Christmas for schools

Megan and Gracie

Thank you to the schools that have helped us reach our milestone of £3m raised for good causes. Give as you Live is a great way for parents, teachers, families and the local community to raise money for their school through existing online shopping with retailers like John Lewis, Amazon, Tesco – and many more.

This Christmas we’re inviting schools to turn every Christmas presents bought into another present. If every gift was bought through Give as you Live this year, many more millions will be raised for charity. Schools can either raise funds for their own charity, or join our campaign to help us grant Starlight wishes of a lifetime to seriously and terminally ill children this Christmas.

Join us in granting as as many Starlight wishes as possible

These are children like twins Megan and Gracie, both diagnosed with leukaemia three years ago.

Megan and Gracie’s wish was to meet Father Christmas in Lapland – and thanks to Starlight, this wish came true last Christmas.

The sad fact is that 100,000 children will spend time in hospital this Christmas, and for far too many it will be their last. So please join us in granting as many Starlight Wishes as possible and help other seriously and terminally ill children smile… once again – just by shopping online.

Feedback from schools

Here’s what some of the schools that are already involved are saying:

“I am a big fan of Give as you Live. As a generation of enthusiastic internet shoppers the Give as you Live download is a brilliant way for us to raise money for our school without any effort. It’s so simple to get started and then everything else works automatically – very clever idea indeed!”

– Jo Whelan, The Friends of Bishop Gilpin (FOBG)

“As a fundraiser for a secondary school with a wide geographic intake I was increasingly aware that our best route to raising funds was one that parents could support from the comfort of their own homes.  I had looked at other on line sites that offered payments for online shopping but back at the start of 2012 I was drawn by the wide number of shops under the Give As You Live banner and also the ease with which the user could switch on Give as You Live whilst shopping”.

– Cecily Massey, Anglo-European School Association

Our School Association has publicised Give as You Live through Parent Mail (an emailing service to parents of the school) and we so far have 41 shoppers, a small percentage of the 1080 families at our school.  In nine months we have raised over £400 for the school and I am motivated to think how much more we could raise if even 50% of our families signed up to Give As You Live.  In a push to encourage more families to sign up I hope to have Pledge cards to distribute to parents at parent teacher meetings throughout the year.”

– Association of Parents & Friends of Crowlees School

How to get involved

It’s really easy to get involved: to join the campaign to Grant Starlight Wishes to terminally ill children please email Please tell  us in the email which charity you wish to support. If you need any help please contact us on 0800 883 8450.