One-off donations and match funding

Your generosity helps to transform the lives of people affected by migraine. Without your donations we wouldn’t be able to continue to offer helpline support, campaign for change and invest in research.

You can also operate a Match Funding scheme, which is a company donation to match, or donate towards, what your employees raise, is a great way to support the efforts of your teams.

When gross donations are made to charities, your organisation is able to claim tax relief at your corporate rate. For example, a company that is taxed at 20% making a donation of £10,000 will be eligible for a tax relief amounting to £2,000 when completing your tax return.

There are many ways to make your donation, all of the details are here.

Donna’s fundraising to help other people with migraine

Donna lives with chronic migraine and wanted to raise funds to help other people living with it.

She became Lady Captain of Penwortham Golf Club in Lancashire last year and used her role to raise thousands of pounds for The Migraine Trust which became its Charity of the Year. Donna then applied to her employer and secured an additional £500 in match funding.

If that wasn’t enough, she did a skydive to raise funds too!

“I wanted to raise money for The Migraine Trust because the charity has been a great source of support to me and I want to give back. In addition to raising money to help people living with migraine, I also hope to spread awareness and understanding of migraine, as it’s so much more than the headache people think it is. The condition has had a huge impact on my life – I lost my career with the Civil Service after 25 years as a result of my condition. I know it might sound dramatic, but there have been many times when my migraine has been at its worst and I’ve begged for it to be a brain haemorrhage and just be done with it. Nowadays my migraine is much more manageable, but I still get about 12 migraine attacks a month. I have had to force myself to slow down, working part-time helps and I now feel that migraine is part of me, but doesn’t define me anymore.”

Donna Brookes