I mentioned Give as you Live in a blog before Christmas and it still seems like a very easy way to raise money for charity.
If I download ‘something’ while I am shopping online (don’t ask me how it works – I just click) then my chosen charity (which happens to be the RSPB) gets a little bit of money from the retailer. So far I have raised over £13 in the last few weeks without it costing me anything.
I was mildly ticked off by a commenter on this blog for promoting something that encourages purchasing but that’s not true in my case. The scheme is well named – I am giving as I live my life. So the £13 has come from Vistaprint (where I got some Christmas cards printed), East Midlands trains and Premier Inn. If any of you think that I would stay at a hotel or jump on a train just to give the RSPB some money then you are wrong, and both types of purchase are helping to reduce my overall carbon budget by the way.
It still seems a good idea to me so I think that many of you could give it a try. If you find any snags with it then please let me know.