Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

10 things: easyfundraising ....

.... can't believe it's the tenth again already. I'm so consumed with work the time is flying past. I can't comprehend that it's Xmas in 2 weeks time and sadly I don't think there will be any handmade presents this year.

So in honour of work I thought I would do my 10 things post about easyfundraising.

1. You can raise money for good causes by shopping online. Retailers give back a donation and it doesn't cost you anything.

2. £4.2 million has been raised to date for good causes.

3. Good causes range from PTAs and Brownies right through to NSPCC, Cats Protection League, Cancer Research UK, Oxfam and Help for Heroes.

4. My supported cause is Telford Junior School Learning Centre.

5. There are over 2,000 retailers listed that you can shop with

6. It's free to use!

7. They set crazy challenges such as my advent one which was to carry around baby Jesus with me for 24 hours. Won me a £10 gift voucher though!

8. Apart from a brief hiatus, I have worked for them since about 2006 and have been the Customer Support Manager for the last 2 years.

9. We run lots of fab competitions and giveaways -

10. I am looking forward to a quiet Xmas without lots of customer emails to answer!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Let the countdown begin ....

... a tad excessive maybe, but I love Advent and the whole counting down process. Lego Friends is a big thing in our house, so that was a must. Chocolate (sorry traditionalists) is a must also. And then on the home made front each envelope contains a clue leading the girls to some treasure. This is still a work in progress but the daily 'prize' is either a sweet treat (for about 15 of the days) mingled in with an activity, cookie ingredients, peg dolls crafts, pamper treatments, a xmas DVD and book, personalised tree baubles for the day we do the tree, paperchains to make and a coupon book.

The scented candles have been retrieved and I may even be tempted to put some Xmas tunes on later.

How are you all counting down in your houses?
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