Top donations raised through Give as you Live this week

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Give as you Live shoppers have been busy this week, spending lots of money online to raise funds for their favourite charities, take a look at the top 5 purchases through Give as you Live below…

1. £35.00 raised for South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association at T-Mobile

2. £33.16 raised for Ovarian Cancer Action at Made.com*

3. £27.61 raised for Clan House at Oak Furniture Land

4. £22.05 raised for Cheltenham Festivals at Banana Republic

5. £19.50 raised for Starlight Children’s Foundation at Ebookers

*Nancy has kindly shared her Give as you Live experience with us after raising a huge £33.16 for Ovarian Cancer Action this week!

After ten years of living in London, my husband and I decided it was time to move into a home. A proper home. Not sharing with other people. Not living with the furniture provided by landlords plagued by bad taste. Somewhere we could actually fit a kitchen table.

For ten years the only physical asset I have owned is my hairdryer (it’s amazing and from Toni & Guy before you ask). At 31 I was finally about to own chairs that I wanted, a couch that only I had ever sat on and rugs that I picked out to actually match everything else around me.

We started where everyone in need of candles and couches starts: IKEA. We left, still married, but with few purchases. Everything just felt so… manufactured. I know, what was I expecting?

A close friend first turned me onto www.Made.com. It’s an online furniture store that sells fantastic, unique looking furniture at really affordable prices. They wait until enough people want something before putting in the order, which controls the price but still allows for some really cool designs.

Best of all, www.Made.com is a Give as you Live retailer – and a really generous one, donating 7.5% to charity. This means I could indulge in an amazing new lamp, a chair for our lounge, and a sofa bed. Combined with a few other bits and bobs, my new house looks fantastic and I raised £33.16 for Ovarian Cancer Action.

IKEA, you can keep your screaming children and tiny meatballs, from now on, I’ll be shopping at home with www.Made.com.