Gift of shares

There are many ways in which you can donate to Sue Ryder, but a gift of shares in a public company is one of the most effective methods of giving.

12 million people in the UK currently own shares worth over £200 billion. If just a small fraction donated these to Sue Ryder, imagine the huge difference it could make to the care we provide.

Not only is it easy to do, but donating shares to Sue Ryder is one of the most tax-efficient ways that you can help us.

This is because you receive two tax credits:

  • a capital gains tax credit
  • an income tax credit at your marginal rate.

With the capital gains tax credit, this simply means that you pay no capital gains tax. But the income tax credit can have a highly valuable impact.

You can find out more by visiting HMRC - giving assets.

Get in touch

If you’d like to donate to Sue Ryder in this way, or would just like to find out a little more about the gift of shares, please contact our Supporter Care team on 0808 164 4572 or email us on

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Your donation can help make sure no one has to face death or grief alone.
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Other ways to donate
There are many other ways you can donate to help Sue Ryder's palliative care and bereavement support. Whether by post, over the phone or via payroll giving, every donation counts.
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Gift Aid
Gift Aid is a scheme controlled and regulated by HMRC (Inland Revenue). This enables charities to claim back, from the donor's tax contributions, 25p for every £1 donated, at no additional cost to the donor. Find out more here.