Raise Funds when you Shop Online

The Birmingham Railcar Workgroup understands that there may be people out there who are interested in our activities (or may have enjoyed the fruits of our labour travelling on our vehicles) but for a variety of reasons are unable to contribute to our cause as volunteers. Yet you still may want to support us in other ways.

This appeal is designed for supporters of our group who are unable to help physically or financially. Many now purchase goods and services on the internet as part of everyday life and there is now a way of generating funds for the Birmingham Railcar Workgroup whilst not adding a penny to your purchase (it is similar to the well known Gift Aid scheme in that respect).

The concept is: by just accessing your chosen online site (be it Ebay, Amazon, Argos etc) through www.easyfundraising.org.uk rather than directly through your usual search engine or "favourites" link you can enable the online retailer to give a % of your purchase price to us, the BRCW Group. I'll repeat that this donation comes from the retailer; you pay exactly the same amount for your product as you would do normally, and you order it in exactly the same way.

The motivation for online companies to participate is that schemes like this actually attract business to them, whilst also benefitting the BRCW Group financially, providing much needed support keeping Class 104's alive. For someone who wants to support us but thinks that what they have to offer is unsuitable - this may well be the answer!

Step 2: Shop Normally!

Now all you need to do to support us is remember some easy steps every time you go online to make a purchase:

1) Before making any online purchase, go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and log in using your E-mail supplied during registration.

2) Use the search bar at the top to find your retailer.

3) Click "Visit Store".

4) Carry on as you would normally. easyfundraising will automatically recognise your purchase and the donation will also automatically be credited to us.

Step 1: Register

We know the last thing most people want is to have to sign up to another website, but to support us then easyfundraising needs to know who you are and which good cause you wish to support, in this case the Birmingham Railcar Workgroup.

Like most sites these days, registration is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. Just go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and click on register.

Fill in a few details and check that it has selected Birmingham Railcar Workgroup as the group to support.