Monday, July 04, 2022

There is still time!

Call to make a donation: 020 7395 9313

How to donate...

There are several methods of donating to the festival and most of them are described here. If you are in any doubt then please contact your Charity Steward who has a full guide on the options available.

The main options available are Single Donations, Regular Donations, SMS Text Donations, Gift Aid Envelope collections and Online Sponsorship Pages.

You can download the Donation Form using the link below...

Single Donations

Personal donations from members/individuals can be made using the following options:

By cheque / charity voucher:

  • Complete the Single Donation form or Combined Single & Regular Donation form.
  • Make all cheques and vouchers payable to "The Grand Charity"
  • If the donor wishes to Gift Aid the donation, the following details must be completed:
    • Full name and address
    • Tick the relevant box
    • Date the form
  • Enter the Lodge / Chapter to be credited
  • Post the completed form and cheque to the Relief Chest Office

By credit / debit card:

  • Post: Complete
    • card details and the amount
    • Gift Aid declaration
    • personal details and post the completed form to the Relief Chest Office
  • Online: by visiting
  • Telephone: by calling 020 7395 9349 (Open Mon-Thur 9:30am-4:30pm, Friday 9:30am-3:30pm).

Regular Donation by Direct Debit

By post

  • The donor must complete the details of the account to be debited and sign and date the Direct Debit mandate at the top of the form.
  • Enter the following details
    • Amount
    • Frequency
    • Length of Direct Debit Instruction
  • Fill in the personal details and tick the Gift Aid box if applicable
  • Send the completed form to the Relief Chest Office


By telephone

  • Call our dedicated line on 020 7395 9313 (Open Mon-Thur 9:30am-4:30pm, Friday 9:30am-3:30pm).
  • The donor must have the following details to hand:
    • Name & address
    • Bank account number and sort code
    • Donation amount, frequency and duration of direct debit
    • Relief Chest number - it is E0165
    • Details of your Lodge/Chapter
  • Please note that calls will be recorded in accordance with Direct Debit & Gift Aid rules.

SMS Text Donations

  • To donate £5 text the assigned code DEVON2023 to 70500
  • You will receive a thank you text and a link to a web page to complete your details and the Lodge/Chapter to be credited.
  • You can Gift Aid your donation by selecting "Yes" on the web page.
  • If you wish to give more than £5, just text the number again and another £5 donation will be made.

Gift Aid Envelope (GAE) Collections

  • Each donor should complete the tear off slip on the GAE and if they wish to Gift Aid the donation ensure they complete:
    • Full name
    • Address
    • Date
    • Tick the relevant box

Online Sponsorship Pages

Individuals taking part in sponsored events for the Festival can create their own fundraising pages from the main Festival fundraising appeal page.

  • Select "Create a fundraising page" on the relevant appeal at
  • Click on "Start Fundraising" and create an account
  • Follow the instructions and fill in details of the sponsored event and goal amount
  • Under page options, add the Lodge number to be credited on the end in the URL box 
  • Save the page and start fundraising.
  • Participants can log in and make updates and changes to their page and upload progress photos at any time.
  • Donors can Gift Aid any donation they make