At a time when many companies are turning to crowdfunding websites in order to raise the requisite money, some people are seeing charitable opportunities in raising money through online means.
A pair of sisters from Yeovil, Anita Maber and Melanie Taylor, have started auctioning unwanted items online to raise money for several charities such as the MacMillan ward at Yeovil District Hospital.
They chose Facebook to be the online medium, saying it is the perfect place to sell or recycle unwanted possessions.
Anita said, “We decided to ask for donations, with everything done on Facebook then got our auction page up and running. The auction takes place over a Friday to Sunday period at the end of the month.”
£1,000 raised so far…
The group currently has over 350 members and the sisters have already managed to raise £1,000 for the MacMillan ward at Yeovil District Hospital.
“We’ll sell anything, from toys to household items. For example, six red poppy mugs were donated and sold them for £16 – and a feather duvet raised £30,” Anita continued.
The sisters also take time to organise fundraising events other charities, such as St. Margaret’s Hospice by hosting coffee mornings and running a Christmas fair.
Their work has not gone unnoticed as Anita has been put forward to turn on Yeovil’s Christmas lights this year.
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