligible to participate

What this means in practical terms:

  • A £50 monthly gift-aided donation to the BSO would be worth £64.10. This gift could cover the costs of two hours of our community clinic for older people at Lucy Brown House.
  • A £25,000 donation to name a treatment room will only cost higher rate tax payers £19,500, thanks to the Gift Aid scheme.
  • Gift aid donations can be made in instalments without losing the benefits.

Ways you can help

Please let us know if you wish your donation to go to a specific area of our work. For further information please contact our Corporate Services Director, Nina Waters. or call 020 7089 5336.

Standing order

To set up a standing order please download, complete this form and send it back to us. If you also complete the Gift Aid declaration you will increase the value of your contribution by 25%. Regular monthly or quarterly donations are particularly beneficial to the BSO as they allow us to plan ahead knowing that funding is in place. By setting up a standing order with your bank you can make a regular gift to the BSO for however long as you like. Setting up a standing order has never been easier and could make the world of difference to our work.

Making an individual gift

If you would like to make an online donation you can do so securely via: https://www.justgiving.com/b-s-o-o. This donation can be gift-aided.

You may wish to talk to us on 0207 407 0222 before making a donation. Otherwise, please make your cheque out to: The British School of Osteopathy and send it to Fundraising Department, BSO, 275 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JE. Please fill in a Gift Aid declaration form if applicable.

All you have to do is fill in a Gift Aid declaration form to say you are eligible for Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer to allow the BSO to reclaim the tax on your donation. Make your money go further and provide more osteopathic treatments – helping even more people. ALL donations from UK tax-payers, regardless of size, qualify for Gift Aid!

Gifts of Shares

Do you own small numbers of shares that you consider to be of little value to yourself? You could donate them to the share donation charity ShareGift and benefit the British School of Osteopathy at the same time.

ShareGift is an independent charity, operated by the Orr Mackintosh Foundation (registered charity number 1052686) which specialises in accepting donations of small holdings of shares. They collect these shares until they have enough to sell and donate the funds generated through this work to other UK charities, including Kidney Research UK.

Quite often, small quantities of shares can cost more to sell than they are worth, but by collecting these uneconomic small parcels of shares into saleable amounts, ShareGift is able to use these wasted assets for charitable benefit.

There is no charge to you or the British School of Osteopathy for using ShareGift.

Please visit www.sharegift.org for more information on how to donate your shares.

Support the BSO simply by shopping and surfing the web

There's now a FREE and easy way for you to help us raise funds for the British School of Osteopathy- by shopping and surfing online!

www.easyfundraising.org.uk is a shopping directory that features over 500 of your favourite online stores, including

  • Amazon
  • Interflora
  • Airlines such as Easyjet, British Airways
  • Apple Store, iTunes, Dell, HMV
  • Department stores including NEXT, M&S, Debenhams and John Lewis
  • Boots
  • Toys'R'Us

Simply visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/bsoo and register, selecting the British School of Osteopathy as the organisation you wish to support. Then simply use the links on the www.easyfundraising.org.uk site whenever you shop online. You still shop directly with each retailer as you would normally, but simply by accessing your chosen online shop from the links at easyfundraising.org.uk first, each retailer will make a CASHBACK DONATION of up to 15% to the British School of Osteopathy.

It seems very generous, but remember when you buy online costs are much lower.

Turn hours spent at work or home browsing the web into donations! Just by using search engine http://bsoo.easysearch.org.uk (powered by yahoo, ask.com and msn live search) every time you search for something online a small donation will be made to your chosen cause.

The BSO is delighted to work with corporate partners and has a range of sponsorship opportunities. Please call us to find out more.

Support our students and secure the future of Osteopathy by setting up a Bursary

We are committed to making osteopathy an accessible career for students from all backgrounds and have secured government funding in order to relieve the financial burden of tuition fees for our students.

A high percentage of our students are not eligible for maintenance grants or student loans and many suffer financial hardship as a result of having to pay the full costs of the course. As a result, many are forced to spend valuable study time - on what is a very demanding course - in paid employment. Some are unable to complete their studies; many more highly skilled students are deterred from applying.

Bursary provision is essential to reduce these problems, and make osteopathic training more accessible, and so helping to meet the growing demand for osteopathic treatment

For further information please contact: Nina Waters, Corporate Services Director, The British School of Osteopathy, 275 Borough High Street , London, SE1 1JE. or call 020 7089 5336.