The BOSF is particularly relying on the support of orthodontists. We are appealing to all practitioners who earn most or all of their income from orthodontics to pledge 'A Case for the Future' - the equivalent of the fee for just one National Health Service orthodontic case. Over four years this would be a donation of only £18 per month.
For an orthodontist practicing privately, this represents about one half of the fee for one private case over four years.
For an entirely salaried orthodontist this contribution is less than £1 per working day.
Those at an early stage of their career on smaller incomes or with large initial outgoings may feel unable to give at that level whilst others who are further on in their career will feel able to pledge two cases over the four years or one case for every year.
Every donation will make a difference.
Recognition of Your Commitment
Those who pledge at least one Case for the Future will be formally thanked through listing their name in the BOS Newsletter every year for the duration of their pledge. Bequests will also be gratefully acknowledged. Corporate contributors will also be similarly listed and fully recognised. Anonymity of pledges and donations will be respected if requested.
How to pledge
On your pledge form, indicate the pledged amount. A typical pledge (one Case) will be at least £18 per month for four years. Choose your frequency of payment - monthly, quarterly or annually. Having filled in the pledge form, together with the banker's order, gift aid form as appropriate, send it to:
Other ways of giving
A clinician can arrange that a private patient pay some or all of their fee directly to the Foundation. Patients are then aware of the clinician's commitment to the future of orthodontics. In time it is expected that bequests from orthodontists will contribute substantially to the Foundation. Companies manufacturing or supplying orthodontic products and services are pledging significant amounts to the Foundation.
All donations are now eligible for Tax Recovery by the Foundation which is a registered charity.