Respite Association Donors Charter

Our donors have the following rights:

  • To be informed of the way we intend to use donated resources, and of our commitment to use donations effectively for their intended purposes
  • To be kept informed of the impact of their philanthropy and our evolving needs and priorities
  • To have access to our most recent published financial accounts
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of The Respite Association
  • To be assured that donors’ rights to privacy will be respected and that there will be full compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment, recognition, and publicity for their donation in consultation with the donor, and to respect anonymity if requested
  • To receive progress reports on supported activity (unless the donor requests otherwise)

All Donations

  • Will be applied to the purpose for which they were originally intended. The priorities of The Respite Association may change from time to time and alternative uses for restricted donations will be discussed with the donor or the donor’s representative as appropriate
  • When donations are undesignated they will be used for such purposes that The Respite Association considers to be the most pressing at that given time 
  • Will be acknowledged promptly


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A message from our Patron Miss Joanna Lumley OBE, FRGS

" Of all the unsung heroes in the world, carers come top of my list. It is humbling to read of the love, time and dedication they give so constantly to others: their voices are seldom heard, as they so seldom complain. When they DO call for help we must react at once, with support and understanding and gratitude. And lovely money: what seems like peanuts to larger organisations would be a godsend to the Respite Association, as it means that we can help ease the burden (which would be intolerable in our own lives) and bring some comfort, escape and freedom to those who give their all to others every day and night, week after month after year. These are my heroes: these are the stars I admire and applaud. Knowing that every gift to Respite will bring happiness touches me hugely.  I am so proud to be Patron of this fine charity. "