Gainsborough: Support charity while you do your online shopping

Shoppers in Gainsborough are being given a chance to support a national children’s charity when they buy online.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 10th November 2014, 1:14 pm
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

Bibic, which works with families in the town, would like people to register for Give as you Live and a percentage of what they spend is donated to the charity.

Carla Bloomfield, Fundraising Team Member at bibic, which helps young people with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities, said: “We know that many of our supporters shop online and by signing up to Give as you Live it means that they can support us without parting with extra cash.”

“When a shopper purchases an item from any of the 3,672 stores signed up to the scheme, which includes Amazon, B&Q, John Lewis and Sainsbury’s, a percentage of what they spend goes to us without them having to pay more because it’s the retailer who makes the donation.”

“It’s a great way of getting some retail therapy in while also supporting a great cause and in the run up to Christmas it really means you can give us and all the children and families we help a wonderful gift too.”

“The money that we raise with Give as you Live in 2014 will go towards the cost of a specialist therapist to work directly with children with conditions like autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down’s syndrome.”

People can register to support bibic at www.giveasyoulive.com/join/bibic.

Bibic helps children and young people aged from six months to 18-years-old with conditions affecting their development and learning abilities, such as Autism, Cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome, to achieve their potential for a happier and more fulfilled life.

If you would like to support bibic’s work and wish to make a £5 donation to the charity, please text KIDS02 £5 to 70070 or for a £10 donation text KIDS02 £10 to 70070.

For more information, call bibic on 01458 253344, visit www.bibic.org.uk, follow the charity on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bibic_charity or log on to http://on.fb.me/18Cg8j2.