Name: Roy Hopkins
Bio: I have three loves in my life – My Family, Pets and Cycling….. and not necessarily in that order.
My Give as you Live Experience:
I try to give as much to charity as I can, whether it is sponsorship, donations or giving away spare change. The problem is there are so many worthwhile causes out there, that you can’t give as much as you would like to, so you end up turning a lot of charities down. I’ve also been on the other side, asking people for money to go to charity, so I understand how hard it is. But now it’s easier, thanks to Give as you Live.
I recently cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats, and saw a lot of other people doing the same thing, stopping at the B&B’s on route, and asking people there for money. The owners (and probably a lot of the guests) must have been asked for sponsorship a fair few times! Although you’re not asking for yourself, you still feel guilty for asking.
Geoff, my brother in law cycled the route with me. He had told me about Give as you Live, and the way you can make support your charity without having to actually give money, which I thought was a fantastic idea.
Being someone who is new to computers, I was a little apprehensive. However, I am proud to say that I didn’t need any help in setting up, it was quick and pain free to install – Something that doesn’t normally happen to me!
I didn’t use it straight away, and to be honest a few days later had forgotten about it. I then went on to Waterstones to get a box set for myself, and the Give as you Live pop out appeared, and all I had to do was press yes! Because of it, I raised £1.31 for the Luke Jeffrey Memorial Foundation.