As a small charity we are heavily reliant on donations and fundraising to enable us to keep supporting people with porphyria. Donating to the BPA enables us to continue doing the work that we do. Thank you in advance for any support you can offer – we appreciate your financial contribution no matter what the size.

Annual donations from our members are also a part of our income stream. Members will be added to our database to receive twice-yearly newsletters and be invited to our upcoming events. Members will be automatically sent patient information relevant to their porphyria as it is issued.

The suggested donation for members is £15 per year, which allows us to continue the work that we do (newsletters, helplines, conferences, etc.).

Whether you would like to become a member, make a regular donation or send a one-off gift, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to do.


Gift aid

Please don’t forget that you can boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate. To be eligible, you must be a UK taxpayer and have paid more Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all donations in that tax year.

If your tax position has changed and you are no longer eligible to make Gift Aid donations, please do let us know as soon as possible. Donors must have paid sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax on their donations.

Please contact or 0300 30 200 30 to let us know about any changes. For example, if you:

  • want to cancel this declaration
  • would like to change your name or home address
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

Also, if you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment Tax Return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.


To donate using your credit or debit card go to:

Text donations

To donate via text:

Text TBPA14 and the amount you would like to donate £*** to 70070

Don't forget Gift Aid!

Whatever type of donation, if you’re a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation worth an extra 25p per £1 – at no extra cost to you – by completing a Gift Aid form. 

Donate by cheque

Make cheques payable to The British Porphyria Association, and send your payment, together with a donation form, to:

BPA Treasurer
Rothlea House, 7-8 Quarry Lane
Bishop Auckland
DL13 5LL

Donate using online banking

Make a one-off payment or set up a regular standing order to the BPA bank account.

Sort code: 20-43-63    Account No. 7099 6904

Please use your name and postcode as a payment reference.

Could you Gift Aid your donation?

Become a member of the BPA

To become a member of the BPA, please complete a membership form and send to:

BPA Treasurer, Rothlea House, 7-8 Quarry Lane, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 5LL