Federation Essex has signed up to several simple fundraising initiatives and we do hope that you, our members, will get behind us just by doing your normal shopping via these schemes.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support FEWI every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available here on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, including Prime, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.

Using Easyfundraising whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for FEWI. There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. All you need to do is click here and join for free. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to FEWI at no extra cost to you whatsoever! There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

An even simpler way of donating is via the new PayPal Donate button on our website enables us to receive donations directly into our PayPal account.

And finally, if you’ve booked tickets via our ticketing platform, www.ticketsource.co.uk/FEWI, you may have noticed that FEWI is charged a small percentage fee for each ticket sold. We felt that the benefits of having an online ticketing platform available to you all 24/7 outweighed the costs involved, and we took the decision not to add this to the cost of your tickets. However, Ticketsource does give you the option of donating a small amount to FEWI while you are purchasing your tickets, and we would like to say a big thank you to those that have already added donations to their purchase and an equally big thank you to those that do so in future.

Thank you for your support.