Help the Finchley Arrow survive – at no cost to yourself
We have started to implement “Phase Two” of creating a one stop website for people who want to know all about the community of Finchley. The first stage was the FinchleyArrow.co.uk and as we have now built up our community newspaper to over 1,500 readers a month, we have started work on FinchleyCommunity.co.uk. This site is being built and will be live in July but you can use it meanwhile.
However we need funds for the project and have hit on a method which will not incur you with any costs at all. We made a conscious decision not to allow advertising in our newspaper and want to seriously restrict it on the community website. But we do need extensive funding.
We have chosen to raise funds through a website called EasyFundraising as we really don’t want to get involved with advertising, which means invoicing, book-keeping and dealing with the Inland Revenue! The way in which you can support our community projects at absolutely no cost to yourselves, and, in addition, by doing this, can get vouchers for large discounts from all the companies who support the project is very simple.
There are well over 2,000 top companies that use the site, including Amazon, Argus, Marks and Spenser, most large store chains, the utilities, telcos, mobile phone companies, travel and many other groups.
So, whether you are buying a product, changing your gas or electricity company, changing your telco or mobile phone provider, booking your flights, ferries, or airport car parking, arranging a package holiday, the list just goes on and on and on, you should use this site.
What you do
Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/finchleyarrow and take a look
- Sign on to support the Finchley Arrow you only need to do this the first time!
- Type in the name of the swebsite you want to visit. You can also browse from extensive lists!
- Now you are in their website, just shop in the normal way. The site sends a special code to enable the store to send us the donation!
This is all you have to do.
Make a note once a week to check all the special offers there as the commercial participants offer good bargains that members of the general public never see. If you subsequently find a local group you would prefer to support, you can easily change from the Finchley Arrow to your new group. At no cost to yourself, you can ensure that our community project is viable. To date, my own contributions using EasyFundraising has reached over fifty pounds. (I buy lots on the net!)
If you would like to help us even more, after a few months of using EasyFundraising, why not take a look at http://finchleyarrow.easysearch.org.uk as by using EasySearch as your browser, you can earn for us half a penny everytime you make a search and click on one of the links which crop up. Personally I use both EasySearch and Google. When I enter a complex search of a dozen words or more I prefer Google, but for all my simple searches I use EasySearch and have earned around £2.50 so far,
Finally, if you already manage a charity and would like to set this up to use EasyFundraising, we don’t mind as if you use this link to register your charity or not-for-profit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/referral/32194 then your charity will get 100% of their donations but, in addition, we will earn 20% of everything they earn. Bear in mind it takes a few days as the EasyFundraising people will check your organisation out. If you bypass our link and go direct, the charity you choose won’t get any more, but the EasyFundraising company will pocket that extra 20%. Now we don’t want that to happen do we?