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Tips & guides 4,415 views Dec 22, 2015
Give as you Live: A simple way to boost your fundraising

Greg Hallett has been a qualified accountant for almost 30 years. He has always worked within the smaller company environment. He believes passionately in people and in charity – that’s why he came to work with Give as you Live – this allows him to combine his passions with his business and finance background. 

As MD, Greg insists that the DNA of Give as you Live is all about charity, all about people and all about honesty and integrity.

Fundraising can be tough when you have a target to reach and you’ve exhausted all your contacts. But what if you could add to your fundraising target by doing something you do everyday?

A great way to help boost your fundraising efforts is Give as you Live – an online shopping platform that allows you to shop online and raise money for a cause you care about.

With over 4,000 stores participating in the scheme and the stores covering the cost of the donation – all you need to do is decide what you’re going to buy. 

  • A new car insurance policy at More Than can raise on average £35
  • A weekly online food shop at Sainsbury’s can raise 50p
  • A new phone contract at Carphone Warehouse can raise up to £20

The way it works is by affiliate marketing. Give as you Live gets paid a commission for driving a sale to the retailer, they then share this with the users chosen charity – making it completely free for the charity and the supporter to raise funds.

You don’t have to sacrifice where you shop with most household names signed up including John Lewis, Argos, M&S, Amazon and more. And more importantly you don’t have to drastically change the way you shop.

Want to try it?

Step 1: Go to and choose a Localgiving cause of your choice.

Step 2: Enter your name and email to sign up with Give as you Live.

Step 3: Search for the retailer you want to shop with and start shopping! Once you’ve clicked through to the retailer’s website, just continue to shop as normal.

You’ll receive an email from Give as you Live within 1 to 7 days to let you know how much you’ve raised.

For more information about Give as you Live and how it works, check out the FAQs here