20 Apr 2011

Charities show early enthusiasm for MyDonate

Charities based all over the UK are racing to sign up to MyDonate – BT’s new free online fundraising service.

BT group corporate responsibility director Caroline Sheridan said: “We’ve had an excellent early response to a service that gives registered UK charities every penny of online donations made to them, other than charges levied by donors’ own credit or debit card companies. Ultimately, we hope thousands of charities will come on board.”

Jools Tait, director of Corporate Partnerships, Cancer Research UK, welcomed the new service. She said: “As one of BT’s new charity fundraising partners we are excited about the launch of MyDonate and welcome initiatives that will help grow online fundraising within the charity sector. We were given the opportunity to feedback on the site ahead of launch to ensure that it meets the needs of our employee fundraising partnership. MyDonate is a great example of how business can work with charities for the good of society and will strengthen our partnership with BT by encouraging employees to fundraise online in support of our charity”.

Safe and secure

James Partridge, founder and chief executive officer of Changing Faces, added: “MyDonate uses the latest technology from BT and provides a safe and secure way for people to donate online. Fundraisers who support our charity can be confident knowing that by using this new online fundraising service that the money they give online will be processed quickly and securely and paid directly to us.”

And Nicola Harwin CBE, chief executive of Women’s Aid, said: “Donors want to be confident that the money that they donate online goes directly to the charity of their choice. As a smaller national charity dealing with the difficult and often hidden problem of domestic violence, it is good to know that it is free to sign up to MyDonate and that 100 per cent of all monies donated will go directly to supporting our work.”

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