It is that time of year when we will begin to think about our Christmas shopping.  Do you shop online?  If yes, please raise money for St. John’s with Easy Fundraising and invite your friends and family to do so too.

How it works
easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. So far they have raised over £4 million for causes throughout the UK.

It works in a similar way to many other loyalty shopping sites, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead. It’s as simple as that!

You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 1%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 6%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them!

The great thing is it won’t cost you any more, plus they have lots of voucher codes and special discounts so you can actually save money while you help your good cause. There is no cost for the good cause either – the service is totally free.

How to generate donations

It’s very simple – once you’ve registered with them, when you shop with one of their retailers, their system makes a note of your purchase, collects the donation from the retailer and passes it to your chosen good cause. That’s it! No hassle for you, they do all the hard work while you shop as you normally would.

Get started

It’s really easy to get started (they don’t call it easyfundraising for nothing!)  If you would like to support St. John’s Cathedral, Oban, click on this link to go to Easyfundraising

1. Fill out the quick form to register your details.

2. Find the retailer you want to shop with.

3. Click to visit the retailer, then shop as you normally would.

Your donation will be shown in your easyfundraising account within 30 days.

11 of us have used this throughout the year and raised nearly £200 – just for shopping on line!


And also Easysearch.org.uk

Every search you make will now raise funds for St John’s Cathedral.   By using Easysearch instead of any other search engine, you can make a real difference. Easysearch is completely FREE and by making just 10 searches a day, you could raise around £20 a year for your chosen cause.

So far this year the Provost has raised £40 using Easysearch.  Imagine what we could raise for St. John’s if all computer users joined her.

To register, search for ‘Easysearch’, then enter ‘St John’s Cathedral, Oban’ into their search bar and ‘click’ on ’St John’s Cathedral, Oban’ in the list.  You will then be  given instructions on how to register as a supporter and download their search bar.