(PRWEB UK) 19 November 2012
This week http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk, reached a massive milestone in their short history as their supporters surpassed a total of £4 million raised in free donations for good causes across the UK.
Proclaimed by Hitwise as the UK’s “Number One Good Cause Shopping Site”, easyfundraising.org.uk helps causes across the UK raise money. From the local scout group to national charities, supporters can raise money online whilst shopping for everyday items, at no extra cost. By signing up to raise money for a cause close to their heart, an average of a 5% donation is given to the cause by over 2000 retail partners using the easyfundraising.org.uk model. Notable members include Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, The Body Shop, Tesco, eBay, M&S, Debenhams and many more.
The easyfundraising.org.uk model was developed in 2005 by owner Ian Woodroffe, who, whilst recovering from a serious illness, received help from a number of charities. Unable to work but with an active mind, Ian was struck by just how difficult many of the charities were finding it to make ends meet, so set about designing ideas to help. Realising a huge opportunity to help people raise money for free for their causes, easyfundraising.org.uk was born.
Since their launch more than 35,000 good causes have benefited from using online fundraising at easyfundraising.org.uk, each contributing to raise over £4 million in the process. Over these causes, almost 500,000 supporters have registered to help and give.
Managing Director Gary Thompson is thrilled at passing the landmark; “We are delighted that we have been able to provide causes across the UK with an opportunity to raise so much for free, simply by shopping online. This year has been our biggest year yet. It only seems like 5 minutes ago we were celebrating passing the £3million mark, which we did earlier this year!”
Gary Thompson goes on to say that easyfundraising.org.uk have designs on ensuring even more is raised in the very near future; “Whilst £4 million is a massive amount, we know that much more can be raised. With billions being spent online each year and with so many good causes out there, gathering more and more support, we hope it isn’t too long before we’re celebrating, the 5th, 6th and 7th million raised!”
If you would like more information on fundraising ideas at easyfundraising.org.uk or would like to donate to a cause, http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/support-a-good-cause/, please call Jack or Caroline on 01543308628, e-mail at jack(at)easyfundraising(dot)org(dot)uk or visit the website at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk