The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society is now registered as a suitable cause under the Easyfundraising Scheme. This means that you can earn money for the Society by shopping on-line at 100s of well know retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. In fact, over 2700 sellers participate in the scheme offering everything from clothing, electrical goods, sports equipment, holidays and even insurance and mobile phones! It won’t cost you any more to shop this way and there will be no difference to the range of products or services available to you.
How does it work? Retailers who participate in the scheme pay commission for each transaction involving a customer who has signed up to the scheme. That commission is collected by Easyfundraising who then pay it over to the particular organisation nominated by the customer.
What do you need to do for the Society to benefit from this? First, you need to log onto the Easyfundraising site at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk to register yourself as a supporter – it will only take you a couple of minutes to do this. Then, each time you want to buy something on-line, instead of going direct to the retailer’s website, log onto Easyfundraising to see if your chosen retailer is participating in the scheme – there’s a box on the first page you come to on the Easyfundraising site which will enable you to click-through to the retailer’s website. Then, you make your purchase and pay for it as normal. The retailer will know you have been referred by Easyfundraising and will pay commission on your purchase direct to Easyfundraising. You don’t need to do anything more – Easyfundraising will account direct to the Society for any commission due to it.
So, happy shopping and remember that everything you spend with a retailer through Easyfundraising will generate funds for the Society at no cost to you.
The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society is the supporting charity of (and major shareholder in) the North Norfolk Railway, which operates a 5¼ mile heritage railway from Sheringham to Holt.
The Society actively works to preserve, display and operate a wide range of historical artefacts which include four steam locomotives and many unique carriages and wagons.