Donations & Legacies

Donations

As a charity and largely volunteer organisation, we are reliant on donations to continue our work in supporting camino pilgrims before, during and after their journeys. We receive no institutional funding so the importance of these contributions can't be overstated.

By making a donation to the CSJ, you will also be safe in the knowledge that you are directly helping us in spreading the word about the camino. If you have been on camino you will know what a wonderful and life-changing experience it can be, and how important it is that we bring it to as wide an audience as possible.

There are four funds that you can donate to, and all are just as useful and appreciated:

General Fund

This pays for things like:

  • printing costs of our guide books
  • running and staffing a busy London office including equipment and library
  • holding events around the country for prospective and returned pilgrims
  • marketing costs like the website, enewsletter and printed advertising
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Rabanal Fund and Miraz Fund

For Refugio Gaucelmo on the Camino Francés, and Albergue San Martín on the Camino del Norte, which the CSJ run:

  • maintenance and repair costs
  • mattress and bed replacements
  • training day and feedback events
  • volunteer hospitalero/a travel expenses
  • Sponsor-a-Week, a scheme which both hostels operate where a pledge of £50 can be put towards a week's running costs for a week of the donor's choosing. Contact the office to find out how to take part.

St Christopher Fund

Our designated fund to assist physically, financially and/or socially disadvantaged camino pilgrims in whatever way we can.

We currently don't have a way of making donations to this fund online, but you can send a cheque to the CSJ office, made out to the Confraternity of St James Ltd, along with a note that you would like your donation to go towards this particular fund. Our address can be found here.

Did you know that by shopping through Amazon Smile, you can contribute a percentage of each purchase by nominating us as your chosen charity. Just search "The Confraternity of Saint James".

Every little helps at the CSJ. No donation is too small and you will always have our thanks and appreciation. If you're a UK tax-payer, you can boost your donation by adding Gift Aid, an income tax relief, which adds a further 25% to the amount you contribute.

Legacies

Many camino pilgrims who want to leave a longer-lasting contribution to the CSJ have left us legacies by including us in their wills. Previous legacies have gone towards things like appointing the current General Manager, updating office computers and repainting our London library. They are vital to advancing the work of the CSJ.

If you have benefited from our support in the past and want to give something back to your experiences, leaving a legacy is a simple but extremely impactful way of doing so. If you are planning on leaving a legacy to the CSJ, please do let us know - we would love to thank you properly!

For advice and information about how to leave the CSJ in your will, please visit the Charities Aid Foundation website.

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Confraternity of Saint James,
27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY, United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7928 9988
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered no. 4096721 — UK Registered Charity no. 1091140
Founded in 1983 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela

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