Support the UKPT

Please support our work

The UK Paruresis Trust (UKPT) is run by a group of volunteers, all of whom have had their own experience of paruresis. We do our work for UKPT voluntarily in our spare time.

UKPT’s income largely comes from voluntary donations, usually from people who have experienced our workshops or one to one support and wish to show their gratitude in a very practical way.

We make every attempt to keep our expenses as low as possible but there are inevitably unavoidable expenses like website hosting and support, administration expenses, printing – all those unseen backroom costs which are a burden for every charity.


We organise weekend residential workshops based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. We are committed to our programme of workshops – we know from feedback we receive that they really can change lives for the better.

But they are expensive for us to run. We have travel costs, accommodation costs, venue hire costs. The workshop fees that we charge don’t cover our costs.


We are committed to enabling anyone with paruresis to attend our workshops, whatever their personal financial circumstances. In order to do this, we offer a bursary to people who will otherwise not be able to attend. But this, too, is expensive for us.

Awareness Raising

In addition to our workshops, we spend a lot of time raising awareness of paruresis, particularly within the medical profession. Many workshop attendees tell us that they didn’t get a very helpful response from their GP who may not even have heard of paruresis. We are committed to working towards turning that around. It won’t be quick and it won’t be easy, and many of our administrative costs are incurred to that end. It is very important work which we hope will, in due course, lead to earlier recognition of paruresis, less stigma, and easier access to support.    


If you are in a position to make a donation to help us in our work to reach more people with paruresis, we should be extremely grateful. All donations, no matter the size, are welcome. Regular payments by standing order are particularly appreciated as they reduce our administrative costs.

Our bank details are as follows:

Account name: UK Paruresis Trust

Sort code:  40-31-02

Account number:  9145 2576
IBAN: GB18HBUK 403102 91452576

If you prefer, you can donate by Paypal

Fundraising Regulator

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator so you can be assured that our fundraising practices are carried out according to the Regulator’s code of practice.

Gift Aid

Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, UK Paruresis Trust gets an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue, helping your donation to go further.

This means that £100 can be turned into £125, just so long as donations are made through Gift Aid.

If you are a higher rate or additional rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief in your annual tax return.

Imagine what a difference that could make, and it doesn’t cost you a thing.

Learn more about Gift Aid from HMRC

So if you want your donation to go further, please consider Gift Aiding it by completing the online Gift Aid form below.


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You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims on your donations in the tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give).

You can cancel this declaration at any time by notifying the charity.

If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income or capital gains equal to the tax that the charity reclaims, you can cancel your declaration.

Please notify the UKPT if you change your name or address.

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Last review date: January 2023.
Next review date: January 2026.

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