Christmas is just around the corner – we can’t believe it either! If you’re anything like us and are frantically buying all your gifts and essentials for the festive season, just think how many free donations could be raised for your cause if we all shopped the easyfundraising way!
From the mince pies to leave out for Santa to the crackers for the table, there are so many opportunities to raise big donations for your cause this Christmas when shopping online with easyfundraising.
Last year, Ashington CFC Under 10’s raised an incredible £1,141.62 in the run up to Christmas. Here, fundraiser Joanne Scott, shares the secrets behind their success and how the football club has benefitted from the festive boost to their fundraising.
How do you remind supporters to shop the easyfundraising way at Christmas?
We have a Facebook page and I share all of the easyfundraising articles on there to remind people to use it. I also make sure I tell all of our new parents about the site and how easy it is to use and raise funds for no extra cost.
How did you spend the funds you raised last Christmas?
We spent our donations on training kits for the boys, a new gazebo printed with the club’s logo and colours and contributions towards a summer tournament in Filey. The boys have come away as trophy winners from the tournament in the last few years.
How do you plan to raise even more funds this year?
This year I will remind parents to use easyfundraising, especially when they are looking for sportswear retailers. I also know that a parent has just booked a holiday through Thomson using easyfundraising. Parents are becoming more aware of just how many varied retailers there are on the site.
Apart from shopping with easyfundraising, how else do you fundraise for the football club?
We recently did a fun run, a bag pack at a local store and the manager’s wife makes Santa dust envelopes each year that we all sell to raise funds. It’s not just the parents who are fundraising, a lot of funds has been raised by an auntie of one of the members of the team, we are so grateful for this!
How has easyfundraising made a difference to your cause?
easyfundraising has been a valuable source of fundraising for our team and we are very grateful! We have raised over £5000 in total so far.