Advent Calendar Giveaway 2019 | And the winners are…


From the 1st – 24th December we gave away £500 in prizes and donations every day until Christmas Eve in the easyfundraising Advent Calendar. Plus, on Christmas Day one lucky winner won a £5,000 donation and a £5,000 John Lewis & Partners gift card!

We’re thrilled to confirm the winners below – congratulations!

Day 1 sponsored by Argos
“£250 is an amazing surprise for our Scout group. We only opened in July this year, and everyone has been working hard to keep raising funds for new activities and adventures for the young people involved. This donation will help us to provide skills for life in the community, working to provide outdoor activities and new experiences. Thank you so much!”
Angela has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for 1st Meadow Well Scout Group

Day 2 sponsored by eBay
“Members of the Church will be delighted to hear this news, I know they will be grateful for the extra funds to proceed with a project, or repairs to the ancient building.”
Shirley has won a £500 donation for Holy Cross Church, Moreton Morrell

Day 3 sponsored by Sky
“This is such a lovely surprise just before Christmas but, most of all, I’m really pleased that Wrekin Juniors FC are going to receive such a great donation too! It will help towards the running of a non-profitable grassroots football club so that they can provide facilities for children within Telford to play football and have fun. It’s good for their physical and mental health, and great for their social skills, therefore, it’s great to see Wrekin Juniors receive the donation as the volunteers, parents and young people all work hard in raising funds to improve the football experience for all.”
Sophie has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Wrekin Juniors FC

Day 4 sponsored by Etsy
“This is great news for Sussex Cancer Fund, which provides equipment for cancer treatment, and funds vital research into the disease.  Cancer patients in Sussex will reap the benefit of this generous donation.”
Robert has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Sussex Cancer Fund

Day 5 sponsored by Waitrose & Partners
“Yay that’s amazing!! My nephew’s wheelchair basketball team will be utterly delighted as am I, it couldn’t come at a better time!!”
Lyndsey has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Lothian Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club

Day 6 sponsored by Red Letter Days
“WOW…. I actually won £250 for my charity, Big Wish and £250 Red Letter Days gift card. Thank you, every penny raised makes a big difference 😊”
Paulette has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Big Wish

Day 7 sponsored by Debenhams
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have won this prize.  I still can’t quite believe it yet. This year we have been inundated with requests for extra funding for different parts of the school, for example, from the PE department as part of their field is being used to extend the school next door! We have also recently started fundraising for a school stage so that we don’t have to repeatedly pay out for hiring one.  Usually we rely on money made at school quiz nights, discos and providing refreshments at open evenings etc, so it is lovely to have such a large sum of money to put into the pot.”
Theresa has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Ysgol Friars, Bangor

Day 8 sponsored by Laura Ashley
“I am absolutely delighted with my win. Our charity is a team of mainly parents, who work really hard to raise funds for the children of St Teresa’s primary school in Lurgan, Co. Armagh. this is a huge bonus! I encourage as many parents as possible to get on board and use the easyfundraising app when shopping online. Thanks again!”
Andrea has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Friends of ST Teresa’s Lurgan

Day 9 sponsored by M&S
“Oh my goodness I am over the moon about winning a £250 donation for my cause. My M&S gift voucher is also amazing, thank you so much I can spoil my boys this Christmas!”
Rachel has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Friends of Pendock School

Day 10 sponsored by New Look
“Thanks very much! We are a small stroke club that is the oldest in the UK running for 45 years, we support stroke survivors and supply entertainment and trips out for the members, this money will be used for the day trips,”
Michelle has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Burton and District Stroke Club

Day 11 sponsored by Decathlon
“I’m so happy to have won something for Epilepsy Sucks! This charity provides safe pillows for epilepsy sufferers at risk of SUDEP (Sudden Death through Epilepsy). These pillows are definitely life savers and £250 should provide 5 pillows which is amazing! The charity is constantly trying to raise money and this will be a very welcome boost!”
Jane has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Epilepsy Sucks UK

Day 12 sponsored by Boden
“I have just won a £250 donation for my children’s primary school which is absolutely amazing. There is a severe lack of funds for schools in our area so this is going to really help them and I know they are going to be so so grateful. Me also winning a £250 Boden voucher is just a great Christmas present for myself 😊 Thank you so much!”
Claire has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Ashurst Wood Primary School PTFA

Day 13 sponsored by Very
“The donation will  go towards the education fees for the 4children we support in Kenya, we have been doing this for 10 years and it gives us much pleasure. Finding out I had won was a shock but a very nice one, thank you to everyone who made the donations.”
Elizabeth has won an Xbox One S Bundle AND a £250 donation for Kids in Kenya

Day 14 sponsored by George at Asda
“This is amazing and will go a long way to buying a new iPod for my cause. This young lady is quadriplegic and music is her life line”
Hilary has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Ellie Henry Fundraiser

Day 15 sponsored by Boots
“I am absolutely delighted to have won a £250 donation to The Brain Tumour Charity a cause close to my own heart having lost my father suddenly to a Grade 4 brain tumour that was inoperable and untreatable. It is imperative we raise funds for this cause to give others the chance of a cure/treatment as monies raised will help fund vital research as set out in the charity’s ‘Defeating Brain Tumours’ strategy to improve survival rates. Brain Tumours can affect anyone from a child,  to a parent with young children, a grandparent, husband, wife, friend etc and these warriors fight bravely on day in day out the least we can do is help find a cure.”
Tracey has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for The Brain Tumour Charity

Day 16 sponsored by Monsoon
“I’m so happy I’ve won day 16 of the advent calendar to help raise funds for my Borneo 2021 trip of a life time – it’s amazing. This is a 4 week expedition where I will help with the community development work, environmental project and wildlife conservation. Also a visit to the sepilok Orangutan rehabilitation centre. Thank you so much!”
Taylor has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation towards an expedition to help less fortunate communities in Borneo

Day 17 sponsored by River Island
Judith has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Day 18 sponsored by The White Company
“This win will help so much towards the Tanzania trip where we are helping out in schools and villages. I can’t believe I’ve actually won, thank you so much!”
Erin has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation towards an expedition to help less fortunate communities in Tanzania 

Day 19 sponsored by Carphone Warehouse
“I cannot believe that we have actually won – I never usually bother with prize draws! The money will go to very good use at Hunters Bar Junior School – like any school, all donations are welcome as they struggle to make ends meet. This money will help them provide enrichment opportunities for students that would otherwise be hard to fund.

I added the easyfundraising button to my browser, and pretty quickly got used to the redirect- so nearly every online purchase goes through easyfundraising- everything from holidays to hoover bags!”
Nick has won a Sony Xperia 1 AND a £250 donation for Hunters Bar Juniors HSA

Day 20 sponsored by John Lewis
“We here at Trampoline Life are thrilled to have won a £250 donation! Trampoline Life is a new Trampoline and DMT club based in Newcastle. We have grown massively in a short amount of time, having the third most entries at the recent Northern Championships despite only starting two years ago. We are also unique in being the only English club north of the Tyne to offer competitive DMT. We have been fundraising all year for new equipment, so that our gymnasts can train to enter their first national level competitions next year. This will give us a huge boost to achieve this goal! Thank you very much easyfundraising, and here’s to a great 2020!”
Leo has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Trampoline Life

Day 21 sponsored by Tastecard
“When I received the email I had to read it twice to believe it! I have been playing every single day of easyfundraising’s Advent Calendar where I support my kids school, it’s a huge help for such a small school! If you keep tryIng you’ll succeed!! Thank you”
Maria has won a Lifetime Tastecard Membership AND a £250 donation for Closeburn Primary School – Thornhill

Day 22 sponsored by Buyagift
Shaaz has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Kingfisher Special School

Day 23 sponsored by Groupon
“It is great news about the £250 win for My Sisters Place! They are an amazing local charity who support women & children experiencing domestic violence in Middlesbrough & the surrounding area. It is so easy to raise funds via Easyfundraising just 1 extra click! Please join me in supporting My Sisters Place. Keep shopping!”
Helen has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for My Sisters Place

Day 24 sponsored by notonthehighstreet
“That’s great, thank you so much! Stowmarket Swimming Club will be really thrilled with their donation. It will be put to very good use”
Jackie has won a £250 gift card AND a £250 donation for Stowmarket Swimming Club

Day 25 sponsored by John Lewis & Partners
Daniel Wells has won a £5,000 John Lewis & Partners gift card and a huge £5,000 donation for Great Staughton Primary Academy PTA