Organisations such as Friends of Ashtead Rye Meadows Wetlands rely heavily on donated funds and sponsorship. We have been successful in acquiring Ashtead Plant Hire (Ashtead Group) as a sponsor providing equipment, but need further funding to attain our aim of creating ponds and scrapes to form a true wetland environment.
In addition it is our wish to create a riverside walk along the Rye Brook and once again this requires funding. Supporters of Ashtead Rye Meadows can either make a financial contribution, or seek to donate via the Easyfundraising scheme. This latter scheme allows residents to use online shopping sites such as Argos and Amazon who then make small donations to us. So you can feel virtuous but without putting your hand in your pocket!
Do you want to donate to Ashtead Rye Meadows for FREE?
Yes FREE! It cost you nothing at all. There’s a catch isn’t there? No. All you need do when buying online is to visit one website before you go to Amazon, M&S, Argos etc. That’s www.easyfundraising.org.uk.
Click on “Find a cause to support” and choose “Friends of Rye Meadows”.
Click “Join Us” and register. Once registered enter the name of the retailer in the box and click “Search”. Most of the large online stores and travel agents are members and there’s hundreds more. Even if you think, “No, too small!” you’ll be surprised.
Click on the store name and when the page opens click "Go shopping and raise funds".
You will be taken to the retailer’s web site where you make your purchases as normal. The retailer then donates a percentage of your purchase price to Rye Meadows. They pay – not you! Neat eh! E.g. for Marks & Spencer they’ll donate 1.5% of the total, Tesco Direct 2.5%, Boots up to 4% etc. It might only be pence each time but it all adds up.
Each time you buy online you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting our good cause.