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The Talking News is a free service which is sent out each week to almost 200 people living with sight loss to help them keep in touch with their community. We also produce a monthly magazine, also sent out to almost 200 people, where we interview local people of interest.
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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Beacon Centre for the Blind to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Beacon Centre for the Blind we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

If you no longer wish to or take a break from regular donation payments from your bank. Please contact us on fundraising@beaconvision.org with your details.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Beacon Centre for the Blind to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Beacon Centre for the Blind will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Beacon Centre for the Blind receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have got patients left waiting more than 4 hours at new cross A&E, Restoration of Dudley hippodrome, Dudley zoo’s freak week  much more. then in sport we have the latest on soccer, formula 1 and more, Finally in notices we have information on Fizzog present Freezin, Bonfire nights and Dudley’s winter warmth scheme, as well as the latest news and information from the beacon centre.

Winter Warmth scheme, Fizzog freezin and more - November 1st

Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have got a School putting CCTV in toilets, birthday at Dudley zoo for its most beloved orangutan, limitations to takeaways and more. Then in notices we have the latest news and information from the beacon centre, as well as information on tech events and comedy. Finally in the sport report we are covering the latest in rugby, cricket, soccer and more.

Comedy, Tech Events and news and info from the beacon centre. - November 8th

Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have got National Recognition for 11 year old, Armed police stopping and searching cars on busy roads, War memorials set to become Grade 2 listed and much more. Then in notices we have information on A amateur production of a Christmas Carol, traditional Christmas dinner at the rock houses at Kinver edge, a technology event and much more. Finally in the sport report we have the latest in local rugby and soccer, as well as Formula 1, Cricket and more.

Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have cash confiscated from loan sharks used to reward people who save through a credit union, £4 million spent by schools across Dudley employing agency staff and much more. In the sport report we have the latest results for cricket, soccer, rugby and tennis. Then finally in our notices we have information on a soul night, Christmas craft fair, Christmas lights being turned on and much more including the latest news and information from the beacon centre.

Catch up on the latest news, sport and information from across the region. This week we have a car destroyed by a stolen 24 ton digger, a caught eating cereal whilst driving. A driver receives a 7 year jail sentence and more. Then in notices we have information on a performance on Lewis Carroll’s, Alice in wonderland, a Santa run and more. Finally in the sport report we have the latest on local soccer and rugby as well as Formula 1 and cricket.