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Online shopping club will now benefit charities and schools

Howard Lake | 19 November 2008 | News, the online shopping club which allows members to collect cash savings for children when they shop online, is now allowing members to choose to save for a school or a children’s charity.
KidStart offers shoppers a selection of over 250 online, high street, and phone line retailers ranging from food and drink to sports and leisure. When members buy, a percentage of every purchase is automatically placed into a savings account. Typically this is a child trust fund but now shoppers will have the chance to select a school or charity to benefit. They can even choose to split the funds between a school, charity, and child’s savings account.
The first charities to benefit from the site’s development are Genetic Interest Group (GIG), Royal London Society for the Blind (RLSB), BeatBullying, and One Parent Families & Gingerbread, although other children’s charities can apply.
Julian Robson, co-founder of KidStart, said: “KidStart has been established to give everyone the chance to give something back when spending money. No matter how much an individual member chooses to spend through KidStart, their commitment will go towards making a real difference to the lives of children in the UK”.