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Fab four take on the Italian job for childhood stroke charity 30 September 2014

Fab four take on the Italian job for childhood stroke charity

Paul Fletcher and three friends have bought two £500 bangers to help them complete a mission with Italian flavour.

The Silver Line's lifeline for older persons 22 September 2014

The Silver Line's lifeline for older persons

October 1st is International Day of Older Persons – an annual celebration backed by the UN.

BBC Children in Need is back and asking Britain to get baking 17 September 2014

BBC Children in Need is back and asking Britain to get baking

Stars from across TV and radio are getting ready to take part in a celebrity baking contest for BBC Children in Need.

Spotlight on The Friendship Café 05 September 2014

Spotlight on The Friendship Café

The Friendship Café offers a range of facilities and activities that are used with gusto by the community at large - but particularly children and families living in the nearby Barton and Tredworth areas of Gloucester.

Down's Syndrome charity gets set for 30 days of fundraising 04 September 2014

Down's Syndrome charity gets set for 30 days of fundraising

Volunteers and supporters of the Wakefield and District Down's Syndrome Support Group are busy limbering up for a 'Super September' of fundraising.

Acoustic neuroma survivor hits the ground running 29 August 2014

Acoustic neuroma survivor hits the ground running

Mark Leadbeater is on a mission to raise £2,000 by lacing up his running shoes and entering as many races as possible.

Spotlight on Aid Bukavu Education 29 August 2014

Spotlight on Aid Bukavu Education

This month we've been chatting to the people at Aid Bukavu Education – a charity based in the Democratic Republic of Congo – about their plans to bring literacy to the children of Bukavu in south Kivu.

Colleagues pedal from Tate to Tate for Chiara 28 August 2014

Colleagues pedal from Tate to Tate for Chiara

“She was vibrant, full of energy and flair – she affected everyone she met with her heartfelt kindness and generosity of spirit.”

Andy's Swiss Cycle Challenge 07 August 2014

Andy's Swiss Cycle Challenge

Andy Taylor is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary dream - to cycle the length of every western European country - and raise a shed load of cash for charity along the way.

Five minutes with Waterloo Road star Richard Mylan on his skydive for autism 05 August 2014

Five minutes with Waterloo Road star Richard Mylan on his skydive for autism

When we heard that television actor Richard Mylan was planning to do a sponsored sky dive for autism we were rather excited and got on the phone to have a chat with him about his fundraising.

Putting Crohn's disease in the frame 22 July 2014

Putting Crohn's disease in the frame

By modelling for a series of 'bold and beautiful photographs', taken by friend and professional photographer Megan Milburn, Rachel Gilbey has been turning heads and raising funds for Crohn's and Colitis UK.

Football fever kicks off 17 July 2014

Football fever kicks off

Barry Donegan from Crewe is bringing the beautiful game to five nations this summer and will be using MyDonate to support his mission.

World record seeker does the logo motion 16 July 2014

World record seeker does the logo motion

Here's a creative spin on traditional bike ride fundraising. Cyclist Arran Linton-Smith is taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event this August.

Young Aneesah strides out to raise £1000 for Solidarity Sports 07 July 2014

Young Aneesah strides out to raise £1000 for Solidarity Sports

This June eleven-year old Aneesah Sharif completed a 37-mile walk to raise money for charity.

Dance fever sweeps Inverness 02 July 2014

Dance fever sweeps Inverness

At the beginning of May 38 year-old Will Macrae took part in Strictly Inverness – a dance competition organised by the Highland Hospice.

Volunteers' month: a big thank you from Kids Adventure 30 June 2014

Volunteers' month: a big thank you from Kids Adventure

The 1st – 7th of June was volunteering week – a national celebration of volunteers and their positive contribution to charities across the country.

Africa calling: fundraiser treks Snowdon to raise money for Maasai women 27 June 2014

Africa calling: fundraiser treks Snowdon to raise money for Maasai women

Susan Stanger trekked Mount Snowdon to raise vital funds for Mission Direct – funding that will support the creation of a refuge centre for Maasai women.

Happy first birthday to The Supporters Club 25 June 2014

Happy first birthday to The Supporters Club

To celebrate the first birthday of The Supporters Club we're launching an exciting campaign - We Are One.

Volunteers' month: Lifesavers Scotland says thank you 27 June 2014

Volunteers' month: Lifesavers Scotland says thank you

Resonding to our volunteers' month campaign, David Craig from Lifesavers Scotland wrote in to let us know how much he values the support of volunteers.

Vroom! road trip raises £22,000 for Mission Motorsport 24 June 2014

Vroom! road trip raises £22,000 for Mission Motorsport

Two men, a motorbike and a 4×4, one mission: to drive from Kabul, Afghanistan to The Kennels (the clubhouse at Goodwood) this May to raise money for Mission Motorsport.

Get your #footsie out for the street' this Barefoot Friday 18 June 2014

'Get your #footsie out for the street' this Barefoot Friday

The global 'Get your feet out for the street' campaign aims to raise funds for the 100,000 children living and working on the streets in the cities of six countries across Africa.

Celebrating the UK's #smallcharityweek 16 June 2014

Celebrating the UK's #smallcharityweek

Small charity week, running from the 16th to the 21st of June, celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK's small charity sector.

Oliver Wyman auction raises a sticky £32,000 for Age UK 16 June 2014

Oliver Wyman auction raises a sticky £32,000 for Age UK

The London Oliver Wyman Charity Auction, held last November, raised an astonishing £32,000 – smashing their £20,000 target.

In loving memory of Jessica Hope Gauntley 13 June 2014

In loving memory of Jessica Hope Gauntley

A group of friends from Nottingham are trekking 84 miles along the Hadrian's Wall Path this July in a bid to raise awareness of brain cancer.

Wheely great bike ride raises a spoke-tacular £2,000 09 June 2014

Wheely great bike ride raises a spoke-tacular £2,000

Earlier this year, we featured an article about the Cambridge Openreach team as they embarked on a 100-mile cycle ride - we now catch up with the fearless foursome to find out how their ride went.

Hair today, gone tomorrow 06 June 2014

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Eight-year old Scarlett Sephton is an enterprising little fundraiser - at the end of May she donated her long locks of hair to The Little Princess Trust – a charity that buys wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Fundraising walk shines ray of hope for Beacon Cancer Centre 06 June 2014

Fundraising walk shines ray of hope for Beacon Cancer Centre

At the end of April, fundraiser Jo Atkins and her husband Nigel took on a five-mile sponsored walk round Clatworthy reservoir, on the edge of Exmoor to raise money for S.U.R.E.

Saving Lola and The Animal Sanctuary 03 June 2014

Saving Lola and The Animal Sanctuary

The Animal Sanctuary is appealing to donors for urgent funds to nurse Lola - an abandoned horse – back to health.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of National Volunteers' Week 29 May 2014

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of National Volunteers' Week

June 1st -7th is Volunteers' Week. Now in its 30th year, the annual celebration recognises the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Riding to the rock to give young people a head start 27 May 2014

Riding to the rock to give young people a head start

In June Alexander Cooke will be leading a team of motorcycle riders to 'Ride to the Rock' - a trip from Dover to Gibraltar to raise money for charity.

Folklore and castles galore for fundraising trek in Transylvania 27 May 2014

Folklore and castles galore for fundraising trek in Transylvania

This August the home of Dracula will provide a stunning backdrop for fundraiser Jayne Harms who is trekking across the Transylvanian Alps.

Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE treks Hadrian's Wall to raise more than £87,000 23 May 2014

Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE treks Hadrian's Wall to raise more than £87,000

Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE has undertaken a 50 mile fundraising walk along Hadrian's Wall to raise funds for AbilityNet, Aspire and CES UK.

40 marathons in 40 weeks 22 May 2014

40 marathons in 40 weeks

Damian is taking on a mammoth fundraising task - to run 40 marathons, across the UK, in 40 weeks.

10,000 miles to Mongolia in a £750 van from eBay 08 May 2014

10,000 miles to Mongolia in a £750 van from eBay

Lauren Joseph and Lucy Dalby are driving from London to Mongolia, in a Daihatsu Hijet van, found on eBay for £750, to raise funds for Guy's Trust.

Northern Ireland unveils first register of charities 08 May 2014

Northern Ireland unveils first register of charities

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the new independent regulator for charities in Northern Ireland.

Charity seeks support for life-saving baby medical treatment 02 May 2014

Charity seeks support for life-saving baby medical treatment

A charity is appealing for donations to help a two month old baby girl from the Ukraine who requires urgent medical attention.

Monster bike ride as team Marley pedal round Loch Ness 01 May 2014

Monster bike ride as team Marley pedal round Loch Ness

Keeping their eyes peeled for the elusive Nessie, fundraiser Petr Cermakova and his friend Petr Sychra, pedalled some 80 miles round Loch Ness to raise money for UK Mastocytosis.

Laid back Richard puts his own spin on round-the-world bike ride 25 April 2014

Laid back Richard puts his own spin on round-the-world bike ride

Fundraiser Richard Evans is setting off to pedal round the world on a recumbent - a bicycle that places the rider in a laid back reclining position.

On screen: Esther Rantzen explains why The Silver Line chose MyDonate 22 April 2014

On screen: Esther Rantzen explains why The Silver Line chose MyDonate

In this short video Esther tells us more about how MyDonate's free fundraising service is helping The Silver Line tackle loneliness.

Superheroes harness their powers to support cancer care charity 22 April 2014

Superheroes harness their powers to support cancer care charity

We first featured their story back in November last year, but now the Innovators Assemble team challenge is coming to a close it's a good time for an update on their amazing efforts.

In loving memory of PC Andrew Duncan 17 April 2014

In loving memory of PC Andrew Duncan

A group of family, friends and colleagues have come together to create a lasting memorial for speeding victim PC Andrew Duncan who died last September.

Spanish steps for fundraising runners 15 April 2014

Spanish steps for fundraising runners

This spring, fundraisers Christina Brigati and Brandon Carroll put their best foot forward in the 36th Barcelona marathon.

Wear it pink for Libby Mae 14 April 2014

Wear it pink for Libby Mae

A Midlands charity will be turning the local region various shades of pink this April in memory of Libby Mae Sharratt - a baby born at Birmingham Women's Hospital.

Marathon runner helps Pegasus Playscheme spread their wings 04 April 2014

Marathon runner helps Pegasus Playscheme spread their wings

Scarlet Isaacson will be running in the 34th London marathon to raise funds for Pegasus Playscheme, a charity offering summer activities for children with disabilities.

Rock on! Cancer patient Leah 'gives back' with beach ball fundraiser for CRUK 27 March 2014

Rock on! Cancer patient Leah 'gives back' with beach ball fundraiser for CRUK

Cancer patient Leah Boundy is throwing the mother of all parties for her friends and family to celebrate life and raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Actor John Hurt, CBE, supports Norfolk at the Pictures appeal 26 March 2014

Actor John Hurt, CBE, supports Norfolk at the Pictures appeal

The Oscar nominated actor John Hurt, CBE, has launched a £50,000 appeal to help create a Screen Heritage Centre at Cinema City in Norwich. ‬

18 year old's first marathon shines spotlight on sister's rare disease, Wolfram Syndrome 26 March 2014

18 year old's first marathon shines spotlight on sister's rare disease, Wolfram Syndrome

The Brighton marathon is becoming one of the most popular long distance running events in the country.

Bradford charity celebrates world Down Syndrome Day 19 March 2014

Bradford charity celebrates world Down Syndrome Day

Down Syndrome Training and Support Service, Bradford, will be gathering friends and families for a fun packed evening of celebrations to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

From London to Morocco - thumbs up as hitchhiking pair give blood cancer the boot 19 March 2014

From London to Morocco - thumbs up as hitchhiking pair give blood cancer the boot

Seasoned travellers Francesca Mason and Rebecca Anderson have travelled far and wide and are busy planning their next exhilarating adventure - to walk, hitchhike, beg and borrow their way from London to Morocco.

Mission to Moldova – now watch the video 14 March 2014

Mission to Moldova – now watch the video

Watch this short video which tells the story of the project and reveals why the charity uses MyDonate for its fundraising.

Stars, stripes and sprinters - father and daughter tackle NYC Half Marathon 14 March 2014

Stars, stripes and sprinters - father and daughter tackle NYC Half Marathon

It's stateside-bound for father-daughter duo Abi and Tim Taylor who will be taking part in the 44th New York City half marathon on Sunday March 16th.

Solo pilgrimage raises more than £9,000, and a ray of hope for the MND Association 12 March 2014

Solo pilgrimage raises more than £9,000, and a ray of hope for the MND Association

We caught up with Mike Fitzgerald after he had recovered from his expedition to solo 500-mile walk along the ancient Camino to Santiago De Compostela path in aid of MND Association.

Target ahoy! Atlantic Odyssey raises more than £10,000 for therapeutic patient garden 12 March 2014

Target ahoy! Atlantic Odyssey raises more than £10,000 for therapeutic patient garden

David Gregg embarked on a transatlantic voyage to raise funds for Horatio's Garden - find out the highlights of his exciting trip.

BT Tower Charity Abseil 2014 – watch the video 11 March 2014

BT Tower Charity Abseil 2014 – watch the video

A host of brave celebrities teamed up with members of the military and BT's chief executive, Gavin Patterson, to abseil 148 metres down the BT Tower – all in aid of Sport Relief and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

From boardroom to dizzy heights of BT Tower 03 March 2014

From boardroom to dizzy heights of BT Tower

Gavin Patterson, chief executive BT Plc, abseils tower for charity. Donate here!

Use MyDonate to support the BT Tower charity abseil 07 March 2014

Use MyDonate to support the BT Tower charity abseil

Donate here to sponsor one of 30 brave volunteers who will be abseiling a nail-biting 148 metres down BT Tower in a daring drop to raise money for Sport Relief and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

Wheely great fundraising adventure for Cambridge Openreach team 06 March 2014

Wheely great fundraising adventure for Cambridge Openreach team

When they're not busy with their everyday work, the Openreach team from Cambridge use their free time to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust.

Out now - the latest issue of MyDonate's newsletter for charities 24 February 2014

Out now - the latest issue of MyDonate's newsletter for charities

The winter edition is out now and it¹s jam-packed with useful content.

Sports and TV stars get set for BT Tower charity abseil 19 February 2014

Sports and TV stars get set for BT Tower charity abseil

A host of brave volunteers from the world of sport and television are getting ready to take part in a daring drop down BT Tower in central London to raise money for Sport Relief.

Inspired by Davina? Go the extra mile for Sport Relief yourself 14 February 2014

Inspired by Davina? Go the extra mile for Sport Relief yourself

Sport Relief 2012 delivered a record-breaking total of £67.9 million, and now it's back this year from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March.

It's smiles all round as futsal game attempts world record, raising nearly £4,500 14 February 2014

It's smiles all round as futsal game attempts world record, raising nearly £4,500

The ref is looking at his watch. The atmosphere is electric – the crowd of supporters swells, cheering as the last seconds of the game tick away.

Calling all charities – exclusive experience on offer as top prize 13 February 2014

Calling all charities – exclusive experience on offer as top prize

The BT Tower Dining Club is a new and exciting opportunity for charities registered with MyDonate to apply for a table on the 34th floor - the revolving restaurant - at BT Tower in London.

Orient Express: from London to Shanghai by bicycle 11 February 2014

Orient Express: from London to Shanghai by bicycle

James Finnerty is cycling some 10,000 miles from London to Shanghai on a fundraising bike ride full of eastern promise.

Adventurer treads one million metres for one million pennies 10 February 2014

Adventurer treads one million metres for one million pennies

Mark Stevenson's efforts have raised valuable funds for Survivors - a rape and sexual trauma centre based in Hull and the East Riding.

Fundraising father and son drive to Arctic Circle in a rather thrilling adventure 03 February 2014

Fundraising father and son drive to Arctic Circle in a rather thrilling adventure

During the Christmas break twelve year old Jacob Timbrell had an inspiring idea for a rather thrilling adventure. His idea was that he and his father, Mark Timbrell, should drive to Lapland and raise money for children at Christmas.

Myth busting advice for running community events 28 January 2014

Myth busting advice for running community events

The government has this month published new guidelines about how to run a local community event without getting caught up in too much red tape.

New video shows the real difference MyDonate makes 27 January 2014

New video shows the real difference MyDonate makes

Watch the new heart-warming video about the incredible fundraising and support SThree gives to charity SOS Children.

The big 4-0 for charity 24 January 2014

The big 4-0 for charity

Stewart Bethell is a seasoned fundraiser but 2014 will bring him his biggest charity challenge yet.

Crohns disease through a lens 16 January 2014

Crohns disease through a lens

Photographer Megan Milburn is undertaking an imaginative photojournalism campaign to challenge preconceptions of beauty and raise awareness of Crohn's disease.

Five New Years resolutions to boost your fundraising in 2014 09 January 2014

Five New Years resolutions to boost your fundraising in 2014

Here at MyDonate we understand that fundraising can sometimes be a bit challenging. We've put together five simple resolutions that we reckon will help you boost your online donations this year

A new year brings some great fundraising opportunities 09 January 2014

A new year brings some great fundraising opportunities

A new year brings some great fundraising opportunities – perhaps the chance to beat that personal best in the marathon, or simply the chance to raise more money for your favourite charity.

Serial runner raises the roof for Walthamstow homeless charity 20 December 2013

Serial runner raises the roof for Walthamstow homeless charity

Bill Foster will run more than 80 miles, in a bid to raise money to provide shelter for homeless people in the borough of Waltham Forest, based in Walthamstow, East London.

V for Victory: one man, a pair of walking boots and 7,000 miles of British coastline 19 December 2013

V for Victory: one man, a pair of walking boots and 7,000 miles of British coastline

Next March Gareth Axenderrie will be embarking on a 7,000 mile challenge to walk around the entire Great British mainland coastline.

Which? review says MyDonate gives the most 18 December 2013

Which? review says MyDonate gives the most

Charities can maximise funds raised online by using MyDonate. That's according to a recent review of online fundraising services carried out by Which?

Jubilee Hope to set sail for Tanzania 13 December 2013

Jubilee Hope to set sail for Tanzania

Staff from Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) use their skills and expertise to support communities in Tanzania through the Vine Trust.

Fundraising runner gets splashed with paint in happiest 5k on the planet 11 December 2013

Fundraising runner gets splashed with paint in happiest 5k on the planet

Fundraiser Laura Foreman, who works in Dubai, is taking part in the inaugural 'Color Run' in Dubai, dubbed the 'happiest 5k on the planet'.

Eight ways to warmer winter fundraising 09 December 2013

Eight ways to warmer winter fundraising

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops , we have come up with some fundraising suggestions that are just that bit more snug and warm...

Run Santa, run! 06 December 2013

Run Santa, run!

It's that time of year again as we hear about our fundraisers up and down the country donning their Santa gear and hitting the tarmac to join the annual rite of passage that is the Santa Dash.

It's supersonic speed of light for MyDonate fundraising runner: VIDEO 03 December 2013

It's supersonic speed of light for MyDonate fundraising runner: VIDEO

In October, Jo McMahon completed her first 5k race on Bournemouth waterfront, raising funds for national disability charity SCOPE.

Calling all charities – need a helping hand? 02 December 2013

Calling all charities – need a helping hand?

As well as MyDonate, BT offers a whole bunch of services to help charities thrive as part of its Better Future programme.

Sahara trek raises more than £2,000 for Candlelighters 29 November 2013

Sahara trek raises more than £2,000 for Candlelighters

Fundraiser Andy Dransfield completed a five-day trek through the Sahara desert for charity.

Celebs and BT staff join forces to help raise millions 28 November 2013

Celebs and BT staff join forces to help raise millions

Celebrities turned out in force last week answering the phones to support the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.

Atlantic Odyssey sows seeds for therapeutic garden 22 November 2013

Atlantic Odyssey sows seeds for therapeutic garden

Eton Housemaster David Gregg will be swapping his gown for a lifejacket later this month as he sets sail across the Atlantic on a daring fundraising voyage.

It's full steam ahead for superhero fundraiser 22 November 2013

It's full steam ahead for superhero fundraiser

On Saturday 16 November Martyn Stevenson-Read took his ironing prowess and endurance to a new level with a 12-hour 'steam-off' in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Support the Philippines typhoon appeal 13 November 2013

Support the Philippines typhoon appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal for people affected by the devastating Philippines typhoon.

It's Viva Las Vegas for rock n roll runner 14 November 2013

It's Viva Las Vegas for rock n roll runner

Las Vegas will soon become boogie city when thousands of fit rock 'n' rollers hit the strip for one of the world's glitziest marathons.

Spotlight on Bhubesi Pride 07 November 2013

Spotlight on Bhubesi Pride

Welcome to our very first 'Spotlight on' feature where we'll be chatting to some of the latest charities to sign up to MyDonate's free fundraising service.

Footsteps across Iraq for mothers worldwide 07 November 2013

Footsteps across Iraq for mothers worldwide

Intrepid fundraiser Ali Reza Master is walking 80 kilometres across Iraq this December, battling the blistering cold and temperature, as he, and 17 million others, take part in an annual pilgrimage.

Looking for some spooktacular fundraising fun this Halloween? 22 October 2013

Looking for some spooktacular fundraising fun this Halloween?

Here at MyDonate HQ we've put our thinking caps on and have come up with some spooktacular ideas to help you raise a scary amount of money this Halloween.

A night under the stars for 'Byte Night 17 October 2013

A night under the stars for 'Byte Night'

On Friday 4 October more than 40 BT people slept rough in four cities – London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham – to raise at least £25,000 for Action for Children's 'Byte Night'.

Tandem parachute jump raises more than £5,000 for Ickle Pickles 15 October 2013

Tandem parachute jump raises more than £5,000 for Ickle Pickles

A charity dedicated to caring for very small and sick babies, Ickle Pickles turns gifts and donations into specialised equipment to help Neonatal units.

500 miles of hope 09 October 2013

500 miles of hope

September signals the start of autumn, bringing with it the changing hues of the leaves and a sense of a fresh start. For Michael Fitzgerald, it brought a unique challenge - a 500 mile trek along the top of Spain.

How I reached my fundraising target – some tips to help you do the same 04 October 2013

How I reached my fundraising target – some tips to help you do the same

Beth Courtier is a determined lady. She also knows a little about how to fundraise. Earlier this year she headed off to the Atlas mountains in Morocco - as a volunteer - to help local communities build an education centre for underprivileged children.

Twilight walk through Royal Windsor aims to stamp out brain cancer 01 October 2013

Twilight walk through Royal Windsor aims to stamp out brain cancer

As dusk falls over the sprawling oaks of Windsor Great Park, and the last rays of light glow on its rusty leaves, hundreds of people will be gathering on the 6th of October to take part in a twilight walk with a purpose.

The 80,000 Steps: fundraiser scales the Great Wall of China 01 October 2013

The 80,000 Steps: fundraiser scales the Great Wall of China

Fundraiser Karl Djemal will be trekking 80,000 steps across the Great Wall of China later this month to raise funds for Action on Hearing Loss, a hearing support charity that helps his deaf son.

Hope floats for Syria in virtual balloon race 26 September 2013

Hope floats for Syria in virtual balloon race

Roll out the Barrel Trust is running a virtual balloon race online throughout October, with all proceeds going towards sending Rolling Water Barrels to Syrian children in Za'atari Camp, Jordan.

Great boats of fire! Fierce competition as dragon boat racers bring rain and prosperity to Bristol 19 September 2013

Great boats of fire! Fierce competition as dragon boat racers bring rain and prosperity to Bristol

Fundraiser Shelley Watts and her crew will be bringing a spectacle of vibrant colour, rhythmic drum-beats, and possibly a dash of rain, to Bristol docklands later this month when they take part in this year's Dragon Boat Festival.

Treading for Tanzania - Bristol runner follows in father's footsteps 13 September 2013

Treading for Tanzania - Bristol runner follows in father's footsteps

On your marks, get set, go! Fundraiser and runner Salome Stanford will be treading the streets of Bristol on the 15th of September to raise money for charity.

Etape Cymru: cyclist hits tarmac for arts charity 05 September 2013

Etape Cymru: cyclist hits tarmac for arts charity

Cyclists from across the world will be pedalling through Clwydian Range and the Dee Valley on the 8th of September for the Etape Cymru.

Move over Sir Bradley Wiggins: is this Britain's youngest cyclist? 03 September 2013

Move over Sir Bradley Wiggins: is this Britain's youngest cyclist?

My name is George Williams, I am seven years old and last year I rode the Mini Ellipse on the back of my dad's bike on my tag-a-long.

Riding into the future for The Brae 28 August 2013

Riding into the future for The Brae

Bryan Allan has an extreme passion for racing motorcycles and at the end of August he'll be taking part in this year's Manx GP & the Classic TT to raise money for charity.

Fresh dose of Icelandic sea air spurs on marathon runners 19 August 2013

Fresh dose of Icelandic sea air spurs on marathon runners

Later this month Jodi and Hazel will be running a marathon with a difference. They'll be taking part in the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon on Saturday 24th August.

Video - making things smoother for you with BT Troubleshooter service for charities 14 August 2013

Video - making things smoother for you with BT Troubleshooter service for charities

BT Troubleshooting team was recently called upon to advise on setting up an administration system for UK charity, Changing Faces.

Harry's hair-ripping adventures for Challenge Kenya expedition 09 August 2013

Harry's hair-ripping adventures for Challenge Kenya expedition

When he's not doing his day job as a network designer, BT apprentice Harry Wilson is busy raising funds to enable him to take part in the Challenge Kenya 2014 programme.

Hey, Mr DJ put a record on - marathon runner feels the groove for charity 09 August 2013

Hey, Mr DJ put a record on - marathon runner feels the groove for charity

Natalie Webb will be getting in step this September for a half marathon with a groovy difference: 'Run to the Beat' - London's biggest and most unique half marathon.

Dicing with the Devil - a footrace with a vengeance 01 August 2013

Dicing with the Devil - a footrace with a vengeance

Runners from across the world will be gathering in the Scottish Highlands this weekend to take part in a footrace with a vengeance: The Devil o' the Highlands.

We are listening to your feedback 31 July 2013

We are listening to your feedback

We've been receiving a lot of valuable feedback from you: charities, fundraisers and donors, about charity event fundraising pages on MyDonate.

Fun in the sun - get creative with your fundraising 31 July 2013

Fun in the sun - get creative with your fundraising

We're having some glorious weather at the moment aren't we? But we were thinking: why not take the opportunity to inject some fundraising fun into your summer holidays?

On your marks get set good luck 31 July 2013

On your marks get set good luck

To those of you cycling in the forthcoming Prudential RideLondon this weekend (3rd - 4th August), we wish you the best of luck.

Safeguarding your donations 24 July 2013

Safeguarding your donations

You may have heard that charity fundraising website Charitygiving.co.uk was suspended very recently.

Trailblazing for Compass Disability Services 24 July 2013

Trailblazing for Compass Disability Services

In what is quite possibly the world's shortest sponsored walk, a team of fundraisers will be feeling the heat later this month in a sponsored firewalk.

Students swap books for walking boots to scale North Africa's highest mountain 24 July 2013

Students swap books for walking boots to scale North Africa's highest mountain

A group of 20 students from Keele University will be travelling to Marrakech, Morocco in mid August to undertake what could be their most challenging assignment to date.

Ramblers put their best foot forward for the Fieldfare Challenge 24 July 2013

Ramblers put their best foot forward for the Fieldfare Challenge

This summer young people across the country have been summoned to dig out their hiking boots, polish their compasses and navigate their way to the countryside.

Metres for Malawi - rowing contest to raise Africa's oldest ship 23 July 2013

Metres for Malawi - rowing contest to raise Africa's oldest ship

Rowers from across the world will soon be gathering in Spitalfields Market, London for a rowing contest with a difference.

The future of corporate fundraising is here 23 July 2013

The future of corporate fundraising is here

Corporate fundraising is undergoing a quiet revolution.

You'll never pedal alone: historic fundraiser in Bill Shankly's honour 17 July 2013

You'll never pedal alone: historic fundraiser in Bill Shankly's honour

The Shankly Bike Ride, set up in the great football manager's honour, will take place this August. Funds raised will be used by the Liverpool FC Foundation to help improve people's lives.

Challenge Coniston: Weegie Allstars put through their paces 16 July 2013

Challenge Coniston: Weegie Allstars put through their paces

This September the sleepy, lakeside village of Coniston in Cumbria will come alive with the sound of kayak oars hitting the water and crowds of cheering supporters as the Guide Dogs Coniston Challenge gets underway.

Fearless trio swap deckchairs for docklands in the Great London Swim 16 July 2013

Fearless trio swap deckchairs for docklands in the Great London Swim

Spare a thought for fearless trio, Helen Dolpin, Neil Herron and Gary McFarlane.

Lighting a candle in the desert 12 July 2013

Lighting a candle in the desert

This October Andy Dransfield will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime, a five-day trek through the Sahara desert.

Raising the pressure for North West Blood Bikes Manchester 12 July 2013

Raising the pressure for North West Blood Bikes Manchester

This autumn Sarah Lucas will be zipping across The Quays, Manchester to raise money for North West Blood Bikes Manchester.

California dreamin 15 July 2013

California dreamin

This September hardcore cyclists will be heading Stateside for a bike ride of epic proportions.

Forget marathons and 10ks. Real runners do the Doughnut Dash. 02 July 2013

Forget marathons and 10ks. Real runners do the Doughnut Dash.

2012's biggest sporting event was the Olympics. This year brings the Doughnut Dash in aid of Kidney Research UK.

The story of For All Events 04 July 2013

The story of For All Events

When Jane Tomlinson CBE died of breast cancer in 2007, she left behind a hugely impactful legacy in the form of For All Events, a charity events organisation headed by her husband Mike Tomlinson.

Anaesthetists don their aprons to raise dough for Lifebox Foundation 02 July 2013

Anaesthetists don their aprons to raise dough for Lifebox Foundation

Anaesthesia departments across the UK are being challenged to put their baking skills to the test to raise vital funds for the Lifebox Foundation.

Revisiting Moldova 01 July 2013

Revisiting Moldova

Following the success of last summer's 'Mission to Moldova', volunteers from TEECH (Telecommunications Eastern European Challenge) are busy preparing for their return this August.

BT's new fundraising initiative 'supports the supporters 24 June 2013

BT's new fundraising initiative 'supports the supporters'

Customers of BT Sport will now be able to help disadvantaged young people thanks to a new and exciting fundraising initiative from BT – The Supporters Club.

Tour de Britain: round the coast in 80 days 01 July 2013

Tour de Britain: round the coast in 80 days

An event to potentially rival Tour de France will see cycling enthusiast Sarah Bowen pedaling round the coastline of England and Wales this summer.

Guardian article reveals how BT is bringing internet access to Children's Villages in Africa 18 June 2013

Guardian article reveals how BT is bringing internet access to Children's Villages in Africa

Last month, BT launched a major initiative - Connecting Africa - in partnership with SOS Children's Villages, an international charity focusing on children at risk.

Skyfall – tandem parachute jump in aid of Ickle Pickles 18 June 2013

Skyfall – tandem parachute jump in aid of Ickle Pickles

London-based charity, Ickle Pickle's ambassador Lorraine Blackburn, will be taking the plunge in a tandem parachute jump on 27th of July.

How charities can help their own fundraisers 28 May 2013

How charities can help their own fundraisers

How can charities make the most from opportunities presented by significant fundraising events like the London Marathon?

We're here to help' – a profile of MyDonate's customer service team 28 May 2013

'We're here to help' – a profile of MyDonate's customer service team

The headquarters of the MyDonate customer service team is situated in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland.

Wear your wig with pride on Wig Wednesday 20 May 2013

Wear your wig with pride on Wig Wednesday

This Wednesday May 22nd is 'Wig Wednesday' when people across the UK will unite to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer.

MyDonate attends UK Foodbank conference 14 May 2013

MyDonate attends UK Foodbank conference

A team from MyDonate is set to attend the Foodbank Network National Conference 2013 in Birmingham this week.

Connecting Africa project will bring African communities online 10 May 2013

Connecting Africa project will bring African communities online

BT has teamed up with international charity SOS Children's Villages to provide broadband internet access to twenty African communities as part of its newly launched 'Connecting Africa' project.

Raising money for charity? – tell us your story! 03 May 2013

Raising money for charity? – tell us your story!

We would love to hear all about how you are raising funds for your favourite charities and why.

Well done to all you London Marathon runners 22 April 2013

Well done to all you London Marathon runners

A big well done from MyDonate to everyone who took part in the London Marathon at the weekend.

MyDonate celebrates second birthday 19 April 2013

MyDonate celebrates second birthday

Two years on, and the service has grown to become more popular than ever with charities, donors and fundraisers.

Last chance to grab a place in the sold-out Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 18 April 2013

Last chance to grab a place in the sold-out Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Some extra places have been announced for what promises to be the North's sporting event of the year – The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.

Long-distance fundraising cyclists stay in touch via MyDonate 15 April 2013

Long-distance fundraising cyclists stay in touch via MyDonate

Fundraisers Hannah Smith and Diarmaid McDonald are well on their way to completing an amazing trans-continental cycling trek for charity.

The charity that transformed London's waterways 15 April 2013

The charity that transformed London's waterways

A highly illuminating article on The Guardian's Voluntary Sector Partnership Zone tells the story of how waterways around London's Olympic Park were given a major renovation in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Shirley is a volunteering star of Nepal 15 April 2013

Shirley is a volunteering star of Nepal

For the past month Shirley Rose, has been working as a volunteer at a mosaic workshop project in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Help support DEC's Syrian Crisis Appeal with MyDonate 21 March 2013

Help support DEC's Syrian Crisis Appeal with MyDonate

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), the charity that co-ordinates the responses of the UK's 14 leading humanitarian charities, has launched its Syria Crisis Appeal.

Available now – our brand new toolkit for charities and fundraisers 21 March 2013

Available now – our brand new toolkit for charities and fundraisers

We are thrilled to announce that the all-new MyDonate toolkit for charities and fundraisers is now available.

Get set for Red Nose Day 2013 11 March 2013

Get set for Red Nose Day 2013

Are you ready for Red Nose Day this coming Friday?

Calling all charities - why not apply for a BT Get IT Together award? 11 March 2013

Calling all charities - why not apply for a BT Get IT Together award?

Entries are now open for the third annual Technology4Good (T4G) awards and MyDonate is urging charities and community groups to take a very close look at one particular category – The BT Get it Together Award.

Payroll giving is 'not as complicated as people think 11 March 2013

Payroll giving is 'not as complicated as people think'

Payroll giving schemes are wrongly considered as being too complicated when they should be recognised as one of the most effective forms of committed giving.

New feature on MyDonate helps charities make the most from fundraising events 08 March 2013

New feature on MyDonate helps charities make the most from fundraising events

A brand new feature, designed to help charities raise more money from popular fundraising events, has been introduced to the MyDonate website.

Lisa warms up for four nations half-marathon challenge 04 March 2013

Lisa warms up for four nations half-marathon challenge

Super-fit runner and prolific fundraiser Lisa Cryer has spent the last four years competing in half-marathons and 10k events in aid of her favourite charity, Magic Moments for Autistic Children - but this year she will take on her toughest challenge yet.

Effective financial management is critical for charities that want to survive and thrive 22 February 2013

Effective financial management is critical for charities that want to survive and thrive

Charities need to have robust financial management, policies and procedures running through their organisations if they want to plan for the future effectively and flourish.

Going back to Moldova 22 February 2013

Going back to Moldova

Last summer Ipswich-based charity TEECH (Telecommunications Eastern European Challenge) took a team of willing volunteers on a Mission to Moldova.

Shirley gets set for a month of volunteering in Nepal 20 February 2013

Shirley gets set for a month of volunteering in Nepal

MyDonate fundraiser Shirley Rose is counting down the days until she waves goodbye to the UK and flies off to Nepal to begin a month's volunteering at a mosaic project.

Payroll giving under the spotlight in live Q&A 14 February 2013

Payroll giving under the spotlight in live Q&A

MyDonate is sponsoring a live Q&A on the Guardian's website to discuss the issues of payroll giving.

An interview with Jayne George from Guide Dogs 12 February 2013

An interview with Jayne George from Guide Dogs

Jayne George, director of fundraising at Guide Dogs, outlines how guide dogs are trained from puppies to become working dogs supporting blind and partially sighted people from across the UK.

Rebuilding Nepalese girls' lives through mosaic art 31 January 2013

Rebuilding Nepalese girls' lives through mosaic art

Help Freedom Matters- a charity that rescues and rehabilitates trafficked young people in Nepal.

Rain fails to dampen resolve of Worthing's 'Sleep Out' fundraisers 24 January 2013

Rain fails to dampen resolve of Worthing's 'Sleep Out' fundraisers

Well done to everybody who spent the night out under the stars in Worthing on Saturday night for the annual Sleep Out event.

Search engine boosted 15 January 2013

Search engine boosted

Here at MyDonate HQ, we've been very busy over the last few weeks working on some great new additions and features for our site.

MyDonate scoops charity award 03 January 2013

MyDonate scoops charity award

International development charity, Childreach International, has named MyDonate as its Supplier of the Year 2012.

Squeeze on charity donations 31 December 2012

Squeeze on charity donations

One in six charities believe they may face closure in the coming year according to a recent poll.

Charities: the MyDonate email signature is ready for download now 20 December 2012

Charities: the MyDonate email signature is ready for download now

A message to charities - your employees, fundraisers and supporters can all now download a very handy tool.

Fundraisers: Download your MyDonate email signature now 20 December 2012

Fundraisers: Download your MyDonate email signature now

Calling all fundraisers - you can now download a very handy tool which will encourage your contacts.

Watch our latest video: Making the most from reporting 07 December 2012

Watch our latest video: Making the most from reporting

Over the past few months we've been busy making MyDonate's reporting tool even easier for charities to use.

Need help building your website? 04 December 2012

Need help building your website?

Charities across the UK are being offered the chance to get their hands on a free website thanks to BT.

Out and about and listening to you 04 December 2012

Out and about and listening to you

From Scotland to London, from Exeter to Manchester, the last few months have seen the MyDonate team travelling up and down the country meeting and listening to so many of you.

Inspiring video shows success of Guide Dogs Week 28 November 2012

Inspiring video shows success of Guide Dogs Week

MyDonate has produced a new video with highlights of some of the hugely successful events that took place during Guide Dogs Week in October.

Have you got a story for MyDonate? 28 November 2012

Have you got a story for MyDonate?

Do you have a fundraising story to tell - be it funny, heart warming or simply crazy - MyDonate wants to hear from you.

We'd love to hear what you think 23 November 2012

We'd love to hear what you think

We want to make MyDonate even better for everybody who uses our free service - and that's where your feedback comes in.

IoF Scotland annual conference generates 'lively debate 20 November 2012

IoF Scotland annual conference generates 'lively debate'

Seven in ten charitable organisations in Scotland have witnessed an increase in digital donations.

BBC Children in Need breaks a new fundraising record 19 November 2012

BBC Children in Need breaks a new fundraising record

Weeks of dedicated fundraising came to a sensational climax on Friday, with this year's BBC Children in Need telethon raising a record-breaking £26,757,446.

Wanted: Women to be 'BearFaced' for BBC Children in Need 09 November 2012

Wanted: Women to be 'BearFaced' for BBC Children in Need

Women in the UK are being urged to go 'BearFaced' on Friday 9 November to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Bupa Great South runners cap memorable year with record-breaking event 31 October 2012

Bupa Great South runners cap memorable year with record-breaking event

Around 25,000 people pounded the streets of Portsmouth at the weekend as part of what's being described as the biggest ever Bupa Great South Run.

Walk my Way' increases awareness of blindness 29 October 2012

'Walk my Way' increases awareness of blindness

Guide Dogs Week, which ran between October 6th and 14th was a fantastic success with more than 450 events taking place around the country raising much-needed funds and awareness for Guide Dogs.

BBC Children in Need welcomes MyDonate as official online fundraising partner 26 October 2012

BBC Children in Need welcomes MyDonate as official online fundraising partner

BT's MyDonate service has been named as the official online fundraising partner for this year's BBC Children in Need.

Raising a million with the help of MyDonate to celebrate a 100 years 23 October 2012

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

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

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) choses MyDonate for online fundraising 19 October 2012

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) choses MyDonate for online fundraising

MyDonate is set to play a key role in a new national fundraising campaign - Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) - spearheaded by Cancer Research UK.

Business challenge to overcome? - BT Troubleshooter can help 11 October 2012

Business challenge to overcome? - BT Troubleshooter can help

BT Troubleshooter is a free service for charities that helps them to overcome business-related challenges they might face.

Innovation at heart of MyDonate sponsored awards 05 October 2012

Innovation at heart of MyDonate sponsored awards

An organisation that allows people to donate cars to charity has won the 'Innovation in Fundraising' category at this year's Third Sector Excellence Awards 2012.

MyDonate has agreed a new partnership 26 September 2012

MyDonate has agreed a new partnership

MyDonate has agreed a new partnership – including the sponsorship of four conferences - with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

Still time to Walk my Way for Guide Dogs 26 September 2012

Still time to Walk my Way for Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs Week may be fast-approaching but there's still plenty of time for fundraisers to get involved.

Well done to all the Bupa Great North Run participants 19 September 2012

Well done to all the Bupa Great North Run participants

Once again, the event was a spectacular success with 55,000 competitors completing the famous race this year.

With the Paralympics over, be inspired 10 September 2012

With the Paralympics over, be inspired

The curtain has closed on a sensational Paralympic Games and it's clear that the performance of all athletes has inspired a nation.

BT MyDonate sponsors the Third Sector Excellence Awards 10 September 2012

BT MyDonate sponsors the Third Sector Excellence Awards

BT's MyDonate is one of the sponsors for the prestigious Third Sector Excellence Awards, which recognises and celebrate the outstanding work of charities and not-for-profit organisations.

On a mission to Moldova... 05 September 2012

On a mission to Moldova...

The 'Mission to Moldova' saw a crew of 25 volunteers travelling by road across the continent to a school in Valcinet, a small town in the middle of the country.

Digital delivers more for charities - the video 20 August 2012

Digital delivers more for charities - the video

Reaction to the report published by MyDonate and the Institute of Fundraising - "Understanding donor behaviour in a digital age".

Inspired by the Brownlee brothers? 10 August 2012

Inspired by the Brownlee brothers?

If you've been inspired to get up off the sofa and get swimming or cycling or running watch this short video from the Brownlee brothers.

MyDonate unlocks additional funds for charities 08 August 2012

MyDonate unlocks additional funds for charities

MyDonate has helped Childreach International – which works to unlock the potential of children worldwide – to plough an extra £100,000 into key projects.

Have you tried the MyDonate mobile app? 07 August 2012

Have you tried the MyDonate mobile app?

A new MyDonate app has been launched which enables fundraisers to manage and promote their pages via their mobile phones.

The key to successful charitable events 23 July 2012

The key to successful charitable events

MyDonate - in partnership with the Guardian's Fundraising Hub - sponsored a lively online Q and A session about how events can make money for charity.

Walk My Way for Guide Dogs Week. Step into our world and raise money for Guide Dogs 17 July 2012

Walk My Way for Guide Dogs Week. Step into our world and raise money for Guide Dogs

MyDonate is teaming up with charity Guide Dogs to become the exclusive fundraising partner for Guide Dogs Week 2012 (October 6th – 14th).

Digital is delivering more for charities 04 July 2012

Digital is delivering more for charities

Nine out of ten UK charities are now investing in digital media according to a new report published by the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and MyDonate.

IoF fundraising convention set to be a sell-out 26 June 2012

IoF fundraising convention set to be a sell-out

This year's Institute of Fundraising (IoF) National Convention at the Hilton London Metropole is once again expected to be a sell-out with more than 2,200 people attending the annual event.

Countdown to the T4G Awards 26 June 2012

Countdown to the T4G Awards

The clock is ticking towards the start of this year's Technology4Good (T4G) Awards with judges claiming that the 'quality of the entries was noticeably higher than last year'.

Shortlist for Technology4Good awards announced 19 June 2012

Shortlist for Technology4Good awards announced

The shortlist for this year's Technology4Good (T4G) Awards has been announced with 26 finalists whittled down from more than 200 nominations.

MyDonate encourages group fundraising 15 June 2012

MyDonate encourages group fundraising

MyDonate has added a new feature to its website that allows people to raise money together as part of a team.

My Donate helps students raise funds for Childreach International 24 May 2012

My Donate helps students raise funds for Childreach International

Fundraiser Jess Kinney - a second-year university student and team leader for one of the charity's Challenge Events - explains why she got involved in the 'Big Dip'.

Walking an Arm's length to restore historic canal 24 May 2012

Walking an Arm's length to restore historic canal

A six and three quarter mile sponsored walk to raise vital funds to restore the historical Wendover Arm canal is being organised for September 2nd.

Fundraiser Alison Prisley: “MyDonate makes fundraising easier” 22 May 2012

Fundraiser Alison Prisley: “MyDonate makes fundraising easier”

In March 2012, 75 students in Blackpool and Brighton threw themselves into the bitterly cold sea to raise money for Childreach International. Fundraiser Alison Prisley explains why she got involved in the 'Big Dip'.

Your consent for cookies 14 May 2012

Your consent for cookies

To comply with EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, visitors to the MyDonate site over the coming weeks, will be presented with a consent form asking for permission to use cookies on their computer.

Getting free PR 16 May 2012

Getting free PR

When you start your fundraising activity you'll be giving it your all. So don't let it go unnoticed - maximise your PR.

Digital Fundraising Award launched as part of Technology4Good Awards 2012 09 May 2012

Digital Fundraising Award launched as part of Technology4Good Awards 2012

Communications minister Ed Vaizey and TV presenter, Mariella Frostrup, are just two of the names urging businesses, charities, schools, social enterprises and individuals to enter the Technology4Good Awards 2012.

Dan's the man as he targets record-breaking Soccer Aid challenge 08 May 2012

Dan's the man as he targets record-breaking Soccer Aid challenge

Football freestyler Dan Magness is nearing the end of a marathon 200-mile walk – while playing keepy uppies.

MyDonate scores with Keep It Up for Soccer Aid 2012 04 May 2012

MyDonate scores with Keep It Up for Soccer Aid 2012

UNICEF UK, the world's leading children's organisation, has chosen MyDonate as its online donation platform for its 'Keep It Up for Soccer Aid' fundraising campaign.

Record-breaking 'Big Busk' is music to the ears 30 April 2012

Record-breaking 'Big Busk' is music to the ears

There will be dancing in the streets next month as hundreds of buskers hit the UK's pavements in an attempt at a world record - and the chance to raise money for Childreach International.

Fuelling our fundraising ambitions 05 April 2012

Fuelling our fundraising ambitions

To commemorate the first birthday of MyDonate, we've been asking some key figures in the charity sector to tell us their thoughts about online fundraising, the use of technology and MyDonate. Here, Firoz Patel, chief executive of Childreach International, answers the questions.

Making every penny count for Nova 19 April 2012

Making every penny count for Nova

From long distance swimming, cycling and running, Nova International's challenges raise an estimated £50m a year for charity through sponsorship.

Well done to the winners of our prize draw! 11 April 2012

Well done to the winners of our prize draw!

The three winners, each receiving a £100 donation to go straight to the charity of their choice on MyDonate, are...

Ten top tips to help combat 'giving fatigue 03 April 2012

Ten top tips to help combat 'giving fatigue'

Donor fatigue, giver burnout, whatever you call it, it's something most fundraisers are bound to encounter at some point - but there are still things you can do to try to persuade supporters to help you and your cause.

Embracing the world of online 22 March 2012

Embracing the world of online

To commemorate the first birthday of MyDonate, we've asked some key figures in the charity sector to tell us their thoughts about online fundraising, the use of technology and MyDonate.

MyDonate accessibility kitemark means everyone can fundraise online 19 March 2012

MyDonate accessibility kitemark means everyone can fundraise online

BT's MyDonate website is the first online fundraising site to be recognised by disability and e-accessibility charity AbilityNet for being accessible to people of all abilities.

Sign up to MyDonate for the Bupa Great Run and British Gas Great Swim Series 03 February 2012

Sign up to MyDonate for the Bupa Great Run and British Gas Great Swim Series

As a charity or a fundraiser taking part in one of the dozen running and swimming events, you can sign-up with MyDonate now and raise more money for your cause.

Charities must 'believe in themselves 16 March 2012

Charities must 'believe in themselves'

Charities aiming to fundraise successfully in the current economic downturn need to believe in what they are doing

Advice for choosing a charity 14 February 2012

Advice for choosing a charity

How do you choose the right charity to support for a fundraising event such as the Bupa Great North Run? If you've not chosen your charity already, here are some tips.

Sporting fundraisers - keep on track with top tips from the Brownlee brothers 21 February 2012

Sporting fundraisers - keep on track with top tips from the Brownlee brothers

Fundraisers looking to get themselves fit and ready for some of this year's biggest sporting events can benefit from sound advice given by two of the world's top triathletes.

Meet the MyDonate team at the NCVO annual conference 02 March 2012

Meet the MyDonate team at the NCVO annual conference

Come and see us at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) annual conference on Monday, March 5th at The Brewery in London.

Young people celebrated during Student Volunteers week 24 February 2012

Young people celebrated during Student Volunteers week

This week (February 20-26) has been Student Volunteering Week 2012 where students up and down the country put others first and help out.

Getting people on board 14 February 2012

Getting people on board

If you're taking part in one of the Bupa Great Run or British Gas Great Swim events, you'll want to make sure you raise as much money as you possibly can - so what are the best ways to promote your event?

Dodgeball - hits the fun button for fundraising! 31 January 2012

Dodgeball - hits the fun button for fundraising!

Some fantastic creative thinking by a fundraising team has tapped into the themes of fun and sport in a one-day Dodgeball tournament to smash the fundraising target of £10,000.

How to make your New Year's resolution stick - set yourself a goal! 30 December 2011

How to make your New Year's resolution stick - set yourself a goal!

Almost each one us makes News Year's resolutions and almost the same number of us break those same resolutions - so why not set yourself a definite goal to aim for and start training for a fundraising event.

UK fifth most charitable nation in the world 23 December 2011

UK fifth most charitable nation in the world

The UK is the fifth most charitable nation in the world - up from eighth last year - according to a new survey by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

NCVO annual conference: providing practical and motivating advice for the voluntary sector 23 December 2011

NCVO annual conference: providing practical and motivating advice for the voluntary sector

Anyone working in the voluntary sector is being invited to take part in the annual National Council for Volunteer Organisations (NCVO) annual conference.

Cashing up at Christmas - how charities can boost their coffers 09 December 2011

Cashing up at Christmas - how charities can boost their coffers

The festive season is one of the most significant times in the fundraising calendar for charities. Yet despite the numerous high profile appeals, many organisations still struggle to attract the extra pounds spent over this time.

Don't forget charities this Christmas 09 December 2011

Don't forget charities this Christmas

It's worth taking the time to remind ourselves that Christmas is a time for giving and by giving through sites like MyDonate we can help those who are really in need at this time of year.

Fundraising ideas at Christmas 09 December 2011

Fundraising ideas at Christmas

Some great ideas on how to raise money for charities over the Christmas period.

A record night for Children in Need 30 November 2011

A record night for Children in Need

Children in Need broke all records this year raising an incredible £26,332,334 on the Friday night - an increase of £7 million on last year's total.

BBC's The One Show host Matt Baker on course for marathon rickshaw ride 16 November 2011

BBC's The One Show host Matt Baker on course for marathon rickshaw ride

TV host Matt Baker has swapped his comfortable sofa on The One Show for a rainy rickshaw as he takes part in a gruelling 484-mile charity challenge from Edinburgh to London in aid of Children in Need.

Countdown to BBC Children in Need 08 November 2011

Countdown to BBC Children in Need

With just weeks to until BBC Children in Need the clock is ticking towards one of the country's favourite fundraisers.

Man to live in shop window for a week 18 November 2011

Man to live in shop window for a week

A youth worker is to spend a week on his own in a shop to help raise money for Bootle-based children's charity Ykids.

Help for Heroes scoops 'Most Admired Charity' award 20 October 2011

Help for Heroes scoops 'Most Admired Charity' award

Help for Heroes (H4H) – which raises money for wounded service men and women – has been named 'Britain's Most Admired Charity' by Third Sector.

Fundraising experts share their knowledge 17 October 2011

Fundraising experts share their knowledge

Understanding the potential of social media and constantly upgrading personal skills are just some of the top tips shared by half a dozen of the UK's leading charitable fundraisers.

Third Sector Awards puts on first class night 03 October 2011

Third Sector Awards puts on first class night

The Third Sector Excellence Awards 2011 honoured the work of the not-for-profit industry at a black-tie dinner that was attended by more than 500 guests.

Get ready for Children in Need 26 September 2011

Get ready for Children in Need

This year the BBC's Children in Need appeal takes place on November 18. This is the 31st appeal and over the years it has raised millions of pounds to help make positive changes to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

KidsOut puts MyDonate at the heart of online strategy 22 September 2011

KidsOut puts MyDonate at the heart of online strategy

A new website, a deeper engagement with social media and increased used of the MyDonate fundraising platform are all beginning to pay dividends for KidsOut.

David's done it! 16 September 2011

David's done it!

Comedian David Walliams has raised almost £1.2m thanks to his epic 140 miles swim down the river Thames.

Countdown begins for Bupa Great North Run 15 September 2011

Countdown begins for Bupa Great North Run

Some 54,000 people are expected to take part in this weekend's Bupa Great North Run in a bid to conquer the 13.1 miles course from Newcastle on Tyne to South Shields.

Dames head list to support Remember A Charity Week 15 September 2011

Dames head list to support Remember A Charity Week

Some of the UK's leading public figures – including Dame Judy Dench, Dame Vera Lynn and Sir Michael Parkinson – are supporting Remember A Charity Week to encourage more people to leave a small gift to charities in their will.

MyDonate backs Guardian Voluntary Sector Network 14 September 2011

MyDonate backs Guardian Voluntary Sector Network

BT MyDonate is delighted to become a partner of The Guardian's Voluntary Sector Network - for professionals who work in, and with, the voluntary sector.

Pedalling coast to coast for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine 14 September 2011

Pedalling coast to coast for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine

A team of cyclists has just covered an epic 140 miles in two days to raise money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.

South African townships link with South Wales communities to perform stunning arts project 12 September 2011

South African townships link with South Wales communities to perform stunning arts project

Valley Kids – a community regeneration charity based in Rhondda Cynon Taff – is looking to raise £150,000 to help fund an exciting cultural exchange between disadvantaged communities in Wales and South Africa.

Team BT raises money for Team GB 14 October 2011

Team BT raises money for Team GB

Seventeen BT employees ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon this weekend, raising £4,000 so far via the MyDonate website, for the charity Paralympics GB.

Third Sector Excellence 08 September 2011

Third Sector Excellence

The organisations entering the 2011 Third Sector Excellence Awards have now been shortlisted and eagerly await news of their entries at a ceremony on 28th September at the London Lancaster hotel.

Walliams vs the Thames 07 September 2011

Walliams vs the Thames

Comedian, writer and actor David Walliams is currently taking on his toughest physical challenge ever – swimming the length of the river Thames for Sport Relief.

MyDonate is awarded AbilityNet Accreditation 26 August 2011

MyDonate is awarded AbilityNet Accreditation

A network of consumers with a diverse range of disabilities has given the MyDonate website a 'thumbs up' for usability, and has led to the site receiving an 'AbilityNet Accredited' award.

A helping hand for charities from the IoF 26 August 2011

A helping hand for charities from the IoF

Staff working for small charities have just a few days left to apply for the Institute of Fundraising's (IoF) one-day conference for just £20.00, thanks to a new bursary scheme.

UK raises £50million for East Africa, but DEC appeals for more 22 August 2011

UK raises £50million for East Africa, but DEC appeals for more

The UK has donated nearly £50million to the Disaster Emergency Committee's (DEC) East Africa drought appeal, but the charity says more needs to be done to help the 12 million people at risk in the region.

Charities could benefit from £10 million Big Society fund 22 August 2011

Charities could benefit from £10 million Big Society fund

The Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, has announced that a £10 million fund is being made available to charities and social enterprises to help them win more capital investment and public service contracts.

Lewis to lead Institute of Fundraising 17 August 2011

Lewis to lead Institute of Fundraising

Peter Lewis has been announced as the new chief executive of The Institute of Fundraising (IoF), and will join the organisation in October.

Cuts will lead to drop in charitable funding, warns NCVO 12 August 2011

Cuts will lead to drop in charitable funding, warns NCVO

Charities will miss out on £2.8bn of public funding in the next five years if planned government cuts are passed on proportionately to the voluntary sector, according to the NCVO.

Kids charity benefits from celebrity yacht race 12 August 2011

Kids charity benefits from celebrity yacht race

Newly-wed Zara Phillips and Hollywood star Ewan McGregor joined a flotilla of other celebrities to take part in a 50 mile race around the Isle of Wight to raise money for charity.

Canal bike ride is a boost for Scouts 05 August 2011

Canal bike ride is a boost for Scouts

Seven Scout leaders and their friends have successfully cycled 127.5 miles from Liverpool to Leeds along the towpath of the North of England's longest canal.

Autism charity to benefit from 'Wacky Racers 21 July 2011

Autism charity to benefit from 'Wacky Racers'

Three men from Nottinghamshire are planning to drive some 1,300 miles in a car that cost just £50 to raise £2,000 for autism charity NORSACA.

Get ready for Born to Shine 15 July 2011

Get ready for Born to Shine

Save the Children has teamed up with broadcaster ITV for a brand new weekly entertainment series for Sunday evenings beginning on July 17th.

Magic FM gives kids a brighter future 15 July 2011

Magic FM gives kids a brighter future

Magic 105.4 has registered its 'Cash for Kids' charity with MyDonate to raise money for independently registered, local charities in the UK.

DEC announces East Africa Crisis Appeal 11 July 2011

DEC announces East Africa Crisis Appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an urgent appeal to help more than 10 million people in East Africa parts of which are suffering their worst drought in over half a century.

Fundraisers crucial role highlighted 11 July 2011

Fundraisers crucial role highlighted

The Institute of Fundraising's National Convention held in London at the beginning of July has underlined the important work carried out by fundraisers.

Good luck to all British 10K London runners 07 July 2011

Good luck to all British 10K London runners

This Sunday coming sees the 11th staging of the British 10K London Run. It's the biggest event of its type in the UK and is expected to attract around 25,000 runners from different countries and all walks of life.

Come and see MyDonate at National Convention 2011 01 July 2011

Come and see MyDonate at National Convention 2011

More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the National Convention 2011 from July 4-6 at the Hilton London Metropole.

Fire engine 'pull-athon' helps ChildLine 01 July 2011

Fire engine 'pull-athon' helps ChildLine

Volunteer fire crew based at BT's Adastral Park research centre in Suffolk raised more than £2,000 for charity by pulling an eight ton fire engine 25km.

BT staff pedal their way to help Paralympics GB 01 July 2011

BT staff pedal their way to help Paralympics GB

Sixteen cyclists from BT helped raise more than £445 for Paralympics GB after completing a marathon 350km ride on an exercise bike.

Charities give thumbs up to MyDonate 27 June 2011

Charities give thumbs up to MyDonate

More than 500 charities have signed up to the MyDonate service since its launch in April – with hundreds of other charities set to join in the coming weeks.

Cardboard Citizens stages bike ride 23 June 2011

Cardboard Citizens stages bike ride

Homeless theatre company Cardboard Citizens has chosen MyDonate to support a 245 mile charity bike ride from London to Amsterdam in the autumn.

Well done to all London to Brighton cyclists 20 June 2011

Well done to all London to Brighton cyclists

Congratulations are in order for the all the cyclists who took part in the London to Brighton charity bike ride held at the weekend.

Fundraisers need to 'think outside the box' says Ben Fogle 15 June 2011

Fundraisers need to 'think outside the box' says Ben Fogle

TV presenter and celebrity Tweeter Ben Fogle has given the thumbs up to new guide that show fundraisers how to use social media to raise even more money for their charities.

Congratulations to Charity Award 2011 winners 10 June 2011

Congratulations to Charity Award 2011 winners

MyDonate and a number of its charity partners were among those attending the prestigious Charity Awards event.

Young people benefit from on-going fundraising by Chichester charity 03 June 2011

Young people benefit from on-going fundraising by Chichester charity

A Chichester-based charity has signed up to MyDonate to help raise the £110,000 it needs to fund the purchase of equipment at the Cobnor Activities Centre.

Dogged determination raises £240,000 for cancer 02 June 2011

Dogged determination raises £240,000 for cancer

Registered Cancer charity Brown Dog, which has raised more than £240,000 since it was set up ten years ago, says it now expects to see fundraising soar following the launch of the MyDonate website.

Inspired Living cycle ride through Italy 02 June 2011

Inspired Living cycle ride through Italy

A team of 19 enthusiastic cyclists and fundraisers are preparing to tackle a 950 mile ride from Switzerland to Sicily in aid of charity during June.

Good luck to all in the Bupa London 10k 27 May 2011

Good luck to all in the Bupa London 10k

This Bank Holiday weekend will see around 10,500 fun-runners, fundraisers, celebrities and leading athletes participating in the Bupa London 10,000.

Giving White Paper unveiled 27 May 2011

Giving White Paper unveiled

The government has published a white paper detailing plans to make it easier and more attractive to give time and money to good causes.

KidsOut embraces social media for new engagement strategy 23 May 2011

KidsOut embraces social media for new engagement strategy

KidsOut, the UK children's charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness to disadvantaged kids, is planning to extend its online presence in a bid to engage with a wider spread of potential supporters.

Bonne Chance in France for fundraising cyclists! 18 May 2011

Bonne Chance in France for fundraising cyclists!

Four keen as mustard cyclists are set to discover what it's like to navigate a stage of the Tour de France–while raising money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.

Accessibility key to success of MyDonate site 06 May 2011

Accessibility key to success of MyDonate site

AbilityNet – the UK charity that helps disabled people use computers and the internet – has given its full backing to the MyDonate web site.

Forget Romeo, this Juliet is simply amazing 06 May 2011

Forget Romeo, this Juliet is simply amazing

To her friends she's a tour de force. To the domestic violence charity Women's Aid, she's one of their 'hero' fundraisers. And to anyone who knows her story, she is simply amazing.

Charities show early enthusiasm for MyDonate 20 April 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.

Good luck for Sunday! 15 April 2011

Good luck for Sunday!

This Sunday (April 17th) will see thousands of plucky individuals taking part in the London Marathon with a great many of them running to raise money for charity.

KidsOut shows donations go further with MyDonate 16 April 2011

KidsOut shows donations go further with MyDonate

KidsOut, the UK charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children, has published a table on its website that compares the cost to charities of using popular donation sites, including MyDonate.

Everest challenge is 'summit' worth sponsoring 06 April 2011

Everest challenge is 'summit' worth sponsoring

When it comes to raising money for charity, Rob Scragg has a mountain to climb. Literally. That's because in November Rob begins an epic trek to Mount Everest's Base Camp to raise money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.

MyDonate launch gives charities financial boost 06 April 2011

MyDonate launch gives charities financial boost

UK charities are to receive a much-needed cash injection following the launch of MyDonate - a new free online charitable fundraising service.

Top fundraising tips from a top fundraiser! 06 April 2011

Top fundraising tips from a top fundraiser!

Kirsteen Ellis from Suffolk is a fantastic fundraiser. From organising coffee morning and sponsored talent shows to taking part charity walks, Kirsteen spends her spare time raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Records tumble for Red Nose Day 2011 06 April 2011

Records tumble for Red Nose Day 2011

Last month's Red Nose Day was a brilliant event - a truly stunning night - and at the end of the record breaking evening Comic Relief raised an amazing £74,360,207 - the highest ever total reached on the night in Red Nose Day's 23 year history.

London and Scotland have UK's deepest charity pockets 06 April 2011

London and Scotland have UK's deepest charity pockets

Londoners and Scots are the UK's most generous givers to charity, according to a survey by BT's new free online charitable fundraising service MyDonate.



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