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GALOP ahead this Christmas

Buy gifts online and raise money for an LGBT charity at no cost to you

Gemma Rose

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:43:23 GMT | Updated 4 years today

London's anti-LGBT hate crime charity, GALOP has been working with Give as You Live this year to help you with your Christmas shopping and in return you help them to raise money at no extra cost to you!


For those of you not aware, GALOP is a charity that was founded 25 years ago and provides advice and support for the LGBT community around crime and policing issues. Today GALOP provides the only specialist LGBT sexual abuse support in the UK and continues to raise awareness and understanding of LGBT hate-crimes, which still often go unreported.


Now, this little festive treat they've set up is definitely worthwhile and it's not rubbish on offer, either. Say hello to some very popular stores including: Boots, John Lewis, Debenhams, Selfridges, Tesco,… I could go on, but I think you get the idea.


Having registered and downloaded the programme in seconds from Give as You Live, all you need to do is start shopping! Your browser will let you know if the store you're at is signed up to the scheme, and many will offer special deals to Give As You Live customers. When you make a purchase, the store will make an automatic donation to the charity of your choice and you'll receive a statement to show how much you've raised.  In short, not only will Give As You Live be doing good for you, you will be doing good for GALOP.


For example, how about a VW Camper Van Tent, from Firebox? I know what you're thinking. How could anyone go through life without a VW Camper Van Tent? So, here's how it works: you buy the said necessary item at £299.99 from Firebox  and they give £12 direct to GALOP. Pretty cool, right? Imagine how much money you could raise if you did your entire Christmas shopping this way without, let's be honest, having to do that much - everyone's a winner.


Let's face it; a lot of us do our Christmas shopping online anyway these days and the big day is still just under three weeks away. Think of those people you still have to buy for. Go on, picture their faces right now, sign up to Give As You Live and just go and have a browse. You might find their perfect Christmas gift is also the perfect Christmas gift for GALOP and the LGBT community. 














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