"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)

Fundraising by shopping online

giveasyouliveRaise funds for Zest for Life while you shop online - it's easy and it's free

We've been doing some research on 'free' fundraising and now have some great tips to share with our supporters.

Over a trial six month period, three of us signed up for and have shopped via Give as you Live - one of the popular third party fundraising sites. We've found that it's easy to join and that many of the stores most of us use are included in the scheme. You can shop as normal at Boots, Debenhams, M & S, Argos, Tesco to name but a few, and every time you shop we get cash back!

Our six-month trial with 3 members raised £60 - so imagine how much we could raise with more supporters!

Rates vary according to the store - for example M & S is up to 1% of purchases, Debenhams up to 1.5% - but as we know every little helps.

Signing up is easy, just click on the linked logo above or go to the Give as you Live website and choose Zest for Life as the charity you would like to support.

Top Tip: When you go onto the stores website you need to remember to click on the red flash that will appear on the top left of your browser - most times nothing else happens, sometimes you go to Give as you Live and choose to go back to the store. And that's it! Why not give it a go? It doesn't cost you anything and the additional income stream for us will really make a difference to the vulnerable children and young people we support.