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Xmas shopping online can boost our funds!

You can help Carlisle Mencap raise vital funds if you shop online using easyfundraising and Give as you Live.

Posted Wednesday, 20th October 2021

If you are thinking of doing some or all of your Christmas shopping online then you could help Carlisle Mencap raise funds.

Carlisle Mencap is one of the chosen charities for two major online fundraising shopping websites – and by using them you can help us raise pounds and pounds!

Since the Covid crisis hit the UK, more and more people have been buying their shopping online – from luxury goods to toys, clothing to sports gear. And by using either Give as you Live or easyfundraising – or preferably both! – you can help bring in the pounds for Carlisle Mencap too.

Give as you Live Online generates charitable giving from your everyday shopping. Their retail partners value your loyalty which enable their "thank you" to be your donation to your chosen charity. Give as you Live has raised more than £15 million for various charities in recent years. Their retail partners includes some very famous names including John Lewis, Argos, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and M&S.

Go to the website link shown below and start shopping through the website, app, or even better download the Donation Reminder app so you never forget to shop and raise. So go to:

Meanwhile easyfundraising – feel good shopping, has raised more than £35 million for good causes since 2005 and is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site. They have more than 6,000 retailers involved including again some of the biggest names on the High Street, like Boots, Amazon, Expedia and Just Eat.

Ian Woodroffe, founder of easyfundraising, said: "With the festive shopping period only weeks away, I wanted to make sure all our causes were in the best place to raise as much as possible, especially as we can already see supporters starting their Christmas shopping early this year.

"The launch of our #ThisMeansMore campaign gives   Carlisle Mencap supporters and potential new supporters more ways to raise donations and spread the word. Record levels of spending are predicted across November, and I have outlined below they key reasons to get new supporters registered as soon as you can:

"1. Black Friday starts early in November - recruiting more supporters, means more time for them to raise for your cause.

2. Spin to Win - we're giving away £1k a day across November and this means more chances of winning donations everyday.

3. Unlimited Referrals - we don't cap the number of supporters you can refer using your unique referral link."

So please go to the website – see link below – visit retailers and then shop as normal, and then if you choose Carlisle Mencap we will receive free funds!

So what are you waiting for. Go to




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