Name: Darryn Golby
Bio: I’m 23 years old. I work full time in the building trade, but for the past year I have been working towards a carrier in IT and at the moment, preparing to sit my first lot of exams.
My Give as you Live Experience:
For the past two years I’ve been in a long distance relationship with my girlfriend who has up until a few weeks ago, lived in Liverpool. With the growing cost of fuel, the weekly 3 hours journey on the M6, which up until now has cost me 2 vehicles, and the preplanning of every weekend, we decided that one of us had to up and move…..HER!
Obviously as well as the weekly commute, there were other factors contributing to us wanting to move in with each other… love and all that, so a few weeks ago, once her job had been finalized, the moving process began.
For the past 2 years a lot of my “hard earned” cash had been spent on petrol, replacing cars and social events up in Liverpool leaving me with little if any to spend on myself, so obviously the thought of donating money to charity would prove extremely difficult.
I found this quite frustrating as I’m constantly surrounded by people spending time working with different charities and raising money. Both my girlfriend and house mate have done huge amounts of charity work over the years which I think is great, and I help out in any way I can, but unfortunately its rarely by me putting my hand In my own pocket.
Not long ago I came across “Give as you live”, raising money for charity by going about your normal life, ok, brilliant idea, but I couldn’t help but think how did it work, and did it work? After downloading the app and testing it for myself I was amazed at how easy and user friendly it really was.
An app that automatically tracks your purchases on everyday items on the internet and by doing so raises money for charity, a brilliant idea that works, and what’s best is it requires hardly any effort on my part!
I even went on to Screw Fix, a company that sells building tools and materials, and there it was. I bought myself a new toolbox and raised funds for a cause I care about, Cystic Fibrosis Trust. This is something I will definitely be using more in the future and at least this way I can feel I have contributed to a good cause!
Nice work, brilliant app!