Happy New Year to you All
My name is Liz Anstey and I want to talk to you about
‘Easy Funding Raising’ for our branch of Cats Protection.
Have you made (and already broken?) any New Year resolutions? Well, here’s one that we can all make and keep with little or no effort at all!
In 2020 the way to raise funds has changed from those days when some of us used to stand outside the local shops with a tin in hand, expressing gratitude to anyone who made a cash contribution to our cause, to a much easier method where we can get the ONLINE retailers we buy from to donate for us – on our behalf!
You will hear people say that donating via ‘Easyfundraising.org’ costs you nothing. Sounds too good to be true? Well, this time it IS true because it’s not actually you that is making the donation – it’s the company you make your purchase from. From Supermarkets like Sainsbury’s to Holiday Companies like Booking.com, or from Boots The Chemist to Marks and Spencer (over 3,000 retailers nationwide), almost every UK-wide company which has an online presence is a potential ‘donator’ to your chosen charity………..all you have to do is press the button and the donation is secured.
So, how does it work? Well, firstly, you need to register. If you would like to explore this, please go to:
Just click on this link and it will take you to the Cats Protection Plymouth front page where you will be able to see just how many friends have registered so far, and how much the companies where we have shopped have raised for us to date. (At the time of writing – 12.01.20 - this stands at 65 members and £2,269.99 raised).
So, what happens next? Well, once registered, you just shop as normal BUT you access the website you want using the Easyfundraising route. This is simple as you can download a ‘reminder’ icon which will pop up on most sites and it will ask you if you would like to ‘activate your donation’ .
Click on 'activate' and that’s it!! Everything else is done automatically, as you pay for your goods.
A day or so later you will receive an email from the Easyfundraising website thanking you for your donation and informing you of just how much your purchase has raised for Cats Protection Plymouth.
……..and the way forward?
During 2020, I intend to provide a bi-monthly update on where we are, in terms of donations and the total amount we have raised. I also know that some of you may like to shop online but would not be keen to join Easyfundraising without a lot more information about how it works. That’s fine. In order to make sure that – by the end of 2020 – everyone who supports Cats Protection Plymouth has the opportunity to find out much more about this way of fundraising, I intend to run some coffee mornings – starting in the Spring (March/April) when friends can come for coffee and cake(!) and I can show – on screen – just how this works for anyone shopping online.
See you in the Spring.