The momentum is building

What an amazing start to the week – with your help we’ve smashed through our target of raising £4million for UK charities by the end of October. Thank you team, shoppers, charities and retailers.

An incredible £17billion is expected to be spent online this Christmas and on average, each of us will spend £280 online between now and Christmas buying everything from gifts to tinsel, even our turkey. Our team has done a great job creating Christmas Guides of the most amazing gifts, so whether you’re looking for presents for your family, friends or colleagues – we have it all wrapped up!

In order to ensure your Christmas spend helps charity we have been very busy recruiting retailers. I’m delighted to say that our retailer count is now over 2,990 so no matter what you’re looking to buy, we will have a retailer that can help. Some of our latest recruits include Lakeland, Jack Wills, Avis, Deramores, Jet2.com and Countrywide.

Our technology team is about to release a new version of our browser extension for Internet Explorer and there are also some very exciting mobile developments that will soon be released. Our aim is simple – we want you to be able to Give as you Live regardless of the device you are shopping on.

One final thing – we’re delighted with our supporters’ response to our call for votes in the SMARTA awards – apparently we are doing well, but it’s not won yet, so if you have not voted yet please do so now.

Thanks again for all the great feedback, it means a lot to everyone at Give as you Live to know that we’re making such a difference to charities and shoppers.

Polly

“It costs nothing to donate to your favourite charity. Sign up with Give as you Live and donate every time you shop at a large number of websites.”

– Barbara Lyddiatt

“A painless way to raise funds for your favourite charity. I love it.”

– Betty H

“Give as you Live is a fantastic idea, and I love that you can choose which charity to support. It’s fabulous that so many top retailers are members too”.

– Sharon Keable

“Thank you so much for helping us all to do a little to help in our world. That’s truly spiritual”

– Sian

“Give as you Live gives us each an opportunity to reflect before we click and retailers to consider philanthropy as well as profit. I have been known to favour one online retailer over another because of their Give as you Live policy. If we all did this, then…”

– Helena

“It is indeed a great way to help your favourite charity, especially at a time when many of us have had to cut back on such donations. I’m delighted to be able to contribute in this way.”

– Mary

“Brilliant, simple way to help your favourite UK charity. Doing my best to spread the word!”

– Linda