Spring Cleaning Success

Did you know that you can raise money by shopping and recycling, without spending a penny more?

Spring has arrived, and for many, that means clearing out the old and replacing with the new, but did you know that you can raise money for St Ann’s by shopping and recycling – without spending any more money? 

We’ve put together a list of places that contribute to your chosen charity when you shop or recycle items.

Shopping Online 

easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest fundraising shopping site, with more than 3,200 retailers signed up to pledge a donation with every purchase you make. All you need to do is start your online shopping with easyfundraising, then shop as usual. Retailers will make a small donation to your chosen charity, after checkout. 

Alternatively, you can shop via Amazon Smile, which is the same as the Amazon site, except in you enter via smile.amazon.co.uk, then Amazon will donate 0.5% of the sale price to your chosen charity.

Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to charities by Amazon. All items that support this will state ‘Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk’ on the product detail page. 

It’s really simple, you even use the same Amazon account that you have, with your shopping cart, Wish List, registry and other account settings being the same. 

Before shopping, you will need to select your chosen charity, and then Amazon will make the donation. 

Virgin Money

Turn your unwanted items into donations for St Ann’s. With Virgin Money, you can exchange old DVDs, CDs, books and games (among many other items) for donations to your chosen charity. 

Virgin Money partnered with Ziffit, who values your old items and turns this into donations that will automatically be transferred to your Virgin Money Fundraising Page

Ziffit even has a free courier service that you can use to donate your items.  

You can even share your Ziffit with friends, family, colleagues and on social media. 

eBay Your Clutter Away

Now is an excellent opportunity to declutter your home and get rid of all your unwanted or unused items. You could sell your items on eBay and donate whatever money you make to St Ann’s. 

Remember, one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure! 

Your donations, whether big or small, really do make a huge difference and they enable us to continue to deliver outstanding care and support to our patients and their loved ones.

Did you know…

  • £5.60 could help us to keep our drinks trolley stocked for patients to enjoy
  • £8.55 could pay for food for a day for one of our inpatients
  • £10.85 could help us to continue providing TVs and wifi for inpatients to enjoy during their stay
  • £20.60 could pay for a complementary therapy session for a patient or carer
  • £30.25 could pay for time for a patient to receive specialist support from a psychological support team member to help identify when some extra or different help is needed
  • £30.60 could pay for a bereavement session for a loved one with our specialist team
  • £59.85 could pay for food for a week for one of our inpatients
  • £85.24 could allow us to run our ambulance for a day