23 Oct 2012

Raising a million with the help of MyDonate to celebrate a 100 years

Sunday Mail Centenary FundMyDonate has teamed up with the Sunday Mail Centenary Fund to help raise a million pounds in a year for 17 Scottish charities.

The Centenary Fund has been set up by the Sunday Mail to mark 100 years since the Scottish newspaper was first published.

The charities were selected by the Sunday Mail and its readers and all of them have a strong connection to Scotland.

One of those chosen is the charity Borderline which provides bed spaces for homeless people with mental health or substance abuse issues.

Mary’s Meal, which provides cooked meals to encourage children in poverty to go to school, was also selected. As was Erskine an organisation which helps provide care and support for ex-service men and women.

There will be a special Sunday Mail supplement on 14th October giving more details about the Centenary Fund, and the role of MyDonate.

The Fund chose MyDonate as its online fundraising platform because it charges no fees or commission. This means that all the money donated will go directly to the nominated charities.

Allan Rennie from The Sunday Mail said: "We are thrilled to be teaming up with MyDonate – the online fundraising service where every penny goes to charity. We consider MyDonate to be an ideal partner for us as we work to raise £1 million pounds for our Centenary Fund and help some of Scotland's most deserving causes."

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