Online shoppers can also help First Aid 4 Gambia

Online shoppers in Argyll and elsewhere – and those who have not yet shopped online – are being urged to help raise funds for a local good cause.

First Aid 4 Gambia exists to bring first response medical aid to a country where many people routinely become seriously ill, often dying, through infections and illnesses which could be prevented or cured with the primary health care we take for granted and Gambia simply cannot afford.

More than one million people there rely on three dangerously overstretched government run hospitals for their medical care.

First Aid 4 Gambia develops training in First Aid and provides appropriate equipment for staff and helpers at schools and nurseries in The Gambia to use.

The charity has now signed up with Easy Fundraising – an innovative website where thousands of people are raising money for charities every time they shop online.

By using easyfundraising to access over 3,000 well known retailers, savvy shoppers generate a free donation for the good cause of their choice.  And as donations can be as much as 15% of the purchase price, First Aid 4 Gambia are really hoping local people will log on and support them.

With good causes feeling the pinch during the economic downturn, Bill Nelson from First Aid 4 Gambia is keen for as many people as possible to sign up to this free service.

He says: ‘In the current financial climate we know that every penny counts so we’re not asking people to donate, just to shop online as they normally would.

‘Almost all of us shop online these days so what could be easier than raising funds simply by making the purchases you make anyway? ‘

Featuring over 3,000 of the UK’s most popular retailers, including Amazon, M&S, Argos, Boden, Tesco and many more, easyfundraising has already helped UK causes raise almost £4 million.

To support this much needed good cause, please visit and use the easyfundraising webpage for First Aid 4 Gambia here.

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