Saltire Awards Achiever Volunteer, Lucas Mackenzie, 13, from Tillydrone, Aberdeen is fundraising for Local voluntary led charity Future Choices, but isn’t asking for your donations directly.
He’s launched an online shopping fundraising effort which enables members of the public to help Future Choices’ users by simply shopping as they normally would after registering with shopping websites Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile.
Once registered, members simply do their normal shopping and a small percentage is then donated to the charity by the retailer – not the customer.
“To be fundraising in this way is really good as it actually raises money without the buyer giving any extra. So it’s a win-win all round.”
So far Lucas has raised around £26. He has produced an information film which can be watched on the following link; https://youtu.be/DmIHu_vf0ZM
David Forbes, chairman of Future Choices and Lucas’s mentor added:
“To have Lucas leading this unique fundraiser is these most challenging times shows real determination to still help and support the most vulnerable.”
There is a Facebook page so that the public can keep up to date with the ongoing project.