Fundraising Opportunity

MBLA: Fundraising Opportunity...

Hi Everyone,

Do you do On-Line shopping? Sites like Amazon,, Tesco and many more. Would you, your family & friends like to raise some funds for your chosen charity in our case: Mounts Bay Lugger Association at no cost to yourself?

1) You can do this via "Give As You Live" (GAYL) web site and there are a number of opportunities for you. First you need to create your own Give As You Live account:

Go to: "Don't Have An account" "Sign Up For Free" and create your own user ID & password.

Next you will be asked to choose your charity. To support Mounts Bay Lugger Association in the "Choose Charity" box type mounts bay and click on search. From the list of options choose Mounts Bay Lugger Association (The one with the photo of Happy Return), click on the blue button - Support Us.

Scroll through the list of On-Line store and put into your favourites if you want.

For MBLA to receive a donation from your on-line shopping, first you need to log into your GAYL account, select the store you want to shop, i.e. Amazon, click on the green button Shop & Raise. You will now be taken to your site (Amazon) where you can log in and shop and pay as normal. When finished you can return to GAYL and get a message "We've tracked your visit to ... (Amazon)"

If you have made a purchase, you will see how much you have raised within 24 hours.

2) You can also purchase In-Store pre-payment cards. E.g. Tesco. Buy a pre-payment card, choose any amount you want and shop in store and pay for goods/groceries etc. with this card. The card may be topped up if you wish. Log in to GAYL web site, click on the Shop In Store button & chose your card.

3) Give a DONATION? For those members who already gave MBLA a donation with their membership renewal or other reasons many thanks and much appreciated. But now anybody who visit our web site: can go to the footer of any page and click on the GAYL logo and it will take you to their site, scroll down to the Green Donate button and follow the instructions and links.

Various sites donates various amounts to charities and all depends on how much you buy. Usually the sums are small, but many, many small amounts can add up to a large amount. We now need to encourage as many members or friends of members to join in.

I hope this makes sense, if you have any problems, please contact me and I will do my best to help you. I have tried it and it does work through my own account and the MBLA web site to give a donation.

All the best,


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