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London Ghana Church Leads Gift Aid Returns

The London Ghana church is now an established pacesetter in Gift Aid, a British program that increases the value of donations to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on one’s gift. This can significantly increase the value of tithes and offerings returned using the Gift Aid program. For three consecutive years now the London Ghana church has set the lead in returns in both the South England Conference and across the British Isles.

In appreciation and recognition of this, the SEC presented its annual award shield to the church as the one that best demonstrates the spirit of giving. This past year London Ghana became the first church in the history of the SEC to pass the £110,000 (US$182,000) mark for Gift Aid return in one year. On Sabbath, 8 March they were awarded their third SEC plaque.

The giving spirit of members of the London Ghana church has been an inspiration to many a church and a number of other churches have enquired and have started learning from their experience. London Ghana has targeted to raise £90,000 (US$149,000) this year through voluntary giving besides tithe and offerings.

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