Welcome to the MoneySavingExpert Charity Board
The aim of this is to do anything and everything to help charities, so that collectively others can benefit too.
Already by using this site charities are being helped as there's a substantial charities fund
. Also do read the 'Charity Giving
' and 'Feed The Starving At No Cost To You
I decided to start this board as a place where people looking for sponsorship or posting to help charities can do so. Previously these links were banned, but I understand the popularity. However I dont want this to be open to abuse.
To be on this board posts must obey the following rules:
1. Any links must benefit a UK registered charity. The details of the charity number and link to the website must
2. Any sponsorship links must
go via the legitimate online charity sponsorship sources such as Justgiving. Direct soliciting for money or sponsorship by any other method isn't permitted as it would be open to abuse.
3. Absolutely no links
for personal gain may be posted..... even if the money will be split with a charity..... or even if you 'promise to give all the cash to charity'. There is no way to prove this so it will be deleted.
4. No soliciting
for money for any individual will be permitted.
5. We will err on the side of caution, the last thing we want is someone scamming people here.
Now I don't want to sound draconian. This should work well, but it's to benefit genuine, legitimate, mainstream charities. Anything that deviates won't be permitted, it's simply too open to abuse.
I'm initially (April 2006) opening this board as a trial to see (fingers crossed) how it goes.
PS for posting about how to organise charities this isn't the board please see the Small Biz and Charity Organisers' Board
Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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