easyfundraising is urging UK holidaymakers to ‘give while they book’.
The company said that in the last 12 months, it has seen £1.2 million donated to causes from travel bookings alone, showing the massive impact holiday goers can have.
In January, it has also seen a huge increase in the number of donations raised through travel purchases – up by a massive 90% year-on-year.
It said in an official statement that this is a “huge rise” when compared to 2022 as more people find out about this “clever way” of giving to charity.
easyfundraising works with well-known retailers and booking sites so that they donate a percentage of their customers’ online purchases to cause their customer support.
Customers can give to their nominated cause or charity that doesn’t cost them anything at all.
For instance, TUI are one of their biggest package holiday retailers and has generated £35k in donations from last month alone.
Some of easyfundraising’s travel partners are offering amazing donations for the start of the year.
Booking.com is giving a 4% donation for any purchase made through them – a £1,500 summer break could result in a hefty £60 donation to charity.
There are over 7000 brands spanning from travel companies like Thomas Cook to fashion retailers like John Lewis that give back when customers spend.
It doesn’t cost anything extra on the price of the holiday or booking as the cost is covered by the brand.
James Moir, CEO of easyfundraising, says:
“We are urging people to ‘give while they book’. Booking a holiday or travel is good fun anyway, but it’s even better when you know your favourite good cause is benefiting at the same time at no cost to you.
“So far, in total, we have raised over £44 million for the causes we support since 2015.
“With 180,000 charities and good causes benefitting from easyfundraising, we know how important each donation is whether it’s big or small.
“We’ve had the highest donation rates ever in the last five years, meaning even more for your causes.
“We want to continue to increase that number this year through holiday purchases and more bookers knowing about this easy way to give.”
For more information, visit easyfundraising.
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