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My Experience: Beating Bowel Cancer

18/02/2011

Each fortnight we ask users to tell us their Give as you Live story. Today, Claire Walker describes her experience;

“I was introduced to Give as you Live™ in November by a good friend who knows my husband is very ill with colon cancer (stage 4). I’ve done parachute jumping, firewalking, running, marathon walks, and I’ve regularly badgered family, friends and colleagues for sponsorship. With the current family pressures taking up so much of my time, Give as you Live™ offers a completely different and easy approach to fundraising – I just raise funds while doing my normal shopping online. This is how it has worked for me.

“I work full-time, have 3 children and so I do much of my shopping online after 9.30pm – as do many Mums. I book holidays online, house and car insurance online and of course just recently I racked up many purchases of Christmas presents.

“I downloaded the Give as you Live™ application apprehensively. Will this slow down my pc? (No it didn’t). Will this muck up all my searches? (No it doesn’t). Will this be really distracting and annoying? (No it isn’t).

“I chose Beating Bowel Cancer as my chosen charity and began shopping. My first purchase was wine from Wine Hound. All went to plan, the wine arrived at home and I’d clocked up my first purchase. I then bought a new printer for home from John Lewis and a couple of Christmas presents from Firebox and Send It. It was so satisfying to see that for relatively no extra effort, and from great retailers, I had raised £10 for Beating Bowel Cancer in just 4 fairly minor purchases. The instant gratification is addictive.

“My New Year’s Resolution is to continue to Give as you Live™ all year round – I reckon given my existing online spending habits I can easily raise £500 in 2011 for Beating Bowel Cancer. The next big purchase coming up is a replacement washing machine and then a holiday.

“Please try it. You have nothing to lose and much to give – for no extra cost other than the couple of minutes it takes to download an app.”

Anyone can use the Give as you Live™ App. Download now and start raising funds for a cause close to you.

Tell us your experience by commenting below.

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Everyclick is calling all charities interested in applying to become a Give as you Live™ pilot charity

06/10/2010

Everyclick has recently launched the Give as you Live™ App, an online shopping App that allows you to raise funds for your favourite cause every time you shop online.

With the Give as you Live™ App you can shop on your favourite websites, without needing to remember to visit Everyclick.com first. From Google to Ebay and Expedia to Tesco, whenever and wherever you shop online the App will be there, offering you the opportunity to raise funds for your favourite cause.

The Give as you Live™ App in currently in beta, with plans for the full release set for early November 2010.

To help support the launch of the App, Everyclick is selecting a limited number of pilot charities to receive special support in the lead up to Christmas.

What does a pilot charity receive? Each charity that is selected to be a pilot charity will receive a fully branded supporter journey, which includes:

  • A branded stand alone, recruitment email
  • A Give as you Live™ feature incorporated into your current supporter emails, e-newsletters and thank you communications
  • Prompt text for your website to encourage your supporters to learn more about how they can Give as you Live™
  • A branded Give as you Live™ webpage to be included in your website
  • A branded Give as you Live™ overlay, complete with a clear instruction video for supporters
  • Your own branded Give as you Live™ App

Once a supporter has downloaded the App, we will work with you to keep them informed and excited about using the App. In the lead up to Christmas, the busiest time of year for online spend, we will provide seasonal messages to encourage your supporters to use the App and Give as you Live™ every day, helping to raise thousands of pounds for your organisation.

Contact annabelle@everyclick.com to learn more about becoming a pilot charity.