Getting involved with Give as you Live for schools

Give as you Live for schoolsIt’s fantastic to see so many people getting involved with Give as you Live for schools.

With retailers including John Lewis, Amazon, Tesco – and many more, Give as you Live allows teachers, parents families and the local community raise funds for their school or chosen charity simple by shopping online.

Now, even the pupils are getting involved with promoting the service.

Here’s the email ex-Charterhouse scholar Thomas Mathias sent to the pupils at the school, to encourage them to sign up to Give as you Live:

Dear Carthusians,

If you are doing any online shopping this Christmas (or in the future) please install the Give as You Live browser plugin. The retailer will donate a small percentage of your order cost to a charity of your choice. This sum comes out their marketing budgets and costs you nothing! You can nominate any UK charity and it is very simple 🙂

I would encourage you all to take a look:

If you use the link below £5 will be donated free on my behalf to my chosen charity, The Teenage Cancer Trust:

Over £3m has been raised so far for UK charities; I hope that some of you will take an interest and Merry Christmas!

Kind Regards,

Thomas Mathias

We love the fact people are so enthusiastic about Give as you Live. So thank you to Thomas and everyone else who has been so hugely helpful in spreading the word about Give as you Live – and how it can help the internet shopper raise cash for good causes, at no extra cost.

You may have already heard about our Starlight campaign to grant wishes to terminally ill children this Christmas. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s really easy to get involved: to grant Starlight wishes to terminally ill children, or support any UK charity, email us at Please tell us in the email which charity you wish to support. If you need any help, please contact us on 0800 883 8450.