Do you shop online?
It’s so easy to buy the things you want online, without having to pass your door. But did you know that you can raise valuable funds for Revive MS Support while you shop, at no extra cost to you?
All it takes is a couple of clicks and, thanks to www.easyfundraising.org.uk, hundreds of online retailers including all the big names - Amazon, Dell, First Choice, John Lewis - will support our vital work helping people affected by MS.
How it works
Easyfundraising provide a FREE service where you can shop with your favourite online stores and at no extra cost raise funds for Revive MS Support. Simply click on the link www.easyfundraising.org.uk, then the 'sign me up' button and all you need to enter is your name, email address and a password. No other personal information is required and we, the charity, do not receive any details regarding what you purchase or from whom.
Easyfundraising have also made it much easier to remember with their 'Find and Remind' toolbar. This way, when you're shopping online, it will let you know that the retailer will make a cash back donation to us and all you have to do is click a few buttons!
Our current easyfundraising donations total a whopping £4,253.84 so it really adds up! You can shop with over 300 Brand Name retailers and to raise funds you just use the links first - it's that simple! If you ALREADY shop online, why not help Revive MS Support at no extra cost from purchases you would make anyway?
Selling on ebay?
Selling unwanted Christmas presents on ebay this month? You could help Revive MS Support who has teamed up with ebay and Paypal Giving Fund to benefit from the facility whereby anyone selling goods on ebay can donate anywhere between 10% and 100% of their sale proceeds to charity.
All you need to get started is an ebay seller account and an item to sell.
1. Start selling on ebay
Go to www.ebay.co.uk, sign into your ebay account and click "sell" to list an item, just as you normally do.
2. Choose to donate
In the "Pricing & Duration" section of the Sell Your Item form, choose "Donate a percentage of sale to charity" to launch the eBay for Charity feature.
3. Select Revive MS Support from the list of charities and donation percentage
Find our name in the Paypal Giving Fund charity directory. If you're a new eBay for Charity user, you'll have to register with them before you finish. Then choose how much of your final sale price (10%-100%) you would like to donate. A £5 minimum donation applies.
4. Finish your listing
Once you select Revive MS Support to benefit from your listing, review your listing details and submit it as usual.
5. What happens next?
When your listing goes live on eBay, Paypal Giving Fund will let us know that you will be making a donation to us if your item sells.
When your item sells, complete your transaction with the winning bidder as usual. Paypal Giving Fund will remind you to pay your donation through your Paypal Giving Fund account. If you forget to pay the donation, they'll collect it by charging your credit card (two weeks after the auction closes). Once they've received your donation, they'll distribute it to Revive MS Support. They'll also claim for Gift Aid (if applicable) and distribute that to us too.
What a great way to turn that junk in your attic into something a little more worthwhile!
Does any of this sound familiar?
- Got enough aftershave / perfume to last three lifetimes?
- Got the latest iPod thingy and really wanted slippers?
- Got two presents exactly the same?
If yes, why not donate them to Revive MS Support? We are always looking out for good quality unused items for tombolas and raffles. Contact the centre on 0141 945 3344 or email our fundraising manager on email@example.com.
Revive MS Support is looking for volunteers to assist with our Collecting Can Programme. Our aim this year is to place 250 Revive MS Support cans in shops, restaurants, hotels, pubs, clubs etc. If you would like more information about how you can get involved in your local area please contact Caroline on 0141 945 3344 or email us.
Every penny really does count!
Anyone for SMARTIES?!
Did you know that a Smarties tube can hold up to £11 in £1.00 coins?!
Why not treat yourself to a tube of Smarties but don’t throw away the tube. Once you’ve finished – fill it with whatever spare change you have at any time and donate the contents to Revive MS Support.
Over the last few years Smartie eaters have helped to raise over £15,000 of vital 'unrestricted' funds to help Revive MS Support provide support for people affected by MS!