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Oxford United in the Community appeal to fans to join free online shopping donation platform to help support the charity

14 March 2019

Oxford United in the Community today appealed to U’s fans to help the charity raise free funds when they shop online.

By signing up to Easy Fundraising an online portal funds will automatically be donated to the club’s charity for free when you shop online. Users simply need to assign Oxford United in the Community as their charity of choice before shopping.

The portal then donates to your charity of choice every time you shop online. More than 3,600 retailers have signed up to the charity fundraising scheme including ebay, Amazon, Sainsburys, M&S and John Lewis. It is a simple and completely free way for United fans to back the club’s charity and help it help more people in the community.

The football club’s official charity helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing via the power of football, engagement and education.

Tim Tarby-Donald, Head of Charitable Activities at Oxford United in the Community, said: “This is a great way for people to support Oxford United’s charity and help us do even more in the community.

“Easy Fundraising is a superb tool, it’s free to join and pretty much every time you shop online it will trigger a donation to the charity of your choice. I know United fans are brilliant at pulling together and backing the club and the charity and this is an effective way to help and play a part in our success. If everyone got behind this and it would really make a difference.”

Please sign up via this link: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/UKZDA5/EXDFEJ/

All sign ups made before April 2nd will trigger a £5 bonus to Oxford United in the Community.

Oxford United in the Community’s coaching staff deliver programmes in nursery and primary schools across Oxfordshire. They are qualified not only in football coaching, but in teaching interventions including Real PE, which focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. The charity also delivers the popular Manor Club to the over 50’s to help tackle isolation in the older community.

Earlier this week Oxford United in the Community announced club legend James Constable joined fellow former U’s player Peter Rhoades-Brown as a patron of the charity. Rosie was one of the pioneers of the community football initiatives in the late 1980’s which became the football charities of today. Oxford United in the Community is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary.


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