YouthNet to benefit from virtual tin shaking

Web-based youth organisation YouthNet is one of the first charities to benefit from a 'virtual collection tin' that was launched last year

Ukash is a company that issues vouchers that can be used at more than 40,000 online retailers in the UK and 20 other European countries. The virtual collection tin scheme allows web shoppers to donate to charity any money left on a voucher after a purchase.

Under the partnership, YouthNet will now be able to benefit from the donations.

Fiona Dawes, chief executive of YouthNet, said the charity thrived on finding new and innovative ways of using the net to benefit their users.

Joining forces with Ukash is an exciting way to raise money through the internet, hopefully raising thousands of pounds for the young people we help, she said.

Browsers on the Ukash site can also click on links to the charities’ home pages to find out more. The first to sign up to the scheme in September 2007 was the Special Olympics.

Mark Chirnside, chief executive of Ukash, said the pennies could soon mount up. If everyone donated 1p from a £9.99 purchase made using Ukash, we could raise thousands of pounds a year for our partner charities, he said.

For information on how your charity can benefit, go to www.ukash.com.

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