Donating unwanted shares is a tax efficient way to give to charity as you can claim tax relief on your gift. Often, small numbers of shares would cost more to sell than they are worth and Hospice at Home West Cumbria works with ShareGift, a charity which specialises in collecting unwanted shares into saleable amounts and gives the proceeds to a wide range of charities. Further information about ShareGift is available on their website

So, whether you have a small number of shares or are looking to downsize your share portfolio – it’s an easy way to help Hospice at Home West Cumbria continue to provide palliative and end of life care for patients, and support for families.

Hospice at Home West Cumbria is unable to give financial advice, so please seek information about your personal tax situation by contacting HMRC on 0300 200 3500 or visit

If you are interested in donating shares to Hospice at Home West Cumbria or would like further information, please contact Selina Williams on 01900 873173 or email