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Isle of Eigg accepts secure credit card donations online

Hebridean community group use the Web to raise funds

The Isle of Eigg trust is using their Web site as part of their effort to raise £2 million to buy their island back after 26 years of ownership by landlords. Using The Bureau payment handling service, the Eigg Trust is encouraging supporters to donate securely online with their credit cards.

On their first day online they received an online donation of £500 from an American donor.

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The idea came from Glasgow-based amateur historian Gary Andrew. He told Internet Age “I’ve been a Pipex Dial customer for some time. I read about its secure credit card service on UUNET’s Web pages so I put two and two together and came up with the idea of creating a global appeal where people

from around the world can donate money and help the islanders buy back their land.

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