How to Create a Winter Wonderland

Create a winter wonderland in your home this year with a beautiful Christmas tree from John Lewis.

From fresh real Christmas trees to artificial styles that last for years, you’ll find the perfect tree for your space.

Visit the John Lewis website and you’ll find 6 Christmas themes that’ll help you create the desired look for your tree, so whether you’re changing the whole look of your tree, or just refreshing it with new lights and a few baubles, there’s lots to choose from.

There’s traditional Christmas Past, Scandi-inspired Croft, Festive Friends that’s designed especially for children, playful Vibrant Vintage with a retro twist, minimalist House and for anyone who likes a more modern look, there’s contemporary Copenhagen.

And you can even get help with decorating the tree - watch the fab video and learn how to give your tree that professional look this year.

John Lewis have increased donations to 2.5% so you can raise more for your cause when you shop online this Christmas

Get a £200 Christmas Donation for your Cause!

Give your cause a Christmas present to remember!

Enter our new competition on Twitter and you could win a £200 donation for your cause courtesy of our good friends at Argos

All you need to do is to head over to Twitter and tweet the following message (remember to tag your cause!):

“I nominate @INSERTYOURCAUSENAME to win a £200 donation from @Argos_Online & @easyuk #easyargos”

You must tag your cause twitter name and use the hashtag #easyargos. The competition ends on 23rd Nov.

See T&Cs here.

Good luck!

Argos Terms & Conditions

1. No purchase necessary.

2. The competition is open to all UK residents excluding employees of easyfundraising and Argos or their agencies.

3. The competition will run from November 18th 2014 until 23.59, November 23rd 2014. Last time for entry will be 23.59, November 23rd 2014.

4. All entries received by this time will be entered into the free prize draw and the first entry randomly selected will win £200 donation.

5. All entries received by this time will be entered into the free competition and the winner will a £200 donation for their easyfundraising cause.

6. The winner will be chosen at random. The decision and opinion of easyfundraising in regard to the actual winner of the competition will be final.

7. The winner’s easyfundraising cause will be deemed the cause they are supporting at 23.59, November 23rd 2014. If the winner is a non easyfundraising member they can choose the cause of their choice from any of the active causes listed on the easyfundraising site. An active cause is considered a cause that has raised a donation within the past six months.

8. One entry into the competition will be given for one tweet containing a tag for your supported cause e.g. @CauseName, @easyuk, @Argos_Online and the hashtag #easyargos per Twitter handle

9. The winner will be drawn on November 25th 2014 and will be notified via email within 5 working days with details of how to redeem their prize. Please ensure that the email address you provide is correct.

10. We reserve the right to exchange a prize for another of equal or similar value in the event that a prize is out of stock, discontinued or becomes otherwise unavailable. No cash alternative will be offered.

11. In the event that the winner does not reply to their winning notice within 5 working days then the prize will be redrawn to an alternative winner. By entering the competition you agree for your details to be passed to a third party in order to fulfil a prize should you win.

12. Entry to the draw is restricted to one per person. Entry via multiple user accounts by an individual will result in all prize draw entries across all easyfundraising accounts, for that individual, being made null and void.

13. The winner agrees to participate in press and publicity events, and for their name to be featured on the easyfundraising websites.

14. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

15. By entering the competition entrants agree to be bound by all competition rules.

16. By entering this competition, you consent that easyfundraising may contact you in the future regarding its service or future promotions/competitions.

NEW fundraising tools, especially for education and wildlife good causes

Our Key Account Manager, Sophie Bullock, has recently been up and down the country meeting some of our top-fundraising education and wildlife good causes.

Getting under the skin of our most successful users

Seeing these good causes in their own environments helped give Sophie an insight into the challenges they face.

“So many driven and dedicated people work or volunteer for our causes, and we felt it was really important for us to understand what we could do to help their fundraising efforts.”

Tailoring promotional tools for our good causes

“Speaking to some of our top fundraisers gave me an invaluable insight into the sort of tools and guides that could help busy people in demanding environments make the most of easyfundraising. They gave me some great tips and ideas, which we turned into four new tools tailored for animal and education causes.”

Top tips from some very successful fundraisers

“I was lucky enough to speak to David from Celia Hammond Animal Trust, who is very accomplished at promoting easyfundraising to the supporters. He has lots of ideas – especially around Christmas. I also particularly enjoyed meeting Angela, PTA Chair, wo raises funds for Southfield Primary School. She was full of energy and inventive ideas for promoting easyfundraising to the parents. Read on for their top tips!”

Celia Hammond Animal Trust has raised £2,376!

David Lacey, Individual Giving & Supporter Care Manager said, “We focus a lot of energy on promoting easyfundraising on the run up to Christmas as everyone buys at least some of their gifts online nowadays, and supporters are only too happy for us to benefit from their purchases – as long as they’re reminded! I have found that focusing on different popular retailers boosts new supporter numbers as many may not be aware of the huge number of participating retailers…it’s also a great idea to mention train travel/hotels for Christmas breaks.”

Southfield Primary school have raised £3,787 through easyfundraising!

PTA Chair, Angela McHale said: “It’s never too early to encourage parents to use easyfundraising for their Christmas purchases. We mention easyfundraising in our new joiners pack, dedicate a page of our newsletter and ask class reps to help spread the word.”
Download the tools now & take advantage of Christmas shopping

We’re hugely thankful to the top fundraisers who met with Sophie and contributed to the creation of these handy tools. Be sure to make the most of these insider top tips and download these tools today!

Christmas Marketing Calendar – a one-stop resource for your promotional activity on the run up to Christmas.

Planner – roll out this ready-made action plan to achieve the best easyfundraising results.

Animal poster/flyer – pull on the heartstrings of supporters by featuring a photo of one of your animals in a poster or flyer that promotes easyfundraising.

Have you seen the new John Lewis Christmas advert?

Nothing heralds the start of Christmas like the John Lewis advert.

This year’s advert tells the beautiful story of one boy and his penguin. Featuring the amazing vocals of Tom Odell, this is a story all about friendship and the joy of giving someone you love something they’ll love.

Sam and Monty are the very best of friends. Sam thinks he knows just what Monty is dreaming of for Christmas… something that will make one little penguin’s perfect Christmas day.

Watch the advert below and tell us what you think – we love it!

Shop Monty

For all of you who have fallen in love with Sam and Monty, you can read their story in a book available from John Lewis – £1.20 from the sale of this book will be donated to Barnardo’s.

And if it’s made you yearn for all things penguin, check out the range of Monty inspired gifts

This Christmas John Lewis have increased donations to 2.5% so you can raise more for your cause when you shop.

Experience John Lewis this Christmas

Win an all-new Kindle with easyfundraising & Amazon!

—- THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!—

We’re giving away a brand new kindle from Amazon plus, £50 of Amazon Kindle vouchers to get you started.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question.

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Visit Amazon to find the answer. (Once you’ve clicked submit, remember to enter your name and email address on the next screen).

You have until 11.59 on 16th November 2014 to enter. Good luck!

Remember, you can raise up to a 1.5% donation for your good cause when you shop with Amazon via easyfundraising.

About Amazon

The biggest retailer on the internet, Find Books, CDs, DVDs, Electronics, Games & Software, Home & Garden, Toys & Games and just about anything else you are looking for.

You have until 11.59 on 16th November 2014 to enter. Good luck!

Remember, you can raise up to a 1.5% donation for your good cause when you shop with Amazon via easyfundraising.

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