JustGiving to Drop Fees for Smallest Charities

JustGiving to Drop Fees for Smallest Charities

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JustGiving has announced that it will be dropping the monthly fees for small charities later this year, whilst increasing those for its largest charity users in the first update to monthly membership prices since its launch in 2001.

’s new ‘fair pricing policy’ fixes the monthly fee for mid-size charities at £15, while charities raising more than £15,000 a year on the platform will now pay £39 a month. This will enable to create a basic, free option for very small charities later this year. The transaction fee on donations (2-5%, based on annual volumes) will remain unchanged.

According to JustGiving, the pricing change will not affect the majority of charities using the platform, with the monthly membership fee for mid-size charities to be frozen at £15 and only those raising more than £15,000 a year via the platform seeing an increase.

Charities will see the change reflected in their September invoices.

Anne-Marie Huby, co-founder and MD of JustGiving said:

“Charities raise more money on JustGiving thanks to our continued investment in new products and services for the benefit of the sector. We will continue to reinvest all income into technology and service improvements, to help charities raise even more money and open up our platform to thousands more small charities, at no upfront cost, later this year.”

 

 

 

 

A Stop on Clothes Donations

Huggard Xmas Party 2016

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HUGGARD CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT CLOTHING DONATIONS FROM 5.00PM MONDAY 14TH DECEMBER. This will be reviewed in February 2016.

Due to a fantastic response to our Call-Outs and the continued generosity of individuals and groups supporting Huggard – we reluctantly need to put the breaks on clothing donations and we are sorry for any inconvenience this causes you.

Our basement storage area is full to overflowing. Until groups of student volunteers can sort through and categorise these gifts we have no space left.

HUGGARD WILL STILL BE ACCEPTING SCARVES, SOCKS, HATS, TOILETRIES, SANITARY PRODUCTS, WATERPROOFS, DISPOSABLE RAZORS, DEODERANT, UNDERPANTS, TOWELS AND ANY STOCKING (SWEETS, BUSCUITS, NUTS, CHOCOLATE etc.) FILLERS TO MAKE OUR CLIENTS XMAS EVEN MORE MEMORABLE.

THERE WILL STILL BE CALL-OUTS FOR OTHER SPECIFIC ITEMS IF NECESSARY.

Since we opened up our day centre as a secondary (emergency overnight stay) EOS unit – doubling our nightly intake to as many as 40+, the above consumables have produced a huge nightly demand that is always difficult to fullfil.

Thank you for all of your much appreciated support, have a great Xmas and New Year from all Staff, Volunteers and Clients of Huggard XX

Pictures: A Selection taken at Huggard’s 2014 Xmas Day.

Zoe and Friends do Us Proud

A Selection of Xmas Shoe Boxes From Our Carmarthen Friends

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A huge thank you from Staff, Volunteers, Friends and clients of Huggard to Zoe Michelle Dunn and friends for the very generous donation of 50 ‘shoe boxes’ for our clients on Xmas Day.

Apart from Huggard not being the only charity visited by Zoe on Friday – she delivered them by hand to Huggard after driving from her hometown of Carmarthen.

Once again, thank you for your much appreciated kindness and support xx

 

 

 

 

Get Healthy Helping the Homeless

Get Healthy Helping the Homeless

25 Days of Healthy Activity

What is ActiveAdvent

ActiveAdvent is a 25-day festive health challenge that will give homeless people a better Christmas. By taking the ActiveAdvent challenge, you will swap your chocolate filled advent calendars for 25 daily health-boosting activities that will improve Christmas for countless homeless people while also making your own Christmas a little more healthy.
The activity you choose is completely up to you. It could be 25 days of walking, dancing, running, yoga or rollerskating! What matters is that you challenge yourself to do something every single day of the advent period. If you skip a day, there’s a forfeit – you have to dig deep and exchange calories for cash.

How ActiveAdvent works…

1. Create a JustGiving page and pledge £10
2. Choose your activity
3. Choose your preferred homeless charity
4. Join the ActiveAdvent team (optional)
5. Challenge all your friends and family to the ActiveAdvent challenge If they decline they must sponsor you
6. Do your activity every day and share it on social
media (‪#‎ActiveAdvent15‬)
7. If you miss a day you must donate £1.00 per day missed

’Tis the season for sharing…

Share your ActiveAdvent challenge with your friends, family and the world! Take a picture of your challenge every day and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ActiveAdvent15.

Get Involved…

It’s time to get your sweat on and show that you care about giving homeless people a better Christmas. Sign up, invite your friends and family to do the same.

Join the ActiveAdvent Team / JUSTGIVING: To join the team – www.justgiving.com/teams/Active-Advent

JUSTGIVING: To donate – www.justgiving.com/Active-Advent1/

 

 

 

 
 

Big Thanks to Catherine

A Big Thank you to Catherine

Huggard would like to thank Catherine P. for her wonderful donation of £100 and her kind words of encouragement.

Her gift and support help us greatly in making our client’s lives more bearable at this (for many) difficult time of the year.

Thank you again from all our staff, volunteers and clients at Huggard xx

 

 

 

 

Fare Do’s to Fareshare

FareShare Cymru - Food Bank

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Our good friends at FareShare Cymru have been nominated for a Sustain Wales Award. They provide a huge amount of food to Huggard valued at over £50,000 pa.

Without their support we couldn’t provide the level of help we currently do to the 1,700 homeless people that rely on the centre each year.

To vote for them please visit http://www.cynnalcymru.com/sustainable-social-enterprise/ and to find our more about FareShare Cymru take a look at http://www.fareshare.cymru/

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Even the Welsh Weather Couldn’t Stop Them

Natalie Selby Fundraising for Huggard

Carmarthen to Tenby and BackA huge thank you to Natalie Selby and friends – Deri Jenkins and Kellymarie Morgan for doing a 3 day sponsored walk/camp from Carmarthen to Tenby and back.

They raised a much needed grand total of £536.30 for Huggard through Justgiving.com sponsorship and charity box donations along the way.

 
They told us they would do the walk ‘come rain or come shine’ and as it happens (look at the picture) it was mostly ‘come rain’.

Once again, a huge thank you to all involved from the staff, volunteers and clients of Huggard xxx

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the Pastries!

BakeryA big thank you to John at Nata & Co a Portuguese bakery on Clifton Street, Cardiff.

They have been donating their wonderful cakes/pastries on a Monday for sometime now and are greatly appreciated and eagerly anticipated by Huggards clients.

Thank you once again Nata for your continued support to our charity xx