I've sent a PM to John but for anyone who's interested! Declarations linked to sponsored events 3.15.5 The money raised from a sponsored event does not belong to the individual who has been sponsored and is not his or hers to give as a Gift Aid payment. However, it is possible for the individual amount raised from each sponsor to count as a Gift Aid donation from that sponsor. 3.15.6 The person being sponsored may ask the sponsors to make a separate declaration to the charity for which he or she is raising the money – this is likely to be on a one-off donation type of declaration supplied to the participant by the charity. 3.15.7 Alternatively, it is possible for charities to design a sponsorship form that can also be used as a joint declaration form. The suggested format is for the declaration to be placed at the head of each sheet, with each sponsor being able to opt to have his or her sponsorship money paid to the charity as a Gift Aid donation by, for example, ticking a box. The recommended method is to have the following boxes below the declaration for each sponsor to complete: • Sponsor’s full name • Home address, including post code • Amount pledged • Amount collected • Date collected • Tick box to have amount treated as a Gift Aid donation. The date when the sums collected were handed over to the charity should also be entered on the form. A copy of a model Gift Aid sponsored event form can be found at Appendix B2. 3.15.8 The details outlined in the first three bullets above would be collected from the sponsors by the participant prior to the event, with the other details being entered on the form when the money is collected. Where a sponsor form is being passed around a workplace some donors may be reluctant to give their full home address. In these circumstances we are prepared to accept that the home address has been provided if donors enter, as a minimum, the name and number of their home, and their postcode. 3.15.9 The participant will need to ensure, if the money collected is banked in his/her own account before a cheque is sent to the charity, that the sum on the cheque matches the amount collected on the sponsorship forms so that the charity is provided with a clear audit trail.