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Good science that saves lives

The Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research (LDF) supports and funds modern methods of scientific and medical research which replace the use of animals.

Since 1973 we have funded a wide range of advanced non-animal research. These include studies of breast and lung cancer, brain tumours, Parkinson’s disease, cataracts and cot deaths as well as methods to replace the use of animals in product safety testing.

With your help we can do more, saving human and animal lives.

(The LDF is a department of Animal Defenders International Foundation, Registered charity number 1166558)

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows LDF (a department of Animal Defenders International Foundation) to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to LDF we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like LDF (a department of Animal Defenders International Foundation) 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 LDF 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 LDF 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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