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  • Charity Name Child Autism UK Charity Representative Name Mandy Williams, CEO Amount raised so far £507.33 What does this mean to your charity? As it costs £255.60 to run our national helpline for parents of children with autism for one day, we have been able to cover the cost of this vital service for nearly two days funded entirely by monies raised through Give As You Live! As many parents are gi...

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  • Yorkshire Cat Rescue saves the lives of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in Yorkshire and parts of Lancashire. They offer a rehoming service for such cats and accommodate them at its purpose-built centre near Keighley. They work hard to relieve the suffering of cats that are in need of care and attention and, in particular, to provide or maintain rescue homes or other facilities for unwante...

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  • It’s that time of year again… Festive adverts are BACK! Even if you love it or hate is #Christmas is on it’s way… With some great stories from #MozTheMonster to #KevintheCarrot and even a familiar looking bear trying to help Santa deliver all the presents just in time for Christmas. We’ve picked out our top five below so you can decide which is your favourite… When your outfit is a distinctive blu...

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  • Your tree will become the centrepiece of your home at Christmas, meaning that it can feel like an important decision when it comes to deciding what type you should choose. Will you go for the practicality of an artificial tree, especially when today’s specimens look so darned good, or would Christmas not be Christmas without the smell of pine needles in the living room (and the look of them all ov...

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  • If there’s one thing that unites everyone at Christmas, it’s the love of fine food and delicious festive treats! Whether you like to make your own or prefer to get a little help from your favourite retailer, we have some great ideas to get you started. The Classic Mince Pie What would Christmas be without the mince pie? Traditional recipes often include a little dash of brandy in the mincemeat, bu...

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  • Even if you hardly ever eat dessert, you might still want an impressive pudding on your Christmas menu. You might normally go for something simple like a mince pie with a blob of double cream after your turkey, but why not splash out this year and buy a show-stopping dessert that will taste as good as it looks on your table? Whether you’re a big fan of traditional Christmas puddings, or you want s...

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  • Wow! Did you know billions will be spent online this Christmas with shoppers are deciding to shop from the comfort of their own home. Charities can cash in during this prime shopping time by getting supporters to raise free funds simply by shopping online via Give as you Live. Download our Christmas campaign from your toolkit here > and share with your supporters to be in with the chance of becomi...

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  • You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy a friend or family member the perfect Christmas gift, as the following eight ideas for presents for under £15 will prove. What’s more, a gift chosen with thought and attention will always be worth more than an expensive present picked in haste. Pooch Selfie Do you have a friend who loves their dog more than anything else in life, or do you have a budding pe...

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  • Limit your little ones’ chocolate and sugar intake over the festive period, you can keep them entertained daily with a fun, non-food advent calendar. We do have to confess that these can be expensive than chocolate and sweet-based versions and not particularly traditional – some are barely even festive – but they are full of surprises! LEGO City Advent calendar Celebrate the holidays with LEGO cit...

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  • Charity Representative Name Sue Jueno Amount raised so far £2,319.64 How have you been promoting Give as you Live? The main direct promotion of Give as you Live has been through our twitter, Instagram & Facebook communities. We have a strong and loyal following of nearly 42,000 over these platforms. We have also promoted the scheme in our monthly newsletters, reaching over 20,000 active subscriber...

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  • Charity Representative Name Paul Finch Amount raised so far £53,512 What does this mean to your charity? We are supporting life changing research in earlier detection methods for bowel cancer, technology to support research and emotional being for patients – all of which is aimed at improving patients outcomes. So this amount of money is a major contribution, but it costs £50-60k pa for a research...

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  • Congratulations to #Fight EB our charity of the month this November! So far we’ve helped raise over £16,000.00 for #FightEB just by shopping, ordering, booking and fundraising online via Give as you Live. What exactly is EB? Epidermolysis Bullosa is a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear even with the slightest touch. Individuals born with EB are often known as...

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  • Christmas is a time for giving, and that doesn’t just mean handing out gifts to your friends and family. Of course, present giving is likely to be a big part of your festivities, but you can also raise money for good causes and bring back a little of the true meaning of Christmas by shopping through Give as you Live. Here are ten ways we make it easy to give a little something back to the world. I...

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  • Getting organised and planning for the festivities is the easiest way to ensure you have the Christmas you deserve. Here’s what you need to do – and when. Now Decide where you’re going to be spending Christmas and, if you need to fly, get your tickets as soon as possible. Two Months Before Start keeping track of events and invitations on your calendar and begin the baking. Make things that you can...

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  • Give as You Live makes it easier than ever to have a fantastic festive season on a budget whilst also helping charities that need assistance at all times of the year. We make it simple to compare prices, saving time and money, and give you the charitable incentive to buy that little bit more for this special occasion. We’re also on hand to offer the following money-saving tips (and lots of others)...

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  • You might not be ready to talk openly about it just yet, but Christmas really is just around the corner – the festive boxes of sweets and chocolates are already in the shops! Whilst you might not be gearing up to buy the turkey yet, it’s never too early to think about getting your hands on that perfect party outfit. Do it now and you’re far less likely to face the frustration of finding the ideal ...

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  • On Monday 16th October the Give as you Live HQ charity team headed down to London to spend the day at the famous Harrods store. Armed with lots of delicious cupcakes we spent the day encouraging Harrods staff to sign up to Give as you Live, so that they too could raise free funds for charity whilst shopping online. Harrods have recently teamed up with the well-known children’s charity NSPCC, who h...

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  • Don’t leave all the dressing up to the kids this Halloween! The most chilling night of the year is the perfect excuse to throw on some horrifying glad-rags of your own and let your hair down, whether you’re heading out to a Halloween party or swapping your usual date night for a binge on scary movies. For some inspiration, we’ve picked six of the most kick-ass adult Halloween costumes on the marke...

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  • Want to raise up to an extra £3,000 this Christmas? This year we are giving one lucky charity the chance to earn up to an extra £3,000 in free donations during December. From now until November 28th, all charities that download their branded Christmas campaign from the marketing toolkit and promote it to their supporters are in with the chance of being our charity of the month. Charities will ente...

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  • The spookiest night of the year draws near, and now is the time to start thinking about your kids’ Halloween costumes! Trick-or-treating and fancy-dress parties with their friends are a big part of the All Hallows’ Eve festivities, so to get your little ones kitted out and prepared to scare, here are our top five Halloween costumes for kids. Girls could choose to play it classical with this fantas...

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  • Congratulations to Red Trouser Day our charity of the month this October! So far we’ve helped Red Trouser Day raise over £42,000.00 just by shopping, ordering, booking and fundraising online via Give as you Live. About Red Trouser Day: On Thursday 19th October it’s Red Trouser Day, and the charity wants to help raise money to fund huge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer. The f...

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  • You could save more than £100 a year on heating and hot water costs and make your home cosier than ever by choosing a Hive Active Heating System. What Is Hive? Hive is a trademark belonging to Centrica Connected Home Limited. This is a company which specialises in producing smart home devices and is one of Britain’s biggest connected home providers with well over 360,000 customers in August 2016. ...

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  • Winged eyeliner is going to be one of the major make-up trends of the autumn, creating that gorgeous elegant elongated look to your lashes and giving you striking eyes both day and night. Mastering the winged eyeliner look is easy if you can get your hands on the top products and follow the few simple steps we’ve outlined below. For the easiest way to apply winged eyeliner, opt for a small angled ...

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  • Buying gifts for the person who has everything can be a major headache. What do you get for the person who buys everything they want themselves or has other people who do the shopping for them? The trick is to buy them something that they either wouldn’t think about themselves – but would really enjoy – or an item that they simply couldn’t pick from a shop. This makes experience days, such as thos...

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  • Charity auctions can be great fun and raise large amounts of money for good causes. They’re also reasonably simple to organise, especially if you follow this easy-to-understand guide. Choose your type One of the first decisions you need to make is what sort of auction you want to hold. The two main types are: Silent auction What happens? You create a list of auction items and receive bids in writi...

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  • Our fundraising hub can help your business engage with clients and customers and form a central part of your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. Read on to find out how this works and why fundraising is an integral part of a successful CSR plan. Far-Reaching Benefits Demonstrating how your company is giving back to the community is good for your beneficiaries and, perhaps, the wider environm...

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  • On Thursday 19th October it’s Red Trouser Day, to help raise money to fund huge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer. The founder Paul Finch who was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer wanted to create an annual fun event to raise awareness & funds to support The Royal Marsden Hospital in specific targeted research with an initial focus on: Clinical research for earlier det...

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