Give as you Live names Chamber of Commerce competition winner

Give as you Live, the online fundraising platform that turns a percentage of every penny spent on purchases online into a donation for your chosen charity teamed up with Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce to select a winner from their exclusive memb

14 DECEMBER 2015
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London, 14 December 2015 – Give as you Live, the online fundraising platform that turns a percentage of every penny spent on purchases online into a donation for your chosen charity teamed up with Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce to select a winner from their exclusive member’s only competition.

London, 14 December 2015 – Give as you Live, the online fundraising platform that turns a percentage of every penny spent on purchases online into a donation for your chosen charity teamed up with Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce to select a winner from their exclusive member’s only competition.

The competition offered more than 1,500 business members the chance to win a prize bundle up to the value of £1,000 when they made a business purchase of £20 or over via Give as you Live.

Entrants were sent an email with details on how to sign up to Give as you Live and a click through to make their business purchase through one of the 4,000+ online retailers, allowing them to support a charity at no extra cost to the business.

After multiple entries, Julie Bott from Efficient Thinking Solutions Ltd was selected as the competition winner. Julie was a first time user on the Give as you Live platform and purchased ink cartridges for office use, from which a percentage went to support St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

Julie was randomly selected by Give as you Live and won the bundle one prize which consisted of an iPad Air 2 and a Bluetooth keyboard.

When asked about shopping through Give as you Live, Julie said, “As I already make a regular donation to St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester and I needed some new ink cartridges, I thought I’d give it a go – any opportunity to raise more funds for St Richard’s!

“I buy a variety of products online, due to the ease of finding the product I’m looking for. Now that I know St Richard’s Hospice will receive a donation each time I purchase something, the shopping experience with Give as you Live even better.”

Julie has installed the Give as you Live toolbar to her browser, adding “It’s made easier by having the toolbar on my browser to advisesme which companies are linked to Give as you Live.”

Annabelle Risdon, Head of Charities at Give as you Live, said “With a network of 1,500 business in Herefordshire and Worcestershire all promoting a culture of good business, we wanted the business members to extend this mission further by shopping for everyday business supplies through Give as you Live.

There are so many fundraising options for businesses that needn’t put pressure on resources or people’s time. Workplaces can be hectic at times. You can make all your business purchases through Give as you Live at the click of a button, from Ryman stationery orders to booking business trip tickets from Trainline which can add up to be some great donations.”

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Working with all 220,000 UK-registered charities, Give as you Live enables supporters to raise funds for any charity of their choice every time they shop online, without spending a penny more. Give as you Live can unlock the ‘hidden millions’ available to UK charities through their supporters’ online shopping, seamlessly moving money from the corporate sector at no cost to the charity or general public. So far, Give as you Live has helped shoppers raise £3,878,449.90 for charities in the UK.

Participating charities can receive up to 90% revenue share and already more than 400 charities receiving over £25 per year per supporter, with almost half receiving over £50 per year per supporter, through Give as you Live. The donation shown on the Give as you Live website is always the value that the charity receives.

Give as you Live can be used with over 2,600 of the biggest online retailers, from supermarkets, to travel agents, to dating sites. In addition to the likes of Expedia, John Lewis, iTunes, and lastminute.com, the most recent retailers to sign up include ASOS, Argos and EDF Energy, with the full list available here. Taking levels of UK online shopping into account, Give as you Live has the potential to raise £2billion every year for the UK’s charities.

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