Woody’s Lodge has joined Easyfundraising, the UK’s largest charity shopping site, making it possible to donate to our Veterans charity without spending a single penny. Simply shop online and brands will donate on your behalf. It’s easy and free to use with no hidden costs! If it seems too good to be true, rest assured that not only is it real, but the donations generated will be life-saving for our Veterans.
Read on for all you need to know about Easyfundraising and how you can make a massive impact by purchasing your weekly groceries, booking your annual holiday, and just about anything else. Every transaction, big or small, makes a difference.
Are you ready to make your online shopping count and give back to those who served?
What is Easyfundraising?
Launched in 2005, Easyfundraising has redefined what it means to give back by turning “your
daily shopping into everyday magic!” They’ve partnered with over 8,100 brands and 180 000 charities, built a community of over 2 million supporters, and raised over a phenomenal £42 million for thousands of UK causes. Some of the biggest brands you can find on the platform are
eBay, Apple, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, and M&S.
How are funds raised?
Funds are raised by brands paying Easyfundraising a commission, and a percentage of this goes to your chosen charity. Once you purchase your items, at least 50% of the commission will be donated. You can only support one charity at a time, but you can change this as often as you like.
The commision amount will typically be based on a percentage of your purchase amount. However, certain brands, like those in the service industry, may charge a flat rate.
Get started on Easyfundraising
It takes two minutes or less to join Easyfundraising for Woody’s Lodge and start giving back to our Veterans in need. Here’s a quick overview on how to get started:
- On the Easyfundraising website or app, choose Woody’s Lodge as the cause you’re supporting & sign up
- Download the donation reminder plug-in on your phone or PC (it automatically pops up once you’re signed up)
- While you’re browsing the web, the plug-in automatically sends you reminders when you visit shopping sites that support Woody’s Lodge
- The reminders stay active and run in the background as long as you’re signed into your account
With your account created and plug-in installed, simply shop as normal while brands give back to our Veterans. It doesn’t get easier than that!
Life-saving benefits for Woody’s Lodge
As we’ve discussed in a previous blog, we’re struggling to continue our work in the Veteran community as the cost of living rises. Our donations have been gradually decreasing from both individuals and corporations, and this has left us in a tough place.
We don’t ever want to be in a position where we can’t provide Veterans in need with vital services. We’ve never turned a Veteran away, and you can help us continue this legacy by supporting us on Easyfundraising. The funds generated will go towards providing:
- Financial help for Veterans
- Jobs for Veterans
- Housing help for Veterans
- NHS health referrals
- Benefit & pension applications
- Planning social events & veteran initiatives throughout Wales
It will also help us keep the lights on by covering rapidly rising core costs, such as rent, electricity, staff wages, fundraising materials, travel expenses, and so much more. Every online purchase can make a difference for our veterans.
Make a purchase, make a difference: Support our veterans through Easyfundraising
Easyfundraising makes it effortless to show your support to charities that matter to you. And the best part is brands do all the donating for you. All you have to do is shop online at your favourite stores and watch the magic happen! For more information, check out our Woody’s Lodge Easyfundraising website page, where you will find more info on how the platform works and FAQs.
Proudly Welsh Veterans’ charity
Woody’s Lodge is a proudly Welsh Veterans’ charity that supports Veterans, Reservists, members of the Emergency Services, and their families through financial, psychological, physical, and emotional assistance. We are inspired by those who once served our beautiful country and show our appreciation by helping them reintegrate back into their communities after distressing experiences.