I admit, I have been known to (on occasion) become highly competitive… Everything from office bake-offs, to board games and Christmas desk decorating have all resulted in my extreme competitive streak coming to the forefront!
But now I’ve found a way to harness this sense of competition into something useful – raising funds for Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), by using the website easyfundraising.
It’s really simple to use. Whenever you buy anything online – same as you would do normally – from your weekly food shop, train tickets, stationery, insurance, and even your annual holiday, you could be collecting free donations for PECT.
There are over 3,000 shops on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
Simply head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pect/ and join for free. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost!
This is all great, but I have to confess what really appeals to me is the fundraising leader board, which shows how much you’ve raised for the charity so far in comparison to how much others have raised. It’s great for feeding your secret competitive streak! Plus, by donating to charity as you shop, easyfundraising helps ease the guilt when you’ve carried out a shopping splurge!
So get easyfundraising! There’s nothing to stop you.
Laura Fanthorpe is the Marketing and Communications Manager for PECT.