Santas riding high!
12th December 2015
Winning the competition so far for the most popular card this Christmas – it’s the ‘Santa Selfie’, closely followed by the ‘Strawberry Santas’, and the ‘Singing Reindeer’ not too far behind them – but still a long way to go before the big day….
1st December 2015
#GivingTuesday (1st December in 2015) is a global day of giving. After the pre-Christmas sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together to show the world why it’s good to give. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time or just spreading the word at the start of the Christmas shopping season, #GivingTuesday is a call to action for everyone who wants to give something back. #GivingTuesday has grown into a global movement, covering countries like The United States, Australia, Singapore, Israel, Canada and much of Latin America. The simple idea behind #GivingTuesday is to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate time, money or their voice to help a good cause.
As our contribution to #GivingTuesday we are delighted to announce that we’re giving every customer who places any order for Charity Vouchers before midnight tonight, a free £10 Charity e-Voucher for them to give to the charity of their own choice!
New Christmas cards and more…
21st November 2015
New Cards: We’ve introduced 8 new Christmas and Season’s Greetings card designs this year, as well as bringing in cards for a variety of new occasions (Eid, Chanukah, Rakhi, Diwali, Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day). We’ve also improved the quality of our posted cards.
E-vouchers: Meanwhile, our e-vouchers now come with the image you choose, instead of just the voucher image on its own, making them much more attractive for the people getting them.
Pricing: For the first time in four years we’ve made some changes to our pricing structure. This is to help us ensure that we keep the service viable to run, while at the same time being able to afford to keep up with things like the latest website security improvements.
Security: We now use ‘https’, which means you’ll now see the security padlock in the ‘address bar’ at the top of every page, instead of just when you’re making payments. So, whether you’re ordering, redeeming or just contacting us to enquire about vouchers, all your private information is encrypted and safe.
Charity Vouchers shortlisted for ‘Digital Heroes 2015 – Fundraising Section’.
11th August 2015
We’re delighted to announce that Charity Vouchers and its founder have been shortlisted today in the ‘Digital Heroes 2015’ competition, in the Fundraising Section.
The selection reflects our contribution by inventing the Charity Gift Voucher concept and going on to set up and run a not-for-profit company to run the Charity Vouchers service. A service which now generates thousands of pounds every year for UK Registered Charities – large and small, international and local!
There is a prize of £5000 which we would love to win in order to automate our digital vouchers (e-vouchers and print-it-yourself vouchers) so that they could be sent out within seconds of ordering rather than having to wait for us to process them. Not only would this free up our time to do other work but it would be a great improvement for customers in the service they were getting. In turn, we are very hopeful that this would increase sales and, therefore, increase the funds raised for UK charities.
Please help by voting for us in the Fundraising section at https://www.digitalheroes.talktalk.co.uk/
Facebook: Charity Vouchers – https://www.facebook.com/charityvoucher
And the winners are….
1st July 2015
See if you can guess which 5 UK charities were the most popular with Charity Voucher donors in the first 6 months of 2015?
We’ve just done a check. The top five were: Cancer Research UK, The Alzheimer’s society, The British Heart Foundation, Macmillan and Save The Children.
For comparison, in the last 6 months of 2014, the order was Cancer Research UK, Macmillan, The British Heart Foundation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and WaterAid.
A Record Breaking Christmas!
31st December 2014
We had a record number of Charity Voucher orders during Christmas 2013, and we are delighted to say that, this Christmas, we have broken the record again. There seem to be a lot of charitably-minded people out there!
We wish a happy and healthy New Year to all our customers, and would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ for your support.
Have a great 2015!
The Charity Vouchers Team
Extra hours – Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st December
20th December 2014
Once again this weekend, due to the number of orders coming in, our office will be operating additional hours. The extended hours are Saturday, until 6pm and Sunday 9 – 1. If you prefer to order by phone or if you would like to speak to someone about any aspect of the Charity Vouchers service, please give us a call.
Extra hours – Sunday 14th December
14th December 2014
Due to the high number of orders coming in, the office will be operating additional hours today. We’ll be here until 6pm this evening so if you would like to speak to someone about any aspect of the Charity Vouchers service please feel free to give us a call!
All singing, all dancing!
13th November 2014
Welcome to the new Charity Vouchers website.
We’ve made a heap of small but helpful improvements for you: regular customers can now save time by registering with us, a new website structure means that you can use the site easily on PCs, tablets and smartphones, and you can keep up to date with Charity Vouchers news via our Social Media feeds, and there are lots of other new and useful little knobs and whistles besides.
Let us know what you think: on twitter @CharityVouchers or on Facebook at ‘Charity Vouchers‘.