We’ve helped raise £18m for Nepal
7 July 2015
Our BT MyDonate appeal page has handled more than £18m in donations for the UK’s Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC).
The money is supporting the relief effort in Nepal where powerful quakes killed almost 9,000 people and injured 22,000 more.
We set up a BT MyDonate appeal page within 12 hours of the first earthquake - our quickest appeal page delivery ever.
Alice Hunt, head of MyDonate and corporate fundraising at BT said: “When a disaster like the Nepal Earthquake occurs it’s critical that we respond as quickly as possible and provide a solution for charities like the DEC to receive funds. A mass appeal page like this one requires input from across BT and the availability of teams across three lines of business. Obviously there is no warning of an event like this and the fact that this was our fastest delivery yet and on the weekend really shows just how well the matrix MyDonate team work effectively together to deliver a platform.”
Everything from creating the page to making sure we could take payments and send them to the charity’s bank account had to be in place before the appeal page could go live.
“The whole team did a fantastic job and everyone should to be proud we’ve created a platform that’s now taken more than £18 million in donations,” says Alice.
Saleh Saeed, chief executive, Disasters Emergency Committee says: “On behalf of the DEC and all those people whose lives have been devastated by the Nepal earthquake, thank you to BT and its fantastic staff for their continued support.
“Despite huge logistical challenges, DEC members were on the ground and delivering aid from day one.”
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Unlike other online donation sites BT MyDonate doesn’t take commission, charge charities for registering or charge a percentage from the total money raised.