FANS can help raise funds for Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust by using a website which links into more than 2,000 of the UK’s best-known retailers.
It won’t cost you a penny extra to shop via “Easy Fundraising” but it does mean that the Trust will receive up to 15 per cent from every online purchase made from the website.
Once you’re logged on you shop with the retailer directly and complete your transaction online.
John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Next, Amazon, Dell, Argus, WH Smith, HMV and National Express are among the big names you can link to from the website.
The site even has a special offers page which is regularly updated with new Internet-only discounts, special offers and even money saving eVouchers. There are hundreds of offers, many are exclusive to easyfundraising members, so you won’t even find them on the retailer’s own website or in-store.
Trust board member Anthony Wedlake, who has been behind the initiative, said: “Like all organisations we are always looking at ways to raise funds for our work.
“This online scheme is very hugely popular among supporters’ trusts in the UK, charities, schools and other good causes. We know that the East StirlingshireTrust in Scotland which helped us has found it financially rewarding.
“It’s really a win-win scheme for the Trust, our members and City supporters in general.”
Anthony explained: “For example, if you’re looking to buy a book from Amazon just go to the Trust website and click the link to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cardiffcityst and then, after you have logged in, you go straight to the Amazon website or, indeed, any other.”
“If you make a purchase from Amazon, we get 2.5 per cent. The amounts the Trust can obtain in commission varies from under one per cent to 15 per cent. And you don’t pay any more with this scheme than if you’d gone straight to Amazon.
“And fans can even help earn the Trust cash simply by using https://cardiffcityst.easysearch.org.uk as their search engine rather Google or Yahoo. In other words, supporters don’t have to buy anything to earn the Trust money.
“We’re hoping people will get onboard this excellent fundraiser and help the Trust help the fans of Cardiff City.”
A permanent link on the Trust site will appear shortly. You will need to register the first time you use the site and then log in before making any purchases. It’s really quite straightforward.
- Trust members are based during match-days in the concourse of the stadium between Aisles 108 and 109 (Ninian and Canton Stands). Individual membership of the Trust starts from just £1 per month. Come along and find out more about the work of the Trust.